UPDATE: Bailout deal breaks down; talks to resume Friday

Talks to revive an economic rescue plan will restart Friday. Negotiators thought they had an agreement at midday Thursday, but it fell apart before the end of the day when conservatives complained the plan was too costly and too intrusive into private business.

Historic Hickman-Rock Bridge game changed the city

Fourteen years ago, before the grand stage and "Providence Bowl" moniker, the second contest between the rivals might have been the greatest high school football game ever played in mid-Missouri.

Bailout deal breaks down; Paulson, Bernanke back to Capitol

Hours after an agreement on a $700 billion rescue plan was announced, it became clear that the deal had fallen apart. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke have rushed back to Capitol Hill to try to salvage their proposal.

Community Conversation: Let's talk about the next president and our town

I have no doubt that Columbia will be a different place four years after the election. Which candidate is promoting the policies that will leave mid-Missouri residents better off four years from now? 

Different approach needed for rivalry game

The atmosphere of the Hickman-Rock Brige football game brings distractions that don’t usually come with a normal game.

UPDATE: Friday's debate still in doubt

The highly anticipated debate on Friday between Barack Obama and John McCain remained in limbo because talks broke off Thursday night on an economic bailout plan.

Cooper knows both sides of Rock Bridge-Hickman rivalry

Jaimonte Cooper's family moved one mile so he could play for the Rock Bridge Bruins. Now a senior, Cooper is preparing for his final Providence Bowl.

JPMorgan Chase buys WaMu assets after FDIC seizure

The deal, which cost JPMorgan Chase $1.9 billion, is the bank's second takeover of a major financial institution wracked by bad bets in the mortgage market. Washington Mututal's failure was the largest ever by a U.S. bank.

Friday's debate still in doubt

The highly anticipated debate between Barack Obama and John McCain remained in limbo because no agreement had been reached on an economic bailout.

Memphis flights exceed expectations

Northwest Airlink's service at Columbia Regional Airport has drawn more passengers than even it anticipated.



Kewpie senior perfect on the mound, productive at the plate

Taylor Cowan, a senior at Hickman, has thrown two perfect games and been a leader for the Kewpies.

Pinkel a hot topic in Washington

Should University of Washington officials fire Tyrone Willingham, those close to the program say Pinkel and MU offensive coordinator Dave Christensen, both with Washington ties and rising national profiles, could become attractive options.

Bruins volleyball team looks to rebound from tough losses

The Rock Bridge volleyball squad is a tight-knit bunch, gathering weekly on Monday nights to watch the CW's "Gossip Girl" together, holding sleepovers and sitting together at lunch. That team unity could help it regain steam after consecutive losses to Hickman and Hermann.

UPDATE: Math curriculum change could extend to secondary level

Though it hasn't been decided officially, Interim Superintendent Jim Ritter said all grade levels will likely use a traditional approach, but students in grades nine through 12 could be able to choose the traditional or nontraditional route.

Stephens volleyball coach looks to grow with Stars

Stephens College volleyball coach Abby Funderburk is learning with her team. She knows it will take time for her team to become recognized as a serious contender in the American Midwest Conference, but hopes to get them to the mentality that they can succeed as a team.

Mississippi Fish Shack reminds customers of home

Kim Perry closed Mississippi Fish Shack's Boonville location last year and opened its current one — at the corner of Tenth Street and Broadway — on July 30. Every day since then, she's been sharing her grandmother's and great-aunt's dishes, including fried catfish, fried chicken, shrimp, frog legs, oysters, sweet potatoes, greens, corn fritters and pickled beets

No charges filed against St. Francis co-founder

No charges will be filed against Lana Jacobs in connection to allegations that she misused charitable funds because police said the charity's books were too disorganized to perform an audit.

Urban pioneers transform mule barn into innovative space

Neither steers nor butchers would feel at home. What you see is a beautifully stripped down and cleaned up 18,000 square feet of what Brian and Joy Pape are calling, and hoping will become, "upscale commercial space."

MedZou gears up to open doors to uninsured patients

MedZou, a free clinic staffed by students and professors from MU's School of Medicine, is gearing up to open in October, but it will only serve uninsured patients.

It's lights out for the Twilight Festival

As families began gathering in Flat Branch Park for Thursday's Twilight Festival, one of the only visible signs that this was the final fest lay on a small table in the middle of the grass. There, volunteers handed out pieces of a cake emblazoned with "Thank You for 19 Years of the Twilight Fest" in red frosting.