Boone County Republicans begin recommendation process for new commissioner

Anyone who would like to be considered for the recommendation for presiding county commissioner can start applying Friday. However, a spokesman for Gov. Nixon said the governor is under no obligation to appoint a candidate who has been recommended.

Big 12 athletics directors put focus on league solidarity

The regularly scheduled fall meeting of the Big 12 ADs came a day after Texas A&M was formally introduced as the SEC's 13th member. The Aggies are the third member to leave the league in the past 15 months.

Downtown Parking Task Force explores parking technologies to maximize revenue

The Downtown Parking Task Force is exploring new parking technologies to add to downtown Columbia.

Downtown Columbia Leadership Council weighs in on Short Street Garage

The focus of Tuesday's Downtown Columbia Leadership Council was the planned Short Street Garage.  Discussion focused on two different designs for the garage as well as negotiations with a private company to build a building next to the parking garage. 

Tight end Michael Egnew noticeably absent from Missouri offense

Last season, Michael Egnew ranked 11th in the country in receptions. This year he has eight catches through four games. Even Tigers coach Gary Pinkel is saying Egnew needs to get the ball more.

Gas prices dip under $3, still higher than a year ago

The increase of crude oil prices might end the decline of prices at the pump, but experts warn not to put too much stock in the daily fluctuations of the price of crude oil.

Hickman students discuss teacher-student Internet ethics at forum

The forum offered the students a chance to voice their opinions and concerns about social media use among students and teachers.

Environment and Energy Commission reviews feedback on garage light pilot

Mixed responses were received from the public about the lighting pilot for the Fifth and Walnut parking garage.

Texans on MU volleyball team show love for home state

Freshmen Whitney Little and Katie O'Brien are both from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which made them perfect roommates. 

New policy gives county staff paid leave for officials' funerals

The revision will grant Boone County employees up to two hours of paid leave to attend the funerals of elected officers.

Planning task force to hold public session to review growth

Columbia residents are invited to review the existing conditions of target areas in developing the city's future wellness Wednesday.

Columbia residents travel from Ohio to Missouri by stern-wheeler

A Columbia couple, their friend and a dog are cruising the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers on their new boat, the Nancy Ann.

Cowboy preacher uses horses to share spiritual message

For the past 10 years, David Kenyon has been framing Gospel teachings around his longtime work with untamed horses.

Occupy COMO supports Wall Street protest

The group outside Columbia City Hall Tuesday was protesting police violence against "Occupy Wall Street" protesters in New York.

Harrington carries Rock Bridge softball over Lebanon

Senior outfielder Kelsey Harrington hit three home runs on Tuesday, leading the Rock Bridge softball team to a 7-2 win over Lebanon.

Rock Bridge wide receiver returns early from Injury

A serious knee injury caused senior receiver Nate Egharevba to miss summer workouts and the first two games of the Bruins' season this year. But even though he hasn't fully recovered from the injury yet, he has decided to return to the field.

Staff, former patients celebrate 10 years of Wyatt Guest House

The Wyatt Guest House will celebrate its 10th anniversary Friday. Former patients will come back and share their experience at the house.

One Read program's chosen book raises community discussions

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" was chosen by the One Read program for this year's community-wide reading.

Man arrested after failing to register as sex offender

The Boone County Sheriff's Department conducted checks of sex offenders' registrations and arrested Kristofer R. Wyatt, 21. He was convicted in Texas.

Boone Hospital Center opens new, more efficient lab

The hospital's new lab, which includes a new machine to process samples, will get patients results faster and allow the staff to do fewer tests by hand.