Suspect named in connection with mobile home fire

The Boone County Sheriff's Department has named a 21-year-old man as a suspect in the Thursday morning fire at Blue Acres Mobile Home.

Delta to cut midday flights from Columbia Regional for winter

Delta will temporarily eliminate its midday flight between Columbia Regional Airport and Memphis International Airport from December through February. 

Planning and Zoning unanimously denies recommendation to rezone Regency Trailer Park

Commissioners said the proposed zoning density is too high.  The plan will go before City Council on Oct. 17.

TIGER KICKOFF: This week's interesting player tweets

MU football players share their thoughts, activities and more on Twitter. Here's a collection of this week's most interesting tweets.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors enjoy fall-like weather at Stephens Lake Park

COLUMBIA — Autumn begins Friday, but some visitors to Stephens Lake Park enjoyed Thursday's cool and sunny weather.

MU volunteer coach's passion for soccer trumps his busy schedule

Volunteer assistant coach Danny Graville's commitment to the MU soccer team is only a part of his life, but it is his true passion.

PARKADE: Century bike ride to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri

The idea for the event came from a owner of several nearby McDonald's restaurants. The ride hopes to raise $45,000.

Columbia police, community members discuss reducing racial bias

Several public safety representatives and community members met Tuesday to discuss how to reduce internal racial bias in the Columbia Police Department.

Video arraignments will be made available in Boone County courts

The video arraignments will cut down on lost man hours in the Columbia Police Department, which has assumed transportation duties to municipal courts because of staff shortages in the Sheriff's Department, officials say.

UPDATE: Rob Sanders, a veteran policeman, was fired from the department

Officer Rob Sanders was fired Wednesday after an internal affairs investigation into his use of excessive force against Kenneth Baker, 38, a Columbia resident. Sanders, a patrol officer, was an 18-year veteran of the department.

Troy Davis executed; supporters say 'too much doubt'

Top courts refused to review Troy Davis' case. Worldwide supporters claim there was not enough evidence to warrant execution.

Rock Bridge volleyball team earns satisfying victory

Despite having a young team and new coaches, the Rock Bridge volleyball team is pleased with their progress this season.

TIGER KICKOFF: Participate in this week's caption contest

Each week we’ll show you a photo, and it’s your job to tell us what’s going on. Tweet us at @CoMoSports using the hashtag #captioncontest. We’ll read all of them and publish the best ones online and in next week’s print edition.

Hickman soccer team's early scoring helps team cruise to victory

The Hickman soccer team jumped on Smith-Cotton early and cruised to a 3-0 win on Thursday night.

BROKEN BUDGETS: Local governments tap into alcohol sales for revenue

More laws banning the sale of alcohol are being thrown out as cities and counties across the nation struggle with budget problems. Many local governments are turning to alcohol-related sales taxes support their budgets.

St. Louis, Rolla of UM System to open China campus

The universities will offer courses in business, nursing, social work and engineering at a new campus in China's Sichuan Province. The new campus is under construction. 

Columbia College women's volleyball team wins at Park University

The victory gives the Cougars, ranked No. 4 in the latest NAIA poll, a 5-0 American Midwest Conference record.


Missouri seeks to balance falling older adults

Falls by older adults are a leading cause for doctor visits, and Missouri is joining a national campaign to help prevent falls. 

National officials to visit Joplin's 'mall school'

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit a high school in Joplin known as the "mall school," on Thursday.

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 television schedule for this weekend

Keep up with the Big 12 games on TV and online.