Clinch takes witness stand in own defense Wednesday

During the Wednesday afternoon session of his trial at the Boone County Courthouse, William Clinch shows the prosecutor, Dan Knight, how he used a gun to kill his former brother-in-law. Clinch is charged with shooting Jeremy Bohannon in a McDonald's parking lot on Sept 2, 2007, in Columbia.

While testifying Wednesday, William Clinch said he was not happy about killing his former brother-in-law Jeremy Bohannon, but he was relieved; Clinch said it had to be done.

VIDEO: MU students worked to decorate The District for Homecoming

Decorating The District has become an MU Homecoming tradition.

SUV topples over in Scott Boulevard accident

Two women in a car accident Wednesday on Scott Boulevard received minor injuries.

LETTER: Most doctors favor public health care option

The majority of doctors and Americans favor a public insurance option in the health care reform bill.

Women's fashion magazines are evil, yet impossible to resist

Despite their dubious commerical ethics and unattainable standards of feminine beauty, glossy women's fashion magazines keep sucking me back in.

Clinch tells jury why he killed former brother-in-law

In four hours of testimony Wednesday morning, William Clinch described in detail the series of events that led him to fatally shoot his former brother-in-law, Jeremy Bohannon.

MU to spend $4 to $6 million for "Mizzou Advantage"

MU plans to spend between $4 million and $6 million annually on the program that includes funding set aside for new faculty hires. 

Today's Question: Should fire chief candidate's sons' arrests affect hire?

Fire chief candidate Kenneth Craft Jr.'s two sons have arrest records in Lee County, Fla. Kenneth M. “Casey” Craft III, then 17, was arrested in March 2004 on suspicion of burglary and theft, and Corey Craft, 19, was arrested April 7 on suspicion of five counts of third-degree theft.

SLIDESHOW: Kids join in activities at Family Fun Fest on Wednsday

Lots of children, including the Grant Elementary School's drum ensemble, joined the activities at the Family Fun Fest at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday night.

Scott Olsen selected as Boone County Fire Protection District chief

The Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors voted 3-2 Wednesday night to make Scott Olsen its fire chief. He has been interim chief since December 2008.

Collision on Stadium and West Rollins Road

A collision between a green Jeep and a silver Toyota occurred at the intersection of Stadium and West Rollins Road.

City Council wants picture of Humane Society finances

Before making a decision on whether to obtain a third party evaluation of the Central Missouri Humane Society, the City Coucil has decided to wait for the results of the annual audit conducted by the society itself. The executive director of the Humane Society said the audit will be finished soon.

Sluggish H1N1 vaccine production aggrevates public

Faced with the challenges of a difficult production method and the need to create two kinds of flu vaccine, vaccines for the H1N1 flu vaccine are significantly behind. So far,  13 million doses of the promised 120 million have been disbursed.

Top AIG executive to visit MU, talk about the economy

David Herzog, executive vice president and chief financial officer of AIG, is coming to speak on the current economic situation Thursday at MU's Cornell Hall. The MU alum's speech will be open to the public.

Outage cut power to roughly 3,500 Columbia residents early Wednesday

Many homes were without power in eastern Columbia on Wednesday morning.

Columbia to host officials from Republic of Georgia

Through its sister city relationship with Kutaisi, Columbia has been selected to host the upcoming Open World Program delegation, where four government officials from the Republic of Georgia will visit from Nov. 7 to 15.

Film screening to show story of Bosnian family in Columbia

The Selimovic family's story will be shown via film at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Louis at the Fontbonne University Library. The family resettled in Columbia after surviving the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

MoDOT to sell land statewide

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to sell 23 parcels of land by mid-November. The department started advertising the land this week.

It's 'Missouri Day'

Missouri Day, observed on the third Wednesday in October, is a day meant to unite people from across the country who have ties to Missouri.

Curriculum committee to seek parent input at band forum

At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Columbia School Board decided it wanted more parent input on a curriculum revision that would remove marching band from Columbia Public Schools' junior highs. The band program evaluation committee will listen to parent concerns at an open forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at West Junior High School.