For Bonnie of Bonnie and Clyde, the trial that never was

The Historical and Theatrical Trial Society and the MU School of Law put Bonnie Parker on mock trial in "The Trail's End: The Trial of Bonnie Parker" on Monday night at the Missouri Theatre.

Bonnie Parker was declared not guilty in the murder of a police officer in the fictitious town of Grapevine, part of an annual MU School of Law tradition of bringing historical figures to trial.

Petition seeks to rescind Columbia blight decree

The citizens group that formed to oppose an enhanced enterprise zone for Columbia wants the City Council to rescind a Feb. 6 resolution declaring much of the city blighted.

Battalion Chief Steven Sapp plans to continue community service after retirement

Battalion Chief Steven Sapp will retire June 29 from a 32-year career of service to the city. But he has no plans of sitting at home and is considering volunteer work with the Columbia Police Department or the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Columbia School Board approves small autonomous school, swears in members

The Columbia School Board voted to allow Ridgeway Elementary School a five-year grant to move forward in becoming a small, autonomous school at its meeting Monday night. The board also swore in two recently-elected members.

IN HEADLINES TODAY: Missouri House discusses workplace discrimination law; Facebook buys Instragram

Among Monday's top stories: Facebook is buying Instagram, and economists explain why hiring slowed in March in the U.S.

MU faculty panelists discuss Trayvon Martin's death

Three MU professors on the "Implications of the Death of Trayvon Martin" panel talked about how the interplay among law, biases and media reports affect public attitudes.

Flat Branch fish deaths, possible link to fire investigated

The Missouri departments of Conservation and Natural Resources are investigating the cause of the fish kill, which they believe might be related to contaminated runoff from a recent fire on Business Loop 70. 

Missouri men's golfers take big lead into final round of Mizzou Intercollegiate

As a team, Missouri shot 12-under par and was led by freshman Ryan Zech, who is atop the tournament's leader board after shooting a 7-under par 137 after 36 holes.

Three more MU professors receive 2012 Kemper Fellowship

The award honors those at MU who have dedicated their lives to teaching.

Gary Myers named dean of MU School of Law

Myers is currently an associate dean of research and a professor of law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Experience of Rock Bridge girls soccer too much for Hickman's young team

The Bruins easily handled the Kewpies on Monday night, securing a 3-1 victory playing in front of their home crowd for the first time this season.

Universal Design Summit promotes accessible living conditions for all

Monday's summit focused on creating affordable housing that would be useful for those with or without disabilities.

Hickman boys tennis player cheers self and teammates to victory

The Kewpies beat visiting Jefferson City on Monday, thanks in part to a victory at No. 2 singles from Daniel Hwang, who also contributed his usual passionate cheering.

Lowe's executive Richard Maltsbarger reflects on Columbia roots

The senior vice president of strategy at Lowe's Companies Inc. visited with MU students Monday morning and held a seminar in the afternoon with the public about agricultural economics and time management. 

Trapp, Hoppe to take Columbia City Council oaths next week

Barbara Hoppe was re-elected to the Council for her third term. Michael Trapp will be the newest council member, replacing Second Ward Councilman Jason Thornhill.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's golf team competes in Mizzou Intercollegiate tournament

The Missouri men's golf team competed against 15 teams in the fifth annual Columbia Orthopaedic Group Mizzou Intercollegiate golf tournament Monday.

Columbia ragtime legend Robert Ault dies at 63

Robert Ault of Blackwater died Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was 63.

Blues coach Hitchcock brought young talent to surface

Hitch knows exactly what this team needs to be successful," forward David Perron said. "He's leaned really hard on us, and we've responded."

Richard Maltsbarger returns to MU for Executive-in-Residence program

The senior vice president of strategy for Lowe's Companies Inc. returned to MU to speak with students and faculty about his experiences in business and life, and working to find a balance between the two.

Cardinals hit 3 home runs in first, beat Reds 7-1

Matt Holliday, David Freese and Yadier Molina homered during the St. Louis Cardinals' big first inning, and Jake Westbrook found his control after a rough start, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Monday night.