Suspect in 8 killings will face death penalty in Illinois

Nicholas Sheley is charged with murder in the death of 65-year-old Ronald Randall, the June deaths of a 93-year-old man in Sterling, Ill., and an Arkansas couple found dead in Jefferson County. Those cases are being tried separately. 

UPDATE: Body found in Va. might be that of southeast Mo. fugitive, police say

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday a passport and other evidence found at the scene indicate the body is likely that of John Dunivan, who went missing more than a year ago. Missouri authorities have sent forensic information to a Virginia medical examiner's office to try to confirm the identity and cause of death.

MU unfairly values corporate model over academics

President of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors wants more competitive salaries for MU professors in order to retain its top professors.

GetAbout Columbia’s “Bike to Work” days start Friday

The program, which will encourage people to commute to work or school via bicycle, is a partnership with the PedNet Coalition.



Journalism and celebrity collide in classic film

Showing of "Roman Holiday" is meant to coincide with MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibition and MU School of Journalism centennial.



Interest increases in vice president debate at Washington University

The vice presidential debate to be held at Washington University in October is creating a new buzz among people anxious to know more about Sarah Palin.

Lee's Summit coffee shop opening not delayed, despite break-in

Three Lee's Summit women were forced to improvise when thieves broke into their coffee shop just hours before opening day.

Boone County Fire District Board discusses bond issue, new purchases

The fire chief presented a wish list of $26 million worth of renovations, training and new equipment for the district.

Man arrested on charges of abandoning friend's body

Jerry Flippin, 52, of Eldon is accused on dumping a friend's body in a ditch after a car crash.

Update: Various city leaders will be members of TIF commission

At last night’s meeting, Mayor Darwin Hindman announced the appointment of six members to the tax-increment financing commission, a group that will review applications for the use of tax-increment financing for downtown revitalization projects.

Goodwill stores give vouchers to Gustav victims

Missouri and Illinois Goodwills are offering relief to those affected by Hurricane Gustav.

Tigers defense reviews rough spots

The Missouri football team’s victory over No. 20 Illinois was seemingly sealed, but Illinois quarterback Juice Williams and his receivers threw a scare into the Tigers.

Fitzmorris is buried with full military honors

The funeral and burial were private services for Spc. Steven J. Fitzmorris, who was killed in action in Iraq on Aug 25.

National Socialist Movement’s parade permit request denied by police

Steven Boswell, of the Missouri chapter, requested the permit for Nov. 8, the same day the MU football team plays Kansas State at home. The Columbia Police Department ruled that there would not be enough police resources to cover both the rally and the game.

Letter: Residents honor one of its fallen soldiers

A resident pays tribute to Spc. Steven Fitzmorris, who was killed in service to his country.

Texas A&M copes with upset loss

After an 18-14 loss Saturday to Arkansas State, a team that won just three games in the Sun Belt Conference a year ago, first-year Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman spent most of Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference deflecting criticism.

Missouri National Guard troops perfect the art of waiting

Guard troops deployed to help deal with Hurricane Gustav must find other ways to pass the time.

Ferguson's attorney calls jury selection improper

Ryan Ferguson’s attorney argued in court Tuesday that jury selection in Ferguson’s 2005 murder trial was improper and violated  the defendant’s constitutional rights.

Effects of Gustav may add 3 to 5 inches of rain to already wet summer

A flash flood watch was posted for Boone County beginning Wednesday afternoon as the remnants of Hurricane Gustav make their way into the region.

Governor’s race debates hit MU on J-school centennial

Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon both confirm they will participate in a 3:15 p.m. debate on Sept. 11.