Muriel Battle recommended as name for new Columbia high school

Muriel Battle High, it is. The high school naming committee will recommend its top name choice for the new high school to the Columbia School Board next week. Muriel Battle and her husband Eliot, 85, helped integrate Columbia's schools.

Grant, Douglass and West Boulevard schools locked down for half an hour

Police received five phone calls reporting gunshots heard near Worley and Hardin streets. No shell casings, bullet damage or other signs of gunfire were found.

Missouri football team prepares for Texas Tech

The Tigers look to recover from their first loss of the season last week against Nebraska.

COLUMN: Being gay is not a choice

Just as straight people don't make a choice to be attracted to the opposite sex, gay people do not make the choice to be attracted to people of the same sex.

Rezoning for office at West Broadway intersection approved

The planned office building, Leawood Plaza, will be built in a residential area replacing three homes on a 0.9-acre lot.


Small-town talent ready for big stage on MU women's basketball team

Tori Niemann, a freshman on the Missouri women's basketball team, was an all-state athlete in three sports at Canton High School. After graduating as salutatorian in a class of 44 people, Niemann is set to showcase her skills at a much bigger level.

City Council tables proposed dirt pile ordinance

Confusion over if and when existing stockpile would have to comply resulted in the postponement of further discussion.

MU identifies degree programs that could be closed, reconfigured

Two degree programs were immediately closed. Pending the results of a report to be submitted by MU next month to the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, three additional programs could be eliminated and 34 more could be reconfigured.

DEAR READER: Stephens professor wins first Show Me the Errors contest

Jim Terry submitted 89 corrections to win the first month of the contest, which asks readers to point out errors in our stories online.

East Area Plan unanimously approved by City Council

The plan, which will guide development east of Columbia, can be used by the council as a more comprehensive basis for considering development proposals.

Council narrows selection to three hiring firms in city manager search

Each firm will give a presentation during a public work session Nov. 8.

Columbia City Council approves new artworks for City Hall

The council unanimously approved the concepts for the art in the new City Hall building at its Monday meeting. The art will reside on the second and third floors.

Rock Bridge advances to district soccer final

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team advanced to the championship game of the Class 3, District 9 tournament with a 2-0 victory over Smith-Cotton on Monday in Sedalia. Hickman lost 1-0 in its semifinal.

Carpe Diem closes its doors

The local arts space provided music lessons, lectures and recitals for the art and music lovers of Columbia. The owners did not provide additional details in an e-mail Monday evening.

Pinkel asks for Big 12 review of Nebraska's hit on Gabbert

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday he has asked the Big 12 Conference to look at videotape of Nebraska safety Courtney Osborne's hit on Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 31-17 loss to the Cornhuskers.

Man arrested on suspicion of rape of female college student

Ahmed Salau was arrested on Friday, and bond was set at $150,000.

Columbia woman faces charges in setting fire to items on boyfriend's bed

Donna Book was arrested Saturday on charges of first-degree arson and domestic assault. She is also suspected in an incident on Thursday, where witnesses said she set fire to a blanket outside of her boyfriend's bedroom.

Boone County's Prescription Take Back Day to collect old medications

Several Boone County organizations, including police departments, are teaming up to collect medications for disposal on Saturday.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Which issues on Tuesday's ballot are important to you?

More than 60,000 Boone County residents are going to vote in Tuesday's midterm election. Which races or issues are getting you to vote?

Sections of Wilhite and O'Neal roads to close for repairs

Wilhite Road will reopen Friday, and O'Neal Road will reopen Tuesday.