Suspect being held in connection with armed robbery at Walgreens

Robert H. White is in custody at Boone County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery at Walgreens in August.

Power line proposal draws concern from southwest Columbia residents

Some neighborhood residents vocally rejected a city plan to build power lines near their homes at an open house discussion.

Proposed colors for new city buses spark debate

Mayor Bob McDavid would like to see all new city buses painted black and gold, but the Public Transportation Advisory Commission is unsure it's the right move.

Columbia trying to go salt-only while MoDOT moves ahead with cinders

City and state officials said cinders are used during severe storms because they provide better traction and cinders save money because they don't cost anything.

Proposition B would create stricter standards for dog breeding and little else

Supporters and opponents of the initiative discuss the Humane Society of the United States' goals in Missouri, who Proposition B regulations would apply to and what the HSUS has to do with local shelters.

Columbia College juniors shine on senior day

The Cougars tied Truman State 2-2.

Hickman football season ends with 35-28 loss to Jefferson City.

The Kewpies were unable to take advantage of five Jefferson City turnovers, and fell a win short of the state playoffs.

Columbia College volleyball goes undefeated in conference play

The Cougars finished 13-0 in the American Midwest Conference.

Columbia College soccer finishes last game in draw, looks to postseason

The Cougars finished the regular season with a 10-5-2 record, finishing 3rd in the American Midwest Conference.

Rock Bridge football falls to Blue Springs in season finale

After starting the year 3-1, the Bruins struggled with a tough schedule, ending the season 4-6 with five losses in their last six games.

MU soccer falls in season finale, prepares for Big 12 tournament

The Tigers suffered their worst conference loss of the season in their final game of the year, losing 5-0 to Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. MU will play in the Big 12 tournament on Nov. 3 against Nebraska.

St. Louis businessman Sinquefield makes last minute donations to local campaigns

Rep. Chris Kelly and Ed Robb both received donations from Rex Sinquefield.

DEAR READER: Martians invade, kill gunman on the loose at MU

People needed facts to fight the fear, which was in steady supply during Wednesday's “gunman” scare. All this, perhaps, because of single Twitter message. Did you buy it?

TODAY'S QUESTION: Which is the bigger game for Missouri football, Oklahoma or Nebraska?

If the Tigers win against Nebraska on Saturday, they will all but certainly play for the Big 12 Championship in Dallas on Dec. 4.

Presiding commissioner candidates revive home rule charter debate

Under the current system, county officials rely on legislators to lobby the General Assembly for permission to take actions not spelled out in state statutes.


Ex-banker in Columbia sentenced for embezzlement

A former Columbia bank officer has been order to pay more than $1 million in restitution.

MU research shows breast cancer patients still need post-treatment support

Several MU researchers found that treatment for breast cancer doesn't end after the cancer is gone. Many patients still need social support, especially in rural areas.

Missouri softball player doesn't let physical limitations stop her from excelling

Born with a left arm that extends just past the elbow, the Notre Dame High School senior is the Bulldogs starting right fielder.

Southeast Missouri farmers put 90,000 acres into special wetlands program

The program hopes to raise migratory bird populations by increasing wetland habitats in eight states.

Chicago Jewish groups on alert for odd packages

The heightened alert is a response to "a credible terrorist threat" against the U.S. Packages were discovered overseas that contained explosives and that were addressed to Jewish organizations in the Chicago area.