Missouri basketball recruit Dewitt doesn't clear NCAA

Keith Dewitt, a 6-foot-10 recruit that has signed with the Tigers men's basketball team, will not enroll at MU after failing to meet eligibility requirements. 

Meiners looking forward to early opportunity with Missouri football team

After spending the summer studying the Missouri offense with older teammates, Jack Meiners, an offensive tackle for the Tigers, has positioned himself to be the second true freshman lineman to earn playing time during head coach Gary Pinkel's career.

Afghanistan election goes on despite war

The widening war will be the main influence in the country, regardless of who wins the election.

Homeowners group sues to shut down day care

Heather Linneman has been running Little Wonders Preschool out of her home in Vanderveen Subdivision since 2003, but the homeowners association is now suing to have it shut down, saying it violates neighborhood covenants.

Elementary principal returns to the classroom

After 12 years, Mary Korth-Lloyd, principal at Rock Bridge Elementary School, will return to the classroom for a year. She hopes to become a better leader after she has walked in teacher's shoes again.

Tickets received from Columbia's red-light cameras will not add points to driver's licenses

Tickets generated from red light cameras will not add points onto offender's licenses.  The city of Columbia is planning an event at the corner of Broadway and Providence for Sept. 4, the day tickets will begin to carry a fine of $120

LETTER: Health care overhaul overshadowed by misinformation

Health care for women shouldn't be lost in the myths of health care reform.

Crabtree lifts Missouri soccer team in season opener

Sophomore Jessie Crabtree scored her first goal and first points of her collegiate career with the game winner in the Missouri soccer team's 3-2 victory Friday night in its season opener at Iowa.

Ramadan encourages charity, connection with God and community

As the month of Ramadan begins, two council members discuss the importance of the holiday and various activities at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.

Police should follow Sunshine Act, provide Taser records

The Coalition to Control Tasers has requested documents but consistently encountered delays, incomplete reports and high charges.

Planning and Zoning Commission votes to rezone Bowling Rollins property

The Columbia City Council will have to approve the commission's vote to make the property an industrial zone.

Columbia gallery owner judges art at the State Fair

Jennifer Perlow, owner of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, judged the Open Division of the Fine Arts Competition at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Scrimmage opens 2009 Missouri volleyball season

The Missouri volleyball team opened its 2009 season Friday night with the annual Black and Gold scrimmage at Hearnes Center. The Black squad topped the Gold team 15-8, 15-6, 7-15, 15-13.

Former photojournalism professor still inspires students

Professor emeritus Angus “Mac” McDougall died Thursday. He was 92.

Students at six Columbia Public Schools will have transfer option

Parents of affected students must turn in request for transfer forms by Aug. 28 if they decide to pursue the option.

Midwest home sales show 8.5 percent increase in July

One reason for the rise in home sales could be due to first-time home buyer credits, real estate agents say. The country will have to wait until after the credits expire in November to see if the trend continues.

Today's Question: How much sway should the homeowners association have over the Vanderveen Crossing covenants?

The Vanderveen Crossing Homeowners Association is suing residents Heather and Taylor Linneman for running a day care out of their home, which the association claims violates neighborhood covenants. But the neighborhood developer told the Linnemans he had the final say on covenants, and gave the Linnemans consent to run their business.

Senate and DNR battle during Missouri E. coli probe

Sen. Brad Lager said Senate staff weren't allowed to interview Department of Natural Resources employees Thursday, but DNR Director Mark Templeton said the agency and Senate investigators had agreed to allow the DNR's lawyers to be present during interviews.

Kroger recalls 'Super Kids' bread

The Kroger Co. grocery chain says its Super Kids Enriched White Sandwich Bread could pose a threat to people with milk allergies. Customers who bought the bread should return it for a refund or replacement, the store says.

Bankers: Midwest, Plains economy in bad shape

A monthly survey of rural bankers suggests that real estate, retail sales and hiring are still below levels needed for growth in 11 Midwest and Plains states, including Missouri.