Ball goes wild on Hickman

Running back Montee Ball spoiled the first meeting between Hickman and Timberland on Friday, leading Timberland to 34-9 win at newly dedicated Robert M. LeMone Field

Demstock rallies young voters

Democrats see college-age voters as key to success in November.

Living off the land

Today, opting for self-reliance can mean hard work, low pay and a good deal of inconvenience. But people like the Reuters are making that choice out of concern about the quality of the food they eat and the protection of the planet they share.

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

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the hike in bus fares, red-light cameras, AIG and the economic crisis, development around the new high school and street fighting downtown.

KICKOFF: Baston chases ball carriers, not acclaim

It's a rare statement from a college starter on a top-ranked team, but MU nose tackle Jaron Baston says he is not looking for "superstar-ism," as he calls it.

Rock Bridge bowled over by Jays

Jefferson City gashed the Bruins for over 330 yards rushing, but Rock Bridge coach A.J. Ofodile says his team is improving.

Collins gives MU soccer its fifth win

Michelle Collins scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute for her second goal this season, and the MU soccer team secured their fourth straight win Friday night by outscoring Big 10 contender Iowa 2-1 at Walton Stadium.

Prince's attorney's plan to file motion for retrial

Disappointed with the guilty verdicts handed down Friday in Kristopher Prince’s murder trial, Prince’s defense team plans to file a motion for retrial.  A Boone County jury recommended a total of 50 years for the charges stemming from the shooting death of 17-year-old Tedarrian Robinson.

Columbia couple fills need for mission work

Kenny and Karen Sherin live what might seem to be a normal life. Kenny holds a job and takes classes at MU for his doctoral degree. Karen stays home with their 4-year-old son, Matthew, and works out of their house.

Floods, fights constitute strange week in Columbia

In a week filled with Ike floodwaters, a drowning death an a fight that spread across a large swath of downtown, the Missourian helped citizens separate rumor from fact and put events in context.

LETTER: Kudos for taking care of MKT trail

As a daily four mile walker on the MKT trail for more than 20 years I am very grateful to have such a great exercise spot available in Columbia.

MSNBC makes right call by taking Matthews, Olbermann off anchor desk

MSNBC's decision last week to replace the team of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann as anchors of its live political coverage for the rest of the presidential campaign season cheered conservativesand angered liberals.

KICKOFF: MU's Gettys takes his shot

Jeff Gettys, a sophomore reserve linebacker for the Missouri football team, has taken advantage of every opportunity he has had a a walk-on for the Tigers. His efforts have earned him a scholarship.

Commission recommends denial of request for 'cottages' rezoning

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission recommended Thursday that the City Council deny a rezoning request to accommodate three affordable cottage-style homes on Ridgeway Avenue.

Jury breaks for deliberations in Prince murder trial

Kristopher Prince, 19, is accused of shooting a Columbia teen to death in April 2007.

KICKOFF: Who was Ziggy Hood before he was a Tiger?

It's hard for former teammates and coaches at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, to forget the plays MU's Ziggy Hood used to make.

Prosecution rests after more than 12 hours of testimony in Prince murder trial

In more than four hours of testimony Thursday, Lorenzo Ladiner told the jury he drove a car as Kristopher Prince fired a rifle at another vehicle, killing a Columbia teen. The jury heard over 12 hours of testimony in the murder trial of Prince in Boone County Circuit Court.

Dripping Spring Christian Church celebrates 150 years

Sunday marks the church’s anniversary, which the congregation will celebrate with memories and food.

New generation of cooks offers hip take on kosher

Kosher cooking used to have a staid, grandmotherly reputation in the U.S., but hip, quicker ways of handling food have emerged to cater to a changing Jewish palate.

Columbia police arrest man on suspicion of sodomy

John Andrew Griffith, 31, of Columbia is also accused of providing a minor with pornographic materials. He posted bail Friday and was released.