One dead, two injured after collision on Route B

A northbound car  sideswiped a southbound pickup truck Thursday afternoon, causing both vehicles to spin out of control. The driver of the car was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Defense dominates Missouri's focus

For Tigers, the name of the game is defense. Mike Anderson credits the team's transformation from last season to intense focus on defense during games.

Five-day delivery by USPS might help cure procastinators

Facing economic difficulty, the United States Postal Service has proposed Congress eliminate a federal mandate for delivery six days a week. While e-mail and other advancements have diminished its role in some situations, the Postal Service has come in handy for procrastinators mailing their last-minute, Saturday material.

Tough road leads to success for MU wrestler

After dealing with the death of his parents as a child, MU wrestler Raymond Jordan hasn't had difficultly handling tough challenges in college.

THE BEAT: Discussion of mayor's appearance on CNBC

The Columbia Missourian's managing editor, Jeanne Abbott, talks to KBIA's Janet Saidi about how Columbia is fairing compared to national economic trends.

Know both sides, then argue abortion

An encounter with a stranger prompts a man to re-examine his views on abortion.

State legislators answer Boone County residents' questions

Democratic state Reps. Mary Still, Chris Kelly and Stephen Webber, all of Columbia, as well as state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, answered questions Thursday night from an audience of about 50 Boone County residents at the Columbia Public Library, which partnered with the League of Women Voters.

Target amounts set for non-salary expense reductions at MU

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton targeted in a memo Thursday morning $5.3 million in cuts to be spread out among MU schools, colleges and other divisions.

Sparky's opens for weekend, just ahead of heat wave

Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream will be serving up scoops through Sunday at its Ninth Street location. The store will officially open for the season later this month, in conjunction with the 2009 True/False Film Festival.

Missouri women's team has Kansans to battle Kansas

Four members of the Missouri women's basketball team grew up in Kansas, compared to just one member of the Jayhawks team.

More Missouri educators set to pay into Social Security

Some "nontraditional" educators will be required by the federal government to pay into Social Security starting in 2010. These workers have historically paid into the Public School Retirement System. Some believe PSRS has made working at Missouri schools more desirable and fear losing it.

Full roster showing results for Douglass

The Bulldogs are finally playing with a full roster and it showed in 73-45 victory Thursday over Higbee.

Power still out to 20,000 in southern Missouri

Parts of southern Missouri are still without power with the electrical infrastructure in some areas in shambles.

UM Board subcommittee votes to expand Forsee's authority

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee called for emergency measures to confront the university's economic troubles in a meeting with the Board of Curators on Thursday.

Missouri House approves tax credit bill for businesses

After much argument, the bill removing a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion, was approved by the Missouri House.


The Missouri House of Representatives approved a job package backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday that would remove a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion.

Gallery to display works by famed abstract artist Keith Crown

The nationally-acclaimed watercolorist, who now lives in Columbia and turns 91 this year, will be showcased at the Main Gallery of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Widaman scores 1,000th for Columbia College women

Junior guard Whitney Widaman reached a milestone for the Columbia College women's basketball team in Thursday's road victory.

Columbia special education teacher receives MLK award

Maxine Nelson won the MLK award on Jan. 19. She teaches special education at West Junior High School and runs Pamodzi, a diversity group for students.

Columbia School Board interviews sixth superintendent candidate

Skip Deming, a previous co-interim chief for the Columbia Public School District, was interviewed during an executive session of the board meeting Thursday night.

Columbia Police: Violent crime down 36 percent in 2008

Interim Police Chief Tom Dresner credited proactive police work for the decrease in violent crime, but said more work needs to be done to combat property crime, which increased 18.9 percent in 2008.