Columbia's Citizens Police Review Board endorses decisions of police chief

The board voted unanimously to accept Ken Burton's decision to close Gregory Rodgers' case in which he complained of police misconduct during his arrest.

Missouri baseball team sweeps in-state rival

With a 10-5 come-from-behind win Wednesday at Taylor Stadium, Missouri completed its first season sweep of Missouri State since 2000 and extended its winning streak to three games.

Hickman soccer's Loch scores last home goal before college soccer

Hickman senior Jessie Loch had been sidelined with an ankle injury for almost three weeks before returning for her last home game. She will play soccer for the University of Central Missouri next season.

Hickman baseball team ends regular season with a loss

Hickman's three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning wasn't enough in a 10-7 loss to Wentzville Holt on Wednesday at Hickman High School.

Missouri lawmakers finalize state budget negotiations after Senate filibuster

After a two-day Senate filibuster, the state House of Representatives and Senate came to a compromise Wednesday that includes the veterans' home funding and $35 million to early childhood education programs from a national settlement with tobacco companies.

Ordinance to establish EEZ Board in Columbia receives first reading

At a short special session Wednesday, the City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance that would establish an Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board.

Census finds Mormons are fastest growing religious group in America

The Mormon population increased about 54 percent in Boone County between 2000 and 2010, according to the Association of Religion Data Archives.  

FROM READERS: Postcard to my freshman self

At MU's Senior Send Off,  the Missourian asked seniors what advice they would give to their freshmen selves. For the graduates out there, what advice would you have given yourself?


UPDATE: Police say woman found covered in blood was sexually assaulted

The investigation into the attack on the woman found walking down Range Line Street in late April is ongoing.

'Voluntourism' combines travel abroad with helping others

Columbia residents taking trips abroad for travel and charity purposes are not only enjoying helping communities but also changing their own perspectives on the world. 

J. KARL MILLER: Who decreed wealth and profit evil?

Today's youth are too quick to complain and covet while not putting in the work required to achieve what they desire.

DAVID ROSMAN: Columbia needs to recognize growing gang problem

Columbia's gang problem has been growing for several years now, and the city has done nothing to help curb the problem. It is time to take action.

Before you become a volunteer tourist, be prepared

Here are some tips for people interested in becoming volunteer tourists that include finding the right destination and understanding exactly what the trip will entail. 

Bob Pauley Jr. loved to bowl, dance and spend time with family

Robert "Bob" Pauley Jr. of Columbia died Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He was 89.

Robert 'Bob' Pauley Jr. 1923-2012

Hindman Discovery Garden still under construction at Stephens Lake Park

The garden, approved by Columbia City Council two years ago, was originally was slated to be done this spring. Other projects have caused it to be delayed.


WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate

Among today's top stories: Orangutans in Miami are learning to use iPads to communicate, polls show support for the war in Afghanistan is at a new low and Fannie Mae's finances improve amid slowing home price declines.

Missouri Senate emerges from gridlock on state budget

A budget gridlock that blocked the Missouri Senate from work for two straight days came to an end Wednesday afternoon.

NHL governors approve sale of St. Louis Blues

The Stillman group will become the eighth owner of the Blues since the franchise came into existence in 1967. The group is buying the team from a group headed by Dave Checketts and his Sports Capital Partners Worldwide.


FROM READERS: MU students receive restaurant association scholarships

Each year, the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association awards scholarships to MU hospitality management majors who have shown exceptional promise in working toward a career in the culinary arts.