Age doesn't slow six-time women's amateur champion

That Ellen Port is almost 30 years older than her closest competition means little. She is a six-time winner of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship and is in contention for her seventh title at his week's event. 

Missouri works to preserve giant salamander population

The amphibians, hellbenders, are native to the Missouri River Valley and a variety of factors are contributing to the species dissappearing. But an effort to protect and bolster the population is taking place at the St. Louis Zoo.

Supreme Court shouldn't consider 'right' and 'left'

In drafting and approving the Constitution, it's doubtful our founders considered “right” and “left” but rather intended to provide a vehicle for our self government.

Pujols helps Obama keep his word at All-Star game

Determined his ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game would reach the plate on the fly Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered — barely. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols helped him, moving up to scoop the low toss inches off the dirt.

MU Museum of Art and Archeology weaves past with present

The museum's exhibit, "Pre-Columbian Textile Art: Design that Speaks Today," will be on display through Aug. 2 featuring Peruvian weaving.

Police Department use-of-force reviews rarely find fault

Every time a Columbia Police officer uses force against a suspect, supervisors must conduct a mandatory review to ensure officers are complying with department policies. Of 1,027 cases reviewed between 2002 and March 2009, only two were found improper.

Business representatives voice concerns for Roots 'N' Blues

Columbia business representatives voiced their concerns Monday about the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival to various officials involved with the festival's planning.

Share your All-Star Game experience

Are you headed to Tuesday's All-Star Game? Or did you get stuck in traffic going somewhere else? Tell us about it.

LETTER: Columbia Apartment Association opposes TIF funding in city

There are several important points to consider before using Tax Increment Funding in the Tiger Hotel and Tenth and Locust developments.

Nixon picks new chairman for Missouri Technology Corporation

Joseph G. Bannister was selected to be the chairman of the Missouri Technology Corporation, which helps private businesses link with universities conducting high-tech reserach.

All-Star Game will have $60 million impact in St. Louis, analyst says

The estimate includes an expected $33 million in direct spending by visitors and another $27 million felt as a ripple effect as the money spent recycles through the local economy.

Today's Question: Who should be included in independent interview panel for fire chief search?

The Boone County Fire Protection District is looking for a new fire chief. One of the goals of the board of directors is to involve the public in the selection process by creating an interview panel independent of the board.

Anti-cell phone usage while driving laws find unlikely foe

After years of opposition from unlikely opponents, a law has passed banning text messaging while driving for people 21 or younger.

'Death By Cell Phone' campaign focuses on texting while driving

Billboards are springing up in Missouri with a "Death By Cell Phone" advertising campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.

Group hopes to catalog southwest Missouri war markers

A descendent of a Union soldier is undertaking an effort to document Civil War monuments and markers in southwest Missouri.

Kinder backing initiative about union elections

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will back a proposed constitutional amendment to require secret-ballot union elections.

Missouri attorney general to testify about fraud before Congress

Chris Koster will testify about mortgage and debt repair fraud before a U.S. Senate committee.

Task force meets in St. Louis about flooding

A task force has been assembled in St. Louis to better coordinate agencies that prepare for an respond to flooding.

Boone County Joint Communications dispatchers struggle with workload

Dispatchers with Boone County Joint Communications say they are understaffed and overworked. The agency has put in a request for more dispatchers.

'Improper' use-of-force findings rare among police departments

The Columbia Police Department rarely finds fault with its officers' use of force.  However, its review process is noticeably more comprehensive than several other departments in the state of Missouri.