LETTER: Individual, not group, filed early voting petition

Membership in the League of Women Voters had no bearing on the decision to file the petition.

Beginnings: Touch, music and color connect mothers, babies at Kindermusik

Kindermusik offers classes for infants to improve their language, motor and emotional skills through interacting with music.

Integrity needs to return to college athletics

College athletics have been plagued by scandal and misconduct, but returning to a focus on integrity and freshman academics could bring order back to the field.

Columbia School Board approves new curriculum

Marching band for eighth- and ninth-graders dominated the discussion Monday evening at the Columbia School Board meeting.

Today's Question: What's most important to you in preserving the MKT Trail?

The city plans to replace two deteriorating bridges along the MKT Trail, largely using money from a park sales tax designed to fund such projects. Do you think the city is handling this issue well?

Police: School bus rear-ends car

A school bus ran into the back of a black PT Cruiser at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and U.S. 63 late Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Columbia College women's volleyball team rolls

The Columbia College women's volleyball team beat Hannibal LaGrange in three games Tuesday night to improve to 20-1. 

More Big 12 honors for Missouri goalkeeper

Tasha Dittamore, the goalkeeper for the Missouri women's soccer team, was named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. 

Columbia College soccer team earns shutout

Freshman Yudai Yamaguchi scored two goals Tuesday in the Columbia College men's soccer team's 4-0 victory over Harris-Stowe. 

Buck's Ice Cream Place celebrates 20 years at MU

Buck's Ice Cream Place celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday with samples for the public. The MU ice cream shop is locally famous for its Tiger Stripe flavor.

Murder suspect told brother about shooting, court documents show

Police have characterized the Oct. 8 shooting death of Nicole Crumby at the Red Roof Inn as a marijuana deal gone wrong.

No Child leaves questions behind

Columbia Public Schools had 116 students transfer this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. As people invested in the schools wonder to what extent the No Child act measures success, they are also trying to get their arms around the growing number of student sanctions.

Tattoos are increasingly popular among older adults

People's first tattoos, formerly reserved for young people and certain segments of the population seeking to proclaim their independence, are increasingly commonplace among older people of all stripes who wish to immortalize personal victories and loved ones.

Boone County picks finalists in stormwater logo contest

The winner's artwork will be featured on county stormwater educational materials.

Missouri man charged with threatening president

The U.S. Attorney's office said Josh Randall McCallum sent a threatening letter to President Barack Obama in August.

Missouri aims to attract tourists interested in Civil War history

More than 1,100 battles were fought in the border state, trailing only Virginia and Tennessee. History buffs hope the upcoming 150th anniversary in 2011 will stire renewed interest in Missouri's battlefields.

Noel man charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatal car crash

Prosecutors charged Francisco Espinoza, 22, with involuntary manslaughter, after the vehicle he was driving went airborne and caught fire killing a 46-year-old passenger.

KC area attorney appointed to Missouri appeals court

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Cynthia Martin to fill a vacancy in the court's Western District.

USS Missouri to be refurbished

The battleship is scheduled to be reopened in January. It was the ship on which Japanese leaders signed surrender papers on Sept. 2, 1945.

AT&T Missouri settles school Internet lawsuit for $1.4 million

The Justice Department accused the company of colluding with district officials to get federal contracts.