James T. Scott's lynching coverage reveals fracture

The lynching of James T. Scott in 1923 was reported on in radically different ways by Columbia's two newspapers, by an angry editor at the Tribune and two threatened student reporters at the Missourian.

Missouri's Smith, Gabbert in Top-10 picks of NFL Draft

Former Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith was the seventh pick and former Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert was the 10th pick of Thursday's NFL Draft.

Tornadoes devastate South, killing at least 280

Tornadoes ravaged Alabama on Thursday and killed at least 280 people in six Southern states. The governors of Mississippi and Georgia issued emergency declarations for parts of their states.

Columbia 1923 lynching victim James T. Scott to receive headstone Saturday

The memorial celebration that begins at noon in Second Missionary Church will be followed by a processional march up the hill to Columbia Cemetery for the unveiling of a new headstone marking Scott's grave and a reception in the Daniel Boone City Building.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Pension picture not bleak, but change likely on the horizon

If you like to move, you'll also enjoy potential changes to public employee pensions, which could also provide better payoffs than the current system.

Columbia elementary school participates in earthquake drill

Paxton-Keeley Elementary School was among the local participants in the multi-state Great American Shakeout Earthquake Drill.

Columbia Public Schools redistricting committee hears growth projections

Road projects are also a factor for the committee to consider because it found that a main concern of district parents is the safety of their children.

South braces for rising Mississippi River

Mississippi and Louisiana governors issued flood warnings Thursday and declared states of emergency. 

TODAY'S QUESTION: How have the recent floods, tornadoes affected you?

Storms and floods have been ripping through southeast Missouri and five southern states. How has the flooding affected you so far? Do you plan on aiding any of the affected areas? How?

TORNADOES: Information about the Southern storms

At least 280 people have been reported dead following a storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes in the Southern United States on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 4

Missouri officials argued at a federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau that intentionally breaking the Birds Point levee would send a rush of water over a huge chunk of valuable farmland. The judge left the bench Thursday without issuing a decision in the dispute.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smith, Gabbert go top-10 in NFL draft

In a surprise pick, Missouri's Aldon Smith went to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 7, and Blaine Gabbert followed at No. 10.

Assistant coach Henderson keeps mood light for Columbia College softball

Columbia College first-year softball assistant Joe Henderson has energized the Cougars with a fun-first mentality and deep passion for the game.

Former Hickman track star excels at Missouri

Former Hickman standout Tucker Bounds is starting to make a name for himself on the Missouri track and field team.

Rock Bridge baseball team extends winning streak

For the 18th straight time, the Rock Bridge baseball team came out victorious Thursday, defeating Kirksville 4-2 at Rock Bridge.

At top colleges, diversity not just black and white

Several universities are trying to improve their diversity — but by income, not race.

Rock Bridge wins district golf tournament

The Rock Bridge boys golf team placed first at the district golf tournament in Lebanon.



Redistricting keeps Columbia rural, changes representation

As the Missouri legislature adjusts political districts for 2013, Columbia could get shuffled from the vanishing 9th District to similarly-rural District 4.


Detective Joseph Jackson selected as Officer of the Year for Columbia

The Columbia Police Department honored employees today with its annual awards ceremony. Among the recipients was the 2010 Officer of the Year, Detective Joseph Jackson.

LETTER: GOP scheme to convert Medicare to voucher program is lunacy

The program would funnel billions of taxpayer dollars into the coffers of insurance companies and eventually either increase expenses or reduce coverage for recipients.