Winifred Cook Harmston loved helping friends

Two new candidates file for Boone County Commission

James B. Pounds and Darin Fugit filed to run for positions on the Boone County Commission on Tuesday. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 7.

Rock Bridge boys basketball looks to defeat No. 1 Nixa for a second time this season

Most of the Bruins games this postseason have been away games. But that hasn't fazed the Bruins.

Missouri gymnastics assistant coach John Figueroa gets to go home for the weekend, thanks to meet

Missouri assistant coach John Figueroa returns to the place he began his coaching career this weekend as Missouri competes in a quad meet in Denver.

Local labor unions contribute to campaigns of Hoppe and Trapp

The Mid-Missouri Labor Club has donated to the campaigns of Barbara Hoppe and Michael Trapp, citing their past experience with labor and political positions on pension plans and collective bargaining for city employees.

Missouri's Senate approves measure giving leeway to nonviolent parole violators

The bill would create alternatives to prison for nonviolent probation and parole violators.

Missouri House leader wants to ease cuts to higher education with money from the blind

Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement after Rep. Ryan Silvey's plan was announced, calling the cuts "just plain wrong."

Missouri women's basketball team struggles to be consistent

The Tigers have had problems all season playing a complete game, most recently with a poor second-half performance in a 75-62 loss to Texas on Tuesday.

Missouri wrestling gears up for Big 12 Championship

Missouri hosts Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State, and is looking for its first Big 12 Championship.

Neil Koch loved hunting, fishing and baseball

House committee hears more emotional testimony on Nathan's Law

A bill was named after a young boy who died in the care of an in-home day care provider would place new restrictions and requirements on unlicensed child care providers.

Missouri court strikes down state auditor's power initiatives

A new Missouri ruling does not allow the state auditor to prepare financial estimates for ballot initiatives. Attorneys around the state say this ruling could affect other similar ones.

Joyce M. Carter, July 9, 1934 — Feb. 29, 2012, of Columbia

Two arrested on suspicion of stealing after car chase

Stolen lumber was found in the suspects' truck Wednesday night on Grindstone Parkway, according to Columbia police.

Neil Harvey Koch, April 16, 1941 — Feb. 29, 2012, of Hermann

Winifred Cook Harmston, Oct. 2, 1915 — Feb. 27, 2012, of Columbia

Fred Cervinka, 1924 — Feb. 29, 2012, of Ashland

William Clifford Dalzell, March 4, 1925 — Feb. 28, 2012, of Columbia

Deadline looms for charges in Ohio school shooting

A prosecutor said T.J. Lane will probably be charged with three counts of aggravated murder and other offenses.

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart dies in Los Angeles at 43

Andrew Breitbart and the UM System crossed paths last year when Breitbart posted videos that appeared to show two professors endorsing union violence in their lectures to a joint-campus Intro to Labor Studies course.