BRAD CLEMONS: Telling lies isn't always a bad thing

While generally perceived as an unethical, telling lies can actually do tremendous good.

Columbia runner sees 100-milers as personal challenge

Jeff Wells has completed more than five 50-mile runs, two 100-mile runs and is planning on running his third 100-mile run June 25 in South Dakota.


Chelsea Thomas nominated for Honda Sports Award

The Missouri sophomore pitcher is a finalist for Honda Softball Sports Award.

UPDATE: Missouri river levee springs second partial breach

In Atchison County, a 1 inch to 1½ inch hole has developed in the levee. Emergency management officials said they expected more breaches as the river rises.

Missouri, Kansas populations hold steady

Populations in Kansas and Missouri seem to be remaining relatively stable in contrast to the rest of the Midwest.

Local levees threatened by record-setting releases into Missouri River

High-end forecasts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Missouri River show 58 levees between Kansas City and St. Louis overflowing, including some in Boone County.

Joplin schools damage estimate climbs to $151 million

Joplin School District Superintendent C.J. Huff put estimates at between $80 million and $100 million immediately after the tornado struck.

Andy Lee chosen for Planning and Zoning Commission

Andy Lee was chosen for the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night by the Columbia City Council.

Reconstruction of Maplewood Barn Theater expected to begin in August

Reconstruction of the Maplewood Barn Theater was approved Monday night by all seven members of the Columbia City Council .

Fifth and Walnut garage will not get 60-foot flagpole

Columbia City Council members decided against pursuing the idea of putting a 60-foot flagpole on top of the Fifth and Walnut parking garage Monday.

Columbia City Council to acquire land for Short Street garage

The Columbia City Council tabled until June 20 a decision won whether to raise parking meter rates downtown to pay for the parking garage.

PHOTO GALLERY and AUDIO PIECE: Performances at the 'Blind' Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival

 The J.W. “Blind” Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival was held at Jesse Auditorium on the MU Campus Sunday and Monday.  Featured ragtime pianist and composer Reginald Robinson talks about how he got started playing ragtime music.

Columbia Public Schools and Stephens College partner for summer school

After a weekend break, summer school at Columbia Public Schools kicked off Monday.  Snow days shortened the break between the end of the regular year and summer school's start.

Flooding forces Missouri River 340 race to Kansas River

Flooding on the Missouri River has forced the Missouri River 340 race staff to relocate the event to the Kansas River. The 150-mile revised race will take place July 19-22.

Hickman marching band packs its bags for Hawaii

The band is leaving Wednesday to perform at the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor and march in the King Kamehameha Parade in Honolulu.

Columbia shelter True North Inc. settles in harassment suit

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued True North Inc. eight months ago after two employees complained about inappropriate touching.

Sparky's cicada ice cream run ends before it began

After drawing much interest in its cicada ice cream, Sparky's will not make another batch. They made the decision after consulting with the health department.

Missouri River flood could rejuvenate endangered wildlife

While flood waters along the Missouri River could cause damage to residents and towns near the river's edge, endangered wildlife might benefit with the resurgence of high waters.

Missouri fund for injured workers stops paying claims

Due to financial troubles with the Second Injury Fund, many disabled workers have not been able to collect their payments.

Northwest Missouri State's head football coach Scott Bostwick dies

Before he was to begin his first season as the Bearcats' head coach, former defensive coordinator Scott Bostwick was remembered by players and coaches alike Sunday afternoon.