Libertarian's Congressional bid nothing new for her

Tamara Millay is becoming a well-known name on Missouri ballots.

Council considers citizen oversight of police

Details must still be discussed, but most City Council members appear to support establishing a citizen board to oversee the Columbia Police Department.

Minister says life of good works prepares him for office

Constitution Party candidate Rod Farthing roots his policies in faith.

Animator Don Hertzfeldt sells out Ragtag theater

Local Don Hertzfeldt fans flushed Ragtag Cinema this week to see the animator present his work Wednesday night. The first of the two showings sold out the 135 seats on Tuesday. This was the first sold-out auditorium at the Ragtag since this year's True/False Film Festival.

State senator moving quickly through government ranks

The Republican candidate for state treasurer says he learned the value of hard work and fiscal responsibility from his parents.

Zweifel cites middle-class background as asset

When he's not traveling around the state and attending events, state Rep. Clint Zweifel, D-St. Louis County, tries to spend as much time with his family as he can.

Accident could have been avoided, expert testifies in Chambrot case

The drivers of the two vehicles that struck Krysten Chambrot on her bicycle in 2005 could have avoided the accident if they were more alert at the wheel, an expert witness for the MU student testified Wednesday in the personal injury trial steming from the incident.

Gang awareness forum stresses importance of communication and involvement

Thirty people gathered at Hickman High School on Wednesday night to discuss gang awareness in Columbia public schools.

New elementary school naming committee begins selection process

The naming committee for the new elementary school held its first meeting Wednesday to discuss the process of selecting a name for the school. The committee went over the board of education's guidelines and began looking through the suggestions submitted by the community.

AmerenUE proposes to lower gas bills

The Public Service Commission is set to review a gas-rate reduction case that AmerenUE submitted Friday. If the commission approves AmerenUE's proposed rate reduction, about 39,000 Columbia and Boone County customers would see their monthly bills reduced by an average of $6.

Solo performances tell memorable stories

The "Life and Literature Performance Series," a series made up of original and adapted works written and performed by MU students and a Grammy-nominated storyteller, will run for three evenings at MU.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of child molestation

After two young girls told a school official that a relative had inappropriately touched them, the official called the police. The man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree child molestation.

Popular corn maze goes political

About 600 to 800 people a day visit the corn maze at Shryocks Callaway Farms, which is now open for its seventh year. This year’s maze is called “The Race for the White House” and celebrates the upcoming presidential election. The design includes the White House with the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties, the donkey and the elephant, on either side.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sororities, fraternities decorate downtown for Homecoming

Students were assigned a business in the District to decorate.

Uncertain future for teen nights

Because of low attendance, organizers are unsure of the outlook for the U Matter sponsored weekend parties for teens at Going Bonkers.

PACE to perform adaptation of beloved, controversial book

Performance of "The Giver" offers chances for creativity in scenery, lighting, costumes and dance.

Fall foliage on track, but slow to peak

The warmer nights could lead to less vibrant colors in this season's foliage.

Western Kentucky University campus on lockdown after reports of shots fired

Western Kentucky University was on lockdown Wednesday after someone reported seeing people with weapons in a building on a satellite campus and police later received reports that shots had been fired on the main campus, about two miles away. Police searched the South Campus building but were not able to find any people with guns or witnesses who could confirm the reports.

Columbia to host alternative trick-or-treat event

On Halloween at the Hearnes Center, the city will host a Tiger Fun Night for kids from 6 to 8 p.m.

Artist to see his works at Bleu for first time

Chris Vance and other artists whose works are sold at Poppy will be at an artist reception at the store Friday.