U.S. House votes to repeal ban on open gays in military

Democratic leaders in the Senate say they are committed to bringing the bill to the floor before Congress adjourns for the year.

Chamber of Commerce committee aims to raise interest in council candidacy

The chamber's 11-member Recruitment Task Force is looking to encourage citizens to run for open City Council seats.


Missouri men's basketball team seeks revenge against Oral Roberts

The Tigers players say they have not forgotten a one-point loss last season at Oral Roberts.

Michael Dixon suspended from MU men's basketball team

Missouri men's basketball player Michael Dixon has been suspended indefinitely for violation of a unspecified team rule. Dixon will not play in Thursday's game against Oral Roberts.

Santa trades sleigh for helicopter at Arizona reservation

Wednesday marks the 15th year the Marines will fly to the Havasupai reservation — only accesible by foot, mule or helicopter — to deliver Toys for Tots.

Neighbors-to-be of Battle High School elated, worried

Some residents near what will be Muriel Williams Battle High School are excited to have a school across the street. Others are concerned about changes to the country setting.

DAVID ROSMAN: How do we define a journalist?

Wikileaks brings into question the traditional role of a journalist.

Columbia Police spokeswoman Jessie Haden reassigned

The public information officer has been laterally reassigned to the Patrol Division, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton announced Wednesday.

Senate prevents tax rate bill from passing

The Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to prevent the Jan. 1 income tax increase and to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, after disagreements arose over tax breaks for the wealthy.

Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts

The $858 billion package now goes to the House where many Democrats are unhappy with a provision that allows estates as large as $10 million to pass to heirs tax-free.

Missouri House Republicans question tax credit report

A commission appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon concluded last month that Missouri could eventually save up to $220 million annually by reducing, revamping or eliminating some tax credits.

Early Columbia School Board candidates rewarded

Columbia lawyer Helen Wade is one of three candidates for the Columbia School Board election who filed on Tuesday. She will be placed first on the ballot in the April election as a result of a lottery.

Columbia College basketball twins feed into strong bond

Brock and Blake Walker, freshmen guards, came to the Cougars as a package deal.

Player's hard work paying off for Rock Bridge boys basketball team

As a sophomore guard on the Rock Bridge junior varsity basketball team last year, Carter Marcks' commitment stood out. "He’s improved in his game so much that he’s in a position to play a lot this year,” Bruins coach Jim Scanlon said.

Columbia club soccer teams to play in fundraiser match

Columbia Pride and the Carrera Soccer Club will go head-to-head in a charity match this Saturday, with proceeds going to Coyote Hill, a local home for abused and neglected children.

Fire damages exterior of Columbia apartment

The fire, in southeast Columbia, caused $3,000 worth of damages according to the Columbia Fire Department. No one was home at the time. The Fire Department is still determining the cause of the fire.

American Community Survey highlights city's changing economic climate

The U.S. Census Bureau's first five-year American Community Survey included a range of characteristics that frame Columbia's social and economic conditions.

Group advocating for healthy eating to gather for quarterly meeting

Unite for Healthy Neighborhoods will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Columbia, Boone County, MU to discuss Hinkson Creek with EPA

The EPA has recommended that Columbia reduce stormwater runoff into the Hinkson Creek by 39.6 percent. City, county and MU officials will meet with the EPA to talk about those recommendations in Kansas City on Monday.

Sheldon Richardson signs letter of intent to attend Missouri

Sheldon Richardson, a former Missouri football recruit that had previously announced that he would attend University of Southern California, has reversed his decision and signed a letter of intent to attend Missouri.