Corpening leads Hickman girls basketball to victory over Helias

The senior scored a game-high 26 points in the Kewpies' 47-34 win over the Crusaders.

Cunningham leads Rock Bridge girls basketball to victory over Rolla

Cunningham, a junior point guard for Rock Bridge, brings intensity not only to her play but also to her leadership role on the team.

Columbia College volleyball team advances to NAIA quarterfinals

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated No. 8 Azusa Pacific on Thursday to give the Cougars three straight wins in pool play at the NAIA national tournament.


Republican House speaker bestows chairmanships to three Democrats

House staff sees speaker Steven Tilley's handing the chairs of three committees to minority party members as unprecedented.

Fire severely damages apartment

An entire building at Fireside Apartments was evacuated Thursday to clear out smoke and assess the severe fire damage; no one was injured.

O Christmas tree, how tall are your branches?

BOONE LIFE: Retirement home provides freedom, entertainment

Boone Landing residents said they enjoy being free of the stress and responsibilities of keeping up a house.

Missouri housing agency to redo secret vote on ethics

The Missouri Housing Development Commission voted on ethics policy changes in a closed meeting. The meeting may have violated Missouri's open-meetings law so the subcommittee will vote again in an open meeting.

Jefferson City woman represents Missouri in Miss USA competition

Hope Driskill, a member of Chi Omega sorority, won the pageant on Nov. 14 in Springfield.

Gay trooper's fallen partner sues for Missouri benefit

Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was hit and killed by a vehicle last year while investigating an accident on Interstate 44 in Eureka. His 15-year relationship with Kelly Glossip was not recognized by the state, so Glossip was denied the normal annuity given to spouses of troopers killed on duty.

MU researchers work with Indian firm to develop cancer treatment

The collaboration will form a new company to research and market radiopharmaceuticals.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Which Columbia businesses would make your 'naughty' or 'nice' lists?

Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the top 10 best and worst companies in the country in regard to customer service. Which local businesses would make your "naughty" or "nice" lists?

Students of suspended professor seek public apology

MU professor Greg Engel was suspended on the grounds of sexual and racial discrimination Nov. 13.

Missouri housing agency to redo secret vote on ethics

Possible violation of the state's open-meetings law raises concerns.

Stolen Christmas decorations returned

Two men were arrested and charged with a Class C felony on suspicion of stealing Christmas decorations from several homes.

Missouri lawmakers propose efforts to help businesses

Some of the proposed bills include making Missouri a "right-to-work" state, replacing corporate and individual income taxes with a sales tax, and barring new state regulations that affect businesses with less than 50 employees.

Missouri court considers DNA sample in murder case

The defense attorney for a man convicted of killing a 16-year-old in 1977 is contending that the DNA sample used to help convict him should not have been used.

STRIPES to take winter break

The safe-ride program will not be in operation from Dec. 5 to late January.

NASCAR and American Ethanol start partnership

Ethanol plants are springing up rapidly across the U.S. and in Missouri. By 2011, NASCAR will be using Sunoco Green E15 fuel in all of its cars.

Dinner train could arrive in the next two weeks

The Columbia Star dinner train was expected to begin operations this fall but has been delayed. City and railroad representatives say the attraction will be up and running soon.