Cheering for the other Black and Gold this weekend

Over the years, I have written about things that have made my readers angry. Now, I am taking another stance that is certain to upset a few more readers. This weekend, I will NOT be cheering for the Tigers.

Columbia College volleyball team clinches another AMC championship

The Columbia College women's volleyball team defeated William Woods on Thursday in Fulton to give the Cougars their 16th American Midwest Conference regular season title.

Today's Question: Are some banks really too big to fail?

The banks that received bailout funds have benefited, but smaller banks have failed in record numbers.

Despite industry problems, Missourian taking the right steps

According to the Columbia Journalism review, journalism is in need of reconstruction. The Columbia Missourian and KBIA are already taking its recommended steps.

This month marks second wettest October

This month is likely to end as the second-wettest October on record in Columbia. The rainfall at Columbia Regional Airport recorded 9.63 inches of October rainfall, which is second most behind 1941 when 13.34 inches fell.

MU Health Care assessing state budget cuts

MU Health Care and university officials are not yet certain how budget cuts proposed Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon will affect university operations.

Stephens College costume design provides insight into characters

Costume designers for Stephens College's production of "Ah, Wilderness!" worked to create unique items from scratch to reflect the period, the tone of the play and the personalities of the characters.

Flash flood warning for Boone County

There is a flash flood warning in effect till 10 p.m. Thursday in Boone County.

University of Central Missouri president's ouster raises questions

The university's Board of Governors voted not to renew President Aaron Podolefsky's contract and didn't provide any explanation.

Federal report: Missouri has high math, reading standards

Missouri has the second highest standards in reading for fourth- and eighth-graders. The National Center for Education Statistics compared the standards states used in 2005 and 2007 to judge students' math and reading profiency.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat revived as online newspaper

Publisher Dan Rositano announced Thursday that the St. Louis Globe-Democrat would be brought back as a Web-only publication. The print version folded in 1986.

Rain threat prompts flood watch

Attorney General Koster appeals Arrow Rock hog farm ruling

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is appealing a court ruling that blocked a proposed hog farm from operating two miles from the historic mid-Missouri village.

Columbia churches to host Halloween events

Some of the scheduled events include 'trunk or treat' for fall festivals, where children make a circuit around a parking lot gathering candy.

Missouri air quality programs receive $2.3 million

The state Department of Natural Resources provided four Missouri agencies a total of $2.3 million to monitor air pollution levels.

Arraignment Thursday for KC man accused of photographing sedated girls

Federal prosecutors allege that James Phillips Edwards, 60, laced ice cream and soda with a sedative to make underage girls lose consciousness, then took pictures of them.

2 charged in Cape Girardeau deaths of mother, son, unborn child

Ryan Patterson faces multiple charges including three counts of murder, because Jamie Orman was pregnant when killed.

Missing Independence teen found in St. Joseph

The teen was found in St. Joseph with an ex-boyfriend.

Springfield man dies in boating accident

John Smith, 79, was declared dead at the scene and another man, 76-year-old Albert Warner, was hospitalized.

Two girls share role of Anne Frank

Performing Arts in Children's Education's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" opens Thursday night.  The play is a new adaptation of the famous book.