Columbia police seek armed robber of Break Time store

According to the Columbia Police Department, an employee at the Break Time on Paris Road was threatened with a handgun on Thursday night.

Frost advisory issued for Columbia

Frost could hurt newly planted annuals, but there are ways to save them.

Gun control debate resurfaces in U.S. with recent handgun deaths

Countries around the world take different stances on gun control.

Copy editors still have key job, even as roles expand

While the work of editing copy has changed along with most other newspaper jobs, its function remains consistent. If anything, copy editors have an increased responsibility to enhance readers' understanding of news content.

Rock Bridge boys tennis beats Hickman again

Defending state champion Rock Bridge coasted to a 9-0 win on Friday over Hickman, who hasn't defeated its rival since 2000.

The Beat: Unique playing strategy for Missouri baseball team

Missouri has not had the best season this year, but Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Andrew Dewitt say the team's game play strategy has made a difference.

Missouri House prepares for debate on 'fair tax' resolution

A joint resolution to abolish the state's income tax could reach the House floor as early as next week. The proposal would be put on the 2010 ballot for voter approval if it passes in the House and Senate.

LETTER: National health care needed now more than ever

National health insurance will give all Americans more options and better coverage.

LETTER: Government there for big corporations, not everyday Americans

The government's focus is on big corporations, often leaving out the American people. The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 is another example of this. Do not let it pass.

Missouri House passes amendment allowing concealed weapons on college campuses

The amendment, which passed passed 106-41, would allow students with permits to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and would lower the eligibility age for obtaining a concealed carry permit from 23 to 21. The bill faces one more vote before it can move to the Senate.

Tigers softball team moves into first place with win

The No. 10-ranked Missouri team defeated Oklahoma State on Friday night 5-3 in Stillwater despite only churning out five hits.

Auction earned more than $3,700 for Purvis family

An auction on April 3, organized by friends of the Purvis family, raised enough money to cover the funeral expenses and start a trust fund for Stephanie’s two sons.

Today's Question: Should concealed weapons be allowed on campus?

Considering the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007, would allowing students to carry concealed weapons to class be a wise decision?

Local churches honor the women of the Gospels

Local Christian churches plan to collaborate Friday in an effort to honor the women of the Gospels through dance and prayer.

Columbia City Council to request $225,000 for 'Blind' Boone home repairs

The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, upon approval by the City Council, will provide $225,000 in funding for the renovations in a plan to eventually turn the home into a museum.

Missouri baseball beats Baylor, wins second in a row

Pitcher Kyle Gibson threw his fourth complete game in conference play to help the Tigers get their fourth straight win over the No. 7-ranked Bears.

Quinceañera brings culture to Columbia

Selena Márquez and her family celebrate her quinceañera, a Mexican Catholic tradition that signifes the maturity of a 15-year-old girl both religiously and socially.

Minority drivers more likely to be searched by Columbia police

Black drivers in Columbia were searched during traffic stops more frequently than white drivers, according to the Columbia Police Department's annual racial profiling report released Thursday.

Flashlight Easter egg hunt attracts children despite chilly weather

With the help of MU's parks and recreation students, Columbia Parks and Recreation set up Columbia's first community flashlight Easter egg hunt for children.

Sweets, homemade dishes essential to Easter Sunday meals

Columbians answer the question: What food is absolutely a part of Easter for you?