Gabbert will play, Smith will sit on Saturday for Missouri football team

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert evades a tackle by Colorado's BJ Beatty during Saturday's game.

The Tigers' starting quarterback, Blane Gabbert, is returning to full practice Tuesday, despite a hip pointer injury.

UPDATE: Columbia Fire Chief William Markgraf retiring after 22 years of service

Fire Chief William Markgraf plans to retire from the Columbia Fire Department on Jan. 5, after serving for more than 22 years.

Restaurants embrace Kobe beef, Japanese-style meat in Columbia

Restaurants in Columbia are serving the Japanese-inspired beef, and Missouri ranchers are producing it. But opinions are mixed on whether it's better and whether it truly is Kobe beef.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Would you support a ban on the mobile advertising trucks?

The council sent the issue to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Would-be walk-ons get workout at MU men's basketball tryouts

About 12 MU students vied for a spot on the Missouri men's basketball team during walk-on tryouts Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. They found just how challenging Missouri's uptempo style can be.

Ninth anniversary of war in Afghanistan inspired group discussion

MU student Roya Firozi, from Afghanistan, spoke along with other panelists about America's position in Afghanistan during a teach-in on Sunday.

LETTER: Why not name new Columbia school for John McCain?

To our school board members: Who is in charge of our schools, you or school employees?

Model of J.W. 'Blind' Boone statue unveiled

The final size of the sculpture will be three times as large as the model and will cost about $200,000.

MU tightens belt, releases more program evaluation data

While the university takes some immediate budget measures, new data reveal that many "low-performing" programs score well on certain quality measures.

Nebraska, Colorado start Big 12 football farewell tours on different notes

The Huskers start with a rout, the Buffaloes with a dud.

Boone County Art Show winners announced Sunday

There were 300 entries for the art show  and awards in 11 categories.

LETTER: Amendment 2 will help deserving veterans

The initiative would help American prisoners of war.


Columbia College volleyball backups help sweep Harris-Stowe State

Erin Pavlin received valuable playing time at libero in the rout.

Columbia woman robbed at gunpoint

A Columbia man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of the robbery.

25th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive begins Monday

Organizers hope to collect at least 4,000 units of blood over four days, which could potentially save 12,000 lives.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Releasing wild elk in Missouri is a bad idea

If elk are released in Missouri, expect injuries and vehicle damage on Missouri's highways.

Columbia College celebrates 10th year of online campus

More than 200 courses are offered at the online campus along with six associate, 11 bachelor's and three master's degree programs.

New COLT railroad bridge over U.S. 63 is 'safety improvement'

The bridge eliminates the bumpy railroad tracks and the need for vehicles to stop when trains cross the highway.

Former Olympic equestrian dies in Missouri

Walter Staley died Sunday morning at Audrain Medical Center. His cause of death was not immediately available. 

Backups help Columbia College volleyball sweep Harris-Stowe State

The Cougars overpowered the Hornets, who had only one bench player available.