Self-placed politicians on pedestals must end unwanted mudslinging

When these political characters start attacking people because of their political beliefs, their insults do not always land where they were meant.

Warren Funeral Chapel owners moved six bodies before turning them over to investigators

The owners of Warren Funeral Chapel moved six bodies that they turned over to investigators on Aug. 1 from Fulton to Columbia to aid in getting the bodies to the proper authorities, the owners’ attorney Dan Viets said.

Hayes receives life sentence for murder of former Comfort Inn hotel manager

In a sentencing hearing on Monday night, Dwight T. Hayes was sentenced to life in prison, along with 147 years to be served both consecutively and concurrently, which means Hayes will spend life plus 55 years for murder, rape, burglary and other charges.

Tigers start preseason football practice

Quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season after leading MU to a No. 4 season-ending ranking. That makes Kurtis Gregory, an offensive tackle, important, too. His job is to keep Daniel out of harm’s way.

Part 2 of 4: Gaining strength emotionally

In the world of female college wrestling, involvement in the sport can form bonds and build character.

MU dean questions the cause of the failing schools

Why are Columbia Public Schools failing the MAP? Many Columbia Public Schools failed to score ‘proficient’ on standardized tests.

State board inspects funeral homes annually

Warren Funeral Chapel, which owners Harold Warren Sr. and Harold Warren Jr. agreed to close for 15 days after facing a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, should have been inspected at least once a year by the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Residents ask City Council to re-examine police Taser use

Five Columbia residents discussed their concerns at Monday’s City Council meeting over the Columbia Police Department’s use of Tasers, asking the council to reconsider its decision to equip more officers with the devices.

Page says his campaign has been attacked by anonymous robo-calls

Since last week, the Page’s office has received complaints about anonymous phone calls promoting his campaign for lieutenant governor. Page blames his republican opponent Peter Kinder, a charge Kinder denies.

Attorney for twins charged in home invasion asked to withdraw

Citing unresolvable differences, two of five men charged in a north Columbia home invasion in September 2007 during which a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted asked their attorney to withdraw from the case at a pre-trial conference held Monday.

Broadcaster Skip Caray, an MU alumnus, dies at 68

Caray was a 1961 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and the son of famous sports announcer Harry Caray.

Council postpones decision on proposed overlapping neighborhood association in north-central Columbia

Ninety minutes of debate about a second proposed neighborhood association in north-central Columbia kicked off the City Council meeting Monday night, leading the council to postpone its decision to the Oct. 6 meeting.

Missouri teen attacked by tigers

A worker at Predator World near Branson was critically injured in a tiger attack on Monday — the second time in two days that a worker at a Missouri exotic animal facility was attacked by a tiger.

Salvation Army Tools for Schools program continues to help Columbia Public Schools

In its fifth year, the Salvation Army is providing over 21,000 school supplies to 42 schools.

Artists' works displayed at MU's Bingham Gallery

Part II of the Lifetime Achievement Showcase displays 60 pieces from three artists.

City to consider community management system

The web-based system, which was created at MU, has been utilized by four cities to improve their use of resources. Project leaders want Columbia to be the fifth.

State treasurer candidates weigh in on higher education

Higher education will be among the most significant issues facing Missouri's next state treasurer, as the state continues to receive low marks for college affordability.

Columbia artist maintains Beijing ties

Lampo Leong, chairman of MU’s art department has half a dozen mixed-media paintings at the Raab Galerie in Beijing.

MU department of athletics encourages attendees to wear gold at all sporting events

Tiger Spirit is preparing for an increased demand for gold shirts and ordering a larger proportion of them.

Volunteer fire departments often strained by demands on time, waning membership

Volunteer fire and rescue departments nationwide are struggling with declining membership, increased costs and changing attitudes toward a vocation with roots dating to the early 1700s.