Rock Bridge baseball team needs extra innings again to beat Hickman

Hickman lost to Rock Bridge 2-0 in 10 innings Monday. The Bruins have won all the games of this season's series.

The Bruins beat the host Kewpies 2-0 in 10 innings Monday, the second consecutive time the rivals needed extra innings to finish a game.  

Columbia City Council rescinds blight resolution

The City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to rescind a blight decree that was needed to establish an enhanced enterprise zone.

Stephens Lake Park summer concert postponed until artist booked

The concert's organizer, Thumper Entertainment, was unable to secure an artist. Thumper has worked out an agreement with Columbia Parks and Recreation, but the agreement will not be finalized until the date is set.

Columbia Public Schools' English Language Learners program continues to grow

Columbia Public Schools' English Language Learners (ELL) program has 827 students this year. The program's teachers use interpreters, dictionaries and more to make sure non-English-speaking parents can understand and be involved in their children's education.

Two Missouri men's golfers earn NCAA regional berths

The Tigers Jace Long and Emilio Cuartero are set to play in the NCAA Bowling Green regional set for May 17 to 19 at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky.

Columbia City Council approves Crosscreek apartment complex

The apartment complex at the Crosscreek Center, which will be called The Domain, will have 228 units within eight buildings on 23 acres.

Columbia City Council discusses change to trash collection method

The City Council discussed a potential move from plastic trash bags to roll carts during Monday's pre-council meeting. The recycling program would not be changed.

Stephens College to repair deteriorating pedestrian bridges this summer

An engineering report completed last year recommended extensive repairs. Repair and reconstruction of the bridge spans will be completed, beginning in early June and ending by mid-August.


DoubleTree construction starts in June; developer says financing not a concern

Dave Parmley, who still needs $15 million to cover the project's cost, says he will have funding for the hotel within the month. 

Deli part of plans for Les Bourgeois building on I-70

The CEO of Les Bourgeois is waiting on a permit to begin remodeling the building that will allow the restaurant to begin its expansion.

Parents, peers influence Mexican-American college students' behavior, MU study says

Schools could be able to increase students' success by involving parents in their children's education, says MU's Gustavo Carlo, who led the study. 

ELL teachers explain how their backgrounds influenced their career choices

Early bilingual experiences influenced ELL teachers Maricela Politte, Cathy Fulkerson, Courtney Siewert, Stacey Karabegovic and coordinator Sushama Nagarkar. 

Tolton Catholic names boys basketball coach

Tyler Clark has been named head boys basketball coach at Father Tolton Catholic High School.

Missouri freshman pitcher earns Big 12 honors

John Miles, a freshman right-handed pitcher on the Missouri baseball team, has been named Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week.

Latino community center certifies kitchen to promote healthy food

Spurred by the prevalence of diabetes in minority groups, Centro Latino founder Eduardo Crespi has spearheaded programs that teach both children and adults how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy snacks.

Construction worker injured while working on water main and sewer system

The construction worker is facing potentially life threatening injuries after being rolled over by a piece of construction pipe Monday afternoon.

Columbia City Council to amend blight resolution

The Columbia City Council will vote to rescind a portion of a resolution that certified that portions of Columbia and Boone County contain "inadequacies that lead to blight."

Columbia Equestrian Center owner grows into role as trainer

Since 2005, Kris Maloney has trained students for horse shows at the Columbia Equestrian Center. After a lifetime as a competitor, Maloney has grown into her role as a mentor and teacher. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tenure is a better system than merit pay

Merit pay is based on test scores, which do not accurately reflect the work a teacher does.

Missouri payday loan petition sparks controversy

About 180,000 signatures were collected for a petition to cap annual interest rates on payday loans at 36 percent. The petition was filed with the Secretary of State's office Sunday.