Hickman uses second half to beat Timberland

The Hickman Kewpies (2-2) gained 201 yards in the second half to defeat Timberland 20-9.

Rock Bridge fails to finish against Jefferson City

Rock Bridge failed to find the endzone in the first half of its 41-14 loss to Jefferson City despite 306 yards of offense. The loss dropped the Bruins to 2-2 on the year.

Columbia teen convicted of garage robbery*

Charles Williams III was convicted of second-degree robbery for his part in the June assault that was captured on surveillence camera in a downtown parking garage.

Nothing imitation about crabbiness over lost Walmart seafood counter

When Walmart axed its seafood counter, it lost more than cheap imitation crab meat. It lost a customer.

Boone County Commission votes not to increase property tax

The Boone County Commission decided Thursday not to boost property taxes to cover a budget shortfall and instead will rely on reserve money.

Readers board and surveys are routes to improve Missourian

The Missourian continues to look for new avenues to gather reader feedback.

Columbia Police Department adopts concept of geographic policing

Columbia police has promoted three officers to serve as "de facto chiefs of police" in different quarters of the city. The goal is to better reach the community by carving out smaller areas and listening to the area residents' concerns.

'Pepper and Friends' comes to an emotional end

The KOMU talk show "Pepper and Friends" aired for the final time on Friday.  Pepper will now appear on KBIA/91.3 FM with a weekday 10-minute segment similar to the television program.

MU hires football ushers to solve problems with student seating

The MU athletics department has hired 40 new ushers to alleviate problems with this season's switch from assigned seating for students to general admission.

City plans to add new department in 2010

The city has included the newly proposed Office of Neighborhood Services in the budget for 2010. If approved, it would combine staff from several departments in order to more efficiently coordinate responses to property code violations.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A vow to spend taxpayers' money wisely

Blaine Luetkemeyer says his appointment to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform means he will keep a close eye on how dollars are spent.

Belief in brief: Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana marks the begining of the new year for Jewish people. It is observed with many different customs and traditions.

Boone County sobriety checkpoint nets six arrests

The checkpoint resulted in a number of arrests, violations and citations early Friday morning. About 150 vehicles were checked, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

MU student run over by bus at Rocheport winery

Twenty-two-year-old Brian Lindsey is listed in serious condition after being run over by a bus leaving the parking lot of Les Bourgeois Vineyards early this morning.

Today's Question: Is downtown Columbia too noisy?

Proposed changes to the city noise ordinance would make loud music and yelling illegal between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. if it disturbs the peace of a resident and can be heard from 300 feet away, which is a large increase from the current ordinance's 50 feet.

Missouri Theatre looking to recover with new director Staley

After a tumultuous summer,new executive director of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, R. Eric Staley, is not only planning to fix the finances but also reinvent its image as well.

LETTER: Documents show truth about city's dirty laundry

In a continued argument with George Kennedy, Kurt Albert wonders why would anyone oppose truth in government. Kennedy is accused of hiding readers from the historic and moral truth.

Fans of 'Pepper and Friends' on KOMU remember, say goodbye

The community TV show's 27-year presence ends today. KOMU plans to fill the void with "Access Hollywood" and "Inside Edition." Host Paul Pepper is moving to a segment with radio station KBIA/91.3 FM.

Blowing of ram horn signals new year for Jewish people

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, begins at sundown Friday. Rabbi Yossi Feintuch spoke to children last Sunday about the meaning and importance of the holiday.

MU, Moberly agreement meant to ease student transfer

Evelyn Jorgenson, president of Moberly Area Community College, and MU Provost Brian Foster met Thursday afternoon to sign an agreement aimed at smoothing the transfer for community college students.