Children escape afternoon duplex fire


While a duplex suffered extensive damage from a fire, three children escaped unharmed.

Footbag Hall of Famer makes his mark online

Derrick Fogle is using the Internet to showcase the sport he's loved since he was 17-years-old. The MU systems administrator and father of two has held a record, been a world champion and is a member of the Footbag Hall of Fame.

Missouri women runners fourth in Louisville

Even though the Missouri women's cross country team held out its top two runners, the Tigers finished fourth Saturday at the Louisville Cross Country Classic.

Rock Bridge improves to 21-0 after the North Central Missouri Invitational

Hickman football falls to Rockhurst, 27-14

Hickman’s football team fell to Rockhurst High School 27-14 Friday night.

Can we admit that legal drugs are as deadly as the illegal variety?

Experts said the 2008 death of a high school football player was at least partly caused by a prescription amphetamine and an over-the-counter muscle builder. This should serve as a reminder that coaches need to keep track of what their players are taking, and that something can be legal without being safe.

ESPN to air Children's Hospital, Missouri School of Journalism commercials

The Children's Hospital and Missouri School of Journalism will be featured in the ESPN broadcast of the MU-Nebraska game Thursday evening.

Detectives interview suspect in Doisy murder case

Columbia detectives are interviewing Johnny Wright, a man charged for the death of Rebecca Doisy, which occurred 33 years ago. Wright resurfaced after 24 years of avoiding investigators. Police never found the body of Doisy, which could cause challenges for prosecutors.

Grass-roots group rallies support for public option health care

The group, Grass Roots Organizing, urged community members to write to their representatives and senators and to pay attention to the health insurance industry. The group is organizing a rally against health insurance companies on Tuesday.

Mother of alleged Cut Throat gang leader pleads guilty

The mother of the alleged Cut Throat gang leader pleaded guilty to drug charges Friday in federal court, and the one remaining defendant in the case has scheduled a plea hearing for Monday.

Crane collapses on Niedermeyer Apartments

A Watkins Roofing Co. construction crane toppled over onto Niedermeyer Apartment Complex because of strong winds Friday morning.

UN Security Council addresses Iran's plans for nuclear energy

Iran's nuclear energy program brings questions from U.N. Security Council and countries within range of its missiles.

MU's Faculty Council Forum addresses low salaries

The forum on salary and benefits at MU was poorly attended Friday, with fewer than 50 faculty members meeting to address concerns about the university's faculty salaries.

Wright to be extradited in Doisy case

Johnny Wright, accused of murdering Becky Doisy in 1976, will be extradited from Georgia in about a week, an assistant prosecuting attorney said Friday. Wright declined to make a statement to the Columbia detectives who traveled to interview him.

Columbia Catholic high school named for America's first black priest

Father Augustine Tolton escaped slavery in Missouri as a child during the Civil War and went on to serve as a priest in the U.S. after his education and ordination in Rome. 

DEAR READER: We want to know community schools better

Some schools aren't getting the coverage they should.

Rio, Madrid still in race for 2016 Olympics

Chicago was stunning eliminated in the first round of voting. The winner will announced later today by IOC president Jacques Rogge.

No injuries reported after crane collapses onto downtown Columbia building

A crane toppled onto an apartment building at Tenth and Cherry streets just before 10 a.m. Friday. Emergency workers are evacuating the building, but no injuries have been reported.

Westboro Baptist Church to protest in Columbia on Friday

Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting at multiple sites around Columbia on Friday in response to the Stephens College production of "The Laramie Project," a play telling the true story of Matthew Shepard, a gay student murdered while enrolled at the University of Wyoming.

Today's Question: Is the YouZeum worth saving?

The YouZeum has been facing issues since its opening more than two years ago. Attendance is down from what was expected and future funding for the museum by the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau will likely not be approved.