Kezer receives settlement, not apology

Josh Kezer laughs after bowing to the media before getting in the car that was leading him away from Jefferson City Correctional Center as a free man on the day of his release.

For a Columbia man who spent nearly 16 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder, last week's lawsuit settlement is closure. However, Joshua Kezer said that he is still frustrated by the people who put him behind bars. 

Money woes part of sport for many skateboarders

Several competitors at Saturday's Summer Shredfest skateboarding event in Columbia have found it hard to compete in the dangerous sport and stay out of debt.

Missouri football focused on forcing fumbles

The Missouri defense recovered four fumbles during Saturday morning's scrimmage.

New and improved Washington impresses in Missouri football scrimmage

After the first 10 days of preseason camp, the verdict is in — Missouri football's senior tailback  is quicker, faster and better than ever.

Notebook: Saturday's Missouri football scrimmage

Quarterbacks fight for Missouri football backup spot

Four quarterbacks hope to grab the No. 2 positions behind Missouri starter Blaine Gabbert.

Area Catholics starting to prepare for revised Roman Missal

Columbia priests and parish leaders are preparing for the revised third edition of the Roman Missal, a new translation of the prayers of the Mass and other related changes. They expect to begin using the revised edition on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011.


Parents share strategies for back-to-school shopping

Pink erasers, bright crayons and colorful folders line the shelves in Columbia stores, ready to go "back to school" with Columbia Public School District students Thursday. Parents share their tips for outfitting their children for the new year. 

UFO conference under way this weekend

A group of UFO investigators and enthusiasts attended the first day of a UFO conference at the Days Inn Conference Center.

Many voters, many views of crux of election

It's hard to say how the various voter opinions about the state of the nation will affect the outcomes of races this fall when all 435 House seats, one-third of the Senate and a majority of governor's and legislative jobs will be up for grabs.

Man eludes police after manhunt; caught by Pierpont couple

Police say Sreyvout Sing, 24, eluded officers and search dogs during a chase that ended in the front yard of Gary and Ann Purdome.

National championship top achievement for Columbia cyclist

After winning at the 2010 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships on Aug. 7 in Louisville, Ky., Columbia cyclist David Henderson says he will become more involved with the social side of his sport.

KC attorney seeks to block earnings tax measure

With BP spill under control, U.S. looks at drill ban

Four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, tough measures to overhaul drilling are stalled in Congress. A $1 billion emergency response network proposed by the industry won't be operational for another year.

Southwest Missouri woman killed when train crashes into car

UPDATE: Kitchen fire damages Columbia home

The fire at 504 Rogers St. was reported at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. No one was injured.

Heart disease survivors walk for fundraiser

Approximately 700 people participated in the 14th annual Columbia Start! Heart Walk in Peace Park on Saturday.

July 2011 trial date set for Kansas City rape suspect

A 52-year-old man accused of raping four women in the mid-1980s will go to court July 18, 2011. Bernard Jackson is charged with 18 felony counts, including robbery, rape and sodomy. He has also been called a person of interest in five rapes that occurred from September 2009 through February.

PHOTO GALLERY: Notre Dame dean, wife stop in Columbia on awareness tour

Renate and Greg Crawford stopped in Columbia for dinner with friends on their tour from Arizona to Notre Dame to raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C.


Missouri motorcyclist killed in crash on I-90 in S.D.

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a semi near Sioux Falls on Friday night. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Richard Whitaker of Centralia.