Former IARA director pleads guilty in funding terrorism

Mubarak Hamed is the third Columbia defendant to plead guilty in a conspiracy to funnel money to Iraq in violation of federal sanctions.

COLUMN: BP oil spill highlights across-the-pond differences

Rhetoric about BP oil spill plentiful from both British and Americans — and seldom does it match in tone or tenor.

Both sides rest their case Monday in Fields trial

Testimony in the Tausha L. Fields murder trial ended Monday. Fields did not take the stand. Proceedings will continue at 9 a.m. Tuesday with closing statements and jury deliberation.

ESPN's John Anderson hosts charity golf tournament

John Anderson, an anchor on ESPN's "SportsCenter" and 1987 MU grad, was in Columbia on Monday to host the first annual John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational.

Defense stresses Fields' cooperation with detectives

Testimony focused on Tausha Fields’ involvement with detectives during the search for Mitchell Kemp’s body on the sixth day of Fields’ trial.

Columbia Builds Youth teaches students how to prevent stormwater runoff

Students with the Columbia Builds Youth program learned skills that will help them obtain jobs while preventing stormwater runoff.

Big 12 basketball coaches challenged by smaller conference

Big 12 basketball coaches agreed a 10-team conference will make it tougher to put together glittering records in what has been one of the most rugged leagues in the country.

Man held on $500,000 bail for trying to run officer over

Police said Ashraf Habimana attempted to run over an officer with a vehicle that was reported stolen. He was arrested after colliding with a silver Dodge Stratus on Nifong Boulevard.

UM System hires two staff members

Beginning July 1, the UM System will have a new board secretary and interim chief of staff.

Flooding continues throughout Missouri

The Missouri River was falling Monday from peak levels of last week, but moderate flooding continued in the northwest corner of the state.

City offices closed July 5

City offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.

Twenty-seven animals rescued from hot car in St. Charles

Twenty-five cats and two dogs were found in a car parked in a garage near the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles on Sunday. The owner was in the casino. The animals are expected to recover.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the government fund broadband service for rural areas?

Last year, Missouri ranked 39th nationally in Internet download speed.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: City meeting minutes

The city publishes the minutes from City Council meetings and the meetings from the city's various boards and commissions.

SLIDESHOW: Pink Promise Tea brings breast cancer survivors together

Mary Muscato, an oncologist and breast cancer survivor, attended the Pink Promise Tea event on Saturday, a luncheon hosted by the Mid-Missouri Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

School Board to meet on high school agreement

The Columbia School Board will review an agreement related to easements on the property for the new high school at a special meeting Tuesday.

Man arrested on suspicion of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident

Police said John Talbert rammed his vehicle into another woman's car after trying to get her to pull over.

Man still missing one month after disappearance

Edward Acosta, 46, of Laquey has been missing since he was released from University Hospital on May 28.

Gas prices rise as summer driving peaks

Retail gasoline prices are going up, but Missourians still have the lowest prices in the nation.

Foundation rates films on Christian values and themes

The Dove Foundation, which places a seal on movies employees consider family-friendly, is expanding its rating system to indicate movies the group deems "Faith-Based" and "Faith-Friendly."