UPDATE: Zachariah Peterson arrested on charges of second-degree murder, armed criminal action

Peterson was arrested Friday in connection with the shooting death of James Leon Porter on Tuesday.

Columbia police have probable cause for Peterson arrest warrant

The Columbia Police Department will seek an arrest warrant for Zachariah Peterson after new developments in the James Leon Porter homicide case.

COLUMN: Zodiac switch means she’s a new kind of crazy

Or does it? The astrology shake-up that wasn't illustrates our sad affinity for wild, Web-fueled stories that just aren't true.

Funding for Bike, Walk & Wheel Week decreases

Budget for the 10th annual event will decrease from $108,000 to $5,000 because of the cut of $103,000 from GetAbout Columbia, which has supported the event. However, Janet Godon believes the loss of funding will not affect the support from community businesses and organizations.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbians maneuver on snowy roads

Snow still covered many roads in Columbia on Friday, two days after a storm dropped about 8 inches of snow on mid-Missouri.

Interim UM System president counts on deep Missouri ties

The University of Missouri System's interim President Steve Owens has Missouri roots. A 1977 MU graduate and Tiger tennis player, Owens is preparing for his first Board of Curator's meeting next week.

DEAR READER: Catching up with Missourian alumni columnists

What ever happened to that Missourian columnist whose byline you came to recognize? Here's a look at what some of the Columbia Missourian's seasoned staff are doing now.

Missouri school board asks to suspend funding phase-in

The Missouri State Board of Education asked lawmakers to postpone a 2005 phase-in law funding K-12 school districts.

Mountain lion spotted in suburban St. Louis

The Chesterfield sighting, captured on a stationary wildlife camera, was the third confirmed sighting of a mountain lion in Missouri since November and the first in St. Louis County since 1994.

Hickman boys basketball defeats Carthage in tournament

The Kewpies won 71-61 over Carthage and will play Springfield Glendale in the semi-finals at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hickman girls basketball wins Sedalia tournament opener

The Hickman girls basketball team beat Sedalia 48-34.

Hickman prom schedule raises religious conflict

Hickman High School principal Tracey Conrad said she had no choice but to schedule the school's prom on Good Friday, an important date for Christians.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Where I End and You Begin'

Local artists displayed artwork Friday at the Bingham Gallery in a graduate showcase.

Man pleads guilty in ATM firm heist in St. Louis

John Wesley Jones became the first person convicted in an ATM servicing company heist on Aug. 2 in St. Louis.

Fields' case to air on '48 Hours'

A CBS "48 Hours Mystery" covering the Tausha Fields' case will air at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Donation helps Columbia College move closer to science initiative completion

Columbia College Board of Trustees' member Gary Drewing donated $100,000 to the school's science initiative.

Unrestrained pets provoke dangerous driving

Experts believe an unrestrained dog in drivers' vehicles can cause problems. State legislators are proposing laws that will fine drivers with unrestrained pets in their vehicles.

PHOTO GALLERY: Indoor fun on a snowy day

Families play indoors on a snowy Friday.

Snow will continue to fall this weekend

Columbia residents should prepare for 2 to 4 more inches of snow this weekend.



US drug maker discontinues key death penalty drug

A U.S. drug maker is discontinuing the production of a key lethal injection drug because Italian authorities wanted a guarantee that the drug won't be used to put inmates to death. The decision could disrupt executions in several states.