Columbia College softball team set to open AMC tournament

The Columbia College softball team opens play in the American Midwest Conference tournament with doubleheader against Missouri Baptist set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Cougar Softball Field.

MU faculty hears budget, enrollment projections

MU faculty received updates about the university's projected deficit and enrollment projections for the upcoming fiscal year.

Missouri lawmakers pass legislation overturning sales tax rulings

The law would affect a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling, which said the state sales tax applies to more sales then it did before. The bill now goes to the governor.

Odessa residents oppose Aryan Nations leader's plan for under-21 club

The city is trying to prevent Charles Juba from opening the nightclub, and is holding a second special meeting Thursday night to discuss the proposal, according to Mayor Tom Murry.

Missouri campground reopens, 5 years after flood

Nearly five years after it was virtually destroyed by a flood, the campground at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in southeast Missouri is set to reopen Friday. The new campground is about a mile from the original location and will include 79 campsites, six cabins and a special-use camping area for groups.

Donations keep World Bird Sanctuary hospital open

A successful appeal by the founder of the World Bird Sanctuary in suburban St. Louis has generated enough money to keep the hospital open.

Missouri House approves bill allowing concealed guns in business parking lots

A bill allowing properly licensed people to carry concealed guns in parking lots of Missouri businesses was approved by the state House on Thursday.

Ambulance carrying gunshot victim collides with another vehicle in Columbia

An ambulance headed to University Hospital collided with another vehicle and was send off the road and over a ravine.

Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute immerses students on stage

The theater institute lasts for six weeks, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, which directors say is good training for the world of theater.

MU student, bone marrow donor to meet the man she saved

Neither Stefanie Kienstra nor David Jolley knew much about bone marrow donation before chance circumstances brought them together. When Jolley, expecting to be diagnosed with the flu, learned he had leukemia, his doctors began looking for a donor. When they couldn't find one, Jolley's only chance at recovery became Kienstra, who was a perfect match.

Legislators push for data center tax incentives

Ewing Business Park in Columbia might receive a new data center if legislation passes in the Capitol by the end of the session.

House Democrats down on Nixon mandated cuts

House Democrats spoke out against the governor's budget plan, while Senate Democrats remained quiet on the issue.

UPDATE: Lee Street Deli will keep its weekend late-night hours

Lee Street Deli, the East Campus eatery, will not be canceling its late-night hours on Fridays and Saturdays. In an earlier Twitter message, the restaurant said that it would cancel late-night hours from 1 to 3 a.m.

'Help the Hinkson' restoration project announces competition winners

The competition had a 30-second public service announcement category and a three-minute short film category.

Columbia man arrested after fight downtown

Police found a man beaten and unable to speak at Eighth Street.

Two men arrested on suspicion of burglary in Columbia

Ryan A. Coffee, 19, of Columbia, and John D. Wise, 19, of Buffalo, Mo., were arrested on suspicion of the burglary Wednesday.

Columbia man arrested after crashing car into a tree

A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he crashed into a tree while fleeing from a police officer.

Man arrested for pointing laser light at helicopter

A St. Charles County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pointing a green laser pointer at a police helicopter from a parked car. The pilots noticed the light as they were about 700 feet above Interstate 70 in O'Fallon.

Company with tree planting pledge to reach 5 millionth tree

A pledge to plant 50 million trees will reach its one-tenth mark this year when the 5 millionth tree is planted. The project is a collaboration among Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Students plead guilty in MU cotton ball incident

The students, who pleaded guilty to littering, will serve two years unsupervised probation and 80 hours of community service, and their drivers licenses have been suspended for 60 days.