Matthew Charles Ross, May 31, 1965 — March 16, 2012, of Columbia

Halak, Schwartz help St. Louis Blues beat Tampa Bay

Jadan Schwartz scored his first NHL goal, and goalie Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves in the Blues' 3-1 win over the Lightning.

Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K runners fill downtown with green

More than 600 runners of all ages, decked out in green, participated in the Columbia Track Club's annual St. Patrick's Day 5K. 

National Guard sergeant tied to Nazism is fired

Nathan Wooten is not accused of having broken any laws, but the U.S. military bans participation in extremist groups and groups that "actively advocate supremacist doctrine, ideology or causes."

Chiefs sign free agent lineman Eric Winston

The offensive tackle was released by the Houston Texans on Monday.

Kitchen fire causes $50,000 in damage in north-central Columbia

A home in north-central Columbia sustained $50,000 of damage because of a fire Saturday afternoon. No one was injured. 

Panelists debate morality of agricultural practices

Four panelists, one an animal rights activist and another a family farmer, debated the controversy surrounding the public's opinion of agricultural transparency.

Ian Thorpe fails to qualify for London 2012 swim team

The five-time Olympic champion didn't make it through the semifinal heats in the 100-meter freestyle Sunday morning at the Australian selection trials. He was attempting to make a comeback from retirement.