Columbia College volleyball team wins opening tournament matches

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University in its opening matches of the Taylor University Tournament. The Cougars won their first match 3-0 and their second in five sets.

Pedestrian struck by passing truck near Columbia College

A woman was hit by a truck while crossing Rogers Street early Friday evening.

Stephens College inaugurates Dianne Lynch as 24th president

Although Lynch has been at Stephens since June, her inauguration marks her official position as president. Formerly dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York, she follows Wendy Libby, who was president for six years.

Bus driver not at fault for Rocheport winery incident

Les Bourgeois Vineyards will now suspend large after-hours events through the end of the year.

Missouri soccer team loses final regular season match

The Missouri soccer team lost its final regular season game, falling 3-2 on Friday at Kansas. The Tigers begin play in the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

Grants unaffected by Missouri Arts Council budget cuts

The Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund, created by income tax paid by nonresident, professional athletes and entertainers, supplied $4.4 million to the council so it could honor its grant commitments, Executive Director Beverly Strohmeyer said.

Columbia man shot in leg for refusing to give money

Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department think the shooting might be drug-related.

Blue Ridge Elementary School students get lesson in hygiene

MU student organizations visited the school and demonstrated several ways to stay healthy and safe on Halloween.

I-70 construction rescheduled

Construction work in Saline County to be moved to Monday.

County Government Center to be renovated

Money raised through a capital gains sales tax is funding renovations for the Roger B. Wilson County Government Center, which will see improvements to a currently unused third floor.

Former Sen. Tom Daschle heads health care summit

The former Senate Majority Leader spoke to a crowd of hundreds about the current landscape of health care reform in Missouri.

Today's Question: Will the Humane Society's proposed adoption guidelines hurt animals?

The Central Missouri Humane Society's proposed adoption guidelines take away some of the required elements for adoption and replaces them with suggestions. It could stimulate more pet adoption, but at what price to the animals?

Vatican invitation to Anglicans has worldwide implications for religion

As part of an effort to revitalize its influence in the Western World, the Roman Catholic Church is calling out to conservative Anglicans who disagree with their church's decision to allow gays and women to become bishops.

Group focuses on promoting pedestrian safety for Halloween

Contaminated candy is less of a Halloween safety concern than people might think, but parents should still be cautious, Safe Kids Columbia says.

Attorney sues Columbia police official, city over open records request

A Columbia attorney is suing the city of Columbia and the Columbia Police Department's custodian of records to force police to turn over  surveillance video from a night he was denied access to a detainee at the department's headquarters.

Panel held in Columbia on Honduras while diplomats encourage dialogue

MU Students for Progressive Action and the Columbia Peace Coalition hosted a panel to discuss Honduras on Wednesday night. A St. Louis resident spoke about her recent trip to the coup-torn country. A U.S. delegation is encouraging talks between the factions before November elections.

Tests show lower levels of drinking water contaminant

Levels of trihalomethanes in the city's drinking water declined after chloramine was added to the treatment process, but other options to lower THM levels remain on the table.

State Historical Society's budget to be cut 25 percent

Gov. Nixon's budget cuts, announced Wednesday, cut the State Historical Society of Missouri's budget by 25 percent. The society has not yet decided which programs it will make cuts from.

City to hold Neighborhood Leadership Program in January

The Neighborhood Leadership Program will begin Jan. 19, 2010, and will meet every Tuesday night for eight weeks. The program encourages residents to participate in their community and become leaders in their neighborhoods.

Columbia City Council to interview Citizens Police Review Board applicants

The council will choose eight people from a pool of 18 applicants, and a ninth applicant will be chosen by the Columbia Human Rights Commission. The session begins at 8 a.m. Saturday in the mezzanine conference room of the Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway.