Carp big hazard for MR340 racer

In this 2006 file photo, Jim Kirby, an outdoor writer from Palos Park, Ill., prepares to shoot Asian silver carp as they start jumping alongside his boat during a bowfishing trip near Utica, Ill. A federal judge has set Sept. 7 as the next hearing in a multistate lawsuit demanding tougher action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania want to close locks and install barriers to stop the voracious fish.

Brad Pennington, an accomplished river racer from Houston who entered this week's Missouri River 340, found out the hard way that silver carp jumping from the river can be a danger to boaters.


First paddlers cross finish line in Missouri River 340

The Missouri River 340's first and second place winners, boats from the men's tandem division, finished the race Wednesday. Beauties and Barnacles, a dragon boat, finished third.

Columbia man arrested after car chase

Officers from multiple counties and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were involved in the chase before the man was arrested.

UPDATE: NFL approves Columbia man's purchase of St. Louis Rams

Billionaire Stan Kroenke must turn over control of the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche to his son before he can buy the 60 percent of the Rams he doesn't already own.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the new tailgating spot for students?

MU announces a new space for tailgating with new rules.

Local couple wins 'Today' show wedding

A Columbia couple won the 'Today" show's wedding competition Wednesday morning. Melissa McMillin, 21, and Jeremy Gebhardt, 22, will have their reception, outfits and other parts of their wedding planned by viewers.

DAVID ROSMAN: Economic future is bright if Columbia plays to its strengths

Working to make Columbia's citizens safe and healthy would improve the economy in the long run.

Crowds gather for Summerfest

Carolina Chocolate Drops led the Wednesday night concert for Summerfest.

J. KARL MILLER: Is the First Amendment absolute?

While the ideals embodied in the First Amendment-granted freedom of speech are not to be disregarded, Americans must not view this as an avenue for dismissing common sense or tact.

Missouri wide receiver hopes for speedy return from injury

Missouri junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson was expected to be out until October with a broken bone in his wrist, but he was catching passes in practice on Wednesday.

E. coli causes two Missouri beaches to remain closed

High levels of E. coli have been found in Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Mark Twain State Park.

Columbia School Board to hold public hearing Thursday on tax increase

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing on an increase in the Columbia school district's tax levy at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The increase will take effect Dec. 31 in an effort to stabilize the Columbia Public School's budget.

Cantwell having stellar season in shot put

Grounds crews prove essential for Missouri 340 racers

The grounds crew members of the Missouri River 340 provide their racers with vital items throughout the course. Most important is the moral support they give. 

New group to promote safety at Missouri schools

The Center for Education Safety partners the state Department of Public Safety and the Missouri School Boards' Association. It is set to open Sept. 1 in Jefferson City.

Woman injured in fire on east side of Columbia

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Boone County to conduct evening sobriety checkpoint

The Boone County Sheriff's Department will be conducting an evening sobriety checkpoint sometime between Wednesday and Sunday.

Taekwondo classes meet needs of Columbia students

Modified taekwondo moves benefit Columbia children with disabilities.

Missouri schools address new cyberbullying statute

Advocates of a Missouri anti-cyberbullying statute that takes effect Friday hope it helps school districts focus on behavior that they say can be more harmful than traditional bullying.

Missouri helps two cities buy hybrid buses

Poplar Bluff and Warrensburg are using the hybrid buses in their public transit agencies.