Missouri softball hosts Big 12 opponent for first time this season

The No. 12 Missouri softball team started conference play 5-1 on the road. This weekend the Tigers will play host as the No. 20 Texas A&M Aggies come to town for a game Saturday afternoon and late Sunday morning.

Missouri Symphony Society reaches fundraising goal

The society surpassed its goal of $100,000 and will be able to perform at the Hot Summer Nights Music Festival.

Columbia surveys to gauge resident interest, improve services

Questions will address communication between residents and government, neighborhood services, unresolved storm water issues and customer service, among other things.

Business Loop 70 lanes to be restricted next week

The Columbia Terminal Railroad will be replacing the track and surface of a railroad crossing near the municipal power plant.

Deborah Hanuscin awarded Kemper Fellowship

Hanuscin, an associate professor of science education and physics, was awarded the last of five fellowships on Friday morning.

Eighth and Walnut parking garage closes for cleaning Monday

Those with permits for the garage should park in the Fifth and Walnut garage.

Boonville landmark restaurant Stein House goes up in flames

The 66-year-old Stein House in downtown Boonville was heavily damaged by fire Thursday. Investigators are focusing on the kitchen as the cause of the fire.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center to host memorial service

The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will host friends and family members of cancer victims at 10 a.m. Saturday for a service to honor those who lost their lives to cancer.

Global Journalist: Disaster reporting poses many journalistic challenges

Journalists often bear witness to a variety of traumas following natural and national disasters. This type of reporting can take a mental and physical toll on the reporters who cover these events.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of possessing meth, ecstasy

He was being held in the Boone County Jail without bond.

Missouri lawmakers call for annual concussions report

Legislator says the data on head injuries would help schools find better ways to protect students.

Missouri woman feels obligation to use coupons to help others

Amy Woodall once prayed over her cabinets to help fill them. Her resolution was the art of coupons, and she is determined to make sure others know how to utilize the craft as she did.

Mentorship program changes lives for Missouri boys

A group of 14 men came together with the help of the Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club to mentor 100 students at Yeatman-Liddell Middle School, a poor-performing school in an economically-poor area of north St. Louis.

Poll: Few confident U.S. ready for nuclear emergency

Nearly 75 percent of those surveyed were only somewhat or not at all confident that the U.S. government is prepared to handle a nuclear emergency. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing safety at the 104 nuclear reactors nationwide.


Man's body found in alley in California, Mo.

Police say contractors working on a nearby house found the body early Thursday. An autopsy will be performed in Columbia; the man has not yet been identified.


Hazelwood woman sues city for Girl Scout Cookies issue

The family received a letter from the city last month saying that a neighbor had complained about traffic and noise from their daughters' Girl Scout Cookies stand.

Shutdown in sight with time running out on Congress

A temporary federal spending measure expires at midnight Friday. A government shutdown would furlough workers considered nonessential, while essential workers would stay on the job.