Gabbert brothers have more in common than Missouri football

Tyler Gabbert’s commitment to play football for Missouri last weekend marks the second time in the past three years a high school quarterback from Ballwin named Gabbert committed to Nebraska only to later switch his college choice to Missouri. But an aborted future in Lincoln is merely the easiest similarity to see between the two brothers who are slated to once again share a sideline next season.

Columbia parks a product of careful planning

Planning for parks — whether major regional recreation areas or small neighborhood playgrounds — is a complex and collaborative effort among city staff, elected officials and the public.

Cole County teen charged with murder gets new lawyers

Initially represented by a Cole County public defender, the 15-year-old charged with first-degree murder has switched representation to two public defenders in the Capital Litigation division office in Columbia.

Local artists paint barrels for water conservation awareness

Missouri River Communities Network recently chose local artists for the second annual Rain Barrel Art Review, which will be held on March 19. Artists will paint water conservation themed designs on rain barrels that will be displayed in downtown Columbia. The top three designs are going to be auctioned off.

Man who died of hypothermia hadn't contacted friends in months

When Nathan Curry, 30, died Dec. 3 in his home on Ammonette Street in Columbia, no one knew that he was living without heat or electricity.

Details revealed about radioactive contamination spread by MU researcher

A report by MU Environmental Health and Safety details the extent of radioactive contamination inadvertently spread by an MU researcher last month. The lab in which the researcher worked has had its radioactive material privileges suspended until further review in February.

St. Louis radio station yanks church service off the air

A radio station worker thought he heard cursing, but it was congregants yelling after one church member fainted.

Area churches continue tradition of Christmas pageants

Mid-Missouri churches continue their holiday traditions by hosting Christmas musicals and pageants.

The nuts and bolts of creating a park

Whether creating a neighborhood, community or regional park, Columbia follows an exact step-by-step procedure to bring the different parks to life. Yet the process isn't as easy as one might imagine; sometimes it can take years to fully develop a park.

Springfield woman dies in early morning house fire

Another woman, who appeared to have returned to the house to help, was seriously injured, officials said.

Three die in unrelated homicides in St. Louis

One of the victims of the Saturday shootings was a 15-year-old, shot in the head.

Christmas services to be held in Columbia

Columbia churches celebrate Christmas with communion and candlelight services.

Springfield police investigate death of infant

The parents of the 2-month-old told emergency workers that the child had begun choking.

U.S. Christian goods spoof commercial brands

American retailers sell $4.6 billion worth of Christian products annually, and some are spoofs or spinoffs of commercial logos or brand names. Many such goods are illegal, trademark attorneys say, but companies often don't put up a fight for fear of being labeled anti-faith.

Hannibal woman watches both sons go to war

The single mother has her doubts about the conflict yet has nothing but support for her sons' choice to fight.