Woman pleads guilty in prostitution case

An undercover police operation led to six arrests from posted ads on Craigslist and in the Columbia Daily Tribune for “adult services.”

No rehearing in Missouri midwifery case

Medical groups will not file for a rehearing of the June 24 Supreme Court case upholding midwifery.

Man found guilty of kidnapping, assaulting former girlfriend

After deliberating for almost three hours Wednesday night, a jury found John David Jones guilty of kidnapping and assaulting his former girlfriend Kim Oakley.

Play at Ragtag raises about $500 for MU student’s kidney transplant

The play, “Lobby Hero,” was put on at the Ragtag by the Eyrie Actors of Central Methodist University.

Poetic Painting

The last time I checked, it seemed as though we Columbians were in the process of trashing a pretty nice piece of real estate. But I’ve also observed the same pattern of rampant and reckless development, substituting franchises for farms and forests, taking place all across the country, so I no longer think it’s a uniquely local form of madness.

Japanese woodblock prints illustrate calming scenes

“The peace accompanying the beginning of evening happens to me with this print,” said Mary Pixley, associate curator at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology. She was gazing at a woodblock print of an evening water scene by Tsuichiya Koitsu (1879–1949) and was lost in it for a moment. Her face and eyes softened as she described the effect the image has on her, “And then you feel night falling with the last light of the sun touching the edge of the clouds.”

Journey to Japan leaves 2 Columbia teachers with deeper understanding

Columbia Public Schools teachers Tammy Cox and Clint Darr returned from Japan with plans to share their experiences across the district.

Letter: Not all E. coli strands are harmful

There are many subsets of E. coli, and many are regularly found in the human body. The article about E. coli at the Lake of the Ozarks did not explain this difference and therefore could have raised unnecessary alarm.

Judge takes himself off Rios retrial

A motion hearing and pre-trial conference for the retrial of Steven Rios, a former Columbia Police officer convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in 2005, was delayed indefinitely Thursday morning after Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler recused himself from the case.

Three days of music

The Missouri Lions All-State Band kicked off its three-day performance tour through Missouri on Wednesday. The final show will be in St. Louis on Friday.