Columbia high schools set graduation times

The Hickman and Rock Bridge high school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled.

Early Childhood Summit encourages Columbia businesses to help fund education

Mayor Darwin Hindman and other community leaders emphasized the effect businesses can bring about by focusing on specific goals for early childhood education.

Sen. Bond speaks at early childhood summit

Sen. Kit Bond was one of many voices emphasizing the importance of early childhood education Wednesday at the second Early Childhood Summit at MU. The speakers encouraged business leaders take an active role in early childhood education.

Investigators try to unravel abduction hoax case

What, police say, made Bonnie Sweeten drain several bank accounts, take a former co-worker's driver's license, take one of her daughters, fake an abduction and run off to Disney World?

Husband arrested in wife, daughter's 1986 disappearance

Ronald D. Wrisinger has been charged with two count of first-degree murder in connection to the 1986 disappearance of his daughter and wife.

History may favor Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser in recall

Funkhouser's opponents have collected an estimated 20,000 signatures, but 17 percent to 20 percent of the signatures could be deemed invalid, according to the group's spokesman.

Jane Randolph, star of horror film 'Cat People,' dies

Randolph, who died at 93, "created one of the most chic heroines of horror: a sophisticate with a dry, sexy voice, a cigarette habit, a job, and . . . a terrific scream," wrote one admirer.

Missouri man arrested on suspicion of stealing restaurant grease

Buddy J. Buzzard's arrest on misdemeanor charges is part of a two-year trend of increasing grease thefts.

Nodler announces candidacy for U.S. House seat

State Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, says if elected he will  "resist" increases in federal spending.

Oklahoman killed in head-on collision with vehicle fleeing Missouri police

Police said the car driven by Nicholas Schilling of Belton crossed the median and struck a pickup truck while being chased by police, killing the driver. Schilling also died in the collision.

Rock Bridge falls in state boys tennis semifinals

Rockhurst earned 5-4 victory over Rock Bridge in the semifinals of the Class 2 state boys tennis tournament Thursday in Springfield, Mo. The loss ended the Bruins' bid for a second straight state title.