Marston and Hudson love keeping things fun on Missouri softball team

Missouri junior Jenna Marston hits a ball during batting practice Wednesday afternoon at University Field.

Tigers juniors Jenna Marston and Nicole Hudson are known for playing pranks on their teammates. They're not mean-spirited, they just like having fun.  

Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denying downtown rezoning request

Despite the recommendation for denial, developers Jon and Nathan Odle will construct another apartment complex on the south side of Walnut Street, their lawyer said.

UPDATE: Zim Schwartze put on administrative leave as emergency management director

Zim Schwartze, a long-time city employee with 21 years at the Columbia Police Department, was relieved from her position as director of the Office of Emergency Management.

Assistant coach for Rock Bridge club lacrosse has wide ranging life experiences

John Dean, who played lacrosse with NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, has a wide range of stories and sees big differences in the way he grows up and the kids he coaches now.

GEORGE KENNEDY: What if the two sides worked together on EEZ?

The blight decree controversy has brought consternation to both sides, but it could result in uniting the poor with the powerful to better Columbia.

Team unity helps Hickman soccer team through tough season

The Kewpies are having a rough season with a 7-12-1 record going into district play Tuesday. However, that has not stopped the players from coming together and having fun.


Columbia Transit rolls out free bus rides May 17

Columbia Transit will offer free rides on May 17 to let curious patrons try the bus system at no cost.

ESPN names Missouri basketball's Fuller to list of top coaches

Missouri associate head basketball coach Tim Fuller was named one of the top assistant coaches under the age of 40 by ESPN on Tuesday.

Howard Pemberton was decorated Army veteran

Howard L. Pemberton of Storm Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 8. He was 92.

NHL commissioner: Blues status brighter with new ownership

The future seems to have brightened up Thursday for the St. Louis Blues, as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman approved new ownership. Tom Stillman, a St. Louis businessman, bought the team for about $130 million.

Howard L. Pemberton, June 14, 1919 — May 8, 2012, formerly of Columbia

Mr. Pemberton died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He was 92.

Blues musicians jam at The Bridge on Monday nights

Jamming musicians play musical chairs onstage at The Bridge while performing traditional blues with a rhythmic foundation. Although the jams are unrehearsed, everyone on stage speaks the language of the blues.

Report of transportation pilot project funds shows increased cycling, walking

Columbia's increase in walking and biking ranked third out of the four other pilot communities, but rain influenced the collection data.

FROM READERS: Tolton athletics director welcomes new basketball coach

Tyler Clark will become Tolton's first boys basketball coach. Clark previously coached at New Bloomfield and South Shelby high schools.

Columbia responds to President Obama's support of same-sex marriage

Do you have an opinion on this issue that you would like to add to our list of responses?

35 wild elk to be relocated to Missouri conservation area

The Missouri Department of Conservation will transplant 35 wild elk from Kentucky to Peck Ranch Conservation Area to join the herd restored in 2011.

Missouri track and field heads into Big 12 championships

The Tigers will try to build off their recent success. Several Missouri athletes have set school records in the past weeks.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon receives new $24 billion budget

Gov. Jay Nixon and his office will soon decide on a new $24 billion budget plan. After a tense year, many Missouri lawmakers see it as an accomplishment.

UPDATE: Missouri voters to decide on changes to judge selection

Missouri lawmakers on Thursday sent voters a proposed constitutional amendment that would bolster the governor's power in picking state appellate judges, capping off years of complaints about the process.

Compost facility sows seeds of sustainability at MU

MU's Bradford Research Center has been working with MU Campus Dining Services to compost food waste and use it to grow vegetables.