Mother of homicide victim asks for love over judgment

Corey Brown, 18, with his son, Jailen, on the day he was born, Aug. 4, 2007. Corey Brown was fatally shot Monday, apparently the victim of a botched robbery attempt.

Sherry Sanders said Thursday that her son Corey had made plans to turn his life around before he was fatally shot earlier this week. He died during what police said was apparently a botched robbery attempt.

MU softball coach finds success at home

Ehren Earleywine, a native of Jefferson City, didn't want to be a coach. Now he's trying to turn Missouri into a softball powerhouse.

Texas police chief to head Columbia Police Department

Haltom City, Texas, Police Chief Kenneth Burton was chosen Thursday to lead the Columbia Police Department. His job experience, emphasis on community policing and familiarity with new technology landed him the job, City Manager Bill Watkins said.

Belcher likely to become next Columbia Public Schools superintendent

Chris Belcher is expected to become the next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools.

Burton named new police chief

After nearly eight months of searching, City Manager Bill Watkins chose Haltom City, Texas, Police Chief Kenneth Burton to lead the Columbia Police Department.

MU budget problems make employees' February bleak

Bad news for MU employees abounds as benefits cuts exacerbate an already frustrating financial situation.

Chris Belcher likely to be named Columbia Public Schools chief

Chris Belcher is expected to be announced as Columbia's next public schools superintendent Friday morning. Belcher said he thinks it will be a good fit and hopes for a long tenure.

Lawrence adds versatility off the bench

Missouri senior guard Matt Lawrence has played an important role over the span of the last 10 games, showing an increased versatility.

Laundry fire puts damper on Shakespeare's Pizza

A load of towels caught fire in a dryer at Shakespeare's Pizza's west location on Thursday, causing about $5,000 worth of damage.

Tax plans look good on surface, rotten underneath

Examining the truth behind the Fair Tax Act and MoDOT's tax plans shows schemes to take residents' money.

Tigers baseball preps for season-starting road trip

Tigers baseball prepares to start the season with nine road games in 11 days, taking lessons from last season with them.

Theatre NXS plans for black box multipurpose venue

During fundraising for its new black box theater, Theatre NXS will show three Don Nigro plays with various closing musicians over the weekend at The Mule Barn building, 501 Fay St.

Tigers look to break road barrier

The Missouri women's basketball team has put together a winning home record this season but has struggled on the road, going 3-6 away from Mizzou Arena.

Field Elementary students might move in January 2010

Construction delays have pushed back the target completion date for Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary, Columbia's new elementary school. The current plan is to move students from Field to the new school over the next winter break in time for the second semester of the 2009-10 school year.

Meaning of Obama presidency discussed at Columbia forum

In honor of Black History Month, Columbia residents gathered for an open discussion panel about the Obama presidency on Thursday night at St. Paul A.M.E. Church.  

Proposal for veterans sanctuary trailer park denied

Richland Road rezoning request tabled until April

New development in east Columbia was put on hold Thursday night for the third time after the Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a measure to rezone five separate tracts of land near Richland Road.

Belcher biography highlights

A biographical sketch of the newest Columbia Public Schools superintendent, Chris Belcher.

Tigers eager for home tennis matches

After being on the road all season, the Missouri tennis team now has a month-long stretch of home matches that begins this weekend.

MU rec complex responds to Zumba craze

The exercise phenomenon Zumba has been sweeping the nation and now the MU Student Recreation Complex is meeting the increased need for Zumba instructors by hosting a Zumba training workshop in March.