Volleyballers meet in Columbia to play for charity — in the mud

Amy Sand lines up a return shot during competition at Saturday's Big Brothers Big Sisters mud volleyball tourament.

Eight teams competed in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri's fifth annual mudball tournament Saturday in southeast Columbia.

National Weather Service issues weeklong heat advisory

Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-90s and lower 100s through Friday. The heat index is expected to push temperatures to between 105 and 115 degrees.

NCAA social networking regulations provide challenge for MU compliance department

A recent NCAA investigation into the University of North Carolina has made the use of websites like Facebook and Twitter a thorny field for athletes, fans and coaches to navigate.

Possible Columbia ordinance aims to regulate wind energy

A pending ordinance would regulate residential and industrial wind turbines in Columbia, a city with more interested in wind energy than actual potential for it.

Strangers and co-workers show compassion and support for burn victim

Studio B Dance Center held a benefit Saturday to help offset high medical costs for a woman severely burned in an apartment fire in February. The Russian native has also received support from Columbia's Russian community.

State auditor's office reviewing contracts of university presidents, chancellors

The review is to focus on retention and compensation practices for leaders at the state's public colleges and universities. It is expected to be completed this summer.

Japanese beetles cause problems for Boone County growers, homeowners

Japanese beetles arrived in mid-Missouri in June and are here to stay. The bugs cause damage to various foliage, leaving a distinct mark on the leaves.

90 guests spend a night in Cole County Jail, for the experience

Ninety people paid $30 to spend a night in the newly constructed Cole County Jail. As the food left many unsatisfied, the one-night experience was plenty for the voluntary inmates.

MU rugby club scores Division I play

The MU rugby club is set to play Division I competition beginning this fall. Previously, the club was ranked No. 2 among Division II club teams in the state.

Columbia social media users meet cyber peers in person

 A social media picnic to benefit Sol House gets locals out from behind their computers and into the sun. 


Schnucks holds carnival for Joplin tornado fundraising

Schnucks employee Tom Oleski said that the day's success was due to the enthusiasm of Columbia residents. Customer concerns prompted the benefit.