Columbia officials want to double bus fares

City Council must approve the increase, which would be the first in 22 years. Price for a regular fare would be $1.

Conflict escalates between Russia and Georgia

Russia and small, U.S.-allied Georgia headed toward a wider war Saturday as Russian tanks rumbled into the contested province of South Ossetia and Russian aircraft bombed a Georgian town, escalating a conflict that already has left hundreds dead.

C-SPAN 2008 campaign tour bus drives through Columbia

The bus will be at the Farmer’s Market Saturday behind the Activity and Recreation Center.

Owner of cloned dog accused of abducting man 31 years ago

A woman who made news when she had pups cloned from her beloved pit bull looked  familiar to some people: She may be the same woman who 31 years earlier was accused of abducting a Mormon missionary in England.

'Lady Caver' has discovered 35 new caves in Missouri

The process of finding new caves takes patience and good communication skills, both of which Kristen Alvey has plenty.

UPDATE: Comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50

Though his comedy drew on tough experiences as a black man, he had mainstream appeal.

Joplin teen not mentally competent to stand trial as adult, judge says

Criminal proceedings in the case of Thomas H. White, 15, have been suspended indefinitely.

Mother works to keep teens out of adult prisons

Tracy McClard has signed on with an effort to keep teen offenders out of adult prisons, a crusade that is getting a political test as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee works on a bill reauthorizing federal juvenile justice programs.

MU grad student teaches safer sex

Ingram’s work is part of her internship for a graduate degree in public health at MU.

Columbia Substance Abuse Advisory Commission cracks down on attendance

Repeated absences from commission meetings and the problems that ride on the coattails of faltering attendance have caused the Columbia Substance Abuse Advisory Commission to elect to change its attendance policy.

No injuries in accident at West Boulevard, Ash Street intersection

Helen Bittle, 18, was headed northbound on West Boulevard in a black Mercedes when she was struck by Bren Ross.

Special Olympics tennis offers benefits for players and volunteers

The State Special Olympics Championships this weekend in Columbia gave athletes and volunteers an opportunity to grow and learn.

Tigers try out replacement snappers

One problem the Missouri football team has entering the new season is one most people don’t know about.
Three-year long snapper Steven Blair graduated after last season, leaving a need for someone to snap on punts and field goals.

Victory Village gives Special Olympics athletes opportunities between competitions

Columbia is hosting Special Olympics Missouri’s State Outdoor Championships this weekend.

Caller told 911 operator of people ‘screaming for help’ after bus crash

Witnesses who called 911 after the crash of a Missouri-bound chartered bus that killed at least 16 people described a chaotic scene, telling emergency workers of bloody passengers crushed beneath the smoking wreckage, according to calls released Saturday by police.

Comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50

The cause was complications from pneumonia, his publicist said.

Woman bought gun hours before shooting her ex, documents show

Rachelle Morris, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her ex-husband, a former Republic alderman.