Hallsville resident hopes to build sanctuary for his fellow veterans

Heading toward his 5-acre property, Vietnam veteran David Sallee drives his truck like he is dodging artillery. Sallee hopes to add seven new trailer units to his property to house homeless veterans.

David Sallee, the 57-year-old backhoe driver and Vietnam veteran, is trying to build Sallee Post-Service Sanctuary, a 5-acre trailer park outside Hallsville that would shelter veterans who are homeless or have disabilities in seven new three-bedroom mobile homes.

Tuesday proved that sometimes we can

Obama's win proved that as a nation we are able to make a difference. Although some of the decisions Missourians made were contradictory, Tuesday was a good day for America.

Tigers a "work in progress" but win exhibition opener

Missouri got off to slow starts in both halves but managed to put away Southwest Baptist

MU surpasses $1 billion fundraising goal

MU officially joined the Billion Dollar Club on Friday with Chancellor Brady Deaton’s announcement that donations and gifts to the university have surpassed $1 billion in the university’s "For All We Call Mizzou" campaign, set to end in December.

Tiger Kickoff: Coulter looks back to move forward

His father's murder. His mother's drug habit. His sibling's separation. His academic struggles. All of them helped shape Brian Coulter's life and his efforts to move toward his future.

NEWS RELEASE: For All We Call Mizzou campaign reaches $1 billion mark

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Fantasy football: More than just a game

Tae Cho and Michael Alexander compete against each other in fantasy football each week.

Election Day showed the strength of Missourian staff and reporters

The Missourian staff was able to put out a complete and thorough coverage of the election thanks to perserverance. They showed that journalism is still one of the most important functions in our democracy. 

Columbia College women's basketball falls to William Jewell

School board expected to amend budget, name new elementary school

Columbia Public Schools will decide whether to amend its budget to reflect the uncertain economic climate at Monday's school board meeting, Chief Operations Officer Nick Boren said.

Nonprofit aims to provide affordable housing for disabled

Community Housing Options, a private nonprofit, was formed to provide housing for the special needs population.

Senior day signals an end for the Kearney pair

MU football players Tommy Saunders and Brock Christopher went to high school together. “It’s not about playing on the field. It’s about the people,” Saunders said. “The guys you played with in high school. … The things you learn from each other. The things you go through with each other."

Students find meaning in politics through art

Rock Bridge High School art students and other Columbia artists create artwork that deconstructs political experiences or beliefs. Some of the work will be featured in a show called "Politically Speaking," which will begin in January at the Columbia Art League.

Why did the Robb-Kelly race cost so much?

Combined, Chris Kelly and Ed Robb raised nearly $400,000 — a record for the state for a Missouri House seat.

UPDATE: Repeal of Missouri casino loss limits in effect

The secretary of state's office said Friday the ballot initiative repealing the loss limits took effect the day of the election. That came as a surprise to the Missouri Gaming Commission — and to casinos.

5 injured in southwest Columbia car accident

A three-car accident in southwest Columbia sent five people to the hospital with injuries early Thursday afternoon, a Columbia Police Department news release said.

Anheuser-Busch settles shareholder suits over sale

The settlement is subject to approval, but it comes ahead of Wednesday's vote by shareholders on the $52 billion sale to InBev.

Sprint Nextel lost subscribers, money in 3rd Q

The nation's third-largest wireless provider told analysts it would try harder to win new customers, but it had "yet to turn the corner."

MU students go barefoot for charity

TOMS shoes gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes purchased at their on-campus event.

Centralia man dies in traffic accident

William D. Williamson was killed in an accident Thursday on Route B, just north of Low Crossings Road, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol online traffic crash reports.