Schoolwork no problem for Hickman boys' tennis team

Ashwath Kumar returns a serve Monday during the Hickman High School boys tennis team's practice. The team has the highest average GPA in Hickman athletics. Kumar is one of the top students and also debates competitively.

Hickman coach Andrew Materer calls his tennis team "the All-Brainiac team" or "Team Brainiac" for good reason. The Kewpies have the highest cumulative grade point average of any Hickman sports team.

Car collides with person in wheelchair near Stephens College

The victim was in "serious" condition at University Hospital after the accident, which caused the wheelchair to be thrown three buildings down. 

Columbia's partnership with banks provides housing opportunities in older neighborhoods

The Columbia Community Development Corp. has built 29 new homes since 1994 in an effort to bring more homeowners into Columbia's timeworn districts.

Shorthanded Rock Bridge girls soccer team falls to Troy

When the Bruins' last healthy goalkeeper was injured, senior defender Brett Fuller stepped into a tough situation.

City of Columbia hosts event to inform people about fair housing

Tenants who feel they have been discriminated against may file complaints with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights or the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Infant released from Columbia hospital after fall from Super 7 Motel balcony

Mesiah Olney — who will turn 1 year old Saturday — fell about 10 feet Thursday. He's expected to make a full recovery.


Blues rule out Halak for 2 games against Kings

Goals would seem to be at a premium for the teams after their opening round wins, and the Blues are confident they've got two goalies who are just as stingy as Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick, who was ruled out Monday because of an injury.


Zachariah Peterson sentenced to 30 years for murder at Columbia trailer park

Peterson convicted in March for the 2011 shooting death of James Porter at Sunset Mobile Home Park. The two were believed to be involved in a drug deal.

Blues savor series victory

The Blues are in the playoffs for just the second time in seven seasons. St. Louis will face Los Angeles in the second round.

Kings make playoff breakthrough

After squeaking into the playoffs as the eighth seed in the West, Los Angeles dominated the NHL's best regular-season team and earned a matchup with second-seeded St. Louis.

UPDATE: MU to collect old electronics as part of Sustainability Week

Sustain Mizzou will be collecting old electronics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the MU Student Center.

Columbia considers natural gas to fuel city, private vehicles

Compressed natural gas, which is increasingly being used to fuel vehicles, could someday power Columbia's fleet.

MU's plans to propose new residence hall discussed

The residence hall would create space for 330 more students in the southeast corner of campus. Twenty percent of those rooms would be singles designed for students with disabilities.

Know Your Numbers mobile unit offers free health screenings Tuesday

Free health screenings will be available Tuesday morning at the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department.

Suspect flees after robbing Boone County National Bank on Walnut

Columbia police officers responded to a robbery Monday morning at the Boone County National Bank at the corner of Providence Road and Walnut Street.

Columbia, EPA slowly moving forward on Hinkson Creek cleanup

The City Council approved the collaborative agreement between the city, the EPA and the state Department of Natural Resources to clean up the impaired Hinkson Creek. Three teams part of the agreement will soon start having their first meetings.

UPDATE: Columbia's Fifth Street to be one-way Tuesday

The street will be restricted to southbound traffic Tuesday while two glass panels are replaced in an art installation at the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets. The road will reopen sometime Wednesday.

Hickman wins at Fatima after big fifth inning

The Kewpies had a winning game at Fatima with six home runs in total on Monday.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Europe's debt fix falters; Social Security heads for insolvency

Social Security is heading for insolvency even faster, the government says; Europe's debt fix falters, rattling financial markets.

FROM READERS: Hickman varsity lacrosse wins over Parkway Central

The team will travel to St. Louis for games Saturday against Lindbergh and John Burroughs School.