Police search for 8-year-old boy

Columbia police are looking for 8-year-old Sedrick Lewis Jr., 8, who police say was picked up by his father from Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday. A court order prohibits Sedrick Lewis Sr. from seeing his son unsupervised.

Sedrick L. Lewis Jr. was picked up from school by his father without his mother's consent, according to a Columbia Police Department press release.

GUEST COMMENTARY: History shows redistricting will bring problems

The 2010 census results are costing Missouri a congressional seat. That could mean a crisis like those in 1981, 1971 and especially 1931. 

LETTER: Columbia Public Schools too quick to close for bad weather

Columbia Public Schools has had far too many snow days this year, and the cancellations are putting a burden on parents.

Plenty of permits remain as new parking garage opens

The $14 million garage at Fifth and Walnut Streets, which was scheduled to open last July, has sold only 115 of its 522 spaces.

Missouri's Denmon worthy of Big 12 Player of the Year, Anderson says

Marcus Denmon's laser-like accuracy has made the junior guard the Tigers' leading scorer. Nebraska coach Doc Sadler knows Denmon will keep his team's hands full Tuesday night.

Classroom trailers are on Columbia superintendent's hit list

Superintendent Chris Belcher says he can save the district money by eliminating mobile classrooms. But first he needs to expand older schools and build new ones.

Hickman could change to block scheduling for 2012-13

The high school currently operates on a traditional seven-class, one-lunch-period schedule, but administrators are considering changing to a block schedule to allow students to gain more credits.

Nebraska's Sadler clings to postseason hopes

Nebraska coach Doc Sadler believes a couple of wins this week will bolster the Huskers' chances of receiving an NCAA tournament bid.

Columbia Public Schools to discuss boundary changes in March forums

During March, the school district will hold eight forums at schools across the city to give the community the opportunity to speak about new school attendance areas.

High pump prices rattle drivers and businesses

Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa has caused gas prices to jump and the economic recovery to drop.  

Wrestling right sport for Missouri's Henderson

In high school, Dorian Henderson, a 174-pound junior for the Missouri wrestling team, saw wrestling as a way to keep in shape for football. Now, he is ranked 21st in the nation for his weight class.

Storm causes power outages across Columbia

Two separate electrical problems caused power outages on different sides of Columbia early Sunday afternoon and in the early hours of Monday.

MU offers new sport venue management emphasis area

The emphasis area will be offered under MU's hotel and restaurant management program. There are plans to give students real-world experience at Hearnes Center.

Last U.S. WWI Veteran, Frank Buckles, dies at age 110

Frank Buckles served in World War I and World War II, and he had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of the Great War in the nation's capital. He passed away before its completion.

Reception scheduled for Watkins' retirement

City Manager Bill Watkins' retirement reception at Stephens Lake Park is set for March 10.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you agree with the Oscar winners?

"The King's Speech" took home four major awards, including Best Picture.

Preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake rumbles central Arkansas

The quake was recorded about 35 miles north of Little Rock and reported to have been felt in four other states.

Tolton Regional Catholic High School selects first athletic director

As the school's athletics director, Chad Masters plans to gradually expand the school's sports, starting with football and girl's soccer.

30,000 without power in Missouri after Sunday night storms

Strong winds and tornado conditions caused widespread damage as a fast-moving storm whipped through Missouri.

LETTER: Only powerful interest groups benefit from petition initiatives

The legislative proposal aiming to require petition signatures from all Missouri Congressional districts does not go far enough to deter big-money interests from easily getting on the ballot.