Gustav’s impact on gas prices unknown for Mid-Missouri

Crude oil prices have increased because of speculation by oil companies that the storm will impact oil production in the Gulf.



Men roll in basketball preseason opener

Senior DeMarre Carroll scored 20 points Saturday to pace the MU men’s basketball team over the Ontario All-Stars, 120-80 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, to open the preseason.

Missouri sends 500 guard members to Louisiana

The members could leave as early as Sunday morning to help prepare for Hurricane Gustav.




Boonestock draws few fans

But most of the scheduled bands still took the stage at the two-day charitable rock festival.

MU students to help investigate fatal explosion

The Midwest Innocence Project is reopening the case of five people convicted of causing a 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters.

Thousands didn't get stimulus checks; they didn't file returns

Many of those who haven't are more than 65 years old. But there's still time to file and collect a check. The deadline is Oct. 15.

Paquin program to get partial funding

At a protest Friday against plans to cut the Paquin recreational program, Mayor Darwin Hindman told residents the program will be saved. But City Council is planning to cut funding from $88,000 to $61,000.



Chef Jeff urges youths to cook up better future

The former drug dealer who has become a top chef, author and impending TV show host was in St. Louis to encourage youngsters to make better choices for themselves.

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.