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Rock Bridge's Phillips returns from concussion with great performance

Ryan Phillips had three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored Tuesday in the Rock Bridge baseball team's 12-2 victory over visiting Jefferson City.

Boil order in sections of Columbia after water main breaks

The order affects the Thornbrook and Mill Creek Manor subdivisions, along with the areas surrounding Blackfoot Road, Cedar Cliff drive and Kraemer Court.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Is F. Glenn Miller a candidate worthy of radio airtime?

Attorney General Chris Koster and the Missouri Broadcasters Association have challenged the legitimacy of F. Glenn Miller's status as a write-in candidate and asked for a Federal Communications Commission ruling on whether Miller is considered a “bona fide” candidate who has a right to radio airtime.

Provost: Mizzou Advantage proposals to receive grants

Mizzou Advantage proposals to receive grants, MU Provost Brian Foster announced Tuesday.

Columbia College advances to title game of AMC softball tournament

The Columbia College softball team advanced to the championship series of the American Midwest Conference tournament with a doubleheader sweep of William Woods on Tuesday at the Cougars softball field.

COLUMN: Democrats, media stereotype tea party

Some anti-tea party columnists, bloggers and editorials have characterized the tea party as being racists and fanatics based on information from recent polls. Other information, such as tea party members being better educated, is often over-looked.

Missouri hires new swimming coach

Longtime University of Arizona assistant Greg Rhodenbaugh has been hired to take over the Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving programs.

Missouri's Fleming earns softball honors

Missouri sophomore Ashley Fleming was named the Big 12 Conference Softball Player of the Week and the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Losing the battle against meth

In the fall of 2009, the Missourian decided to check in on a Marshall woman who had been the subject of a major Missourian story in 2004. She'd fought hard to beat meth, and we wondered how she was doing. Here's what Matt Reinig found.

Plan to raise levees worries some Missouri counties

Three Missouri counties might be affected by a proposal, Plan H, that would raise about 120 out of the 140 levees along the upper Mississippi River.

COLUMN: Children are paying the price for bad parenting and recession

Grandparents have been forced to sit on the sidelines too long watching their children and grandchildren make mistakes without understanding why. The recession has clarified the failures of modern parenting.

Rock Bridge tops Hickman in boys tennis

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team shutout Hickman 9-0 on Tuesday at Cosmopolitan Park.

House Democrats push back on education consolidation

The bill under consideration, which passed the Senate, would combine the K-12 and Higher Education departments.

Columbia City Council approves new Catholic high school's drainage system

City Council voted 5-0 to approve stormwater management plans for the Catholic high school being built near A. Perry Philips Park that will allow for grading of park land and drainage into the park lake.

Missouri prosecutor tells 5 Nixa men: felonies or military

Only one of the men opted to serve in the military in exchange for a misdemeanor conviction.

St. Peters offers free nitrogen for tires

St. Peters is the first city in the St. Louis area to offer  its residents free nitrogren to fill their tires. Proponents of nitrogen say the gas reduces leaks and provides for better gas mileage.

Columbia-area letter carriers will collect donations for 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive

Donations for the 18th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will be picked up on Saturday. Collections will be donated to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Missouri House OKs increased budget flexibility for counties

The county budget flexibility legislation was added Tuesday by the Missouri House and is now moving to the Senate.

Committee passes bill allowing legislators to carry firearms in Capitol

The bill passed by the Senate General Laws Committee still needs to be read on the Senate floor and voted on. Sen. Dan Clemens, R-Marshfield, said he expects to hear a vote on the bill by the beginning of next week.

Missouri Senate decides to let residents vote on insurance mandate

The Missouri Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would give Missouri residents the opportunity to vote on the federal health insurance mandate. Before it can appear on the ballot, however, it needs House approval.

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