Former member inspires annual golf tournament

ason Cooley and Jeff Glenn comment on each other’s outfits before the Country Club of Missouri’s third annual Knickerbocker Golf Tournament. The tournament and its theme are inspired by Steve Inslee, a past member of the country club known for wearing argyle socks and vintage knickerbockers at tournaments.

The Country Club of Missouri hosted its third annual Knickerbocker Golf Tournament on Saturday. The event serves as an opportunity to wear traditional or crazy golf outfits, inspired by late member Steve Inslee.

Day one of Art in the Park a big hit

The 51st annual Art in the Park drew large crowds to Stephens Lake Park on Saturday with more than 100 artists featured. 

PHOTO GALLERY: It's a gorgeous day for Art in the Park

The two-day event at Stephens Park opened Saturday with lots of vendors, lots of entertainment and lots of visitors.

Coach has seen Show-Me State soccer tournament grow

Nearly 11 years ago, Columbia Pride soccer coach Rick Hess was approached to be the commissioner of the first Columbia three-on-three soccer tournament, a realm of soccer he knew nothing about. Now the event has grown.

Rock Bridge baseball finishes fourth

The Bruins' season ends with a loss to DeSoto

Soccer tournament produces competition and sportsmanship

The Show-Me State Games three-on-three soccer tournament was host to more than 1,000 competitors Saturday at Hickman High School. However, it was a group of girls in the Under-10 bracket that truly encompassed the meaning of the games.

Federal court stays St. Louis man's execution

A St. Louis man convicted in a 1991 double murder was granted a stay of execution Friday. His supporters say he confessed to the murder after being beaten by police.

Today's Question: Government involvement in GM

Despite President Barack Obama's assertions that he wants to stay out of the auto industry, GM's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy would give the government a 60 percent stake in the American industrial giant.

Some Columbia churches are rethinking how to fish for souls

Mainline Protestant denominations began an ad campaign last month to attract younger members. Several Columbia churches have used ideas from the campaigns to mobilize members, encouraging them to make a difference in their communities.

Columbia's economic development aims at growing existing businesses

City Manager Bill Watkins' presentation on economic development stressed the need for coordination to avoid missing opportunities to attract new jobs.

Columbia City Council and staff discuss issues at annual retreat

A Thursday night dinner meeting kicked off the weekend. Meetings went from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Water and Light rebate plan could save utility costs

The city offers rebate programs for those who wish to make their building more energy-efficient. Water and Light will add nearly $1 million toward general improvements and increased incentives on top of its $1.4 million already in use.

Some workers work harder with layoffs looming

The increased possibility of being laid off has caused some workers to secure their jobs by taking on more duties and longer hours.

Public urged to watch for wayward alligator

An alligator that was being kept as a pet is on the loose near the Lake of the Ozarks.

Slain abortion doctor eulogized as generous

About 900 people attended services for Dr. George Tiller in Wichita. Anti-abortion protestors demonstrated 500 feet away.

Kyle Busch wins Nationwide Series race; Edwards finishes third

Columbia man robbed and assaulted in downtown parking garage

A 25-year-old Columbia man was robbed and assaulted in the parking garage on S. 10th and Cherry Streets.

Columbia government bracing for onslaught of retirements

Some city departments could lose almost half of their managers to retirement in the next five years.

St. Louis man dies of tick-borne disease

The unidentified St. Louis man was infected with a bacteria that causes the disease ehrlichiosis.

Mother remembers children killed 5 years ago

The mother of two children who were murdered by their father 5 years ago finds sollace in the Independence playground that was built in their memory.