Hickman baseball player disappointed against former Rock Bridge teammates

Hickman first baseman Conner Shaw, right, used to play Rock Bridge baseball. This season, he plays for Hickman, which was edged 3-2 by the host Bruins on Monday.

Hickman first baseman Conner Shaw, right, used to play Rock Bridge baseball. This season, he plays for Hickman, which was edged 3-2 by the host Bruins on Monday.

COLUMN: Too much political partying in USA

Getting rid of political parties and their institutionalized place in the government would open elections to more people.

COLUMN: All residents benefit in West Broadway plans

After a meeting last week, it appears that the debate over the plans for West Broadway between Garth Avenue and West Boulevard is over. The new plan will make the road more efficient and attractive.

COLUMN: Politicians' secession threats are childish

Politicians need to grow up and resolve issues with civil communication. That is, unless we want our state and federal government to be run by 5-year-old children.

Columbia police expand 'use of force' documentation

The Columbia Police Department announced new "use of force" reporting procedures, including incidents where officers use handcuffs when an arrest is not made, point a firearm at a person or use any physical force to overcome resistance.

MU students worried after Law School ranking drops to 93

MU law students are troubled by a plunge in the 2011 Best Graduate School rankings from the US News & World Report, from 65 last year to 93 this year.

Columbia Planned Parenthood could face new restrictions

The Senate discussed abortion restrictions on the floor, and ultimately passed a bill (SCS 793) that would directly affect the operation of Columbia's Planned Parenthood center.

City solicits input from residents on Stadium Boulevard construction plan

The $19.9 million project would rebuild the Interstate 70 and Stadium Boulevard interchange and widen parts of Stadium  between I-70 and Broadway to six lanes.

Columbia College softball team sweeps AMC doubleheader

The Columbia College softball team defeated Missouri Baptist in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader Thursday in St. Louis 3-0 and 4-2.

Kansas Relays offer fresh events for Rock Bridge track team

Some runners on the Rock Bridge track and field team have never competed before in the events in which they will run this weekend in Lawrence Kan.

Missouri teachers receive funding boost from Senate

The Career Ladder program has been a target for elimination but was approved by the Senate on Wednesday to keep its $37 million funding.

House Budget Committee approves funds for new Ellis Fischel facility

House Budget Chairman Allen Icet filed a re-appropriation bill that would provide the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center with the $31 million it needs to build a new facility.


Carnahan cuts Blunt's cash lead for Missouri Senate

After lagging behind Republican Roy Blunt in campaign fundraising, Democrat Robin Carnahan cut the difference by more than $250,000 in the first quarter of 2010.

Missouri News Horizon denied House press gallery access

Missouri News Horizon, a new nonprofit news operation that reports on state legislative issues, was denied media access to the state House press gallery earlier this week.

Judge rules Vertical Group CEO owes defrauded investors $2.76 million

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that Nathan Reuter, 51, owes $2.76 million to a group of investors defrauded by his investement group.

St. Louis Public Schools superintendent to announce budget-cutting plan

To save money, the St. Louis Public Schools' superintendent is considering drastic cuts, including closing schools and eliminating hundreds of teaching positions.

Johnson's Shut-Ins Park to reopen five years after reservoir collapse

The old campground was damaged by a broken reservoir in 2005.

Midwest authorities receive reports of meteor sighting

Residents in Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri reported seeing a fireball in the sky late Wednesday evening.

Families agree to suspend lawsuits over embryos

Couples from Missouri and California have agreed to suspend their lawsuits over the possession of two frozen embryos.

Recycled swine manure asphalt tested in Mo.