First conference win for Columbia College soccer team comes easy

The Cougars cruised past visiting Benedictine-Springfield 9-0 on Wednesday. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Robert Earl Keen entertains the crowd at the final 2011 Summerfest

The final Summerfest of the season was not dampened by the wet weather,  taking shelter in The Blue Note.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers don't seek to override vetoes

Missouri's General Assembly did not override any of Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes during the annual veto session.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Extended lunch period at Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary improves efficiency

A 10-minute break between lunch shifts will allow cafeteria workers to replenish food and trays, quickening the process of feeding all the students.

WOODRIDGE: Local Alzheimer's Association dedicates Garden of Hope

Funds raised through the sale of ornamental bricks displayed at the garden will help fund a program that helps pay for in-home patient care.

Police report numerous catalytic converter thefts

The Columbia Police Department and MU Police alert residents of increasing catalytic converter thefts in major parking lots around the city.


Parks Department to host discussion of Twin Lakes projects

The city has budgeted $250,000 for work at the park. The meeting will allow the public to voice any thoughts or concerns about the planned renovations to the park.

Three arrested in Mexico for Columbia bank robbery

A woman and two men were arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in connection with the July 8 robbery of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Columbia.

Armory Sports and Recreation Center to host Saturday night movie

The armory will screen "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil," starting at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

COLLEGE PARK: College Park Christian Academy students enjoy outdoor experience

For at least two decades, fifth- and sixth-grade students from College Park Christian Academy have attended Outdoor School.

WEST BOULEVARD: Elementary school to host Back to School Night

Families are welcome to meet faculty Thursday night.

Report lays blame largely on BP for gulf oil spill

A new federal report states BP contributed to the disaster through a series of decisions that added risk to the Macondo well.

U.S. government prepares to release BP oil spill report

The spill report chronicles investigative findings by the U.S. Coast Guard and the agency regulating offshore drilling about the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010.

BENTON-STEPHENS: Center for Gifted Education will hold potluck for students, family

The Center for Gifted Education will host a potluck dinner for students and their families Thursday. The event will allow families from different areas to connect.

EPA cites Kansas City waste management company for violations

Waste Management LampTracker Inc. has agreed to pay more than $100,000 to settle violations of Environmental Protection Agency standards at its facility in Kaiser.

ROCK BRIDGE: Humane Society to hold adoption event Saturday

The adoption event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lizzi and Rocco's Natural Pet Market.

UPDATE: ACLU files suit over Missouri college's drug testing

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order on a drug-testing program at a Missouri technical school.






ACLU files suit over drug testing at Linn State

The technical college recently instituted a drug testing program for all of its students, citing student safety as the main concern.

Enroll America: Unusual coalition boosts health overhaul

Enroll America, a new health care group made up of more than 40 member organizations, will launch Wednesday.

Joplin tornado claims two more lives

As of Sept. 1, more than $1 billion in insurance payments has been made to people affected by the May tornado. The storm damaged or destroyed 8,000 homes and businesses.