Planned bike trail projects need approval from Columbia City Council

Plans include new ramps connecting Stadium Boulevard to the MKT Trail, a wider and more interconnected pedway on Old 63 and a new trail in southwest Columbia.

Edwards takes lead in Sprint Cup standings

Carl Edwards took the lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after finishing sixth Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.

Missouri softball team sweeps Texas Tech

The Missouri softball team completed a two-game sweep of No. 19-ranked Texas Tech with a six-inning 10-1 victory over the Red Raiders on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas.

Accreditation changes shift focus to academic performance

Missouri is proposing changes that would require districts to monitor how their graduates fare in college.

Southeast Missouri State approves program in health care facilities operation

The new program would be one of only three in the country preparing students to manage facilities in the health care industry.

St. Louis gang court is new approach to old problem

Project GRIP — the Gang Re-Entry Initiative Program — works to keep felons from returning to gangs after they're released from prison.

Candidate forum addresses issues in Columbia's First Ward

The candidates discussed Columbia's Neighborhood Response Team — and potential problems with its work — which focuses heavily on their ward.

Former Missouri coach Mike Anderson enjoys welcome return to Arkansas

Former Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson was introduced Saturday as Arkansas' new head coach. He told fans and reporters that he considers Arkansas home and plans to stay there.

First Saturday of outdoor farmers market kicks off with flurries

Snow started falling 20 minutes before this year's first outdoor Columbia Farmers' Market was scheduled to close.  

Edwards feud with Busch still simmering

As Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch prepare for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Fontana Calif., their just-won't-go-away discord was a big topic of discussion.

Former MU volleyball player ready for coaching position

Former Missouri volleyball player Tatum Anderson, 25, has been hired to coach the Rock Bridge High School volleyball team.

Local businesses, landmarks plan to go dark for Earth Hour

From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, many well-known businesses will participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights and using candles.

First female VP candidate Ferraro dies at 75

Former New York congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro died Saturday of multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects the blood. Many remember Ferraro as a trailblazer for women in politics.

Federal court imposes partial stay for Loughner psych exam tapes

U.S. appellate judges will review a lower court's order to provide tapes of Loughner's recent mental competency exam to prosecutors. His attorneys argue this order violates Loughner's right to a fair trial.

Two men rob northern Boone County convenience store Friday night

The robbers left the FastLane 66 convenience store, taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

Columbia businesses, landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

The annual event encourages people across the world to go without electricity for an hour. At Orr Street Studios downtown, artists used the opportunity to paint by candlelight.

Winter weather advisory in effect for Columbia until midnight Saturday

The National Weather Service in St. Louis advised that Columbia could see up to 3 inches of snow, putting it in reach of an all-time record for annual snowfall.

Missouri softball defeats Texas Tech 4-1

The No. 13 Missouri softball team won its 22nd straight game and improved to 25-3 after beating No. 19 Texas Tech 4-1 Saturday in Texas. 

Tensions heighten as unrest continues in Syria

After about a week of unrest in an agricultural city in southern Syria, nationwide unrest broke out Friday, fueled by sectarian divisions. As the violence continues, some residents and activists have been posting footage to social media sites.

BRAD CLEMONS: Picture day a painful/poignant reminder of fashion failures

You think you look cool, don't you? You don't. But we aren't ones to judge.