Scott Boulevard to be closed Wednesday night

Part of Scott Boulevard, between Georgetown Drive and Chapel Hill Road, will close Wednesday at 7 p.m and will reopen Thursday at 7 a.m., according to a news release from the city's Public Works Department.

Dual personality drives Hickman soccer player

Hickman soccer player Maggie Pace provides leadership for her teammates and an entertaining attitude off the field.

MU students, faculty give coffee grounds a new purpose

Coffee grounds, in addition to other kitchen products, may offer a viable alternative to diesel fuel.

Columbia College softball team earns share of regular season conference title

A doubleheader sweep of visiting McKendree gave the Cougars a share of the American Midwest Conference regular season title, splitting the honor with Williams Baptist with 12-4 records. Columbia College won the first game 3-2 and the second game 4-0.

Hickman soccer team holds on to beat Jefferson City

After surviving at close call in the final minutes, the Hickman girls soccer team secured a 2-1 victory Tuesday night over visiting Jefferson City.

COLUMN: Educating children requires help from parents, schools

As parents put more emphasis on personal privilege over community, the government is being left responsible for raising their children.

COLUMN: When voters send a message, it pays to recognize it

To those who say an unfair infusion of money influenced the result of the April elections, one just has to look at recent national and state elections to see that isn't true.

Missouri Senate to vote on DWI bill next week

The DWI bill would allow for warrantless blood samples, among other provisions.

MU Stressbusters program aims to relieve student stress

MU has a new program that gives students free back rubs to help them feel less stressed. MU is the first public university to adopt the Stressbusters program, founded in 1996 at Columbia University.

Columbia is well ahead of 2022 goal for renewable energy

City Council commended the Water and Light Department on Monday for meeting its goals for renewable energy sources outlined in a 2004 voter-passed ordinance.

Judge issues stay in DNR's decision against Klan

A federal court hearing has been scheduled in the case of a Ku Klux Klan group that was denied a permit for gathering at a historic site. The permit was denied after a state agency found the group's literature to contain "historical inaccuracies." The Ku Klux Klan group said it intends to seek another permit for a similar gathering.

Missouri business owners testify against fake pot ban

Missouri small business owners asked lawmakers Tuesday not to ban K2, which is called fake pot or synthetic marijuana, as a bill being heard in the House would.

Missouri father convicted of murder in incest case

A western Missouri man was convicted of murder in the death of a baby he fathered with his daughter. The man, who is not being identified to protect the identity of the daughter, was accused of impregnating his daughter four times; the murder charges stem from the death of the daughter's third child who did not receive medical attention after falling ill.

Obama to visit Iowa, Missouri, Illinois near end of April

According to the White House, President Barack Obama will make visits to the three states on April 27 through April 28, discussing the economy and administrative policies.

Saint Louis Zoo expands exhibition hall by 5,000 square feet

The exhibition hall, formerly an elephant house, will reopen May 15 after renovations made possible through a $2.5 million gift from St. Louis-based Peabody Energy.

BOONE LIFE: Hallsville contractor's business steady despite economic downturn

Contractor William Stone cites his strong reputation in the community as key to his success in an economy that's been particularly rough on construction-related work.

Workers remove Benton Elementary hackberry tree

The 70-foot hackberry tree that stood on Benton Elementary School for more than 100 years was removed Monday because it was considered a safety hazard by several specialists.

Pedestrian bridge on Providence could be torn down

A public hearing was held at the City Council meeting for a project to tear down foot bridge by Douglass High School and build a ground-level crosswalk.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Did Nixon overstep by declaring portion of legislation unconstitutional?

Gov. Jay Nixon employed a tactic used by U.S. presidents, but not Missouri governors, when he signed a midyear spending bill and declared he wouldn't follow a portion of the legislation.

MU will test mass notification system Thursday

All MU students, faculty and staff registered with the university's mass notification system will receive a test text message at 2:50 p.m. Thursday.