Car accident causes natural gas service interruptions in southwest Columbia

A car driving down Forum Boulevard just before 3 a.m. hit a main natural gas distribution station. The driver was arrested. 

Event to host discussion about Missouri women's suffrage history

Margot McMillen, author of  "The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History," will discuss the crucial role Missouri women played in raising the women's suffrage movement to the national platform.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red Cross Month is perfect time to support community

Anyone can help the Heart of Missouri Chapter by making a donation, becoming a volunteer or giving blood.

Priscilla Guzman remembered for loyalty, compassion

Ms. Guzman, whom friends remember as goofy, strong-willed, loyal and charismatic, died last Thursday, March 1, in Columbia.

Author David Finch speaks about adjusting to life with Asperger's syndrome

David Finch spoke about life, marriage and the effects of Asperger's syndrome at the Exceptional Achievement Lecture Series Tuesday night.


Public voices concerns about Enhanced Enterprise Zone, "blight" at meeting

Much of the public comment echoed questions that remained unanswered at last week's meeting between the Downtown Leadership Council and Regional Economic Development Inc.

FROM READERS: Early March photo gallery

Nature is waking back up as spring begins.

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter to visit MU

The columnist and political commentator will appear April 11 at the Missouri Theatre.

Cougars win AMC Tournament behind dominating performance

The Columbia College men's basketball team beat Hannibal LaGrange 80-46 for the American Midwest Conference championship giving the team an automatic bid to the NAIA Championships.

UPDATE: Santorum, Romney duel in Ohio, split other states

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney split six states and dueled for supremacy in Ohio. No Republican has ever won the White House without carrying the state in the fall.

UPDATE: Romney takes three states, Santorum 2, Gingrich one on Super Tuesday

Mitt Romney won in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts, while Rick Santorum won in Tennessee and Oklahoma, and Newt Gingrich scored a home-field win in Georgia.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Fractures in Libya, Prince Harry and Usain Bolt race

Eastern Libya was declared a semiautonomous state, world powers agree to a new round of nuclear talks with Iran, a Disney Songwriter dies and Prince Harry races Usain Bolt.

Stephens College's new volleyball coach played for Kenya's national team

Rose Obunaga, the new volleyball coach for Stephens College, is a two-time Olympian and has been playing volleyball since eighth grade. 

SUPER TUESDAY: Gingrich wins Georgia; rivals vie in 10 states

Mitt Romney scored an easy primary victory in Virginia, seized the advantage in Vermont and had a home-state Massachusetts win in his pocket. Newt Gingrich won in Georgia.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate endorses amendment for open meetings on redistricting

The proposed constitutional amendment is a response to the controversy surrounding the redistricting process and how meetings were held in private.

Missouri Senate endorses open meetings for redistricting

Bipartisan commissions responsible for state redistricting would be conducted in public under Missouri's open meetings and records laws.

Dictionary of American Regional English covers country's dialects

Work on the dictionary began about 50 years ago and traces words and phrases to their origins with maps showing their geographic ranges.

Missouri Supreme Court backs payday loan arbitration agreements

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that payday lenders can require customer disputes to be settled by arbitration, rather than through class-action lawsuits.

UPDATE: Missouri House backs measure to overhaul prison system

The Missouri House of Representatives gave first round approval to legislation that would reduce jail sentences for non-violent parolees or probationers to save the state money.

Britain, U.S. reject Olympic doctor's warning to limit handshakes

The British Olympic Association is telling athletes not to refrain from shaking hands after its top doctor advised Olympians to avoid handshakes in order to prevent illness.