The Beat: Decoding Transportation Development Districts

Reporter Jacob Barker and public life editor Scott Swafford discuss why Columbia residents should care about TDDs.

Assistant Superintendent Lynn Barnett retiring from her many roles

"This is not just a job for me, it's a vocation," she says.

Rock Bridge girls soccer shuts out Smith-Cotton

The Bruins played in another 1-0 game, coming out on the winning side Monday with junior Kelsey Reimler scoring the loan goal.

Paddlers raise money for Rainbow House

Water enthusiasts paddled for charity at Stephens Lake on Sunday to support a children's emergency shelter. The event attracted 75 to 100 people.

GUEST COLUMN: Missouri’s court system isn’t broken

A proposed amendment would weaken Missouri's judicial selection process by inserting party politics.

Letter Carriers' food drive to start on Saturday

In preparation for the nation's largest one-day food drive, led by the National Association of Letter Carriers, sponsors and donators talked about the significance of the drive during the economic downfall.

Missouri athletes, coaches earn awards

The MU Department of Athletics held its first ROARS Awards Show on Monday night at Mizzou Arena.

Hickman girls soccer team loses in penalty kicks

The Hickman girls soccer team lost 4-3 in penalty kicks Monday night against St. Francis Borgia. The Kewpies will face rival Rock Bridge on Wednesday at Rock Bridge.

NY Times Co. threatens Boston Globe shutdown

Four probable swine flu cases identified in Kansas City

Missouri health officials said Sunday that four more probable cases of swine flu have been identified in the Kansas City metropolitan area, bringing the total number of cases in Missouri residents to eight.

Columbia's TriZou Triathlon draws variety of racers

Sunday’s TriZou triathlon drew more than 700 participants from 10 different states including four-time World Triathlon champion Simon Lessing.

Missouri's first openly gay senator married over weekend

Jolie Justus, Missouri's first openly gay senator, marrried her partner in Iowa last weekend, though her marriage won't be recognized in Missouri.

Boone Life: 'River rats' come out to play

After several days of heavy rain, Millersburg resident Darren Crites and his friend Kelley Neal were spotted testing their Jet Skis in what used to be a parking lot. The pair was accompanied by Crites' dog Chloe, who had to wait in the truck while the adults had their fun.

Police seek four suspects in home robbery

Police are seeking four male suspects after an armed robbery early Monday morning on Bent Oak Drive.

Two injured in accident by Old Hawthorne

A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a rear-end accident forced her car into a telephone pole, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report.

Cricket vs. baseball: Which is the superior sport?

Which is the greater bat-and-ball game? There are many factors to consider in this summer-sporting showdown.

States consider 'Silver Alerts' for missing adults

The system — modeled on Amber Alerts — notifies the public when cognitively impaired adults are missing, and it's already been adopted in Missouri and 14 other states. A measure to set up a national Silver Alert awaits approval by the U.S. Senate.

Jasper County reports four whooping cough cases

The Health Department is investigating four other cases.

Probation sought in MySpace hoax case

The defense attorney in the MySpace case related to the suicide of Megan Meier of O'Fallon asked a Los Angeles judge for probation and a fine as punishment. The lawyer said the defendant cannot afford to pay a fine larger than $5,000.

Loyalists, bargain hunters, skeptics look to buy Chrysler vehicles

After filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, Chrysler hopes to reemerge within 30 days. The car company has had a range of shoppers, some of whom are encouraged by President Barack Obama's pledge the government will back warranties issued by the company.