Planning Commission approves request for annexation, zoning to build subdivision

The annexation and zoning, which would pave the way for plans to build a 181-home subdivision to be known as Creek's Edge, is subject to the final approval of the Columbia City Council.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cardinals and Rangers square off in Game 2 of the World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals faced off against the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night in St. Louis.  The Cardinals, who would go up 2-0 in the series with a win, led 1-0 going into the eighth inning.


Missouri football team considers game against Oklahoma State an opportunity

The Tigers hope to meet the expectations they set at the beginning of the season as they begin a tough stretch of the season. 

Road closures will redirect traffic, pedestrians

Three road closures throughout Columbia will affect traffic for at least a week.

UPDATE: Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle

Gadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, was killed Thursday as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte.

U.S. focused on promoting democracy in Libya

The U.S. government has given about $135 million in aid to Libya since the uprising began in February, including a $11 million package offered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week.

White House monitors unconfirmed reports of Gadhafi capture

White House officials are working to find out if reports that the former Libyan leader has been captured are true or not.

TIGER KICKOFF: This week's interesting player tweets

MU football players talk about the 100th Homecoming. Here's a collection of this week's most interesting tweets.

Missouri basketball team gives walk-on Rosburg chance to play again

After attending MU for three years, senior Andy Rosburg is walking on to the Tigers' men's basketball team. He will now have an opportunity to play with the team he has only previously watched from a distance.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Hard lessons learned in protracted struggle over reapportionment

If any lesson can come from the Great Ward Realignment Struggle, it is the significance of participatory democracy, and it would be best not to do it again for a decade.

Court strikes down Nebraska's funeral-picketing ban

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Nebraska law that keeps picketers several hundred feet away from a funeral or memorial service. The three-judge panel based its decision off a previous Missouri ruling on funeral protesters.

Woodridge neighborhood residents voice opinions about possible development of urban forest

LDG Development, a company based in Louisville, Ky., is planning to build a senior independent living apartment complex on the urban forest near the Woodridge neighborhood.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Senate should correct old discrimination practices against Jewish soldiers

The U.S. Senate should pass the William Shemin World War I Veterans Act, which would correct past discriminatory practices against Jewish soldiers, allowing for them to potentially receive the Medal of Honor.

Freeze warning set for early Friday morning

A freeze warning has been issued from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday with a low around 31 degrees.

TIGER KICKOFF: The lowdown on Oklahoma State

Get in the know-how about this week's opponent: Oklahoma State.

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 games on TV this weekend

Planning a Saturday full of watching football? Here's a schedule of the Big 12 games and where you can find them on the tube.

Rock Bridge volleyball's victory over Hickman part of a pattern

The Kewpies and the Bruins faced off at Columbia College for the senior night rivalry game. Although Hickman started out competitively, Rock Bridge pulled through for an easy victory.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Community plays games to support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri hosted a new fundraising event, Minute to Win It BIG, on Thursday night. The event raised an estimated $17,000.

True North's Purse Passion raises money for domestic abuse victims

Many residents came out to support True North's fourth annual Purse Passion fundraiser Thursday, a silent auction where 50 purses were sold to support the nonprofit shelter.

Rock Bridge football one win away from sectionals

The Bruins are 1-0 in Class 6, District 7 play after defeating Liberty 40-7 last weekend, and they only need one more win in their next two games to advance to sectionals.