Providing the check on open-source journalism

As the Internet provides a larger forum for citizen journalists, the need for control of accuracy and fraud is becoming more apparent.

Local developer proposes First Ward 'cottages'

Amir Ziv, a freelance TV technician and a developer, wants to build three affordable "cottage style" homes in the First Ward. He lives and rehabilitates homes in the ward, which he thinks are neglected by the city.

Palin breaks glass-ceiling, much to dismay of media, feminists

Most of you remember Dinah Washington's "What a Difference a Day Makes."  If one transposes that thought to "What a Difference a Political Ideology Makes," there is an excellent analogy of the mainstream media's and of the syndicated editorial columnists' reaction to Sen. McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Like the "Energizer Bunny," it just keeps on going.

Hurricane Ike, other factors drive gasoline prices

Experts expect gradual decline over the next several days but a rise during the transition to winter fuel product.

Boone County voter registration drops with 43 days to election

According to information from the Boone County Clerk's office, 22 percent fewer voters have registered in the county this year than at the same period in 2004.

Parking garage plans face City Council

The parking garage planned for property at Fifth and Walnut streets would be 10 stories, stand 110 feet tall and offer nearly 13,000 feet of retail space, according to designs submitted by architects for the project.

Gibson next ace in deck

Kyle Gibson appears to be MU's next staff ace and is ready for the challenge. The junior spent the summer as part of Team USA's 24-0 collegiate team.

Pinkel spends day at ESPN

MU football coach Gary Pinkel and MU quarterback Chase Daniel appeared on separate ESPN programs Tuesday, and tackled topics including Texas and Nebraska and  motorcycling. 

Police seek one in robbery at First National Bank

Police are seeking one man in connection with a robbery at the First National Bank at Ash Street and Stadium Boulevard that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

ABC Labs opens doors at Discovery Ridge facility

Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories christened its new, 90,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at MU's Discovery Ridge Research Park on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Police await more lab results in Sanders case

Columbia police have yet to make any arrests in the homicide of Helen Sanders, whose body was found Aug. 14 in the trunk of a car driven by her 19-year-old son. Police say they're waiting for the results of more lab tests.

Officials: FBI probe includes AIG, Lehman Brothers

The FBI is looking at potential fraud by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and insurer American International Group Inc., two officials said Tuesday.

Columbia schools launch new substance abuse progam

'U Matter' is the new message that Columbia Public Schools is sharing with middle, junior and high school students through its latest substance abuse prevention campaign being launched this week.

MU celebrates inaugural International Day

Flags of 42 countries adorned Francis Quadrangle on Tuesday morning as festivities began for the inaugural International Day at MU. The event, which was coordinated by the Missouri International Student Council, brought together 13 different ethnic student organizations.

MOHELA delays college building payment

Financial strains have caused Missouri's student loan agency to again fall behind on its payments to Gov. Matt Blunt's college construction program.

Hulshof suggests changing judicial selection process

The Republican candidate for governor said Missouri's selection process leaves too much room for political influence.

Deputies investigate string of church burglaries

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is  investigating burglaries at three churches, two of them in the Midway area.

Stolen property recovered on Navaho Drive

Deputies recovered stolen property on Sunday that was reported missing after a string of larcenies from vehicles in Columbia and the eastern part of Boone County.

Trial for suspect in trooper shooting delayed again

Lance Shockley's trial was rescheduled for March 23, 2009, after he was appointed a new attorney.

Alan and Yvonne Skouby celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Alan and Yvonne Skouby celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year by traveling to Italy and France and hosting a family dinner.