Missouri's Carroll selected by Grizzlies in NBA Draft

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll added to his growing list of accolades this season, earning MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational. Other honors include MVP honors from the Big 12 Tournament and All-NCAA West Region honors.

Former Missouri basketball player Demarre Carroll was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 27th pick of Thursday's NBA Draft. Former Tigers teammate Leo Lyons was not selected.

Columbians remember a pop icon

Columbia residents in Cosmo and Peace Parks remember and honor Michael Jackson in their own ways Thursday. While some instantly said they remember "Thriller," others know Jackson as a member of the Jackson 5.

Tackling Columbia's lighting woes isn't just about brightness

Many have offered opinions on the budget reduction for streetlights in Columbia. But while some think the plan sounds dangerous, just as many safety issues could arise if things are left as they are.

GUEST COLUMN: A vision for Columbia's sustainability program

A properly planned sustainability program would focus emerging community efforts on reducing energy and resource use, as well as on generating less waste.

First-time mom finds pregnancy slowing her down

How can she still enjoy the activities she loves sixth months into pregnancy?

Keep The District canopied

The canopies of Broadway, despite their look, used to bring shade and comfort to pedestrians. Store owners need to put up something in their place so shade's not so difficult to come by.


Since their removal however, such comfort has been hard to come by.

Columbia man who died in trailer fire was beloved landlord

John Shettlesworth, 57, who died in a fire in his trailer Wednesday morning, was well-liked by his tenants and "one hell of a good friend," according to one of his renters.

COMMENT: U.S. soccer gains a fan

The U.S. soccer team, who like I've stated, I didn't overly care about before this, just made a big name for itself.

Importance of free elections can never be overstated

It's a story that's been told many times before. But if there's one thing we've learned from Iran, it's the importance of free elections.

Missouri Vocational Enterprises offers job opportunities for inmates

The state program is intended to help rehabilitate inmates to re-enter society when their sentances end. It allows the inmates to have a paying job while producing something useful for the program.

Michael Jackson, dead at 50, leaves legacy of innovation, infamy

Pop icon Michael Jackson died Thursday after a life of groundbreaking musical success and often bizarre personal turmoil.

Runners aim high with Blue Thunder Track Club

Mikayla Logan and Kayla Funkenbusch, both 12, are on similar paths in track and field.

Columbia Fire Department: Near-drowning victim in critical condition

A 22-year-old female was taken to University Hospital on Thursday night after being rescued from a pool, a news release stated.

MU police issue warning about thefts on campus

The MU Police Department has warned university employees and students after an increase in thefts on campus.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon proposes $430 million in budget cuts

The governor made spending reductions in the legislature's $23 billion operating budget and two-year, $600 million capital improvements bill.

Funding for MKT bridge repairs needs to be increased, official says

Engineers have recommended the city replace two bridges on the MKT Trail. The city would need to allocate $440,o00 if the plan is to go forward, according to a Parks and Recreation report.

'Charlie's Angel' Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

Actress Farrah Fawcett, who rose to fame in the 1970s as one of TV's "Charlie's Angels," died Thursday after battling anal cancer.

News release: No evidence fatal Columbia trailer fire was intentional

A Boone County Fire Protection District investigation of a fatal fire Wednesday morning found no indication the fire was set intentionally, according to a news release.

Today's Question: Should Planning and Zoning have recommended approval to annex 271 acres?

Should the Planning and Zoning Commission have recommended approval to annex 271 acres on the eastern border of Columbia?

Gov. Nixon proposes $430 million in budget cuts

The governor made spending reductions in the legislature's $23 billion operating budget and two-year, $600 million capital improvements bill.