Street sign theft a costly 'tradition'

An MU student holds a Rolling Rock Drive street sign that was stolen from the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Rolling Rock Drive.

Street sign theft is practically a sport for some college students, though it costs the city of Columbia tens of thousands of dollars each year and causes problems for emergency responders.

Missouri's senior starters figuring out leadership role

The Missouri men's basketball team's three leading scorers, DeMarre Carroll, Leo Lyons and Matt Lawrence, need to perform at a high level for Missouri to be successful in Big 12 Conference play.

Newspapers' future rough, but survivable

Huge profit expectations and overspending have put some of the nation's largest newspapers in troubling positions.

Final five police chief candidates have no ties to department

Current and former members of the Columbia Police Department expressed disappointment that they were not given greater consideration by the consulting firm and committee that chose the finalists.

Kit Bond announces retirement from politics in 2010

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond's career in politics, which spans 40 years, includes two terms as Missouri governor and more than 20 years in the U.S. Senate.

Obama seeks delay to digital TV switch

With about a month to go before the scheduled nationwide switch to digital television, President-elect Barack Obama's transition team asked Congress on Thursday to delay that switch. But with the big switch coming, do you know what to do?

Strong Big 12 heads into league play

With nonconference play almost over, the Big 12 is comparing favorably to the rest of the country in men's basketball.

Tigers women's team set for redemption in Big 12

After finishing last a season ago, the Tigers say they can compete with the league's best this season.

Nixon appoints Jeff Harris as policy director

Former Representative for Columbia, Jeff Harris, will have a new office this year.  He moves just down the hall of the State Capitol — rooms 204 to 216 — to join Gov.-elect Nixon and his administrative team as policy director.


Rock Bridge Elementary 4-H Club will recycle electronics

The public can drop off electronics such as TVs and microwaves Saturday morning at Rock Bridge Elementary School for recycling.

Last-second shot lifts Hickman girls team

Shaunece Ballenger putback lifted the Hickman girls basketball team to a 37-35 victory Thursday at the Rolla tournament.

Missouri stem cell research critics refile lawsuit

It attempts to keep $21 million from going to life sciences research.

Kansas City casino operators pleased with fought-for venture

The Oklahoma-based Wyandotte Nation is marking the first anniversary of its 7th Street Casino on Friday in Kansas City, Kan., though the Kansas attorney general's office still contends the casino is illegal and has appealed a federal judge's order dismissing the state's challenge to the operation.

Crawford's tenure coincided with execution tumult

But he's also called possible "the most popular director, among staff, that's ever been in corrections."

UPDATE: Sen. Kit Bond announces retirement

Sen. Kit Bond announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election in 2010, saying he does not "aspire to become Missouri's oldest senator."

Defense wants conviction dismissed in Web hoax

GOP sources: Sen. Kit Bond to announce retirement

Bond, a native of Mexico, Mo., has been a big player in state politics for decades, serving as state auditor and governor before winning election to the U.S. Senate.

Secular, multi-lateral government needed to solve Gaza conflict

Religious and politcal idealogies are the root of the problem.

Rescuers save dog from icy Hannibal pond