Missouri's Carroll named MVP of Portsmouth Invitational

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll added to his growing list of accolades this season, earning MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational. Other honors include MVP honors from the Big 12 Tournament and All-NCAA West Region honors.

Tiger senior averaged a double-double in three games.

Gardening helps character grow

Helping my father in the garden became a practical life lesson for me as a young Christian man.

Meet the first dog: Bo

President Barack Obama fulfilled his campaign promise to his two daughters and gave the girls a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, which they named Bo.

ANALYSIS: Missouri unions seek to organize in-home care

Missouri's Republican-led legislature failed to fund a council created to help in-home care providers.

Schedule change could take out East Campus trash problem

City staff will discuss the possibility of moving the East Campus trash collection day from Wednesday to Monday to combat the problem of residents putting trash out too early.

Columbia School Board to swear in new members

The board, as it adds two members, is set to face more challenges Monday night.

Man attempted robbery of Smiley Lane Taco Bell

A Taco Bell employee was held at gun point Sunday morning. The suspect, driving a four-door vehicle, drove away southbound on Rangeline Street.

Police investigate shots fired Saturday night at Native Dancer Court

The Columbia Police Department is investigating shots fired around 11:10 p.m. Saturday night. A house was struck by a bullet but no one was injured. No other details are available.

UPDATE: Gun scare at Douglass Park Easter event

A disturbance interrupted the Easter Party in Douglass Park. No one was arrested, no one was reported hurt and the party resumed.

Calif. town shocked by murder charges against Sunday school teacher

Melissa Huckaby was arrested Saturday in connection with the death of Sandra Cantu after Huckaby had several inconsistencies in her story. Cantu was the best friend of Huckaby's daughter.

Orville Redenbacher's business partner dies in Michigan

Charlie Bowman, who helped Orville Redenbacher start two of the best-known popcorn businesses in the U.S., has died.

Columbia Hope Church congregation celebrates its first Easter

The church celebrated its "launch" Feb. 8. It is the first church planted in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in more than 20 years. The Rev. Heather McCain, church planter and pastor, hopes the Easter service brings its congregants and newcomers together in the spirit of joy for Christ's resurrection. 

Columbia Hope Church looks to live up to core values

Pastor Heather McCain wants the new congregation to focus on hospitality, spirituality, discipleship, environmental sustainability, compassion, justice and creativity.

March against racial stereotypes set for Tuesday

Members of Community About Raising Excellence say they want to represent the struggles and accomplishments of groups that are often stereotyped.

Columbia Friends of China host annual luncheon, awards ceremony

The Columbia Friends of China reflected on the past year's events with a luncheon and performances.

SWAT tactics examined after Oakland cop killings

Police say a parolee killed two motorcycle patrolmen and then killed two SWAT team members later that day. Experts say this could serve as a landmark law enforcement case.

UPDATE: Easter EGGstravaganza at Douglass Park

The event, free to the public, featured several activities for children including face painting, sidewalk chalk art and an Easter egg hunt.

Founder of Banned Books Week dies

Judith Krug died Saturday. She was a director of the Chicago-based American Library Association and founded its Banned Books Week, which has been observed on the last week of September since 1982.

Randy Cain, founding member of Delfonics, dies

Founder of the soul group the Delfonics, Randy Cain died Thursday, April 9, 2009 at his home in New Jersey.

State proposes tours of old Missouri State Penitentiary

The Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Commission is seeking to develop a two-hour hard hat tour by May that would show the inside of the Missouri State Penitentiary.