Report finds officers' Taser use justified

The report found that no officers were at fault in a July incident in which a man threatening suicide was critically injured after he was shot with Tasers. Hower, it says that several mistakes were made in command and control decisions and that weaknesses must be addressed.

Historic Costume Gallery spotlights polyester, other synthetic fashions

The exhibit, called "The Synthetic Evolution: The Rise of Polyester and Other Synthetic Fibers," features garments from the 1920s to the '70s.

Miles Manor: From dream to reality

Clara Miles' vision paved the way for a community like no other in its time — an upscale subdivision for black families in Columbia. Nearly 50 years later, Miles Manor is still going strong.

Lots of skeletons in Palin's closet

McCain's vice presidential nominee does not have a good relationship with the press, and that could come back to haunt her.


Sean Weatherspoon, a junior linebacker, has become the face of MU's early season success.

Centennial celebration reaches final day

Man held at gunpoint at car wash

The victim reported the suspects told him they needed to check him, had him put his hands on his vehicle and began to search him. As the first suspect was searching him, he took the victim's wallet, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Five Ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the Obama/Biden economic plan, higher education plans for Missouri, the prospect of alternative fuel sources, the future of the Missourian and the student curator bill.

TIGER KICKOFF: Who was Jimmy Jackson before he was a Tiger?

Gary Pinkel calls him the ultimate team player. Chase Daniel says that he can't remember seeing him ever feeling sorry for himself. None of this is a surprise to Hayti High School coach David Gilmore.


TIGER KICKOFF: Saunders continues mentoring tradition

Senior captain Tommy Saunders takes it upon himself to pass down what he has learned in his time as a Missouri wide receiver.

Cougars volleyball wins pair at Graceland Invite

2 state treasurer candidates back use of tax credits

The Republican and Democratic candidates, who met in a debate Friday in Columbia, also agreed that transparency is necessary to build trust with taxpayers.

Tractor-trailer collision causes delay on I-70

The accident occurred on I-70 close to Stadium Boulevard when one semitrailer struck another one from behind.

Environment and Energy Commission requests study of traffic management systems

The assessment would determine if gasoline consumption, auto emissions and gasoline consumption could be reduced through the broader use of traffic light synchronization in Columbia. It has been conducted nationwide through the National Transportation Operations Coalition and produced impressive results.

Basement of Daniel Boone City Building floods

The city's director of communication said there does not seem to be any damage to telephones or any other equipment, which only appears to be damp.

Three neighborhoods anticipate parks

The three new parks will be in the Cascades, the Grasslands and on Smiley Lane near the Vanderveen subdivision. City park planners Mike Snyder and Richard Perkins have held recent meetings with residents of each neighborhood.

Health fees could increase with approval of city budget

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department is set to increase fees for immunization and tuberculosis testing, as well as introduce a $20 fee for sexually transmitted disease visits for non-Boone County residents, if the City Council approves its budget proposals for 2009.

Bond pushes intelligence reform in Congress

The Republican senator’s resolution would adopt a key recommendation of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, which called congressional intelligence oversight “dysfunctional.”

Taking a look back at the evolution of the Columbia Missourian

From its start 100 years ago, the Columbia Missourian has pioneered, changed and adapted to the world of journalism education.

Franklin County woman sentenced in throat slashing and kidnapping

Shannon Torrez entered an Alford plea in May, not admitting guilt but conceding there was enough evidence to convict her. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday.