Two more white-tailed deer test positive for chronic wasting disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation received the result from 656 recent tissue samples, revealing two wild doe and one buck infected with chronic wasting disease.

Canoe, kayak enthusiast to host GutBuster at Perche Creek

For the third March in a row, Charlie Lockwood will be hosting and coordinating the Perche Creek GutBuster canoe and kayak race on Saturday.

Missouri baseball's Big 12 opener postponed because of rain

 Missouri baseball's Big 12 opener has been postponed because of rain. The Tigers will play a doubleheader against Oklahoma State on Saturday instead. The games will begin at 2 p.m. at Taylor Stadium. 


DEAR READER: Weigh in on solutions for Interstate 70

Interstate 70, the country's oldest interstate, has become largely overused and underfunded. Now, you can join the Public Insight Network to give advice or ideas on how to improve the interstate that so many mid-Missouria residents use on a daily basis.

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter out indefinitely with nerve irritation

The 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner is expected back in camp by Monday, but there is no timetable for his return to the mound.

'Your Vote Counts!' drops initiative spurred by dog breeding regulations

'Your Vote Counts!,' organizers of a proposed ballot initiative regarding oversight of the dog breeding industry, gave up the effort Friday. They feel they achieved their goals in forcing the legislature to listen to their point of view.

Iowa cities mull options if traffic cameras are banned

Legislation requiring red-light cameras to be removed by July 1 has passed out of Iowa's House Appropriations Committee and is heading to the House for debate.

The birth of a notion: The American Dream

During the depths of the Great Depression historian James Truslow Adams released a book titled “Epic of America.” In it, he coined a term that has become a mainstay in our culture: “the American Dream.”


Missouri diver earns third All-America honor of career

David Bonuchi will compete in the 3-meter competition Friday and the platform Saturday.

Motorcyclist injured in late-night crash on Highway 63

The motorcyclist, who was traveling in the wrong direction when he collided with another vehicle, was in critical condition as of Friday morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Horse racers compete in Barrel Bash weekend event

Horse riders gathered at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday to compete in the Barrel Bash event. The event will continue Saturday and Sunday.

STAFF PICKS: Warm weather; a veteran's path to recovery

Here are some stories you might have missed this week but are worth reading as you wrap up the week.

School board candidates address high school issues

Three of the Columbia School Board candidates fielded questions from audience members at the Muleskinners forum. School board elections will be held April 3.

The Canvas on Broadway offers painting lessons, wine

The Canvas will have a grand opening April 13 with an open house to give patrons the chance to explore the gallery, try appetizers and drinks and pick up some coupons.

Southern Boone County Fire Department seeks $2 million bond

The Southern Boone County Fire Department is seeking a $2 million bond, and the issue will appear on the April 3 ballot. The bond is intended to fund a new training facility, renovate Ashland's fire station and purchase a new fire truck.

Hallsville R-IV school district proposes $4.3 million bond

Proceeds from the bond will be used for a widespread group of facility improvements.  The bond will be voted on April 3.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri death, birth records available

Missouri birth and death records prior to 1910 and death certificates from 1910 to 1960 are available online at the Missouri Digital Heritage website. 

Missouri soccer announces 2012 SEC schedule

Missouri soccer set its 2012 conference schedule Friday for its first season in the SEC. The Tigers finished 12-8-1 in their last season in the Big 12 in 2011.

Royals closer Soria out for season, will have elbow surgery

Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery on April 3 and will miss the season.

UM System president replaces chief of staff

Kathy Miller, the current chief of staff, is leaving. Robert Schwartz, the current interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, will replace her.