Columbia man found guilty in 2010 string of robberies

The jury deliberated for just more than an hour before returning two guilty verdicts. Because of Gunn's previous felony convictions, his sentencing will be decided by Judge Kevin Crane.

Pastor at Bethel Church recieves Lilly Endowment Award

The Rev. Bonnie Cassida will be researching church longevity in Galway, Ireland.

UPDATE: Sewer repairs close section of Walnut Street

Walnut Street will be closed between Hubbell Drive and College Avenue until Nov. 17.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Wheelchair Basketball team starts season

The Missouri Wheelchair Basketball team, which practices at the MU Student Recreation Complex, started its season Saturday.

Gov. Nixon names appointments to four Missouri college boards

The governor has filled vacancies on the governing boards of Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State University, Southeastern Missouri State University and University of Central Missouri.

Columbia College men's basketball team routs Concordia in season opener

Devin Griffin scored 28 points for the Cougars in a 109-54 victory over the Preachers.

Missouri volleyball team wins at Kansas

The victory, which made the Tigers 19-9 overall and 5-6 in Big 12 Conference play, was also the 750th win for the coaching duo of Wayne and Susan Kreklow.

Arson suspected in blaze at Mark Twain National Forest

Three small fires have combined to turn into a blaze at Mark Twain National Forest. More than 50 firefighters have been dispatched to control the blaze.

Joplin teachers hope to have items salvaged from schools

Contractors will try to salvage as much as they can from Joplin schools before demolishing them. Principals and teachers at the schools have a list of items that they would like to be saved.

Police ID body near East St. Louis riverfront

Acting Police Chief Bobby Cole said the St. Louis man apparently had been shot in the head before his body was dumped. Authorities said the killing happened in Missouri's St. Louis County, where investigators have taken over the case.

West Virginia's Big 12 membership not tied to 2012 entry

A spokesman for the Big 12 says West Virginia's membership in the conference isn't conditional on the university getting an early release from the Big East after all.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Having the world's largest incarceration rate is costly

The United States has the world's largest incarceration rate for many reasons. We should take a second look at some of them.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A simple comma could shift political power in Missouri

A judge will have to decide how to interpret the placement of a comma to determine whether or not Gov. Jay Nixon overstepped his constitutional boundaries.

More details released about haunted house employee caught in noose

A 17-year-old girl working as an actress in a bathroom horror scene accidentally got caught in a noose when she slipped off the tub. Another worker found her and cut the rope. The girl's condition has improved since she was initially hospitalized.

Safety of veterans is first priority on Honor Flight

A lot of people are involved in ensuring that veterans on the Honor Flight have a safe and enjoyable experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans celebrated at 17th Honor Flight

World War II and Korean War veterans were welcomed home after their trip to Washington, D.C. just after midnight Wednesday morning. The Central Missouri Honor Flight volunteers left at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning with 67 veterans to visit war memorials.