Man injured in assault near Pickard Hall

No suspects have been apprehended but police are still investigating.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: What should happen to Guantanamo prisoners?

The Obama administration is stalling in shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. They face a complex set of problems in finding new homes for detainees.

National Weather Service to improve storm alerts

The changes, beginning March 1, would specify maximum wind and hail size at the end of severe thunderstorm warnings.

Missouri hunger study says more are turning to aid

According to a new study from Feeding America, one in eight Missourians use emergency food assistance every year.


Missouri Senate approves bills on adoption, foster care

New bill expands access to adoptees' medical records.

Gov. Nixon plans Missouri revenue review in March

As state revenues continue to fall below projections, Gov. Nixon is planning another budget review to see if more cuts are needed.

Group says Missouri has weak gun control laws

Missouri's laws for control of firearms are weak according to a gun control advocacy group.

Attorney 'disappointed' in Citizens Police Review Board's progress

The Citizens Police Review Board was established in July 2009 but still has yet to take a case.  A major reason for this, according to Columbia attorney Dan Viets, is that the filing process is confusing and difficult to understand

Report: Columbia schools second among comparable districts in federal money

The Columbia School Board hears how the district compares to 12 other state districts in federal funds received and asks for volunteers to serve on district committees.

Missouri gymnast named to Community of Champions

Missouri gymnast Allie Heizelman was honored by the Big 12 Conference by being named to the Community of Champions, which recognizes student athletes who excel in academics, community service, leadership and sportsmanship.

Missouri House committee votes against stripping funds from prisons

The House Public Safety and Corrections committee voted against a bill that would strip $19 million from the Department of Corrections. The proposed cuts come as a result from Gov. Nixon's plan to freeze in-state tuition.

Columbia resident aboard USS Nassau briefly deployed to Haiti

Navy Ensign Emily Merritt of Columbia is in the midst of a seven-month deployment aboard the USS Nassau, but spent 15 days near Haiti as the crew provided humanitarian relief.

Fourth Ward candidate Read kicks off campaign

Sarah Read, an attorney and owner of The Communications Center, officially kicked off her campaign for Columbia's Fourth Ward City Council seat during a Thursday evening gathering at Shakespeare's Pizza.

Missouri colleges expecting deep budget cuts

Budget issues will only grow worse at higher education institutions after federal stimulus money depletes.

State Historical Society of Missouri to make some artworks available online

The society will have paintings from Thomas Hart Benton and other pieces online.

Former Missouri football player Danario Alexander has knee surgery

The wide receiver will not participate in next week's NFL scouting combine.

Hookah lounge opening downtown

Despite a three-year citywide smoking ban, Columbia's first hookah lounge is opening Friday.

LETTER: Drew Brees shows importance of protecting a child's hearing

Audiologist says noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented.

Columbia City Council extends District's noise ordinance research

Given two months to provide more input to City Council on new noise rules for downtown, the Special District Board is stepping up its research.

Second candidate for Boone County presiding commissioner kicks off campaign

Bondi Wood, a business owner and former teacher, says her involvement in local politics will give her an edge in the nine-month campaign for the county's top elected position.