Driver crashed into stopped vehicle

Police Officer Jason McClintick examines damage to a red Chevy on Wednesday. The car was totaled after it hit a Jeep stopped at the intersection of Providence Road and Worley Street.

A three-car pileup at the intersection of Providence Road and Worley Street on Wednesday afternoon caused one woman minor injuries and no injuries to the other drivers. Police are not yet sure whether the woman had tried to stop before hitting the Jeep.

The Beat: (the)CoMoYouKnow

Listen to Missourian editor Scott Swafford and reporter Jim Holt discuss (the)CoMoYouKnow, a new project that would be an online encyclopedia for Columbia.

The Beat: Covering the Missouri women's volleyball beat

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Lenny Goldman talk about finding interesting human interest stories during the volleyball season.


Halloween: Destroying post-feminism through costumes

Trying to win a race to the bottom, women demean themselves by dressing provacatively on Halloween.

Truth about football academics obscured by PR, academic contracts

Vox magazine tried to look deeper into rumors about a lax attitude toward academics among some MU football players, but was met with a strong wall of public relations officials and faculty and tutors hamstrung by contractual restrictions. Efforts to get beyond those obstacles were only partially successful.

LETTER: Initiative petition would bring improvement, transparency to Missouri courts

The elections called for in the petition would be less mysterious than the current process for selecting appellate judges.

Klein returns in Missouri volleyball team victory

Before she returned to the court Wednesday night in Missouri's victory over Kansas State, Tigers volleyball player Julianna Klein hadn't touched a volleyball for more than 10 days while dealing with symptoms of Mononucleosis.

MU women's golfers 16th at Las Vegas tournament

The Missouri women's golf team finished in 16th  on Wednesday at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, the first time during the fall season the team did not finish inside the top five.

Dog park being relocated in winter months

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department plans to move the Twin Lakes dog park in the winter, and a set of rules for the dog park have been developed.

Columbia traffic officers to target drivers who fail to yield

Traffic officers will be ticketing drivers who fail to yield to emergency vehicles during a special enforcement detail Thursday as part of a nationwide Move Over, America campaign.

Humane Society considers revising adoption policy

The Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Human Society met Tuesday night to review proposed changes for the pet adoption guidelines.

Hearing in Olten case open to public

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Bettem said that the hearing deciding whether or not to try the 15-year-old suspect in the Elizabeth Olten killing as an adult will be open to the public. The hearing will be held on Nov. 18.

Female physicians discuss life in historically male-dominated profession

MU is hosting a traveling exhibition titled "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicans," which will be at the Health Sciences Library through Nov. 14. Some female physicians in Columbia say more women are needed for leadership in medicine. 

Suspect in slaying of mid-Missouri girl stays in custody for now

A 15-year-old suspect in the killing of a 9-year-old mid-Missouri girl waived a detention hearing today and will remain in custody while a judge decides whether or not the suspect should be tried as an adult.

Columbia police arrest man after foot chase

Anthony Justin Johnson, 20, was arrested Tuesday after running from police, according to Officer Jessie Haden. Columbia police later found cocaine and a stolen handgun in a vehicle that Haden said belonged to Johnson.

Students stumble upon champion oak lurking in MU-St. Louis cemetery

While they were learning to measure trees on campus, University of Missouri-St. Louis students and faculty stumbled upon the state's largest recorded shingle oak. The 114-foot-tall, 81-foot-wide tree grows in a cemetery on the school's south campus.

Missouri governor to announce more budget cuts

The state has already cut $430 million from its budget, but the governor says additional cuts are needed to keep the state budget in balance.

Accreditation group visits MU medical school to re-evaluate probation status

School officials think the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will reach a decision in early 2010.

Salvation Army provides isolation rooms for homeless with flu

The Salvation Army Harbor House on Ann Street has turned two family rooms into isolation rooms for residents with flu-like symptoms.

Columbia Community Birth Center to close at end of year

The center attempted to find a new medical director after the current medical director announced she would step down at the end of October, but the search was unsuccessful.