More details emerge in arrest of women's basketball players

Two Missouri women's basketball players arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault say they were attempting to stop a fight.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Science, not pundits, should determine effects of climate change

The first question that one should clinically address is: "Are human activities responsible for the observed increases in world temperatures over the past century?"

SLIDESHOW: PAWSitive Visits program helps residents connect

The PAWSitive Visits program brings a variety of pets to residents living in the city's retirement homes.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Film tax credits show downside of targeted tax credits

It might be exciting to see famous actors film a movie in your city, but the economic activity is short-lived.

Missouri River 340 Race documentary premieres Tuesday at Ragtag Cinema

Jodi Pfefferkorn's documentary, "The Next 340 Miles of Your Life," follows the experiences of racers as they paddle their way along the Missouri River during the fourth annual Missouri River 340 Race.

MU e-mail slowed because of spam

Campus e-mail slowed because of increased spam filtering on Friday, but intercampus e-mails should return to normal speeds on Monday.

Columbia School Board tours new elementary school

Members of the Columbia School Board toured the new elementary school, Alpha Hart Lewis, on Monday.

Fight at Columbia Regency Trailer Park leads to five arrests

Police have determined that alcohol was involved in a fight at a trailer park that resulted in five arrests, but further details and conflicting stories remain to be sorted out.

UPDATE: Walmart employee in stable condition after being shot

A man was returning to work when he was confronted by suspects who demanded money and then shot him.

Randy Fletcher decorates magic tree for 15th year

Randy Fletcher has been decorating the magic tree for the last 15 years at 303 Hickam Drive.

Handmade items selling well for the holidays

With the cutbacks consumers are taking this holiday season, and the harsh realities of the job market, people are turning to authentic handmade items for their gift giving. The online artist marketplace Etsy is expected to double its revenue this season.

School Board to discuss future financial plans Monday

Columbia School Board will hear reports about the financial challenges that lie ahead if state funding declines.

Self-serve frozen yogurt opens downtown

Yogoluv opened on the corner of Ninth and Locust on the day after Thanksgiving.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you concerned about the financial liability Tasers might pose to the city?

The city recently agreed to pay $300,000 to a man who was injured in July 2008 after being shocked with a Taser by Columbia police. Does the settlement change your opinion of the device?

Audit of local nonprofit shows shaky finances

An audit of Boone County Community Partnership shows the agency spent money in order to justify future funding requests.

Beginnings: Humane Society lays pathway to better lives for pets

The Central Missouri Humane Society's status as an open shelter allows it to take in animals of all breeds, ages and backgrounds.

Budget predictions dire for Columbia Public Schools

All public schools should expect to have the state funding cut because of the state's shortfall of $1 billion in revenue over the past two fiscal years, a state representative told members of the Columbia School Board at a Monday night meeting.

Clinch sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole

William Clinch, convicted on Oct. 25 for the September 2007 murder of Jeremy Bohannon at the McDonald's on Clark Lane, received the conviction's mandatory sentence Monday.

Sanders murder trial scheduled for March

Daniel Sanders will go to trial in March for second-degree murder in the death of his mother in August 2008.

Contracts show how Monsanto squeezes, squashes smaller competitors

A review of confidential Monsanto contracts shows some of the strong-arm tactics the seed company uses to control the vast majority of American seeds.