Man charged in shooting death north of Columbia

The Boone County prosecuting attorney charged a 26-year-old man in the death of Donnell Coleman.

Missouri junior softball pitcher to start doubleheader Wednesday

Kristin Nottelmann will get her first start in two weeks on Wednesday when the Missouri softball team heads to St. Louis University for a doubleheader.

Columbia council members working to preserve Berrywood Forest

City Council members Gary Kespohl and Barbara Hoppe are looking into options that would turn the land in eastern Columbia into a conservation area under a new owner.

Hickman track and field senior offers talent, leadership

Victoria Jackson, who won the girls 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump Saturday at the Capital City Relays in Jefferson City, is also a vocal leader on the team. Her devotion for practice and training gives the team a positive influence.   

Big 12 title game gone, but will it be missed?

 The conference 's grand finale for the past 15 years was played for the final time in December, done in by the departure of Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the expanded Pac-12. For some coaches, it was a potential thorn in the side of a run to the national championship. For others, it was an important incentive to improve their program


Rock Bridge soccer defeats Quincy High School 1-0

An overtime goal by junior Lexi Bumby led the Bruins to the victory over the Blue Devils. 

Elementary school guidance counselor recognized for committed service

Apart from her never-say-never attitude, colleagues and students say Lillian Hoell is hard-working, always smiling and a friend to children above all else.

LETTER: Don't deny Missouri its fair share of the federal pie

Missouri residents pay taxes to the federal government and as long as federal stimulus money is made available to the state, legislators should not cut the money from its budget.

New parking garage generating costs, complaints

Cost of electricity and lighting problems are among the complaints voiced by public officials regarding the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets.

TODAY'S QUESTION: After spring football, who is Missouri's No. 1 quarterback?

Sophomores James Franklin and Tyler Gabbert are the main competitors to take over Missouri's starting quarterback position next season. After spring football, who is Missouri's No. 1 quarterback?

Tornadoes hit northeastern Missouri

Strong storms brought heavy rain and tornadoes to the Bowling Green area on Tuesday evening.

Stephens College to offer summer riding program starting in June

The Stephens College Department of Equestrian Studies has announced a summer riding program to teach the basics of riding, horse care and safety.

Rising Mississippi River flooding some Missouri towns

The river is expected to reach near flood stage by early next week in towns such as Canton, Hannibal, Louisiana, Clarksville and Winfield.

Pets-only airline to add St. Louis to destination list

Pet Airways, an airline that only transports pets, is expanding its list of destinations this summer to include St. Louis and four other cities in the U.S.

Missouri House supports changes to charter-school law

The legislation would expand the areas where charter schools can operate. Under the current law, charter schools can operate only in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

Railroad cars derail near Hannibal

No injuries were reported in the derailing of about 30 railroad cars.

Missouri softball players win Big 12 honors

Nicole Hudson was named Big 12 Player of the Week and Chelsea Thomas was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Senate committee approves bill about information on umbilical cord blood

The legislation would provide pregnant women with information about umbilical cord blood banking.

ROSE NOLEN: Abusive children put elderly parents at risk

There was a time when older people stabilized the community. Today they seem to be left stumbling through the community as "at-risk" as everyone else.

Poll shows students grade high school down, college up

A majority of 18- to 24-year-olds surveyed said their school wasn't good at helping them choose a field of study, aiding them in finding the right college or vocational school or assisting them in coming up with ways to pay for more schooling.