UPDATE: Murder investigation lasted six months

The arrest follows the discovery of a Harrisburg man’s remains Aug. 9. near Three Creeks Conservation Area south of Columbia.

Drowning death is second for family

Eleven years ago, Jared Healea’s mother lost her 4-year-old son, Stephen, when he and his cousin Fred Gordon fell in Bear Creek and drowned after she lost sight of them for a moment.

Hickman football drops season opener to Liberty

After leading 10-7 at the half, a slowed running game and special teams error help Liberty cruise to a 34-7 win.

Boone County woman writes guide to reciting the rosary

Jennifer Holland, a lifelong Catholic, wants others to better understand the rosary tradition that she says has fallen by the wayside.

Tongue-powered technology being developed for disabled people

The device would allow disabled people to have control over their environment with their tongues.

New Missouri running back steps into important role

Not only does Derrick Washington replace Tony Temple, one of the best Tigers running backs, but he also takes over a key position on a team that expects to compete for a national title.

Crowd cheers Obama at Blue Note party

 About 300 Democratic supporters gathered at the Blue Note Thursday in downtown Columbia to watch Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.



Rock Bridge football pulls away to beat Lee's Summit North

Jaimonte Cooper scored twice to lead Bruins to a 1-0 start.

Retired patrolman’s gun recovered in traffic stop

During a traffic stop Thursday night, Columbia police found a handgun in the car of a Columbia man. The gun belonged to a retired Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Illinois quarterback starts season with a smile

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb told Juice Williams to play with confidence and have fun.

Fire damages trailer park home

Columbia fire crews responded Thursday afternoon to a home fire in the Columbia Regency Trailer Park, a press release from the Columbia Fire Department stated.

MU students react to Obama's address

Students who watched Barack Obama's Democratic National Convention speech on television were impressed by his push for unity and change, but not all were sold on the candidate.

Missouri soccer knocks off Auburn

Missouri volleyball opens up with win

Tigers shake of early loss of set to defeat Tulane.

Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty in ‘Precious Doe’ case

Harrell Johnson, accused of killing a 3-year-old girl in 2001, won’t have to face the possibility of the death penalty after prosecutors ruled it out.

McCain will bring running mate Palin to St. Louis this weekend

McCain will appear with his vice presidential choice and other Missouri legislators Sunday at a minor league baseball park in O’Fallon.

Preseason road trip a treat for MU basketball team

The Missouri basketball team is getting a head start on this season with three games in Canada.

New offense, same identity for Hickman football team

A new scheme and plenty of new players are changing the face of the Hickman football team, even though the Kewpies had a successful 7-3 season last year.

Few obstacles for Rock Bridge's Millard

Trey Millard, a two-way player for the Bruins, who has received interest from several DI colleges, figures to be hard to stop tonight when Rock Bridge takes the field for its 7 p.m. season opener against visiting Lee’s Summit North.

Police seek suspect in bank robbery

The suspect is described as a thin white male, 5-feet, six inches tall, to 5-feet, eight inches tall with brown hair.