Equestrian area cut from Southeast Regional Park plan

The new plan calls for a natural preservation area to inhabit the space once reserved for horse riding.

COLUMN: Like him or not, Waters' contributions to journalism undeniable

Although he is somewhat controversial, Columbia Daily Tribune Editor Hank Waters' contributions to journalism cannot and should not be overlooked.

SLIDESHOWS: Photos from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver

The Games run through Feb. 28.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why I declined to be interviewed by Hank Waters

For several reasons, many based on personal experience, an invitiation to sit down for an endorsement interview with the Columbia Daily Tribune was declined.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should prosecutors have offered Sanders a plea deal?

Daniel Sanders pleaded guilty to manslaughter and felony evidence tampering for the drowning of his mother and attempting to hide her body.

Columbia Photo will close its shutters after 42 years

Because of years of financial troubles, Columbia Photo will close in April. The store has sold cameras, film and electronic equipment for the past 42 years.

Marshal twins power Rock Bridge victory

The Marshall twins, a pair of 5-foot junior guards on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, scored three 3-pointers each Thursday night in the Bruins' 63-24 victory over visiting Helias.

Ferguson lawyer: State’s position on new evidence ‘hyper-technical'

Ryan Ferguson's new attorney has a quick reply to the state's position on the proper time to introduce new evidence like Charles Erickson's altered account of the slaying of Kent Heitholt.

UPDATE: Officials investigating Texas crash as a crime

U.S. law enforcement officials say this is an isolated incident.

Officials probing plane crash into US tax office

The plane crashed into an Austin, Texas, based office of the Internal Revenue Service. The fire department said at least one person was missing and two people were taken to the hospital.

COLUMN: Price shares good ideas on how Missouri should treat criminals in State of the Judiciary

Chief Justice William Ray Price of the Missouri Supreme Court gave a State of the Judiciary address to the Missouri General Assembly on Feb. 3, and many of his points were intriguing and thought-provoking.

Pedestrian signal proposed near Douglass High School

The first of several public meetings was held Wednesday night at Douglass High School about a proposed plan to improve the pedestrian crossing near the school. The plan would include creating a pedestrian signal and a raised median.

Freed missionaries leave Haiti, land in Kansas City

Four American missionaries who had been imprisoned in Haiti on kidnapping charges were released and returned to the U.S. on Thursday.

Hickman wrestler bleaches hair for state tournament

Freshman J'den Cox enters the state tournament Thursday as the No. 1 wrestler in the state at 171 pounds.

Despite turnovers, Columbia College women's basketball beat Missouri Baptist

Missouri lawmakers: Not right time for building bonds

The bond proposal, which would fund construction and maintenance of state buildings,  passed in the House last year but not in the Senate.

Missouri Rep. Blunt blasts stimulus but backs some projects

Republican U.S. Senate candidates criticize stimulus package at an annual Capitol media event.

Hickman girls basketball falls at St. Teresa's

The Hickman girls basketball team lost 38-21 on Thursday at St. Teresa's in Kansas City.

Three escape cooking fire

A mother and her two young children escaped a small kitchen fire Thursday morning because of functioning smoke alarm.

City Council agrees to buy share of the Columbia Energy Center

Columbia bought two turbines from the Columbia Energy Center for just under $18 million. City Manager Bill Watkins said the purchase further's the city's goals in renewable energy sources.