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New MU freshmen run through the Columns during Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle.

MU held its annual Tiger Walk the day before classes began. Incoming freshmen participated in the ceremonial march through the pillars on Francis Quadrangle.

Columbia Balloon Invitational wraps up

The Columbia Balloon Invitational ended Sunday with a Jefferson City resident taking first place in the final event.

City opts for earlier purchase of fire vehicles to avoid rising prices

Everything is getting more expensive and fire trucks are no exception. The rising price of steel has prompted the city to purchase two fire equipment vehicles now rather than later.

Caseload pushes city judge to full-time work

The City Council has made Judge Robert Aulgur a full-time employee as the caseload continues to rise because of changes in bond-setting procedure and population increases.

City Council approves study of Columbia's speed limits

$10,000 research project will look to see if reducing Columbia’s speed limits will actually slow down drivers.

Art and archaeology museum seeks reaccreditation

The exhaustive process is important to the museum’s effort to win grants and attract strong faculty.

ANALYSIS: Steelman stays silent after losing primary to Hulshof

In a break from modern political tradition, Sarah Steelman so far has not endorsed Kenny Hulshof in his November general election against Democrat Jay Nixon. In fact, since election night, Steelman has said nothing at all about Hulshof.

Pakistan still faces instability

The future of Pakistan's government is unclear after the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

Bristol win boosts Edwards

Columbia native Carl Edwards used his bumper to nudge aside Kyle Busch's car, causing it to wiggle just enough so Edwards could drive by for his second consecutive victory in the Sprint Cup Series on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Speakers aim to create safe haven in ministering to gays

About 90 people attended the talk given by TEACH Ministries, which preaches an inspirational message of unconditional Christian love for and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on Friday night at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Tigers fall in women's soccer opener

No. 17 Illinois scored in the fourth minute of overtime to earn a 2-1 victory over No. 22 Missouri.

Back-to-school drivers need to get their heads into gear

Parents and students need to follow traffic laws and be mindful of pedestrians as they drive on roads near campus and throughout Columbia.