Columbia City Council decides to continue taxi stand project downtown

The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved an extension for the pilot project that created designated taxi areas, along with areas off limits to taxis.

Mizzou's Marcus Denmon makes cut for USA Basketball World University Games

Missouri's Marcus Denmon was named a finalist for the USA Basketball World University Games on Sunday. Kim English, also competing for a roster spot, did not make the cut.

Analysis: Lessons learned, default fault abounds

Debt ceiling negotiations in Congress are a sign that government can work when it absolutely has to. But what a mess it was to reach an agreement before the U.S. defaulted for the first time in history.

High heat kills thousands of fish at Corporate Lake

Even fish are feeling the heat. Thousands of dead fish floated to the surface of Corporate Lake in Columbia as a result of "low oxygen fish kill."

Police seeking two suspects in armed Check 'N Go robbery

The Columbia Police Department responded to the robbery at 3:11 p.m. Monday.  The two men had at least one handgun, police said.

BRAD CLEMONS: The perils of summer break and too much time with the kids

My biggest fear is that my family will get to know the real me all too soon.


National Trappers Association convention coming to Columbia

The National Trappers Association's 52nd Annual Convention runs from Thursday through Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds

Missouri curators meet behind closed doors

The meeting is scheduled for noon Monday to discuss personnel matters with university lawyers.

Missouri Tigers fans can meet players, coaches at Fan Day on Sunday

Parking will be free at Memorial Stadium and water will be provided. Fans can receive autographs from 3:45 until 5:15 p.m. 

After 1972 disappearance, misidentification of body, son's ashes returned to mother

Family members were finally able to hold a memorial service for Steven Sickman on Saturday.

National effort gives new outfits to Joplin children

Susan Stewart, a clothing designer from Pittsburg, Kan., organizes Project First Day, a movement to get clothes to Joplin students affected by the tornado.

Arab unrest, high food prices cast pall on Ramadan

Ramadan falls this year during the scorching summer, when tempers already running hot could easily boil over, especially as Egyptians complain about the continued rise in food prices and the general economic malaise after the uprising.

Construction, parking problems cause delays at Kansas City airport

Construction work on the main freeway into the airport is forcing drivers to use one lane. That work is scheduled to be complete by next Sunday, but other projects will continue through November.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Postal Service must make changes

Heavy financial losses should prompt the U.S. Postal Service to consider rearranging its programs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Time to make student athletes safer

Parents, school officials and medical professionals must join the chain of communication on sports injuries sustained by student athletes.

Missouri State Fair to hold barbecue contest this year

The contest will host up to 30 teams competing in burger, wing and bratwurst categories.

Missouri father will split lottery win with his son

The father and son have been playing the lottery since 1986 and will receive an $800,000 cash prize.