University Hospital's 1,000th kidney transplant between mother and son

Kidney transplant patient Ethan Russell, 8, gets a hug from his sister Emma Russell, 10, following a press conference at University Hospital on Wednesday. Nancy Russell, Ethan's mother, donated the kidney for his transplant, which was the hospital's 1,000th performed. The first transplant at the hospital was in 1972.

Ethan Russell received a kidney from his mother, Nancy, marking University Hospital's 1,000th kidney transplant. University Hospital held a press conference Wednesday one month after the transplant. 

Being a model player takes new meaning for Columbia College midfielder

Jimmy Herrman's teammates on the Columbia College soccer team say it's easy to see how much work Herrman puts into his appearance. But it's also hard to argue with the results.

Committee to help secure headstone for Columbia lynching victim

The newly-formed James T. Scott Monument Committee plans to build a monument at the grave of man lynched in Columbia in 1923, who was accused of raping a white girl. James Scott did not receive a trial for the crime of which he was accused.

Kemp makes big contributions to Missouri football team

As an outside receiver for the Missouri football team, Wes Kemp is used primarily for his blocking skills. But during the Tigers' game Saturday, Kemp contributed a touchdown reception, too.

Introducing the Columbia (insert high school name here) Spartans. Maybe.

Sixth-graders expecting to be part of Columbia's new high school's first freshman class have chosen Spartans as their desired name for their mascot, however, the school still remains unnamed.

New sentencing matrix shows Missouri judges the cost of prison

The matrix is part of an effort to reduce recidivism rates and keep punishments consistent across Missouri counties.

MoDOT online road map to show weather conditions

The map showing closures, construction and flooded or snow-covered roads now shows weather information.

Rock Bridge's narrow soccer victory no surprise against Hickman

The Bruins boys soccer team defeated the Kewpies 1-0 Wednesday night at Hickman’s Robert M. LeMone Field.

Japan apologizes to former St. Louis POW

Former World War II veteran and POW, Earl Szwabo along with six other former POWs, returned to Japan for a "peace visit" earlier this month.

Colleges' responses highlighted by University of Texas shooting

The shooting at the University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday provided another test of how colleges respond to threats on campus.

Reyna on a roll for Columbia College soccer team

After scoring two game-winning goals last week, Columbia College's Edgar Reyna didn't slow down Wednesday night, with a hat trick in a 5-1 victory for the Cougars in their conference opener.


Rappellers take to the ropes for charity at Tiger Hotel

Over the Edge, a company that holds fundraisers for Special Olympics all over the country, hosted an event to rappel down the Tiger Hotel. The 22 participants each had to raise $1,000.

iRoots 'N' Blues? Barbecue festival introduces smartphone application for fans

The Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival has created free iPhone and Android smartphone applications that feature interactive maps of the festival and downtown areas and that will allow fans to create their own personal schedules of the bands they want to see.

Mock dorm room set ablaze in MU fire safety demonstration

The Fire Factor event has been held since 2001, after a fraternity house fire resulted in the death of MU freshman Dominic Passantino in 1999. This was the third year of the "live room burn."

Paxton Keeley students tip their hats to good vocabulary

Students celebrated Vocabulary Day with a parade and alphabet cereal.

Missouri next state to have death penalty reviewed

The American Bar Association has put Missouri's death penalty process under the microscope as part of a nationwide project. The review is unrelated to next month's scheduled execution of Roderick Nunley, the first state execution in nearly four years.

High waters delay bridge rehabilitation on Katy Trail

The bridge near the tunnel at Rocheport will be have detours marked for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival preview: The music picks for 2010

Local blues enthusiasts share their Roots 'N’ Blues 'N’ BBQ Festival artist favorites.

Downtown Columbia gears up for Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival

The Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival is raising its ticket prices to $3 per resident, but it also means a more consistent service charge for festival goers.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you plan to use the atlatl this season?

Missouri legalized the use of the atlatl for this year's hunting season. Do you plan on using it?