Columbia man gets 3 years for sending money to Iraq

Shakir Hamoodi, a Middle Eastern grocer and former University of Missouri nuclear scientist, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Jefferson City.

Missouri softball team's offense key to postseason success

The Tigers are known for their pitching and stellar defense, but the offense hasn't been as bright as it was during the regular season.

Rock Bridge girls soccer wins fourth straight district title

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team beat the Jefferson City Jays 4-2 on Thursday night to clinch the Class, 3, District 9 championship.

Columbia Transit offers day of free fare, draws 3,454 riders

The bus riders on Thursday broke the 2011 one-day ridership record but fell short of PedNet’s goal of 5,000 riders. The goal was to encourage greater use of the city buses.

GEORGE KENNEDY: New vision for Columbia's future, but whose vision?

City planners and consultants have presented new imaginings for Columbia, but are citizens getting what they want?

Columbia Independent School names William C. Rowe as interim head of school

Rowe will serve as interim head for the 2012-2013 school year while Columbia Independent continues its search for a permanent hire.

More Columbia schools serving breakfast in the classroom

Five elementary schools that qualify for Provision 2 of the National School Lunch Act serve breakfast in the classroom. Douglass High School will qualify for the provision next year and is working toward serving breakfast in the classroom, too.

Missouri baseball stung with 1-0 loss at Kansas

Rob Zastryzny, Missouri's sophomore starter, suffered the loss after keeping Kansas scoreless until the seventh inning when the Jayhawks scored the winning run on a two-out double.

UPDATE: Suicide adds to history of Kennedy misfortunes

America's great political dynasty is grieving again after Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr., hanged herself Wednesday at the family's 10-acre estate in a New York City suburb.

Missouri men's golfers off to good start at NCAA regional

Missouri men's golfers Jace Long and Emilio Cuartero are both in the upper part of the individual standings after the first round of play Thursday at the NCAA Bowling Green regional.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Name change for UMKC could be a game change

Sticking with the current name — the University of Missouri-Kansas City — will forever suggest that Kansas City's public university is a branch campus of MU in Columbia.

Son says mother was quiet yet outgoing

Ethel L. Todd was focused on community outreach, aiding her husband in relating to his congregation.

MULTIMEDIA: Columbia's Over 50 Softball League brings together lifelong players

Members of the men's Over 50 Softball League gather every Tuesday to play a game each week from April to July.

Errors lead to Cardinals' 7-5 loss to Giants

Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single after one St. Louis miscue and David Freese's throwing error helped the San Francisco Giants score the go-ahead run in a 7-5 victory over the Cardinals on Thursday.

Son said mother was both quiet and outgoing

Ethel Todd assisted her husband in shepherding his congregation by reaching out to the community with quiet charisma.

Royals squander another early lead in 5-3 loss to Orioles

The Kansas City bullpen, including former Missouri Tigers player Aaron Crow, are struggling to shut down opponents in the late innings.  

School of Health Professions to begin new discussion series

The series is meant to promote discussion on health topics between the school and community. The first event will be about how increased or decreased amounts of hand stimulation can affect certain areas of the brain.

Ethel L. Todd, Sept. 9, 1932 - May 15, 2012

Ethel L. Todd, 79, of Marceline died May 15, 2012.

FROM READERS: Kickboxing instructor shares his love of martial arts

Regardless of age, kickboxing provides many physical as well as personal benefits.

Cardinals hold off Giants

St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia matched his career high with nine strikeouts in the Cardinals' 4-1 victory over San Francisco.