TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the city allow street closures for for-profit businesses?

Criticism of street closures for for-profit businesses has arisen following Harpo's request to close Cherry Street between Ninth and Tenth streets during MU's six home football games this fall.

Two arrests made in Sunday shots fired at Douglass Park

Maurice D. Penny and Deundrea L. Woods were arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Investigators are working to determine if it is related to earlier incidents.

Man, 24, arrested in connection with assault near University and Hitt

Jeremy Lee Greber, 24, turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of felonious restraint and assault in the third degree with physical injury.

Cyclists stop in Columbia on nationwide bike tour for clean water

Two cyclists stopped in Columbia on Saturday as a part of their 4,000 mile bike tour for charity:water, a nonprofit organization focused on brining clean drinking water to developing nations.

MU softball player finalist for USA Women's Baseball Team

Missouri softball player Jenna Marston is one of 32 finalists for the USA Baseball Women’s National Team.

Gregory Waid and Melissa Owen

Gregory Waid and Melissa Owen were married July 11, 2010 at Illinois State Beach Resort in Zion, Ill.

Big Ten Conference officials aim to add football title game

Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 members.

Moving-day weekend keeps Columbia garbage collectors busy

A pair of garbage collectors sweated their way through work Monday, the day after the big moving weekend in Columbia.

Public voices support for Columbia park sales tax extension

The City Council held a public hearing about extending the park sales tax during its Monday night meeting. Citizens who spoke to the council showed wide support for the extension.

Proposition C highlights Senate candidates' partisan differences

While Roy Blunt and Chuck Purgason have championed the measure, Robin Carnahan plans to vote against it.

New identity theft schemes target kids' Social Security numbers

The latest form of identity theft doesn't depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your kid's number long before the little one even has a bank account.

Masked robbers steal millions in St. Louis heist

Four armed bandits clad from head to toe in black overpowered two workers at an ATM-servicing business Monday, then used an armored vehicle to haul away possibly millions of dollars in a well-orchestrated heist.

Joplin close to decision on new airline service

Joplin city officials are expected to decide within the next week between two competing proposals for airline service to the southwest Missouri city.

St. Louis site of new Social Security center

The Social Security Administration is opening its fifth National Hearing Center in St. Louis. The facility is expected to create about 200 jobs.

ANALYSIS: Missouri limits life span of state programs

At least five Missouri programs are set to expire next year based on a 2003 state law that gives government programs and tax credits a maximum six-year life span.

Child, 4, injured in Kansas City dog attack

Missouri woman crowned Miss Wheelchair USA

Talent show closes out 18th Black and White Ball

The talent show closed out the 18th annual Black and White Ball at Douglass Park Sunday afternoon. Performances varied and drew a large standing crowd.

D & D Farm and Animal Sanctuary opens its gates for biannual open house

Endangered species, like Siberian tigers, share a farm with barnyard animals. The open house is one of the few times they also share it with the public.

Columbia Daily Tribune editor dies at age 56

George Mazurak of Columbia died July 31, 2010. He was 56.