2008 MU football team impresses former players

The offense of the Missouri football team has become a topic of national discussion, and those with ties to the program reflect upon its transformation.

Police seek suspect after shot fired at officers

Police do not believe any of the seven people arrested early Thursday morning in a downtown fracas is the man who shot at a pair of officers.

‘Bowl or bust’ for Buffalo quarterback

Drew Willy, Buffalo’s quarterback and team leader, won’t let his team’s previous struggles dampen his spirit.

LETTER: Hulshof works for companies, not people

For the past 12 years, Congressman Kenny Hulshof has been part of the problem in Washington.

Humane Society cuts hours, looks for partnership

The Central Missouri Humane Society announced Thursday morning that it will be making several changes to combat rising operating costs and the diminishing amount of space at its Columbia animal shelter.

Columbia denied bus funding, transit expansion further delayed

For the second year in a row, the City of Columbia has been denied earmarked federal funding for capital improvements that would have funded replacement city buses this year.

LETTER: Support the troops, support Senate Resolution 636

After listening to Senator Obama accept his party's nomination for president, I wanted to bring attention to Senate Resolution 636. The purpose of Senate Resolution 636 is to recognize the success of the surge and the troops dedicated to victory in Iraq.

State criminalist testifies that Prince had gun-shot residue on his hands

While the expert could not definitively say Prince was the man who shot Tedarrian Robinson, he said he found more residue on Prince's hands than on those of a man the defense claims pulled the trigger.

Hickman's Cowan perfect

Hickman senior Taylor Cowan pitched a perfect game to lead the Kewpies' softball team to a 1-0 victory over rival Rock Bridge on Thursday night at University Field on the MU campus.

Pedestrian struck at intersection of College and Rollins

A woman was injured after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing at the intersection of College Avenue and Rollins Street on Thursday evening.

Humane Society adopts new hours, new financial strategies

The Central Missouri Humane Society, which has operated under a deficit in recent years, announced Thursday morning that it will implement several changes to combat rising costs and diminishing space at its Columbia animal shelter.

The changes include looking into a potential partnership with the City of Columbia and other organizations.

Former secretary of state Albright swings by MU

More than 200 college students and Columbia residents attended the public forum in Memorial Union, during which Albright discussed foreign policy and the upcoming election.

Ragtag series to spark talk about art house films

Ray Pride of Chicago will kick off the series with two films by French director Olivier Assayas.

Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission approves funeral home rezoning

The commercial rezoning of an abandoned church on East Texas and North Garth avenues to accommodate a funeral home was approved by the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday.

Hickman senior Gary Smith loves football, awaits return

After surgery for a dislocated wrist, it appeared that Gary Smith would be out for the season. But he was recently told by doctors that he could return to the Kewpies as early as next week for their game against Rock Bridge at Memorial Stadium.

Study links chemical used to make baby bottles to increased risk for disease

Bisphenol A, or BPA, also used in soda cans, has been linked to increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Sapphire Lounge cancels Wednesday night hip-hop

After fights broke out near the bar early Thursday morning, the Sapphire Lounge's owner has decided to cancel its weekly hip-hop event. The hip-hop nights had made Wednesdays the lounge's busiest night of the week.

Churches to host vigil for those affected by Warren chapel closure

African-American churches in Columbia and the surrounding area are sponsoring a prayer vigil and worship service on Friday at 7 p.m., according to a news release.

Hospital employees urged to get flu vaccinations

The flu season can bring headache, high fever, body aches and a dry cough to the people it infects. To help protect patients, hospitals around Boone County are recommending that their employees get vaccinated for the season.

Columbia Public Schools’ math curriculum deliberation continues

Changes to Columbia Public Schools’ math curriculum brought more than 60 people to a school board work session on Thursday morning.