MU baseball team much improved in win

The Missouri baseball team was not happy about a 6-4 loss to Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday. The Tigers got some redemption on Wednesday with one of their better efforts of the season.

School board candidate profiles

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is not a 'trail-killer'

Although Hoppe had a personal interest in the proposed Hinkson Trail GetAbout plan, she voted based on what was best for residents, not for herself.

LETTER: Dean Oliver should reconsider closing the Health Connection

Health Connections success benefits the community that supports MU.

National heart stent research project begins at MU

MU researchers plan to collaborate with others across the nation to study a new protein for use in drug-eluting heart stents that could prevent the re-narrowing of coronary arteries after balloon angioplasty procedures.

UPDATE: Branch of Boone County National Bank robbed Wednesday afternoon

No one was injured in the robbery at the West Broadway branch, and there were no customers in the bank at the time.

EU court rejects Anheuser-Busch InBev bid to protect Budweiser

Anheuser-Busch lost a fight against a smaller Czeck rival to claim "Budweiser" as a trademark. The decision upheld a 2007 court ruling that said the "Budweiser" name was already claimed in several EU countries by the rival brewer.

St. Louis barbershop gives customers a wake-up call

Nursing students are going to barbershops to provide screenings to those who may not get regular checkups.

Missouri State Highway Patrol orders militia report shut down

The report provided a history of the militia movement and a description of its members.

Today's Question: Is the economy on the road to recovery or ruin?

President Barack Obama asked Americans for support and patience with his economic initiatives during a speech Tuesday night.

LETTER: Health Connection's worth is immeasurable

There is no place in Columbia quite like the Health Connection. It should be saved, even if it means higher fees.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College plays for the national title

Click here for photos from the NAIA title game held Tuesday night in Kansas City

Humane society still needs your help

Columbia's Humane Society finished in the top spot after phase one of's national search for a shelter to make over. The Humane Society still needs Columbia's help to win phase two of the contest.

Idaho teacher sells ads on schoolwork

The economics and history teacher is using the ads to help teach lessons about the Great Depression.

Missouri House backs off proposed cuts to senior meals

While House Republicans backed off proposed cuts to Missouri's health and social service programs, they were expected to stand firm in opposition against Gov. Nixon's plan to cover tens of thousands of additional low-income Missourians in the Medicaid program.

John Hope Franklin, renowned scholar of black history, dies

The esteemed Duke University historian, who was 94, wrote many important books, and he broke many barriers.  His book "From Slavery to Freedom" helped integrate black history into American history. His research helped Thurgood Marshall win Brown v. Board of Education.

Community college enrollment jumps in Missouri

Experts think the increase in community college enrollment was because Missourians were seeking a cheaper alternative to four-year colleges and universities.

Columbia Special Olympics team wins gold at State Championships

This was the first appearance for the Columbia Twisters at the state games, which were held at  Timberland High School in Wentzville. They won two out of two games to claim the state title.

NAACP hosts forum for City Council, school board candidates

The candidates fielded questions Tuesday night that centered on concerns of the First Ward.

Missouri Senate approves county planning bill

Under the bill, county commissions could appoint planning commissions that would hold public hearings before recommending a plan that could cover regulations and zoning rules