Columbia houses of worship use social media to reach tech-savvy congregations

Senior Pastor Amy Gearhart gives a sermon during the Missouri United Methodist Church's 11 a.m. service Sunday. Gearhart answered questions submitted from members of her congregation via text and written out from previous services.

A recent national study indicates the religious use social media as much, if not more than, the public as a whole. Houses of worship in Columbia are already using new technology to communicate with their members.

MU graduate student from Thailand celebrates holidays with American families

Puminan 'Pete' Punthasee, a second-year graduate student at MU, spent the holiday season with American families meeting new people.

Columbia teen killed in Missouri's first reported traffic fatality in 2012

Kameron Gwin, 19, of Columbia was killed early Sunday morning in Missouri's first reported traffic fatality of 2012. A passenger, Danielle Strickland, was in serious condition at University Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

CHERRY HILL: Perlman-Stoy Ballet School moving to new location

The Perlman-Stoy Ballet School is moving to a new location at The Village of Cherry Hill on Monday.

McCaskill hopes Missouri voters will view her as watchdog in Senate

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has survived several decades in politics as a lawmaker, prosecutor and auditor, is heading into a challenging campaign year against an economic headwind that may imperil incumbents.

ACLU objects to Missouri school district's religious speakers

The issue came to the ACLU's attention after former Chicago Bears team chaplain Ray McElroy, a former NFL defensive back, made several presentations to St. Joseph district schools in October.

Columbia residents start Happy New U with fitness activities

The fourth annual Happy New U drew more than 200 Columbia residents Sunday morning to start the new year with different exercises.