EAST CAMPUS: Campus Lutheran Church to hold fundraiser Saturday

The church's second annual BikeWalkRun-Athon will take place Saturday morning at Twin Lakes Park. Funds raised will go toward financing various service trips the church has planned.

Downtown Columbia residents to vote on new sales tax

A half-cent sales tax proposed by the Downtown Community Improvement District will be the subject of an election by mail. One hundred and fifty downtown residents are eligible to vote on the measure.

Local United Way to host community forum on Columbia's service needs

The meeting will focus on how to best address problems associated with education, income, health and safety net services, which provide food, clothing and shelter for people in need.

Operation Gratitude's Halloween Candy Buy-back to combat tooth decay, support troops

MU professor, researcher dies of gastric cancer

Cuihua Zhang died earlier this month in Texas. A memorial service will be held in November at MU.

MULTIMEDIA: Columbia Regency mobile home park waits out uncertain future

The future of Columbia Recency mobile home park is yet to be determined. Its fate now rests in the hands of the Columbia City Council.

Officials say railroad property theft representative of growing problem

A Columbia man was arrested at a local recycling business Tuesday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft of railroad property.

Filing for Missouri presidential primary starts Tuesday

The filing period runs through Nov. 22. The primaries are scheduled for February, that's a month sooner than what national guidelines allow.

Author Michael Martone to appear in MU reading series

He is the author of 12 books and has his work in publications such as Esquire, Harper’s and Best American Essays.

Kansas City police affidavit says cadaver dog finds 'hit' at missing baby's home

The affidavit supports a search warrant request for the baby's parents' home. In addition to using the cadaver dog, police took blankets, toys and clothing from the house.

For Obama, Gadhafi's death a vindication of doctrine

The death of the Libyan leader reinforces the president's style of dealing with enemies without a war.

Attorneys: Missing KC baby's parents are cooperating

Lawyers for Lisa Irwin's parents released a statement Friday disputing claims haven't been cooperating with police in their search for the 10-month-old, missing since Oct. 4.

Missouri gets approval for special health care coordination program

Missouri will receive federal Medicaid funding for community mental health centers.

Missouri Senate leader to end special session

Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer said he is disappointed that no legislation could be passed. Mayer hopes they can pass economic incentives next year.

Operation Christmas Child to accept donations in November

The Christian charity program aims to supply gifts and necessary items to needy children around the world.

St. Louis drummers hope for a welcoming home

St. Louis drummers hope to find places to play without noise complaints of neighbors and crackdown of police.

Veteran of three wars will visit national memorials

Bill Watson, a veteran who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, was chosen from 1,000 wishes of Jeremy Bloom's Wish-of-a-Lifetime to visit the memorials of wars he served in Washington, D.C.

Larger families don't always come with larger costs

A study by author Laura Vanderkam found that the marginal cost of adding a child to a family decreases after the firstborn. For many families, cost-cutting takes the form of hand-me-downs, buying in bulk and taking advantage of school tuition discounts.

Weekend construction delays traffic over Mississippi River

Some St. Louis-area drivers will need to find alternate routes. The Eads Bridge will close for construction. The closure will affect the MetroLink service, along with part of Interstate 64.

DOUGLASS: African-American community leader to receive memorial

A memorial will be dedicated to Beulah Ralph, who was an advocate for educational equality and worked for Columbia Public Schools for 58 years.