Columbia security camera issue to appear on April 2010 ballot

The Columbia City Council decided to send the issue of whether to allow cameras controlled by the city to the voters. Some members of the council joined those arguing that security cameras could help reduce crime, while others quoted studies that show their ineffectiveness.

Columbia Entertainment Company stages show to send veterans to memorial

Home for the Holidays, a USO-style canteen show, is being held Monday night as a tribute to the Pearl Harbor attack, with proceeds going to Central Missouri Honor Flight, a program that takes World War II veterans to the national memorial in Washington, D.C.

Kahler to return to court Thursday

A spokeswoman for the Kansas attorney general's office said the complaint filed against Kahler will be updated to reflect the death of his estranged wife's grandmother.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Forsee's position on cap and trade is disappointment for many at MU

A closer look at Gary Forsee's letter reveals that his views more accurately represent those of our nation's most polluting special interests than of the students, faculty and staff of the UM System.

Geography professors travel to Copenhagen for climate conference

Mike Urban and Mark Cowell, MU associate geography professors, will be traveling to Copenhagen for this month's United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as representatives of the Association of American Geographers

Today's Question: What do you think of the timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?

President Obama has said that American forces will begin to return from Afghanistan starting in July 2011. Is that date too soon or too distant? Should there be a specific timetable?

University Hospital's organ donor program gets national recognition

Amid a national shortage of transplantable organs, University Hospital was recognized for the fourth consecutive year with the Medal of Honor for its high organ donation consent rates. 

Douglass basketball team wins first game of season

The Douglass boys basketball team won its first game of the season on Monday night at the Jamestown tournament.

Big fourth quarter lifts Hickman boys' basketball team

The Kewpies trailed by two after the third quarter.

Missouri soccer players earn regional honors

Missouri women's soccer players Crystal Wagner and Kristin Andrighetto have been named to the NSCAA All-Central Region team.

Former Missouri House speaker arrested on felony assault charge

Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton was charged with second-degree assault Monday. The complaint alleges he hit and choked a woman on Nov. 15.

Rock Bridge rolls to another big win

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated Timberland 90-25 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Troy Invitational.

Former Missouri House speaker charged with assault

Rod Jetton, former Missouri House speaker, was charged with second-degree assault on a woman after being named in a complaint filed Monday in Scott County Circuit Court.

Beginnings: Farm produces Christmas trees, memories

Timber View Tree Farm provides customers with family memories and traditions as well as Christmas trees.

Breeders and artisans run alpaca holiday store in Columbia

Breeders, who are artisans as well as farm owners, run Alpacas & Artisans, a downtown Columbia store open for the holiday season that sells scarves, rugs, hats, gloves, sweaters and other items made from alpaca wool.

UPDATE: Former Missouri speaker charged with assault

The Missouri House speaker from 2005 to 2008 has been charged with second-degree assault, a felony offense. An unidentified woman filed the complaint in Scott County Monday, saying Rod Jetton "caused serious physical injury."

Emotions boil over during sentencing hearings for Corey Brown slaying

Sentencing hearings for three of the six men charged in the February murder of 18-year-old Corey Brown were held Monday.


Wynonna Judd to sing Christmas classics at Jesse Auditorium

Country music singer Wynonna Judd will sing different Christmas covers on Wednesday from her Top 10 Country Billboard album.

Senate confronts abortion in health care debate

A conservative Democratic senator has introduced an amendment banning federal funds from insurance plans that cover abortion, setting off a revolt within his party.

EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that greenhouse gases are a threat to the public health. The timing coincides with the beginning of the international climate change conference in Copenhagen.