Rock Bridge volleyball team earns another victory

The Rock Bridge girls volleyball team defeated Francis Howell Central 27-25, 25-17 on Tuesday to improve to 21-5.

Columbia College soccer team wins despite missed opportunities

The Cougars beat Bellevue 2-0 on Tuesday night, but missed several opportunities to expand the lead. Columbia College coach John Klein said it should have been 6-0.

City Council to hear public comment on Rainbow Softball Center improvements

The proposed $200,000 project includes improvements such as increasing the size of dugouts and adding scoreboards.

Missouri baseball team holds exhibition for Joplin relief

The Tigers will host the Iowa Hawkeyes in two exhibition games this weekend at Taylor Stadium to raise money for the Joplin Little League.

Missouri conservation officials consider rule to combat 'rock snot'

The invasive algae was probably spread by fishers' porous-soled waders, officials said. The Conservation Department approved a ban on such waders, though it still needs additional approval before it becomes effective.

Hickman girls volleyball team loses to Camdenton

The Kewpies fell to 2-14 with the loss.

Missouri tax revenues increase by 1.9 percent over 2010

Both Missouri's individual income tax and sales tax revenue increases in the current fiscal year.

Scholastic to close Moberly facility

The packaging facility will close early next year, and the city of Moberly will lose 135 jobs when it does. Some jobs are being added to the Jefferson City location.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds tax on movie theater food

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled food sold at movie theaters doesn't qualify for the 1 percent tax rate on groceries.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Celebrate decrease in state traffic deaths

In 2005, 1,257 people died on Missouri highways. So far this year, there have been 527 fatal accidents. MoDOT attributes the decline to improvements to roads and signs, and driver education.

Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

Apple announced a new version of the iPhone 4, called the iPhone 4s, which will have wireless syncing capabilities and a faster processor.

Ellis Library fire suspect charged with burglary, arson

A probable cause statement reveals details about the fires at MU's Ellis Library and estimates damage at $600,000 to $1 million.

Amber Alert issued for 10-month-old in Kansas City

Lisa Irwin was last seen sleeping in her crib Monday night. Police said it looks like someone entered and left through her bedroom window. 

ANALYSIS: Big 12 keeping eye on Tuesday's UM Board of Curators meeting

The UM System Board of Curators is expected to decide whether to approve the granting of television rights to the Big 12 in its Tuesday meeting. The outcome should determine a lot about Missouri's future conference alignment.

Columbia City Council approves rezoning at Bethel and Nifong

The rezoning at the southeast corner of Bethel Street and Nifong Boulevard was requested by developer Jeffrey Smith, who plans to develop into 93 senior apartments.

Columbia City Council approves six-story Short Street garage

The now 410-space garage will have 135 spaces left that will be open to the public. The garage also was made a Percent for Art project, meaning 1 percent of the cost of the garage will be used for site-specific artwork.

County commission, management group discuss improvements for Boone County Fairgrounds

The Boone County Commission and TAG Events LLC identified major repairs needed at the property, including fixes to roofs, restrooms and horse stalls.

Roots 'N' Blues attendance down in 2011

Thumper Entertainment estimates the crowd at 52,000, which is 13,000 less than last year. The director of the company said the increase in ticket prices contributed to the decline.

Fifth and Walnut streets garage to house REDI and Parking Utility

Office spaces in the Fifth and Walnut streets parking garage has been approved by the City Council.

Missouri tailbacks Moore, Lawrence could return Saturday against Kansas State

De'Vion Moore and Kendial Lawrence started the year atop the tailback depth chart before suffering injuries. They could return behind breakout tailback Henry Josey.