Public weighs in on five ward reapportionment maps

Daniel Cullimore, construction coordinator for Job Point, presents his opinions at the Columbia Ward Reapportionment Committee hearing Wednesday night. He changed his support from Trial B to Trial E because he believes Trial E will balance the neighborhood population. "This issue is so important, I'd like to add my voice to it," Cullimore said. Cullimore has attended all of the public hearings set by the Ward Reapportionment Committee.

Committee to reassign ward boundaries discuss several options with the public for new City Council districts.

UPDATE: Woman arrested after accidentally firing gun during traffic stop

A woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of receiving stolen property after she accidentally fired a gun into the floorboard of the car she was in.


Brady Deaton, board discuss Big 12's next move

Brady Deaton, chairman of the board of directors, said Wednesday's Big 12 teleconference was about "discussing perspectives." He also indicated that Missouri has been in contact with other conferences.

Extra-large size belies Rock Bridge football player's athleticism

T. J. Smith is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs more than 400 pounds, and his coach calls him an excellent athlete. 

Volunteers help homeowners during National Day of Service

In Columbia, members of the six United Methodist churches and other residents will spend  Sunday morning working with about 15 homeowners to bring their houses up to city code.


Missouri football players react to Big 12 controversy

With the future of the Big 12 hanging in the balance, Missouri football players react to how little they can do about their team's future and how conference realignment might affect them. Although most say they'd like to see the conference stay together, a few expressed interest in playing teams in the SEC.


ESSAY: New York's 9/11, and not letting go

The 9/11 attacks affected New Yorkers more than anybody else, and they still affect them to this day.

Education committee backs repeal of Missouri's latest social network law

Instead, the state's Senate Education Committee supported a law that would require school districts to adopt policies on student-teacher interaction over the Internet.

Impact from 9/11 still felt a decade later

Results from an AP-NORC Center survey show that many Americans are still affected by the events of 9/11 10 years later.

Committee still narrowing down school boundary possibilities

Under a revised timeline, the Columbia Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee expects to announce the results of its boundary analysis on Oct. 27.

National drug shortage hits Columbia hospitals, stalls patient treatments

A race to the bottom among pharmaceutical companies has led to a national drug shortage in hospitals and research institutions. Meanwhile, patients are left waiting or have been given substitutes as lawmakers and physicians look for solutions.

SEC invites Texas A&M to join conference

The Southeastern Conference says it has accepted Texas A&M's application to the league, but the move is being held up because a Big 12 school has threatened legal action if the Aggies leave.

U.S. debt commission members rake in health industry contributions

Health professionals rank among the top 10 sources of campaign dollars for most of the members on the congressional panel that's working on deficit and debt control. Those supporting industries could get hit hard with a new federal spending plan.

Blue Ridge: Faith Baptist Church to hold first responders dinner on 9/11

The hearty meal is free for all the city's first responders and their immediate family members.

UPDATE: Lawmakers, educators on board with fresh Facebook bill

The bill will help regulate appropriate interaction between students and teachers on the Internet and outside of the classroom.

Mo. lawmaker wants to tap reserves for disasters

House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey has filed legislation to tap the reserve fund, even though Gov. Jay Nixon did not include the topic on the agenda for this week's special session.

Missouri Supreme Court reviews law on sex businesses

Lawyers for a group of exotic dancers and adult businesses are challenging a law that bans full nudity and alcohol at strip clubs and adult-oriented stores, saying the restrictions violate free speech and expression.

Troy passes anti-meth law

The town of Troy is the latest among four dozen towns and four counties in Missouri to require a prescription for drugs containing pseudoephedrine. The law goes into effect Oct. 1.

Rock Bridge's Reimler chose golf over soccer

When the time came for the Bruins' Morgan Reimler to decide between the game she was always good at and the game she wanted to be good at, the choice was simple.

Missouri's Brimmage uses athleticism to intimidate opponents

The senior controls the middle of the volleyball court for the Tigers.