Hulshof, Forsee mum on university meetings

Former Congressman Kenny Hulshof has met with university president Gary Forsee at least three times in recent months at Forsee's campus office. Hulshof was one of the three finalists for the system's top job in 2007.

Today's question: Should the Catholic Church halt charity work in protest of a gay marriage ordinance?

In response to a proposed same-sex marriage bill for the District of Columbia, The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is threatening to discontinue its social services program.

DWI crash results in drug trafficking arrest

Deputies found crack cocaine and marijuana among the possessions of the driver.

Community group hosts meeting about Tasers

A community group is sponsoring a public meeting Friday to discuss the dangers of Tasers. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut St.

Stephens College play 'The Dixie Swim Club' explores bond among aging women

Stephens College students perform a powerful vision of women aging from the 1970s to 2007. "The Dixie Swim Club," a Warehouse Theatre production, follows the relationship among five young women throughout their lives after college. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

League of Women Voters sparks renewable energy discussion

The Columbia-Boone County chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted its Green Power Forum on Tuesday. Information was presented about biomass, wind and solar energy.

New coalition promoting Missouri agriculture

The Missouri Farm Family Agriculture Alliance plans to promote Missouri crops, livestock and agribusinesses through means such as letters to the editor, bumper stickers and speeches.

Small businesses scrapping, scaling back health care

The rising cost of insurance is causing small businesses across the country to drop or scale back employee health care plans. Small businesses owners have been pleading their case about rising rates to the White House and Congress.

Sebelius says to get regular mammograms starting at age 40

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that women should get regular mammograms starting at age 40, despite a recommendation from a government panel saying women don't need to start getting mammograms until they reach 50.

Bike boulevard project, parade postponed until spring

A parade scheduled for Saturday to celebrate the creation of Columbia's first bike boulevard on Windsor and Ash streets will be postponed because of the MU football game against Iowa State.

AP Poll: Opinions on 'public option' vary with question's phrasing

According to an AP poll, Americans like a government health insurance option that would compete with private insurers to drive down prices, but don't like allowing the government to allow what kind of medical care they can get.

Iowa State defense key to football team's success

After struggling early in the Big 12 Conference season, the Cyclones football team has become bowl eligible largely through strong performances from its defense.

Calendar of family-friendly events in the Columbia area

Looking for ways to entertain your kids this fall? Check out this list of things to do in and around Columbia through Jan. 9. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Missouri women's basketball team looks to seniors for C.H.A.N.G.E

The Tigers' new motto, C.H.A.N.G.E, an acronym standing for competitiveness, happiness, attitude, new beginning, greatness and energy, reflects the goals of the four seniors on this season's team.

Student arrested on suspicion of assaulting MU police officer

MU senior James Guirl, 21, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and second-degree sexual misconduct.

Pregame Playmakers: Homecoming committee worked for eight months on parade

For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.

Former Missouri wrestler moves into coaching role

Matt Pell, an All-American for the Missouri wrestling team in 2005, returned to the Tigers' wrestling room this season as an assistant coach after spending two years as an assistant coach in Virginia.

City officials unveil north Providence Road extension

City officials said the new 4,100-foot extension of Providence Road, between Vandiver Drive and Blue Ridge Road, will make travel within the city easier. They view the new road as "the gateway to north Columbia."

October burglary suspect arrested after driving incident

A 17-year-old Columbia man was arrested Sunday on charges stemming from an October burglary in the 1300 block of White Oak Lane. He was arrested after losing consciousness while driving, a spokesman for the Boone County Sheriff's Department said.

15-year-old girl in Olten case to be tried as adult

A Cole County circuit judge ordered a 15-year-old girl to stand trial as an adult for the slaying of Elizabeth Olten, 9.