Brazilian volleyball player adjusts to new life at Columbia College

Paula Ferreira, a 25-year-old freshman setter on the Columbia College women’s volleyball team, moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Columbia in August.

Paula Ferreira, a 25-year-old freshman on the Columbia College women's volleyball team, is adjusting to life in the United States after moving here from Brazil. She hopes she will be able to contribute to the team's success and is excited to begin her college education.

Dendrochronologists at MU use tree rings to reveal answers from the past

Dendrochronologists at MU study tree rings to learn about the history and frequency of natural disasters, to date buildings and to build records of climate change.

Slang is so "jingo jango"

Kids at local high schools use "jingo jango" to mean "ridiculous." Here follows a look at what exclusive, subversive, informal appeal slang holds for them in general.

Newcomers impressive in Missouri tennis team's fall debut

The Missouri tennis team opened its season at the UNLV Invitational

How journalism turned me into a liberal

How a Facebook-inspired trip through my past helped me understand my journey from indifferent Air Force serviceman to liberal journalist.

Hickman softball team defeats Pilot Grove

The Hickman softball team defeated host Pilot Grove 7-1 Monday.

Rock Bridge golfers fifth at Capital City Invite

The Rock Bridge girls golf team finished fifth out of 15 teams Monday at the Capital City Invitational.

Stephens volleyball team falls to William Woods

Stephens College  lost to William Woods on Monday at Silverthorne Arena.

Show-Me State Games names honors athletes

MU student robbed in parking lot

An MU student was robbed in a parking lot near Stankowski Field early Monday. The attacker was wearing a black ski mask and all-black clothing, and tried to steal the victim's purse.

Columbia man sentenced to 20 years in Bentley murder

Malcolm Washington was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for his connection with the 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley. Washington pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and second-degree murder, but later tried to reverse his plea.

Man pleads guilty to 2007 second-degree statutory rape

Matthew McMillian, 26, pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree statutory rape in a 2007 case that involved a 13-year-old Columbia girl. He received a sentence of seven years.

Rain or shine, farmers shoot the breeze at McBaine diner

In the tiny town of McBaine — the 2000 Census recorded 17 residents — farmers begin their day with coffee and cards at Lucy's.

Teens with own cars have more crashes, study finds

The study found a decrease in the number of teen driving accidents when parents monitored car usage closely.

Rocheport man crushed, killed by skid loader

Kenneth Rall, 50, was found dead by his wife yesterday morning. He was crushed by the loading arms of a skid loader, a piece of farm equipment that resembles a small tractor.

Couple found shot dead in Jefferson City

The couple was found after police went to an apartment complex about 3:30 this morning.

Falling tree branch causes power outage

A tree branch falling on an electric line near Glenwood Avenue and Broadway caused a two-and-a-half hour power outage Sunday night.

Two Missouri men killed in tractor-trailer rig accident

26-year-old Robin Wayne Smith of Camdenton and 38-year-old Cole Preston Winebrinner of Brookwine died Sunday when their tractor-trailer rig crashed on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma.

Joplin plans campaign to attract thousands of new jobs

The Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative will start next year and the goal is to create 6,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly.

Luetkemeyer holds ceremony for female pilots

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is holding event to recognize two of the 300 remaining survivors of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.