Horace Johnson found guilty of second-degree murder of son

He faces 10 years to life in prison. His sentencing is set for Feb. 1.

Architect's 50-year-old homes in Columbia inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

In the 1950s, William Bernoudy, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, brought his architectural genius to the design of eight houses in Columbia. Bernoudy learned from Wright about respecting the landscape and incorporating nature into a home’s design.

LETTER: Payday loans help customers who need money in a pinch

Short-term loan customers appreciate having access to credit that saves them money by helping them to avoid fees associated with bounced checks and late bill payments.

COLUMN: Returning to the real war in Afghanistan will draw GOP criticism

Obama’s lecture on policy will be called an insult by conservative hawks, many of whom still wrongly believe that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had a major hand in the 9/11 attacks.

Happy team makes Hickman girls basketball coach excited about season

Hickman coach Tonya Mirts knows getting teenage girls to get along isn't easy, but she says this season's Kewpies all enjoy being together — a big key to a successful season.  

Freshman plays key role in Hickman girls basketball team's win

Everyone seemed to know freshman Jade Holly had earned a starting spot on the Hickman girls basketball team but her. She found out just hours before the game and contributed 19 points in a winning effort.

Mangino out as Kansas football coach

Kansas football coach Mark Mangino resigned Thursday in the wake of an investigation into the treatment of his players.

Missouri gymnast ready for senior season

After offseason surgery on her ankle, Missouri gymnast Sarah Shire, who competed at the NCAA national meet last season, says she is healthy and ready for her senior season.

Today's Question: How will Dubai's debt default affect the world economy?

Last week Dubai World, a huge government-owned conglomerate, announced it would delay repayment of billions it owes for six months. How will this affect the world economy?

Rock Bridge girls basketball team wins at Rolla

Emily Holt's 16 points led the Rock Bridge girls basketball team in a 50-41 victory Thursday night at Rolla.

Hickman boys basketball advances at Marshall tournament

Lyle Harris' 23 points led the Hickman boys basketball team Thursday night in a 61-51 victory over Smith-Cotton.

Columbia College women's basketball team doubles its fun

The Columbia College womens basketball team had three players record double-doubles in its 73-59 victory over Dillard (La.) on Thursday night in New Orleans.

Columbia College fails to advance at NAIA volleyball tournament

The Columbia College volleyball team was knocked out of the NAIA national tournament after being swept in its final pool play match.

Missouri proposes banning all drivers from texting

A state lawmaker filed a bill that would extend the current texting ban from drivers under 21 to everyone.

Students, faculty have mixed opinions of Forsee letter

Students and faculty have expressed a variety of opinions on a letter from UM System President Gary Forsee that opposes two "Clean Energy" bills he claims will be detrimental to the University of Missouri System.

Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper crashes, totals patrol car

Trooper Derek Sullivan lost control of his 2008 Ford Crown Victoria on Missouri 22 in an effort to overtake a violator's vehicle Thursday morning. Sullivan was later released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Japanese dance students at Stephens College prepare for performance

Sachiyo Ito, a Japanese dance teacher, prepares Stephens College dance students for a performance on Friday. "Dance is not just steps, but learning about life," " Ito says.

Kelly no longer ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee

Columbia's Rep. Chris Kelly will serve on the Budget and Judiciary committees but will no longer be the ranking Democrat on the former.

Missouri to receive $2 million for broadband mapping and planning

Gov. Nixon's office announced that Missouri will receive a $1.5 million grant to get information on Internet lines in the state. 

New Missouri policies could reverse trend in cattle rustling

Cattle theft has risen over the past two years, according to the president of the Missouri Cattleman's Association. New legislation and the reinstatement of a  livestock protection task force, however, has helped decrease theft in recent months.