Columbia College women's basketball team wins seventh AMC game

The Columbia College women's basketball team won 70-38 at Harris-Stowe State on Thursday in St. Louis.

Toddler dance class prepares for Peter Pan

Children thrive in a Creative Movement class at Dancearts of Columbia.

UPDATE: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

For much of his famed life, J.D. Salinger removed himself further and further from society. Speculation remains regarding possible secret transcripts of more writings.

Youth's interest in Salinger protagonist endures

Students at area high schools find a relatable teenage character in J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield. Salinger died Wednesday at 91.

Nation's leaders respond to the State of the Union

President Barack Obama's address received mixed reactions from organization leaders and politicians from around the nation and Missouri.

Presiding judge decides to delay retirement

By waiting until Sept. 30 to officially retire, Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton allows the governor to appoint his immediate successor in 2010 but gives voters more choices in 2012.

UPDATE: Columbia's cost of living beats national average

Columbia's cost of living is 8.9 percent below the national average, making it one of the least expensive places to live, Chamber of Commerce says.

Missouri Senate rejects new farmland tax plan

The Senate vote against implementing the State Tax Commission's plan follows a state House vote Wednesday rejecting a similar measure.

Missouri House Budget Committee passes federal balanced-budget resolution

House committee unanimously approved a resolution that would call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced budget.

Missouri lawmaker pushes for cyberbullying law

The Senate Education Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would require all public schools to enact a bullying a policy that includes cyberbullying.

Parents As Teachers targeted for cuts

On Wednesday, the House Education Appropriations Committee heard testimony from members of the department who outlined Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget. Nixon proposed more money for public education. Programs such as Parents As Teachers might receive less money for the second year.

Governor's jobs plan meets little opposition in House hearing

The governor's plan to provide incentives to state businesses met little opposition from witnesses at a House committee hearing Wednesday.

Online journal Artifacts gives students new outlet for work

A publication of the Campus Writing Program, Artifacts allows students to showcase their work outside the classroom.

Manslaughter defense ruled out in Kansas abortion slaying

District Judge Warren Wilbert ruled that the jury would not be permitted to consider the manslaughter charge because abortion, including late-term abortion, is legal in Kansas and because George Tiller did not pose an imminent threat.

Parking lot among discussed improvements for Indian Hills Park

A revised improvement plan includes a parking lot and a dog park

UPDATE: 2 women die in Moberly house fire

The victims' names have not been released but one was 56 years old and the other was 18.

'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies

Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the author's son said.

Grants announced for development of high-speed rail connecting the Midwest

The Obama administration has announced a grant of $1.1 billion for the development of a high-speed rail for faster travel between Chicago and St. Louis. Another grant of $31 million will fund upgrades for rail travel between St. Louis and Kansas City. The project is expected to improve service and create jobs.

Two die in Moberly house fire

Two peole were found dead in a Moberly house after a fire was reported early Thursday morning. The victims' identities have not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Man pays teen to vandalize statue, gets banned from town

A man was banned from a small town in Missouri after it was found that he was guilty of paying a teenager to vandalize a prominent statue.