Larry shines in Hickman's loss to Helias

Hickman running back Deven Larry carries the football down the field as Helias senior safety Jake Galloway, left, misses a tackle. Larry scored the Kewpies' two touchdowns in the game.

The Kewpies couldn't hold onto their second-half lead.

UPDATE: Missouri legislature repeals teacher-Facebook law

Now, public school districts must come up with their own social media communication policies for employee-student interactions. The state House passed the bill 139-2, the state Senate passed the bill 33-0 earlier this month.

Callaway Sheriff charges Mexico couple in connection with Auxvasse slayings

Ryan and Jacie Coari have been charged with murder in connection with the Sept. 1 deaths of Michael and Amanda Wieberg. The couple was questioned in Michigan after being detained for not returning a rented moving truck.

Columbia stakeholders react to Obama's proposal for No Child reform

Missouri must decide whether to submit its own education accountability plan to waive requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. 

Columbia College soccer beats Truman State for fifth straight shutout

Early goals propelled the Cougars to the 4-0 win.

Missouri women's soccer falls to Texas Tech in Big 12 opener

The Tigers couldn't capitalize on second-half opportunities and lost 1-0 on the road.

Minority students share ideas about bridging achievement gap at conference

High school students from all over the country, including 25 local students, met this week for an annual conference to discuss minority achievement obstacles and brainstorm solutions.

Bones found washed up near Easley part of display model

Two men found what they believed to be skeletal remains Thursday night while walking on River Road near Easley. After examination, the bones were confirmed to be part of a skeletal anatomical display model. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IBM committed to meeting its promises

The director of the IBM Columbia Services Delivery Center responds to a column by Gene Robertson that was critical of the company.

City of Columbia invites public input on future development plan

Phase two of Columbia Imagined will discuss sustainable communities, economic development and environmental management at the Sept. 28 public discussion. 

UPDATE: Obama allows states opt out of federal school rules

President Barack Obama's No Child Left Behind tweak will give states more flexibility by allowing allow states to scrap a key component of the law that requires all children show they are proficient in reading and math by 2014.

Break Time, Ballenger Liquor robbed in 20 minutes

No one was harmed during the robberies.

Missouri lawmakers repeal teacher-student communication law

The State House of Representatives voted 139-2 to repeal the law that prohibited teachers from communicating privately with students via social media websites.

Columbia Public Schools earn award eighth year in a row

The Distinction in Performance award honors academic achievement and progress made in the school district during the 2010-2011 school year.

Peaches: From farm to market

Two farmers grow 23 varieties of peaches on their farm in Franklin. This video follows the process of how the peaches go from farm to market.

Caleb Rowden to hold benefit concert for Joplin tornado victims

Caleb Rowden has teamed with members of Crossfire Campus Ministry to organize a benefit concert Saturday night at Columbia College. Donations at the free concert will go to two charities based in Rowden's hometown of Joplin.

CHERRY HILL: Focus on Health Chiropractic receives award

To be eligible, applicants must meet certain standards of quality, service and patient relations.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri residents want to protect federal aid programs

Grass Roots Organizing received a passionate response from Missouri residents at county fairs this summer in opposition to any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. 

Daniel Boone Regional Library offers e-book collection through Kindle

Kindle users will now be able to borrow e-books starting Friday. Previously, only owners of iPads, Nooks and Sony Readers were able to borrow the books.

Dear Reader: Big 12 leaders fuel conference confusion with non-answers

Mixed messages from Brady Deaton and other Big 12 bigwigs are all part of the drama that is conference realignment.