In digital age, there's plenty of paper

The number of printed pages dropped significantly in 2008, and analysts expect the trend to continue. Some say it could be an effect of the slow economy or perhaps the beginning of a paper-less society.

Artist creates postcard effect in Joplin welcome center's mural

The mural depicts scenes from the Spook Light, Route 66, artist Thomas Hart Benton, astronaut Janet Kavandi, outlaw Clyde Barrow, the castle at Redings Mill, poet Langston Hughes, Red Oak II, the natural beauty of the Ozarks, naturalist Marlin Perkins, Grand Falls and the area's history of mining.

Southwest Missouri man found dead in frozen drainage ditch

The body of 43-year-old Keith Lyons was discovered Monday in the ditch near a Joplin car wash.

English paces Missouri men's basketball in win against Austin Peay

The sophomore guard continues his hot shooting.

Nebraska football recruit, Chase Rome, wrestles his way to football success

After growing in the wrestling world, Chase Rome was forced to make a decision between football and wrestling. Despite choosing football, Rome continued to train at his father's martial arts gym and attributes many of his strengths to his experience in fighting. 

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Missouri decriminalize the sale of yellow margarine?

A Missouri law would makes it illegal to sell yellow margarine, andRep. Sara Lampe is working to repeal this law. Is the amount of time and resources that will go into repealing a virtually innocuous law worth the effort?

Colts' perfection snapped; former Tiger plays key role in upset

Brad Smith returned a kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown.

Some scientists link cell phone use to brain cancer

The American Cancer Society says that more research needs to be done on the link between cell phone use and brain cancer and tumors. 

First case of highly drug-resistant TB found in U.S.

Tuberculosis, once thought to be eliminated thanks to the miracle of antibiotics, is making a comeback, and it's stronger than ever with new and drug-resistant strains.

Columbia community members gather to reflect on military attacks on Gaza

There was a moment of silence for those lost in the 2008 attacks on Gaza, a video featuring photos of Gaza after the attacks, acoustic guitar music and a discussion on the current situation in the Middle East.

St. Louis brewer of Schlafly Beer marks milestone

Schlafly Beer has brewed 30,000 barrels this year. That's a 6,000-barrel increase over its previous record, which it set just last year.

Columbia woman one of 4 killed in highway accident

Lakeidra L. Kemp, 32, of Columbia, was a passenger in a car that crashed at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Smithton.

Cleaning out clutter is difficult process for some

When Hank Landry helped his mother-in-law move out of her house on East Campus, he learned what it is like to part with sentimental items and things collected over time.

Economy, Obama inauguration among top stories of 2009

The Associated Press conducted a poll of U.S. editors and news directors, as well as a Facebook poll of the general public. Both sets of voters selected the U.S. economy and President Barack Obama's inauguration as their top two stories of 2009.

Deputy recovery from gunshot wound sustained when he broke up dispute

The shooting happened early Saturday while 41-year-old James Buchanan was working a second job as a security officer and intervened in an argument between two men.

Southwest Missouri county formulates new job creation plan

Webster County has lost an estimated 1,000 jobs in the past half-dozen years, so the county commissioners decided to move forward with an "enhanced enterprise zone."

Austin Peay State men's basketball assistant coach returns to his Missouri basketball roots

Former Missouri basketball player, Scott Combs, leads Austin Peay into Columbia Sunday afternoon.

DEAR READER: The presses will roll, probably, after the Tigers play in the Texas Bowl

On-the-scene coverage of the game and related events will be online Tuesday and in print Wednesday.

Sparse shelves greet post-Christmas deal hunters

Shoppers found big discounts and limited selection at stores the day after Christmas. Retailers are counting on the days after Christmas to perk up overall holiday sales in a season that looks like it’s been only modestly better than last year’s disaster.

Empty shelves greet some post-Christmas shoppers

The falling snow did not serve as a deterrent for shoppers wanting to take advantage of the after Christmas sales.