ROSE NOLEN: ROTC makes sense, JROTC doesn't

If ROTC is allowed to have programs in high schools, there should be other service-based programs offered for students as well.

Opponents of death penalty seek Gov. Nixon intervention

Death penalty opponents and the attorney of a man scheduled to die asked Gov. Jay Nixon to intervene, but the attorney said she wasn't optimistic about the request because he has never granted a clemency request or pardon.

St. Louis police investigating videotaped beating

A YouTube posting shows an officer beating a man with a nightstick on New Year's Day. The officer is on administrative duty until the investigation is complete.

New edition of two Mark Twain books removes N-word

The goal of the new version is to keep the word from being a barrier to reading "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer."

NBC programming still available without KOMU

Here's a list of websites that offer NBC shows, including "30 Rock" and "The Office".

Nixon to give State of State speech Jan. 19

Nixon's speech is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Michael Jackson's doctor faces hearing on manslaughter charges

The hearing begins Tuesday for Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor responsible to look after Jackson during rehearsals for his comeback tour.

End of Days in May? Christian group spreads word

A movement of Christians independent of churches believe the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011.

Missouri's Blaine Gabbert declares for 2011 NFL draft

Blaine Gabbert, the junior starting quarterback for the Missouri football team, announced Monday in a media release that entering the NFL draft was the best decision for him and his family.

UPDATE: Mediacom drops KOMU from lineup

The two parties failed to reach an agreement by a midnight deadline, and Mediacom subscribers lost the NBC affiliate early Tuesday morning.

Gabbert announces intent to go to NFL

Gabbert is projected to be one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How will you budget for increased gas prices?

Pump prices are predicted hit $4 a gallon by Memorial Day. What will you do to budget for the increase?

New evidence in Becky Doisy case discussed at motion hearing

Boone County prosecutors and Johnny Wright's attorney debated new evidence in the Becky Doisy case, including testimony that suggested Wright fired shots at a witness. 

LETTER: It's time to snuff out smoking in the Capitol

What kind of example are our legislators setting when visitors and school children can smell secondhand smoke in the Capitol?

Student Parent Center worries about budget, future

The center is struggling to find ways to increase income yet still keep fees affordable for student parents.

Mountain lion shot in Ray County, now in Columbia

A man killed a mountain lion to protect his cattle over the weekend, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is conducting tests as required by state law.

Two men identified in Kilgore's Pharmacy burglary

The Columbia Police Department says there is now probable cause for arresting two men in connection with the Dec. 30 burglary.

Free gas card contest to raise awareness about drunken driving

MoDOT will give away gas cards as an incentive for the public to become more educated on the dangers of drunken driving. 

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia City Council work sessions

The Columbia City Council work session minutes contain information about concerns over local zoning issues and health insurance options and costs, and even include graphics.

Columbia City Council votes to recite pledge before each meeting

The city code has been amended to require that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited before council meetings and work sessions.