Unlicensed gun dealer tied to Bowden death forfeits firearms

The gun that was used to kill CPD Officer Molly Bowden in 2005 was traced back to Bela Hummel, of Eldon, Iowa, according to a release from the Columbia Police Department.

LETTER: Chris Kelly brings a youthful attitude

Ed Robb's track record has showed that Missourians need to make a change, and Chris Kelly is the right choice.

Negative tone of national campaign becomes local

Highly critical advertisements have become common place in state and U.S. House races this year, leaving voters counting down until election day passe

Opinion writing teaches students to write real persuasive commentary

OK.  I admit it.  My journalism students are biased, outspoken and openly opinionated. They'd better be. Mine is the one class in the Missouri School of Journalism where that will earn you an "A".  And for the next few weeks, thousands of people across Missouri get to tally up my grade book.


Hickman lands punch early, but overwhelmed by Jays

A score by Hickman on its opening drive gave the Kewpies hope, but Brad Allen's 401 rushing yards paced the Jays to 59-14 rout of its archrival.

Bruins shelled by Blue Springs

Rock Bridge ends its season at 1-9 after a 49-7 as the Wildcats' Darrian Miller were carried by sophomore running back Darrian Miller.

MU soccer thumps rival Kansas

Sarah Palin rumored to visit Jefferson City on Monday

Students spend Halloween reading books in pajamas

Students at Mill Creek Elementary School read books in their pajamas to raise money instead of dressing up for Halloween Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the Obama rally


Police say 15-year-old tried to make pipe bomb in class

A 15-year-old Hickman High School student was arrested Friday after police say he tried to make pipe bombs in his shop class. A second student was also arrested for bringing the explosive materials to school, police said.

Young Christians grappling with broadened political views

For some young Christian voters, the best option for the presidential election may be to write in their own candidate.  At the very least, they’re thinking outside the box — the one the label “evangelical” has put them in.

Conservation Department encourages hunters to buy permits early

By purchasing permits a few days or weeks early, hunters might find a faster-working computer system and shorter waits at vendors.

Voters guides help faith groups make decisions

While houses of worship don't endorse political candidates in election cycles, they often publish guides for congregants to use before heading to the voting booth.

Smucker's takeover of Folgers to mean more jobs

One of Smucker's plants is in Kansas City.

Man arrested after fatal vehicle crash Oct. 11

Zachary K. Schouten, 24, was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault, a news release from the Columbia Police Department said.

Mental evaluation may be months away for man accused of killing 8

Defense attorneys representing a man charged with killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri over the summer say an evaluation of his mental fitness might not be ready for two months.

Fall season brings lifestyle changes

Whether it's tuning in to a favorite TV series or stocking up on in-season produce, people are slowly settling in to their autumn routine.

State corrections officer pleads not guilty to rape charges

The charges filed Wednesday include multiple counts of rape, sodomy and burglary over an eight-year period ending Oct. 8.

Columbia police release Taser records

The Columbia Police Department released hundreds of pages of its Taser-use records on Friday morning, fulfilling a Missouri Sunshine Law request and an order from Mayor Darwin Hindman to make the information available to the public.