Life Changes: Friends create knitting business in 2008

Bex Oliger and Shella Watson took a chance on a new business, True Blue Fiber Friends, and have created a welcoming place for knitters and a new understanding of their friendship.

Life Changes: Couple marries 69 years after first encounter

Earl, 87, and Marian, 86, Lubensky married on Aug. 19 in Columbia. But it took 69 years for them to get to the altar from the time they met and first fell in love.

Laurence Bowers makes plays in limited minutes

Blunt has a job waiting for him

The outgoing governor has been hired by an equity firm led by Mitt Romney's son Tagg.

First person files for open school board seats

Jeannine H. Craig, 75, has 12 years experience on a school board in Illinois. Eleven of those years were spent as president, which gives her the experience necessary for the job, she says.

Study shows 'drunk' doesn't cut it when describing intoxication

MU graduate student's study also finds women describe intoxication with 'gentler' terms than men.

Holiday programs help 5,500

More than 5,500 individuals received special gifts this holiday season, thanks to generous donations from the Columbia community.

2008: A year of bad news for news

In 1946, almost 36 percent of Americans read a daily newspaper. Now only 18 percent read either a daily or Sunday edition.

Sack saves Tigers

Sean Weatherspoon and William Moore’s rush on Northwestern quarterback C.J. Bacher finally knocked Northwestern out of the game.

For the Tigers, the final feeling is victory

Missouri rallied to beat Northwestern 30-23 in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night. The win gave the Tigers (10-4) double-digit victories in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.

GALLERY: Tigers last stand

'First Night' offers family-friendly New Year's celebration

For those looking to avoid the rowdier festivities of most New Year's Eve celebrations, First Night Columbia may be a more family-friendly alternative.

'Robocall' legislation upcoming in Missouri House and Senate

Despite a continued push from Gov.-elect Jay Nixon during his time as attorney general, the Missouri legislature has yet to pass a bill that would place automated telephone calls on a statewide list blocking telemarketing calls.

Missouri immigration restrictions take effect in 2009

Missouri businesses are about to get a shove toward a federal database for screening newly hired employees for illegal immigrants. And cities will risk getting punished if they become havens for illegal immigrants. Those new laws take effect Thursday.

Group wants red-light cameras out of Missouri town

Ex-health care CEO tapped for Missouri Social Services

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon chooses a former health care executive to lead the Department of Social Services. Nixon said Tuesday that he will appoint Ronald Levy to direct the agency that oversees Missouri’s Medicaid, juvenile justice, foster care and public aid programs.

Sheriff says he won’t be involved in son’s sex case

Wyandotte County Sheriff Leroy Green Jr. says he’s deeply saddened that his 35-year-old son is charged with child sex crimes.

Kids find meth lab; 2 adults busted

A man and woman are facing drug charges after two children stumbled across a working methamphetamine lab in a wooded area near a Missouri apartment complex.

Police: Man stole truck to break into store

A Jennings man allegedly stole a tractor-trailer, then climbed on top of it to break into a convenience store from the roof.

Man injured in Bootheel home robbery dies

Prosecutors are considering upgrades to charges against four men in an assault during a home robbery that has now claimed the life of a southeast Missouri man.