EAST CAMPUS: Lee Elementary School experiments with afternoon Walking School Bus

Students walk from school to nearby Lion-Stephens Park, where they are picked up by their parents.

Missouri Tigers fans tweet about latest conference realignment speculation

Missouri football fans took to Twitter in force to discuss the rumors about the Big 12.

DOWNTOWN: First Baptist Church organizes Saturday volunteer effort for The Wardrobe

Volunteers will clean the social service agency's storefront and replace summer clothes with warmer garments for fall and winter.

WEST BOULEVARD: New Life Community Church introduces new youth activities

The New Life Community Church youth group is having a boys campout and a girls sleepover this weekend in an effort to provide fun activities that are also free.

Audit reveals possible conflict of interest in Kinder's dual roles in Missouri bike race

The audit also criticized Gov. Nixon's administration for billing his travel expenses to state agencies.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Rainbow House to hold play therapy group for children

Safety First Play Therapy Group is a seven-week program being held by Rainbow house to educate children on appropriate sexual behaviors.


Columbia College coaches confident new women's soccer team can succeed

Cougars soccer coaches John Klein and Jon Desha say they expect the school's new women's team to do well in it first season next fall.

UPDATE: Americans freed from Iran prison begin trek home

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were freed under a $1 million bail deal between the U.S. and Iran after spending two years in captivity.

Columbia College volleyball team routs Harris Stowe

The Cougars won 25-2, 25-1, 25-9 on Wednesday night in St. Louis.

Missouri Tigers volleyball team drops Big 12 opener at Iowa State

The Tigers lost 25-12, 25-18 and 25-21 to the Cyclones on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.


UPDATE: Audit highlights lack of savings from merger of Missouri water, highway patrols

The consolidation of the agencies was expected to save $3 million annually. However, a state audit released Wednesday showed that the merger has increased costs by $900,000 since January.

Army Corps names Missouri River flooding review panel

The panel of four will examine possible causes and effects of the record-level Missouri River flooding.

Freefalling NASA satellite on track to hit Earth on Friday

NASA anticipates the Upper Research Atmosphere Satellite will hit water, not land.

Rock Bridge golfers win William Woods Invitational

Senior Morgan Reimler shot a 79 on par-72 Tanglewood Golf Course course to earn medalist honors for the Bruins, who totaled 339 as a team. Hickman shot 364 to place second.

Congress passes bill naming federal courthouse in Missouri after Kit Bond

If the President signs off on the bill, the new courthouse in Jefferson City will be named after the long-serving Missouri senator.

GENE ROBERTSON: Obama, IBM may share inability to keep promises

Columbia residents should keep a close eye on what the president and the computer company that opened a service center in town last year promise to do for them.

Ex-Missouri House member fined for campaign violations

Talibdin "T.D." El-Amin of St. Louis has been fined more than $500,000 for violations going back to 2006. He was recently released from federal prison on corruption charges. 

Cape Girardeau man to be sentenced for stealing Kinder's car

Jacob Shepard, 18, pleaded guilty to stealing Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's car and ramming it into a brick wall. Shepard could spend up to seven years in prison for stealing and four years for property damage.

DAVID ROSMAN: Celebrate blasphemy, for it has the power to initiate change

Sept. 30 is Blasphemy Day. But if you do celebrate it, realize that if you are going to dissent, you must also have a real and workable solution to your problem.

Holiday season may be a downer for retailers

Forecasts show holiday retail sales are growing but not by as much as last year. Foot traffic at stores is expected to decrease.