Winless Rams fire coach Scott Linehan

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will take over for Linehan, who was 11-25 as the Rams' coach.

Bailout bill defeated, Dow Jones tumbles

The House shot down a $700 billion bailout plan that would have went towards fixing the nation’s economy. The news rocked Wall Street, with the Dow Jones falling almost 800 points.

Gibbons proposes crackdown on cyber crime

The Republican candidate for attorney general, Mike Gibbons, announced a proposal Monday in Columbia for a new Cyber Crimes Unit in the attorney general's office. Gibbons said the new office would work to protect children from Internet predators, as well as decrease the number of online-based crimes in the state.

Cougars volleyball undefeated in AMC

A sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday night puts the Columbia College volleyball team at 5-0 in American Midwest Conference.   

Hickman softball rolls

Every senior on the Hickman softball team had a hit in a shutout victory Monday.

MU brings in Mali artists to talk about work

MU's International Center hosted a roundtable Monday afternoon, called Global Conversation on the Arts, to discuss art and its impact on the international community.

Double fires spark arson investigation

Two separate structure fires at the same address in northeast Columbia trigger a fire department investigation. The department has ruled out all accidental causes.

Six injured in accident on Washington Avenue

Six people were injured in an accident on Washington Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Report: Bond opposition led to Graves’ departure

A report by the department's internal watchdog found that the Republican senator's legal counsel, Jack Bartling, asked the White House at least twice in 2005 to remove Graves because of political friction between Bond's staff and that of Graves' brother, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.

Two injured in traffic accident

Two people were injured in an accident on Highway 163 and Green Meadows Road early Monday morning.

Fire station art proposal now online

Artist Jane Mudd's bronze relief sculpture would be attached to a masonry wall 15 feet from the corner of Green Meadows Road and Green Meadows Circle. Seating would be provided for visitors to rest and view the artwork.

Author to hold book reading

Author Ibtisam Barakat will read from her new book, "Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, in the Memorial Union South on Hitt Street.

No one injured in small electrical fire at Hickman

No one was injured in a small electrical fire Monday morning at Hickman High School.

Trial begins for agent charged with killing parolee

Missouri fugitive apprehension agent Steven Julian will face a Callaway County jury on charges stemming from a February incident in Cape Girardeau.

Election polls expose some Americans' racism to the world

An Associated Press-Yahoo poll showed that many white Americans would not vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin. It's time for America to move on and get over themselves.


InBev shareholders approve Anheuser-Busch deal

Anheuser-Busch has not yet set a date for its shareholders to vote on the deal.

Lt. Gov. Kinder's employees awarded temporary pay raises

When some of Lt. Gov. Kinder's employees took temporary leave, the remaining employees took on the absent employees' pay in addition to their duties. Kinder maintains that these are salary increases, not bonuses, which would be illegal.

Seven Missouri congressional seats not expected to change

Incumbents holding seven of Missouri's nine U.S. House seats are likely to keep them after the November elections, although all face at least one challenger. 

Junior high marching bands play at Providence Bowl Parade

For the eighth graders in Columbia's junior high school bands, Friday's Providence Bowl Parade was their first public marching experience. The three junior high marching bands, alongside the high school bands, also played the national anthem at the rivalry game.

Overloaded Mo. public defenders will begin refusing clients

A recent policy approved by the Missouri Public Defender Commission will allow public defender offices that exceed maximum caseload capacity to reject new clients.