Hickman boys soccer team wins sectional

Alex Holliday, left, celebrates with teammate San Mouckoudby after Holiday scored for Hickman in its 2-1 overtime victory Tuesday night over Camdenton in Class 3 sectional competition.

The Hickman boys soccer team beat Camdenton 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night in Jefferson City to advance to the state quarterfinals. 

UPDATE: Employees return to evacuated Jefferson City office building

Police in Jefferson City confirm no hostage has been found in a search of the Governor Office Building at 200 Madison St. and that the situation has ended. The building had been in a lockdown since 10:30 a.m. after an employee told an administrator she heard an announcement over an intercom that there was a hostage situation on the fifth floor.

UPDATE: Police find no hostages in Jefferson City office building

Police had received a call from an alarm company around 10 a.m. today.

Columbia College men's soccer team reaches AMC final

The Columbia College men’s soccer team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange  1-0 Tuesday in Columbia to advance to the finals of the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

Current stories about the possible hostage situation in Jefferson City

Missouri Republicans call for changes in health care reform

With one exception, Missouri representatives voted with their parties on the U.S. House health care bill.

School Board approves marching band restriction, plans for Field Elementary

School Board members vote to halt marching band until 10th grade and to relocate classes and programs to Field Elementary.

UPDATE: Jefferson City case is 'very unusual,' police say

Officials are struggling to define the circumstances surrounding the report, but they say they have no reason to dispute the claims by the woman who reported the incident.

Bureaucracy proves destructive to common sense

Bureaucracy leads to one size fits all policies, impeading on individual freedoms.

New Revenue Director assumes role, offers advice for young drivers

Missouri's new revenue director, Alana Barragán-Scott, says while the state needs money, it doesn't need it as the cost of selling drivers' licences to teens who are not quite ready for driving responsibilities.

Missouri Attorney General sues businesses over wastewater in lake

Two condominium developments and a restaurant are accused by the Missouri Attorney General of allowing sewage to be dumped into the Lake of the Ozarks.

Unemployment more harmful now compared to 1982

Unemployment rates have exceeded 10 percent for the first time since the early 1980s. However, people spend more time looking for new jobs, they have more debt and they save less money than they did in the '80s.

Columbia College volleyball team moves on to AMC semifinals

The Columbia College volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference Tournament with a win over Stephens College onTuesday at Southwell Complex.

Missourian readers advised not to submit information to

The Missourian used to use the Web address, but the site at that address now links to some pages that request personal information from users and enroll them in paid text-message services.

Appeals court rejects challenge to Missouri execution team's training, competence

The decision might bring the state closer to being allowed to hold executions again.

Shooting at suburban Portland office park leaves two dead

The shooting occurred just before noon Tuesday at a drug-testing facility.

Former St. Louis detective sentenced for corruption

Bobby Lee Garrett pleaded guilty last year to charges including embezzling government property and wire fraud conspiracy.

One dead after crane tips over in Kansas City

Another worker was injured in the accident but is conscious and talking.

Today's Question: Would you approve of a use tax in Boone County?

Boone County leaders plan to gather an exploratory committee to look at whether a local use tax should be put on the ballot in the future. The use tax could generate more money for the community, but it was voted down by residents twice in the 1990s.

There is no justification for murder

Despite what a person has done in the past, acts of violence and murder are not the solution.