Coulter feels like new man

Senior defensive end Brian Coulter runs through a pass rush drill during morning practice Friday. Coulter has moved into a starting role for the Tigers this season and is feeling more comfortable with the team's defensive system.

After a year getting comfortable with his teammates, coaches and the team's defensive system, Missouri senior defensive end Brian Coulter has positioned himself in the starting rotation at defensive end.


LETTER: 'Cash for Clunkers' is not a good deal

The Cash for Clunkers program isn't a good deal for consumers, because it's just another example of the federal government using taxpayer money on bad programs.

Missouri gymnasts finish with national academic ranking

Clinton perceived well in trip to Africa

On her 11-day trip to Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton covered themes such as doing away with corruption, installing democratic processes and improving human rights for women and minorities. 

Columbia School Board members say time on board is well spent

Columbia School Board members spend a substantial amount of time to complete a majority of their board work between regular meetings. But they say it's time well spent as they go about doing what they think is best for the district.

Police and at-risk youth switch roles in 'Deal With It' program

A new program designed to teach Columbia youth how to interact with police officers has some lessons built in for police, too.

Health care debate needs less heat, more light

Hillsboro made the national news this week when a town hall meeting on health care with Sen. Claire McCaskill turned ugly

Keep an eye for mail from God

The Lord is speaking to us every day and we should be watching for signs and messages from him.

Missouri football team still sorting out return game

The Missouri football team is still searching for a replacement for former kick returner Jeremy Maclin, who is now in the NFL. There still isn't an established depth chart for either the punt or kickoff returners.

Federal government looking at cell phone laws

As more information continues to detail the dangers of texting and driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and a handful of federal legislators are looking  to introduce federal laws to impose harsher penalties for drivers who keep their eyes on their cell phones while behind the wheel.

Eastwood Motel disturbance ends calmly

Members of the Columbia Police Department SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiations Team responded to the Eastwood Motel on Friday morning to deal with a standoff with four males in one of the rooms. One man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Today's Question: What can be done to save the dairy industry?

The federal government provides several assistance programs, but cannot save the industry as a whole.

Police arrest two after bait cars burglarized

Police have arrested 25 people since beginning the bait car program in November 2007.

Columbia man fixing problems with chairs, one Soul Seat at a time

Pack Matthews used to hate chairs — until he built his own.

Jefferson City Diocese settles priest abuse case

The Diocese of Jefferson City, along with two other Catholic organizations, has agreed to pay a $600,000 settlement to a victim of priest sex abuse from Boonville.

Missouri State Highway Patrol releases cell phone safety announcements

The public service announcements discourage drivers from talking or texting on their cell phones while driving and cite statistics that indicate cell phone usage was a factor in 17 traffic deaths in 2008.

Boy Scouts hunting the tech-savvy generation

The Boy Scouts have placed their updated handbook online as the latest of several recent initiatives to modernize scouting, including developing podcasts, an online scouting community, a YouTube channel and a presence on social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday's Back to School Fair to provide free school supplies, health screenings

Families in need can get free help to prepare their children for the beginning of another school year by attending the Voluntary Action Center's third annual Back to School Fair.

Motel disturbance call ends with no injuries

Police escorted four people to the Columbia Police Department for questioning after the incident.