No point to allowing guns at MU

Though the case might be different elsewhere, allowing concealed weapons on the MU campus is a risk without any reasonable prospect of a reward.

The Beat: School board members to be sworn in

Columbia Missourian reporter Mallory Vargon will be at the ceremony, and she talks about what can be expected at the meeting.

Penalty kick pushes Rock Bridge past Hickman in overtime

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team defeated rival Hickman 1-0 with a successful penalty kick near the end of the second overtime period Monday night at Hickman.

Missing for decades, court documents found in cabinet

Presumed lost for decades, Sturgeon Court of Common Pleas documents surfaced once more during the recent Boone County Courthouse remodel. The documents paint a lively picture of life in northern Boone County from 1860 to 1921.

Sturgeon documents to join Missouri State Archive

Recently recovered court documents from Sturgeon will join the Missouri State Archives after they are organized and put onto microfilm. The archives are available in online databases and have tens of thousands of records, some dating back to 1770.

LETTER: Person behind fliers condemning Angela Davis' speech needs to rethink rhetoric

Casino charges dropped against 2 Missouri lawmakers

Charges were dropped against Missouri lawmakers Sen. Jeff Smith and Rep. Joe Aull, who were accused of presenting false identification at a Boonville casino.

LETTER: Resolution would diminish judiciary independence

The House Joint Resolution 10 will hurt the independence of the judiciary by changing the Nonpartisan Court Plan, which requires a committee of laypersons and attorneys to pick Missouri judges. Instead, the resolution would allow the governor to reject that committee's final choice.

LETTER: Will Rep. Luetkemeyer meet with GRO members?

Sen. Claire McCaskill does a great job of meeting with her constituents and answering tough questions honestly. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer should follow her lead and attend the local Health Care for America Now event to have an open dialogue with those trying to understand his positions.

Senior forwards share most outstanding honor at awards banquet for Missouri men's basketball team

Senior forwards DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons shared the Most Outstanding Player Award given out Monday night at the Missouri men’s basketball team's awards banquet.

Two men arrested in residential burglary

Following a short pursuit, police arrested two men in car that a witness at the scene described.

Rock Bridge golfers second in 23-team tournament

The Rock Bridge boys golf team was second at the Smith-Cotton Invitational on Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.

Cambodian New Year adds religious diversity to Easter weekend

The Wat Angkor Cambodian Buddhist Temple near Hallsville on Old Highway 63 hosted celebrations for the Cambodian New Year festival over the weekend. Called Chol Chnam Thmey in the Khmer language, the Cambodian New Year usually falls on April 13.

Twitter keeps Missouri legislators linked in with constituents

Missouri lawmakers are using Twitter, a micro-blogging Web site, to keep their constituents updated on their political work. While it is gaining in popularity, some lawmakers do not wish to "tweet" about topics such as votes, debates and opinions of others.

Kansas gives prairie chickens to Missouri

About 100 of the rare birds are brought to Missouri each year, where conservationists hope to re-establish a stable population.

Casino charges dropped against two Missouri lawmakers

Authorities decided to drop charges against Missouri lawmakers Jeff Smith and Joe Aull in connection to misdemeanors for misusing casino-issued identification

Today's Question: Solving the East Campus trash problem for good

Setting trash out early has become a big problem in the East Campus area of Columbia. Do you think moving the trash collection day to Monday would solve the problem?

Missouri business owners learn lessons from disasters

Tornadoes, floods and fires serve as impetus for many to change the way their businesses operate.

Police looking for two armed robbery suspects

The Petro Mart at 2200 W. Ash St. was robbed of money and tobacco products early Monday morning.

Gay West Point alumni seek end to "don't ask, don't tell"

Knights Out is the first association representing gay and lesbian alumni of West Point. They are advocating for the end of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and hope to be a resource for the military if the policy is repealed.