Racers build memories at Mid-Missouri Soap Box Derby

Casey Glaude, 11, and her father Marty Glaude reflect on her first soap box derby racing experience at the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby in Columbia on Sunday

A mix of children and local celebrities raced Sunday in the 2009 Mid-Missouri Soap Box Derby. The winners will move on to the world championships in Akron, Ohio.

Family celebrates 20th anniversary with the wedding they never had

After years of putting their wedding dreams on hold, a Columbia couple finally had a church wedding in Columbia.

LETTER: Setting record straight on two PedNet programs

Two of PedNet Coalition's programs will not receive any GetAbout funding next school year.  The coalition is currently fundraising to support the 2009-10 Walking School Bus program, which presently has no funding.

Flood watch posted beginning at 9 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has forecast additional rain for Monday night that might cause flooding.

UPDATE: Ferguson denied new trial

Public defender Valerie Leftwich said she wasn't sure what approach she would take to appealing Monday's ruling, which denied Ryan Ferguson a new trial.

The curious power of words

On one level, words seem to be only haphazard combinations of markings, yet the most concrete, practical facts of the world — including those about politics and marriage — remain subject to those blocks of letters. 

Route 763 construction project to be completed in late 2009

The project, which began in April 2008, was started to make travel safer for drivers, bikers and pedestrians by widening lanes. It was originally supposed to be done Aug. 1 of this year, but the deadline has been extended.

Today's Question: Back-in parking proposal

Ash Street between Seventh and Ninth Streets could possibly see its on-street parallel parking spots replaced with back-in parking spots.

Let us paws now for a blessing. Amen.

It was the 10th annual pet blessing service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, and there were pets to be blessed.

Obama issues U.S. doctors stern pitch for health care fix

The president assured the doctors that he is not supporting "socialized" medicine, but he does want to try and fix the problems he says are in the system.

Ryan Ferguson denied new trial

Ferguson was previously convicted in the murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

Suspect in Holocaust Museum shooting won't appear in court just yet

On Monday, a federal court judge found that it is not possible for James von Brunn to have an initial appearance in the next week.

Investigation into felled trees at Rock Bridge High School continues

The six trees, together worth between $4,200 and $4,800, were found cut down on the last day of school. Contrary to rumors, they were not "memory trees" planted in memory of a student who died, Rock Bridge officials said.

EngagingPeople: Ian Thomas

Thomas has only driven a car about 20 times in the last year. He said he thinks it makes more sense to ride a bike or walk, especially for short distances.

Immigrants' files will be housed in limestone caves

The century-old immigration documents will be stored in limestone caves in Lee's Summit and will be open to the public.

MU health professions summit lets Kansas City students sample jobs

The health summit is designed to increase diversity in the state's health care industry.

Missouri House budget chairman Allen Icet to seek auditor job

Rep. Allen Icet announced his 2010 challenge to Democratic Auditor Susan Montee and hopes to get the Republican Party's support to avoid a primary.

Brad Pitt and family donate $1 million to Springfield hospital

The money is to be used to open the Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center this summer and is expected to make the new center eligible to participate in St. Jude's clinical research trials.

Student charged with hacking grade system

A 16-year-old student at a high school in New York is facing charges of identity theft and unauthorized use of a computer for blocking teachers' access to the system.