ROCK BRIDGE: Columbia Area Career Center interns gain valuable experience

Two Rock Bridge High School students are using their IT skills to help solve technology problems at the Columbia Area Career Center.

ROSE NOLEN: Safety on Halloween should not be an afterthought

It used to be safe for children to roam neighborhoods on Halloween, but times have changed. Parents need to take an active role in supervising their children.

DOWNTOWN: Runway show to benefit children of low-income families

MU's chapter of Pi Beta Phi will hold a fashion show featuring clothing from four downtown Columbia boutiques. The event will take place Sept. 30.

UPDATE: Lawmakers struggle to compromise in Missouri special session

Republican representatives believe the Senate version of the job-creation bill strays too far from a summer agreement between the House and Senate. The special session could end with no resolution being reached.

Columbia College men's soccer shuts out Missouri Baptist

The No. 17-ranked Cougars defeated Missouri Baptist 1-0 on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Columbia College volleyball team moves up to No. 4 in NAIA

After two conference wins last week, the Columbia College volleyball team moved up two spots to No. 4 in the NAIA rankings.

Desha promoted to Columbia College's assistant head coach of men and women's soccer teams

Columbia College promoted Jon Desha to assistant head coach of the men's and women's soccer teams on Tuesday.

Three Kansas City residents shot to death

Two men and one woman were found shot to death in a home early Tuesday morning. This is the second triple-homicide in three days in Kansas City.

81-year-old Missouri man is missing

The Grandview man has been missing since Friday and was last seen at a convenience store; he seemed disoriented.

Blunt rallying for Romney in Congress

The Missouri senator will help rally the support of Republicans for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the U.S. Senate and House. 

Poll: Young people see online slurs as just joking

Discriminatory language has found a home on social networking sites, and though it arouses responses from some people, others dismiss it as an attempt at humor, a recent AP-MTV poll found.

Kansas City School District loses accreditation

The Kansas City School District's accreditation has been revoked, and the district can regain accreditation after two years of improvement or facing a state takeover.

Many in Joplin ignored first tornado warnings, National Weather Service says

While officials believe residents didn't respond quickly enough to sirens and warning systems, Richard Wagenmaker, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Detroit, said it was unclear if the slow public response cost lives.

Lawmakers struggle to compromise in Missouri special session

The special legislative session in the Missouri House of Representatives focused on job creation is facing severe opposition and could possibly be ended if no consensus is reached.

Report on Joplin tornado warning to be released

The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was set to be released Tuesday, will detail the efforts to warn people about the tornado that hit Joplin in May. The report is a way of seeing what aspects of the warning were done well and what still needs improvement.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Laws that ban texting and driving must be enforced

While many potential distractions exist while driving, new Kansas laws deal with one of the most dangerous — texting while driving. However, to be truly effective, these laws must also be enforced.