Plenty to do in St. Louis before Missouri-Illinois game

If you're going to the game in St. Louis and don't know much about the area, here's a guide of what's going on this weekend.

It's time for real leaders again to excite the nation

 As attention turns from the Olympic Games to political party convention coverage, America looks for its new leader.

Rock Bridge institutes new rules at football games

High school students will need a student ID to enter games, and middle school students will need to be accompanied by a parent. The new security measures go into effect Friday when the team plays Lee's Summit North High School.

Supply drive helps students go back to school

Mama Bessie's Dry Cleaners owner Margaret Hickem-Smith organized a back-to-school supply drive and party to benefit the community and Columbia public schools.

Columbia police expect backlash from Moberly Taser incident

A Moberly man died Thursday after he was shot with a Taser by Moberly police, officials said.

One arrested after Bank of America robbery

The suspect tried to flee the scene on his bicycle.

St. Louis Zoo’s newest endangered addition: A baby zebra

The St. Louis Zoo’s newest addition is a 105-pound baby zebra.
The birth of the male Grevy’s zebra was announced Thursday, a week after he was born. It is named Kalama after a community in northern Kenya.

Storm causes tent to collapse, 20 injured

Twenty people were injured on Thursday night at a church function when strong winds caused a tent to collapse onto them, a Columbia Fire Department news release stated.

Residents appraise GetAbout projects

Columbia residents voiced comments and concerns on three of GetAbout Columbia’s new project plans at a meeting Thursday night in the Gentry Middle School auditorium.

Faculty art exhibition showcases diversity of styles

The annual show is open to the public and runs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 18 at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery.

Bicyclist injured in car accident

Donald Mount was struck by a car at the intersection of Vandiver Drive and Rangeline Street.

Bike polo team to compete in Chicago tournament

“It’s glorified street hockey on bikes,” Drew Deubner said, a member of Columbia’s bike polo team. Created in February 2008, the still unnamed bike polo team practice every Sunday and Wednesday evenings, frequently using parking garages as their practice space. This weekend the team will participate in the 13th annual North American Cycle Courier Championship bike polo tournament in Chicago.

St. Louis shooting injures four

Four people, including a 2-year-old girl, were shot Thursday afternoon while on their porch.

Seniors weigh in on presidential election

Conversations with patrons of The Senior Center reflect the myriad opinions of older Columbia residents.

Teen dead after being pulled from Stephens Lake

COLUMBIA — A 17-year-old is dead after fire crews pulled him from Stephens Lake Thursday, a Columbia Police news release stated.

Police arrest one after Bank of America robbery

Columbia Police have arrested one man after the Bank of America on West Broadway was robbed,  Acting Police Chief Tom Dresner said.

Two St. Louis police officers injured in hit-and-run

Two St. Louis police officers suffered minor injuries after pursuing a suspect they believed had stolen a car.

CPSC issues warning on bassinets

After a second baby in Missouri was killed by a Simplicity bassinet within a year, the CPSC says the company has failed to make necessary changes to prevent future incidents.

Gasconade Courthouse issue gets at heart of north-south rift

A proposal to renovate the courthouse in Gasconade County, which has a population of 15,300, is reigniting old north-south tensions between Hermann and Owensville.

Moberly man dies following Taser use by police

Moberly police officers pulled over a man for erratic driving. He resisted arrest and police deployed two Tasers to make him cooperate. He then stopped breathing and was later pronounced dead.