Suspect arrested in Columbia cocaine probe

A man was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation after police witnessed him make a drug transaction, a Columbia Police Department news release said.

Back to the boards for MU placekicker

MU placekicker and former diver Jeff Wolfert will be returning to dive for the Tigers at the 2009 Big 12 Conference meet.

As Obama distinguishes new direction from old, America benefits

Calls for bipartisanship can be heard from both parties, but President Obama should remember why America chose him and stay true to the policies he promised.

Columbia real-estate agent joins City Council race

Jason Thornhill, 38, co-owner and broker-salesman at Weichert, Realtors — First Tier has joined the race to fill the City Council seat in the Second Ward vacated by 18-year incumbent Chris Janku.


MU freshman gymnast in spotlight again

Mary Burke's performances in the Black and Gold gymnastics meet and in practice earned her a spot as an all-arounder, a rare position for a freshman.

Columbia principals consult with staffs on cuts

Columbia Public School principals have been meeting with their staffs to help decide on additional cutbacks to address a $4.4 million shortfall.

Obama lays it out in plain terms: Every American needs to help save country

Mr. Obama did not lead us into false hope and dreams that nothing is wrong but stated clearly and precisely what was broken and that we, all of us, were responsible for the repair to our national body.

Columbia art exhibit reflects politics

“Politically Speaking,” the latest exhibition of the Columbia Art League, includes 62 pieces of art that focus on a variety of political topics, such as the economic recession, abortion, dictatorship and the effects of war on children.

Projected Missouri budget shortfall smaller than expected

The budget shortfall would have been even more severe had the state not been able to cover part of the gap with money that had been set aside by lawmakers and former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. 

Columbia man injured in motorcycle accident

David Bond, 29, slid his Kawasaki motorcycle sideways into a car Tuesday afternoon. He has not been released from the hospital as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

Crowd numbers rising slowly

Attendence at Missouri men's basketball home games isn't what it could be, but this season's numbers are slowly improving season.

Flores a work in progress

Christine Flores, a freshman on the Missouri women's basketball team,  says she is ready to contribute.

Missouri Senate bill would change basis for utility rates

If the bill passes, it would revoke a state law that prevents electricity companies from charging for services not yet being provided. The bill would help AmerenUE build a second power plant in Callaway County.

College presidents stress higher education value for state

UM System President Gary Forsee acknowledged that Missouri's universities must be more "efficient" in light of the state's multi-million dollar budget shortfall. He and Missouri State University President Michael Nietzel presented information supporting the financial value of higher education to the future of the state. Governor Jay Nixon will release his budget proposal Tuesday.

ANALYSIS: On prisons and torture, Obama mops up American image

President Barack Obama ordered to close the Guantanamo prison, but there are still many unanswered questions, including what to do with captives who are certifiably too dangerous to release.

Property in place for 130-acre Columbia park

The new park, planned for Columbia's west side, will help the city fulfill its Greenbelt and Master Trail plans.

Rock Bridge boys basketball rolls

The Bruins ran their record to 16-0 with a 71-33 blowout of Westport in Kansas City.

St. Louis hospital surpasses lung transplant milestone

Lung transplant surgeons at Washington University performed the 1,000th adult lung transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Wednesday, then did another one just a few hours later.

Police: Woman nearly hit by car in Again Street Park

At about 10:15 a.m. Thursday, two men nearly struck a woman walking her dog after they drove a car through the Again Street Park.

National Socialist Movement unit adopts section of Missouri highway

The Springfield unit of the National Socialist Movement has adopted a half-mile section of U.S. 160 near the city limits as part of the state's litter prevention program. The group's membership was noted when it recently picked up litter.