Missouri House bill targets doctors who work while intoxicated

House members debated a proposal to punish doctors for malpractice stemming from their own alcohol or drug use.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snow — again

The consistent snowfall Monday could push this season's total, 50.6 inches as of Monday morning, past Columbia's previous record.

Columbia College softball finishes third at Gulf Coast Invitational

The Cougars' third place finish in the tournament was highlighted by pitcher Valerie Teter.

Two men arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault

Police arrested two men Saturday morning after a disturbance involving brass knuckles. As of Monday evening, the men are being held at the Boone County Jail.

MU's Lars Rise is one of Norway's best heptathletes

MU track and field senior Lars Rise, who grew up in Norway, placed second Saturday in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How did WHO handle the H1N1 pandemic?

A review panel criticized the World Health Organization for parts of its response to the outbreak, such as an unclear depiction of the severity of the pandemic.

Public invited to tour historic City Hall complex

The Daniel Boone City Building will be open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for public tours, remarks by Mayor Bob McDavid and a Boone County Historical Society presentation.

UM presidential search committee hears feedback at Columbia forum

MU stakeholders stressed that the next UM president should have a proper focus on and understanding of students, research and diversity at the UM campuses.

New public information officer for Columbia police begins work

Officer Latisha Stroer is one of two new public information officers for the Columbia Police Department.  

LETTER: Teachers need unions

Wisconsin teachers are correct to fight for their collective bargaining rights.

Columbia names interim director of Office of Cultural Affairs

Connie Kacprowicz, utility services specialist of Columbia Water and Light, will work 20 hours per week in the job.


You've heard the reports of schools being punished for violating NCAA violations. Find out where to look to see the rules and regulations NCAA Division I schools, coaches and athletes are expected to adhere to.

Surprise snow blankets area

The snow isn't expected to last long, as temperatures should reach 70 by Thursday.

Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

Fuel rods in three of Japan's most troubled nuclear reactors appear to be melting, raising the level of concern about a possible meltdown. 

AP survey shows obstacles to open government

The Associated Press analyzed this year's Sunshine Week nationwide survey on openness in state governments, revealing conflicting results.

Wright sentencing in Doisy case moved to April

Johnny Wright faces 10 to 30 years in prison for the death of Becky Doisy, a 23-year old MU student who disappeared in 1976.

LETTER: Helen Anthony a good fit for rapidly expanding Columbia

With Columbia growing quickly, the City Council needs leaders that care about the direction of the city. Helen Anthony, commissioner of the Columbia Planning and Zoning Committee, is a good candidate for City Council.

LETTER: Social Security not nearing bankruptcy, despite worries

Social Security is not in danger of running out of funds any time soon, and there are no "Ponzi schemes" going on.

LETTER: Respect dogs, democracy on Proposition B

Proposition B, a recently passed piece of legislation regulating dog breeding and puppy mills, is currently under debate.

LETTER: Right to Work will help workers, bring jobs

The right-to-work issue would allow workers to find jobs without being forced to join a union.