Trivunovic quickly becoming a force for Columbia College volleyball team

The senior is in just her second year of playing for Columbia College but has become one of the Cougars' best servers and net players.

Composting facility at Bradford Research Farm soon to be finished

MU's Bradford Research Farm is one step closer to start turning food waste back into food again. The composting facility — the key piece in this project — is under construction and will be finished in November. 

Local Israelis react to Israel-Palestinian prisoner exchange

Israeli Columbia residents were thrilled with the news of the exchange, which allows for the release of  an Israeli soldier that was held for five years by a Palestinian militant group.

SHEPARD: Parents, teachers cut ribbon on new playground equipment

A slide, monkey bars and climbing surfaces were added earlier this year. Money for the project — which cost $10,000 — was raised by parents at the school over the past three years.

WEST BOULEVARD: West Junior High celebrates 50th homecoming anniversary

West Junior High will hold a tailgate before its homecoming game on Thursday.

Chronic wasting disease found in captive Macon County deer

The deer was kept on a Macon County property owned by Heartland Wildlife Ranches. The disease is contagious among deer, elk and moose, but there's no evidence of a risk to humans.

Guster not just talking the talk on trash

The East Coast-based band has turned a passion into a platform for reducing the waste that concerts generate.

UPDATE: Police comb Kansas City home, yard of missing baby

Investigators have a warrant to investigate the home in Kansas City where a baby has been missing for more than two weeks.

Winners of Mayor's Health and Fitness Awards share successes

The Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health aims to recognize outstanding leaders who are interested in increasing health and physical fitness in Columbia and Boone County. Award winners are nominated  in the categories of fitness, mentor, weight loss and youth.

Broadband groundbreaking means improvement, jobs for Boone County

Gov. Jay Nixon's implementation of MoBroadbandNow helps improve parts of Boone and Callaway counties and Fulton by installing widespread broadband access. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday.

Indicted Kansas City bishop plans to continue leading diocese

Bishop Robert Finn will continue to work as usual, but some in his diocese want him to leave.

Appeals judge named to Missouri Supreme Court

Judge George W. Draper III, who has most recently served in Missouri's Eastern District Court of Appeals, will fill a vacant spot in the state's highest court.

Social Security recipients to get 3.6 percent more

The increase amounts to just more than $467 a year, on average, but other rising costs will bite into the 3.6 percent raise.

Police to search home of missing Kansas City baby again

Officers have a search warrant, and they are expected to enter the home Wednesday. But this time, the parents of missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin will be barred from the home while the search is going on.

Blunt, McCaskill back bill to review, recognize Jewish WWI veterans

Both senators are backing a bill that could help correct past injustices for those who were denied honors because of discrimination.

Around-the-clock work begins on Joplin's seven 'Extreme Makeover' homes

Ten thousand volunteers have signed up to help build seven homes in seven days. The families will see their new homes on Oct. 26.

Two Hickman High School students arrested for fighting at school

A spokeswoman for the school district, who described the incident as a "minor scuffled," said the students will  face a disciplinary hearing.

FDA cites dirty equipment in cantaloupe outbreak

Investigators have determined that the equipment purchased in July could have played a role in spreading the bacteria.

Court order resolves suit about Joplin tornado aid

The $9,000 will be passed along to the Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

'Extreme Makeover' home-building project begins in Joplin

Work on the homes began Wednesday, and the homes will be revealed on Oct. 26. All the materials for the new houses were donated.