Daniel Boone Little League plays to advance to Little League World Series

The team will need to win the Midwest regional tournament in Indianapolis in order to make it to the World Series.

Hickman Junior in contention at City Golf Championship

Cruz Buchanan, 16, shot a 73 at the first round of the city golf championship. He is five strokes off the lead and the youngest golfer in the tournament.

Murdoch says it's time to put a price on digital news

There is a lot of speculation regarding online journalism's pay-for-content movement. Soon enough, however, we'll have some answers.

Linemen say showing leadership assists team's youth

Missouri's "veterans" look out for the younger players. Setting new examples for young players to follow is critical to developing the Missouri football program, according to the team.

Swine flu plan still in the works for Columbia Public Schools

With just more than two weeks until the first day of classes, Columbia Public Schools is developing a plan to manage possible outbreaks of swine flu.

Situation in Iraq is changing

A calmer summer in Iraq and the possiblity of early U.S. troop withdrawals brings questions about the future of Iraq.

National Weather Service issues weekend heat advisory

Extreme heat and humidity are expected over the weekend in Columbia, with heat indexes as high as 104.  The National Weather Service said similar levels of heat have not occured since June, so there's potential for heat-related illnesses.

Missouri to waive sales tax for back-to-school shopping

Missouri's annual sales tax holiday will be in effect Friday through Sunday, allowing shoppers to purchase back-to-school supplies minus state and sometimes even local sales tax. Columbia and Boone County will still charge for local sales tax.

Any health care reform in a storm

A lot of conservatives are threatening that the Obama health care plan is one step away from socialism and draconian government oversight. But if the system in place hinders even those who are already insured, then maybe any other system deserves a shot.

Columbia colleges using new technologies to improve learning, communication

Students can expect new technologies available to improve learning and  prepare them for life outside a college campus.

ANALYSIS: Sotomayor can relate to those whose cases set precedents

New Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has background and experiences that few justices can relate to, something that will undoubtedly affect the influence of her decisions.

Cornerback enjoys return to field as Missouri football practices start

Junior Munir Prince is eligible again after sitting out a year because of his transfer from Notre Dame.

Experts: Women are drinking more, DUIs are up

Experts attribute the increase in drinking and drunken driving among women to feelings of greater pressures at work and home. Men are still responsible for more drunken-driving accidents, but the gap is narrowing.

Mild, wet weather puts a damper on Columbia utility budget

Cooler temperatures and heavier rainfall have reduced energy consumption and, in turn, city utility revenues.

City accepting applications for Comprehensive Plan Task Force

The city began the application process Friday for a task force that will help the Planning and Zoning Commission create a plan for future city development. The City Council will interview candidates over the next few months.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boaters complete final stretch of Missouri River 340 race

The Missouri River 340 race came to an end Thursday as boaters came ashore in St. Charles.

Sixth Street, Champions Drive to close Saturday

The roads will close for underground utility work and routine maintenance.

Three arrested after drug search

Members of Columbia SWAT and Columbia Police identified and arrested three individuals at a Sexton Road residence Thursday evening.

Today's Question: Is the airport worth expanding?

Several airline carriers have dropped service in Columbia since 2006, and the most recent numbers show that the number of "deplanements" and "enplanements" are more than half of what they were in 2000. Still, with the arrival of Mesaba in August of 2008, Columbia is slowly seeing an upward trend in activity from the most recent years.

Hearing set on Missouri grain fraud claims

Cathy Gieseker faces 12 state felony charges for a $50 million grain fraud scheme.  Farmers will get a chance during a hearing on Friday to recover at least a portion of their losses from the Ponzi scheme.