One Read author Andrea Barrett visits Columbia

Author Andrea Barrett, left, signs a copy of her book "The Air We Breathe" for Barbara Barlag of Columbia on Thursday at the Columbia Public Library.

Barrett, who wrote "The Air We Breathe," will speak Thursday evening at Columbia College.

Rock Bridge offensive line always ready to play

The Rock Bridge offensive line has played together for three years. That longevity has led to a close-knit group, one aching for a break-out season.

Tight end Jones follows example of Missouri football predecessor

Chase Coffman completed his memorable Missouri career last year, finishing with the most receptions for a tight end at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Andrew Jones, a regular starter for the first time this year, said Coffman also set a great example of how to be a successful student-athlete.

Missouri punter swings momentum with career-long kick

Jake Harry encourages his teammates by telling them to score points and keep him off the field.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Furman University

From Mark Sanford to Peg-Leg Bates, here's 10 things you didn't know about Missouri's Saturday opponent.

Mayoral race, Steelman's future, civil liberties up for discussion this week

Between Jerry Wade becoming the first official candidate for mayor, while Sarah Steelman's announces that she won't seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, and the consideration of surveillance cameras downtown, people are talking.

Today's Question: Should City Council reconsider its decision not to install city-owned surveillance cameras downtown?

Keep Columbia Safe, a grass-roots organization led by Adam Taylor's mother Karen Taylor to place surveillance cameras downtown, is trying to collect the 2,579 signatures it needs to place the initiative on the April 2010 ballot. 

Journalists need truth, not press releases and fancy sources

Americans in general, and journalists in particular, should devote themselves to the truth, which can be found by digging beyond information presented by press releases and high-ranking officials and following one's gut.

Missouri records second death from H1N1 virus

The unidentified 24-year-old woman had no other pre-existing conditions or illnesses, similar to other H1N1-related deaths.

Columbia youth found guilty in parking garage attack

One of three people charged in a June 6 parking garage assault on a Columbia man was found guilty of second-degree robbery. He could receive up to 15 years in prison.

Oetting suffers dislocated hip but returns to football

Hickman wide receiver Anthony Oetting suffered a dislocated hip last year in his first varsity practice. He decided to return to football because the injury was so rare in football.

Columbia College volleyball sweeps and stays perfect

The Cougars extended their perfect record Thursday with a sweep of conference foe Harris-Stowe State University.

Rock Bridge softball wins for first time at University Field

President emeritus of Central Methodist University dead at 78

Joe Al Howell, who died Wednesday, was the university's president for 18 years.

VIDEO: Family Fun Night

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Office of Cultural Events to bring September’s Family Fun Fest, which was geared toward bringing out the creativity in kids.

Anheuser-Busch to stop selling 'fan cans' in Columbia area

In response to Chancellor Brady Deaton's letter, Anheuser-Busch says it will stop selling fan cans in the Columbia area "in the near future."

UPDATE: Farewell Pepper: TV host signs off Friday

After 27 years, "Pepper & Friends" will say it's final goodbye on Friday. Paul Pepper's radio show will begin Oct. 5 on KBIA.

LETTER: America not divided by political groups but by emotions

The greatest division in America today is not between the Democrats and Republicans, nor between people of different race, nor between those who are for or against health reform.

Liberty man dies while snorkeling in Hawaii

The 77-year-old Missouri man was from Liberty. Hawaii County police have ordered an autopsy.

Farewell Pepper and Friends: Friday last day on KOMU

A scaled-down version of "Pepper and Friends" will debut in October on KBIA.