Husband and wife survive battles with cancer together

Heather Carver and her daughters Tricia, 8, and Ellie, 6, walk the survivor lap during the Relay for Life on Stankowski Field. Carver is a breast cancer survivor and participates, along with her team "A Few Folks and a Clown" in Relay for Life each year. "I'm the clown," joked Carver.

Husband and wife Bill Horner and Heather Carver, both cancer survivors, are committed to MU's Relay for Life. They have helped raise more than $16,000 in three years.

LETTER: Torture is inhumane, ineffective

The nation deserves to know the truth about torture practices.

New coach, team carries on legacy of former Hickman soccer coach

After Hickman girls' soccer coach Jon Strodtman died in 2008, the Kewpies are encountering new experiences with new coach Tony Gragnani. However, even with a new coach, the team is determined to keep the spirit of Strodtman alive.

Boyle or bust: Britain's new singing sensation deserves her moment

Susan Boyle, a unknown, dowdy woman from Scotland, has been celebrated all over the news since nailing a song on “Britain's Got Talent." But while those kudos have rained down, others have objected to Susan’s limelight share. And to those people, I say this: Stop being such sopping wet blankets.

City Council votes Monday on new parking garage

The City Council will vote on plans for an eight- or nine-story parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets. Interviews indicate members will vote to approve plans. Members of the community are invited to speak on the matter before the vote.

Columbia College softball team splits doubleheader with Missouri Baptist

Loss in second game takes the Cougars out of sole possession of first place in the American Midwest Conference.

Groups come together to revise school resource officer contract

An incident at Hickman High School last fall — recorded and posted on YouTube — brought together a group of citizens and officials, looking at the school resource officer program. The result of their work is a revised contract proposal that would give schools more input on officers' evaluations.

Rock Bridge tennis stays perfect on season

Bruins roll to shutout win.

Islamic Center holds open house

There was information about Islam. Traditional foods were served. Henna painting was done. And presentations were made on Islamic culture.

House Budget Committee scraps plan for business incentive fund

Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to create business incentive funds was struck down in the House Budget Committee Monday. Lawmakers voted to use funds for specific one-time projects, and submitted amendments on how to distribute the money statewide.

Rock Bridge takes first in Helias Invitational golf tournament

Bruins were led by fourth-place finisher Wilson Sunvold.

Man pleads guilty in campus robbery

Demetrius O. Edwards was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the September 2008 robbery near Francis Quadrangle.

Motorcycle repair runs in the family

Rock and Raymond Palmer, father and son, are doing what they love together. They are Harley Davidson virtuosos and operate R & R Cycles in Centralia to prove it.

Man found dead at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning to determine cause and time of death. The death initially appears to be from natural causes, according to the Boone County Medical Examiner's office.

UPDATE: Summit aims to reduce dropout rate

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a summit Monday in Columbia with the goal of working to prevent students from dropping out of high school.

Missouri's finances might not meet earlier predictions

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering addressed Missouri lawmakers Monday, saying revenue estimates made earlier in the year might not meet expectations.

Remains identified, death ruled as homicide

According to a Columbia Police Department release, remains found in January have been identified as Mark D. Dailey. The Medical Examiner's Office, MU Department of Anthropology and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Laboratory all collaborated to identify the remains.

Summer educational programs expect high enrollment

A variety of summer courses are available through the Columbia Public Schools. Although registration is open until May 1, school officials believe program enrollment will be high.

Today's Question: Changing speeds in Columbia

Will reducing the speed limit in certain neighborhoods affect the speed people actual drive?

Electrical malfunction blamed for fire at home in north Columbia

The electrical malfunction was found in the wall behind a dryer in home, according to the Columbia Fire Department.