Strangers' generosity moves cross-country cyclists

On a cross-country tour for the Falling Whistles charity, cyclists have learned to appreciate their own country and fellow citizens.

Kansas City study shows some completed heart procedures were unnecessary

The new study done by St. Luke's Hospital shows that one out of nine non-emergency angioplasties may have been inappropriate.

Columbia volunteers use acupuncture treatments to make a healing difference in Joplin

Two Columbia-area residents took their skills to Joplin to help tornado survivors clean up and start over.

Missouri's Gooden on watch list for national football award

Zaviar Gooden, a junior linebacker for the Tigers, is on the watch list for the Bendarik Award, presented annually to the nation's best defensive college football player.

PHOTO GALLERY: TRYPS Children's Theater prepares for 'Hairspray' performance

The TRYPS Children's Theater performance of "Hairspray" is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Columbia jazz musician Lyle Harris dies at age 77

Harris had moved to Ozark more than a decade ago, but still made sporadic appearances in Columbia to perform, his friend Lee Ruth said.

LETTER: So-called prisoner 'benefits' bleaker than they appear

Joseph Sparks' recent commentary on prisoner benefits doesn't pan out in real life.

Coal waste plan raises concerns in Labadie

Residents of the eastern Missouri town have fought for two years to stop construction of the landfill.

UPDATE: Nixon vetoes bill delaying sprinkler mandate

The bill would have pushed back the deadline for elderly and disabled facilities to comply with sprinkler system mandates from 2012 to 2014. Nixon said the original five-year deadline is enough time.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Kinder repays additional hotel money

The state auditor's office said inadequate records made it impossible to distinguish among official, political or personal purposes.

Special Olympics swimmer returns to Columbia with medals

Special Olympics swimmer Leanna Krogmann returned home on Wednesday after competing in the Summer Games in Greece. She will begin training again Sunday.

New program enables citizens to have coffee with city manager

The goal of the program is to meet more people and learn what they care about, according to a news release from the city.

Man arrested Tuesday after shots fired in north Columbia

The man arrested was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Seventh and Walnut parking garage closing for cleaning

The Public Works Department will close the garage at 7 a.m. Monday to wash and seal the floors.

Phoenix hit by sandstorm, ready to clean up

Tuesday's storm was part of Arizona's monsoon season, which typically starts in mid-June and lasts through September.

Cunningham opts against U.S. house race, staying in state senate

Sen. Jane Cunningham feels she can have a greater influence in the state Senate.

J. KARL MILLER: National epidemic of ignorance in history

There is no reasonable excuse for American youth's poor knowledge of American history.

Camel rescued from mud in De Soto

Rescuers pulled the camel, which was part of a De Soto petting zoo, out of belly-high mud.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder pays back more expenses after state audit

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was forced to pay an additional $1,889 for in-state hotel expenses. He previously had to repay the state $52,300.

Cape Girardeau-based flag desecration lawsuit delayed

The trial date for a lawsuit challenging the state's flag desecration law was delayed after Attorney General Chris Koster joined the federal case.