Columbia preschoolers participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record

Children from four Columbia preschools took part in the campaign. It consists of adults across the nation reading the same book to children on the same day.

Fake computers sold in Columbia parking lots

The Columbia Police Department said the computer boxes contained a block of wood and an extension cord.

Kahler hearing on murder charge pushed back to December

The preliminary hearing for former Columbia Water and Light Director James Kraig Kahler — charged with capital murder in Kansas — has been pushed back a third time.

Police investigate $36,000 in thefts from two trailers

Construction vehicle, tools, laptop computer and other electronics are among the items stolen from the two sites, police say.

Plate, Palate and Ballot sets table for discussion on food, politics

The Mid Missouri Animal Legislation is holding its second Plate, Palate and Ballot event, which will include a panel discussion about food, health, agriculture and politics.

Boonville man arrested on suspicion of enticement of a child

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force had been investigating the man since March.

Missouri boy, 6, credited with correcting road signs

The child alerted his parents to some discrepancies between the road he traveled and what the sign indicated. His father suggested he write a letter to highway administrators.

EPA creates pesticide database for bedbugs

The Environmental Protection Agency says the database will help people find safe and effective pesticides to combat the pests.

Rock Bridge softball wins district semifinal

The Rock Bridge softball team defeated Jefferson City 9-2 on Thursday in a semifinal game of the Class 4, District 9 tournament at Legion Field in Jefferson City.

Mill Creek Elementary student wins national art contest

Madisyn Hinkebein won first place in the preschool/kindergarten category of the 19th Annual Blind InSights 2010 art contest, a contest for visually-impaired artists.

Poll: Technology brings connection, stress for college students

Technology seems to be both a blessing and a burden in college students' lives based on The Associated Press-mtvU Poll, released Thursday.

Rock Bridge softball player shares passion for sport with mother

Lauren Fuller, the starting pitcher for the Rock Bridge softball team, and her mother Sue Fuller have both enjoyed playing softball for most of their lives.

River musical "Gumbo Bottoms" docks in Columbia

Show times are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Launer Auditorium at Columbia College.

WWII 'war brides' share stories, cultures at annual gathering

About 100 foreign-born women who married U.S. servicemen during or after World War II are gathering near St. Louis.

Rock Bridge volleyball team beats Hannibal

The Rock Bridge volleyball team defeated visiting Hannibal on Thursday evening.

Rockhurst outlasts Hickman soccer team in overtime

The Hickman boys soccer team lost to Rockhurst 1-0 in overtime Thursday evening in Kansas City.

Nelson-Atkins hosting exhibit by Clare Twomey

The exhibit, titled "Forever," features more than 1,300 ceramic vessels.

Northwest Missouri man sentenced for prostituting minors

After pleading guilty to one count of child sex trafficking, the man was sentenced to almost 22 years in federal prison.