UPDATE: Columbia police find missing teen

Clayton McKenzie, 17, was located near Ponderosa Street and South Cowan Road Tuesday afternoon. He had been missing from the Berrywood Drive/Keene Street area earlier Tuesday.

SEC Commissioner Slive speaks to Missouri fans in Kansas City

SEC commissioner Mike Slive addressed the Tiger Club of Kansas City on Tuesday, giving Tigers fans a chance to get a feel for their new conference’s leader and for Slive himself to find out what kind of fans his league just adopted.

Columbia City Council Candidate Bill Tillotson seeks hands-on improvements

The candidate for the Sixth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council believes his business acumen would serve him well in city government.

Eight in the eighth pushes Missouri baseball team past Central Arkansas

Missouri trailed the Bears all the way up until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Tigers' hitters scored eight runs, turning a 7-4 deficit into a 12-7 victory.

PHOTO GALLERY: Civil War reenactors visit Jefferson City by Engine No. 844

Union Pacific Engine No. 844, a steam locomotive, arrived loaded with Civil War reenactors from all parts of the U.S. as it made its way through Missouri Tuesday afternoon, making brief stops in Boonville and Jefferson City. 

Increasing number of MU international students brings both benefits, challenges

The number of international undergraduates at MU jumped last fall. Faculty members say having more international students comes with benefits such as richer classroom experiences, but it also presents challenges in fully communicating the curriculum.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds state House districts

The high court issued a one-line ruling affirming the new districts while indicating that a longer opinion explaining the court's rationale would be issued sometime in the future.

Columbia proposing to nearly double water supply at treatment plant

The proposed expansion, which would be the largest and most complicated in the treatment plant's history, would limit the amount of water that can be treated during construction.

Mike Atkinson brings business experience, dedication to City Council race

Mike Atkinson, who is running for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, says his experience as co-owner of The Candy Factory will help him achieve his goals for city government. 

ROSE NOLEN: Political parties do little to solve country's problems

The United States has struggled over the years in maintaining the principles outlined in the Constitution. Political parties do little to stick to the ideals of our forefathers.

Missouri's Denmon, Ratliffe to be part of Final Four contests

Marcus Denmon will compete in the 3-point shooting contest, and Ricardo Ratliffe will participate in the Division I all-star game at this season's Final Four in New Orleans.


Student council adviser instills leadership, confidence

Leslie Guerin was recently recognized for her work with the West Junior High Student Council. In early March, she was named the Region 6 Middle Level Student Council Advisor of the Year.

A series of disturbances reported on Bryant Street Monday night

A string of unrelated disturbances occurred on Bryant Street on Monday night, including a shooting, an assault and vandalism.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's birth control policy preserves religious rights

Employers with religious objections to birth control aren't required to "provide a penny of support for the birth control services."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe stays away from attack ads

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe has not responded to attack ads from the opposing campaign.

Missouri men's golfers win C&F Bank Intercollegiate tournament

The Tigers led throughout the three-day, 54-hole event at the Kingsmill Resort River Course in Williamsburg, Va.

Joplin unveils plans to mark tornado anniversary

The city's officials are inviting any of the more than 100,000 volunteers who helped in the past year to return for the event on May 22.

Draft plan outlines threats, protections for Columbia's drinking water

After the Source Water Protection Plan Task Force plan is finalized, the plan will be presented to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Columbia City Council and the Boone County Local Emergency Planning Committee for review and comments.

UPDATE: Rallies draw thousands to Missouri Capitol

Religious groups and unions gathered and held rallies decrying federal health care policies and state legislation affecting workers Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol.

UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court upholds state House districts

The high court issued a ruling affirming the new districts. The ruling came barely three hours before Tuesday's end-of-business deadline for candidates to file for the August primary elections.