Millard sparks Rock Bridge football team's victory

Rock Bridge's Trey Millard, 9, runs the ball during the first half of Friday night's homecoming game against Riverview Gardens.

Spurred by the play of senior Trey Millard, the Rock Bridge football team shook off a slow start with 22 unanswered first-half points. 

Journalists urged to use caution when reporting suicides

Suicide is a delicate issue —but one that will continue to be reported on. The Missourian's policy on running suicides, which was put in place long ago, comes down to the public element.

Aggressive defense nets Hickman football team victory

Instead of running a prevent defense on Gateway Tech's potential game-winning drive, the Kewpies brought the heat and forced a turnover to secure a homecoming victory.

Celebrating Columbus Day fails to properly honor history

Imagine the roads this nation and the world could have taken if someone else were credited with discovering North America. The possibilities are endless.

Failed switch causes campus power outage

A high-voltage electricity distribution switch failed Thursday night, leaving Memorial Stadium without power for approximately 20 minutes. Like the stadium, most of campus experienced brief power loss, but 15 campus buildings were in the dark for up to an hour and a half.

Collapse came quickly for Missouri football team

After three quarters of dominance by the Missouri defense, it took only two minutes and 58 seconds to put the Tigers down for the night.

Woman slain in drug deal gone wrong, police say

Nicole Sue Crumby was pronounced dead after her body was found at about 8:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn, located at 201 E. Texas Ave. Columbia Police said Crumby was at the motel to complete a drug deal with 18-year-old Blake N. Logan, a former neighbor. Logan has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Barack Obama fourth U.S. president to receive Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter were each awarded the prize for their work in mediating or helping end conflicts, though Carter won in 2002, well after he left office. Obama is the first of the group to be honored for reasons some analysts have called aspirational.

Proposed zoning plan for eastern Columbia gets thumbs down

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted again Thursday to recommend that the City Council reject a plan to annex and rezone 271 acres east of Columbia. Developers had made concessions to scale back the density of the proposed commercial and residential development in order to assuage fears of commissioners and neighbors.

Space observer takes stock of morning moon crashes

Val Germann, head of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association, watched the first of two moon crashes by NASA on Friday. "Now we just have to wait and see what they find through the data," Germann said. "They’re hoping to find water, but you never know."

H1N1 preparedness varies throughout the world

Some countries are more prepared, or even over-prepared, to deal with the H1N1 virus than some of their third world counterparts. Many people are concerned that vaccine supplies will not be adequate.

Rock Bridge football recruit switches commitment to Nebraska

Rock Bridge defensive end Chase Rome switched his collegiate commitment to Nebraska from Oklahoma State on Friday.

Rains cause change in parking at pumpkin festival

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is asking visitors to the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival to park along county roads south of the village.

Second suspect charged in connection to Thursday slaying

Boone County Sheriff’s deputies detained Nicole Mae Palmer, 19, and Blake N. Logan, 18, at the Midway Travel Plaza, a few miles west of Columbia. The pair was in a vehicle police said is the same one Nicole Sue Crumby, 26, was shot in.

Missouri borrows $150 million from budget reserve fund

This is the ninth time the state has tapped into the funds in the past 10 years. The funds must be paid back by May 15.

Obama says he'll accept Nobel as 'call to action'

Nobel prize awarded to Obama for his creation of a "new climate in international politics" and his work on nuclear disarmament. He is the third U.S. president to win the prize while in office.

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with homicide, police records say

Eighteen-year-old Blake N. Logan of Columbia was arrested around 10 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with a homicide at the motel, according to police records. However, a police spokesman would not confirm whether a suspect was in custody.

Church movie discussions spark dialogue, foster understanding

Karis Community Church and International Community Church use the genre of film to facilitate discussions about issues of faith.

Columbia woman found dead outside motel

Twenty-six-year-old Nicole Sue Crumby was found dead with a traumatic head injury at about 9 p.m. Thursday night outside of the Red Roof Inn on East Texas Avenue.

LETTER: Baseball playoff series should be decided in one game, tennis-style

For business reasons, Major League Baseball should switch to one-game playoffs decided tennis-style, in which the first team to outscore their opponent in five total innings wins the game.