School district boundary approaches draw mixed response at first forum

About 75 people showed up at Hickman High School to learn more about a half-dozen boundary maps proposed for intermediate and high schools in the district.

Nothing nice about Missouri quarterback Franklin's running style

Off the field, Missouri quarterback James Franklin couldn't be a nicer guy. On the field, he bounces off opponents and leaves them as often as they bring him down. "Just because I'm nice, I'm not going to let them destroy me," he said.

Temporary workers boost Callaway County's economy

A nuclear power plant located in Callaway County has had a positive effect on local businesses because of the economic boost that temporary workers provide.

Columbia Regency mobile home park will close

Residents at Columbia Regency mobile home park will have to move as the park is set to close on Feb. 29.

UPDATE: Peppers Nightclub owner agrees to close business after fatal shooting

The owner of Peppers Nightclub, Karon Rowe, and her attorney have reached an agreement with prosecuting attorneys to close the nightclub for one year.

Newcomers contribute to Missouri women's basketball team's exhibition win

The Missouri women's basketball team beat Truman State 82-54 Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena in its exhibition opener.

El Ray Mobile Home Park to close because of persisting sewer lagoon problem

The mobile home park is being shut down March 1 because the lagoon on the property can no longer sustain the park.

Missouri farmers seldom use Farm Service Agency emergency loans

The natural disaster designation in 101 out of 114 counties in Missouri gives farmers access to a special, low-interest emergency loan, but the aging loan program is increasingly under-used.

Missouri volleyball team on NCAA Tournament bubble

Despite a win over No. 21 Oklahoma, the Missouri volleyball team remains on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Missouri has made it to the tournament in nine of the past 11 seasons.

Missouri picking up pace of evaluating patients post-SynCare

Missouri patients requiring in-home care continue to wait for evaluations as the state takes over for SynCare. But wait times are getting shorter.

House fire stops traffic on Paris Road

A fire at 1409 Paris Road closed lanes in both directions for nearly 40 minutes Tuesday evening. 

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$5.3 million federal grant establishes MU combat training program

MU received a grant from the Department of Defense that will study the effectiveness of existing combat medic training methods and improve the care of wounded soldiers.

Missouri's bid to join SEC affords opportunity to reflect on cultural identity

With Missouri seemingly on the verge of bolting from the Big 12 and joining the SEC, there's plenty of chatter on blogs and over coffee about cultural identity and football traditions.

Fans describe football culture of SEC

"Football is kind of king" in the SEC, said South Carolina fan Amanda Heckert.

Rock Bridge soccer player makes impact with his head

Ryan Schmidt scored two goals in his last game against Hickman and will be looking for more when the teams meet Wednesday in the Class 3, District 9 championship.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School moves into new building

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School on Tuesday started its first day of school in its new building, which is scheduled to open all of its wings on Nov. 20.

Gov. Nixon encourages hunters to participate in Share the Harvest

More than 350,000 pounds of venison were donated to families in need through the Share the Harvest program last year. Gov. Nixon hopes the program feeds 150,000 families in Missouri this year.

Columbia College soccer defeats Harris-Stowe State in shutout

The Cougars will host the American Midwest Conference semifinal Nov. 8.

Columbia Parents for Public Schools to host documentary 'Race to Nowhere' screening

"Race to Nowhere" challenges how schools are academically structured and whether the achievement-obsessed culture in which U.S. children are raised properly prepares students for college and the world.