COLUMN: Religion shouldn't define Missouri's new women's basketball coach

New women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton is already being unfairly criticized for her Christian affiliations. 

Pitcher goes the distance for Columbia College softball team

Columbia College junior pitcher Valerie Teter is used to throwing both games of doubleheaders. The Cougars are used to her winning.  

Freshman gets first start in Missouri softball team's victory

Freshman Ashlie Ortega usually gets playing time pinch running or pinch hitting in games where the Tigers have comfortable leads. Thursday, in a 5-0 win over Central Methodist, she got her first start after a good effort in batting practice.

Missouri House approves legislation revising school funding

The Missouri House voted 82-67 to extend the phase-in period of the current funding formula for distributing basic aid to school districts.

Former Boonville priest indicted on sodomy charges

The sexual abuse charges against the Rev. Gerald Howard, formerly known as Carmen Sita, stem from crimes alleged to have occurred between 1983 and 1988.

MU band ensemble back in Columbia after touring China

The MU Symphonic Wind Ensemble returns to Missouri after touring China where they played six concerts. The tour was partially sponsored by the U.S.-China Cultural Foundation.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri has a smart approach to drunk driving

Simply incarcerating DWI offenders isn't enough. These offenders must be held accountable for their actions, but they also must be given intensive long-term alcohol treatment.

Initial 2010 census numbers equal those of 2000, likely to exceed

Boone County is on par with the national average of first round census numbers.

Health care policy expert explains reform law

The presentation explained who the major winners and losers are under the new law.

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.