UPDATE: Escaped steer near MU is shot after injuring man

An Angus steer that escaped from a pen ran loose through east Columbia and across campus Tuesday morning before it was killed. The animal injured one man.

A call reporting the loose animal was received at 8:26 a.m. John Brune, who was injured while trying to corral the animal, was taken to University Hospital and is in serious condition.

Paragliders learn to soar through Columbia skies

Four Columbia men turn their dreams of flying into a reality.


Columbia residents share concerns with Housing Authority

The Columbia Housing Authority held a meeting Tuesday evening and invited public input on the agency's strategic plan. Some residents were concerned about potential disruption that could result from renovation or replacement of existing housing.

Lack of dialogue about St. Joseph Street demolitions frustrates neighbors

North Central neighborhood residents will have a chance this week to raise concerns about the planned demolition of two homes owned by Boone County Family Resources.

Missouri Supreme Court ruling ends questions of candidate residency requirements

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling Tuesday affirmed the status of two St. Louis candidates on the Aug. 7 primary ballot. This ruling ends statewide questions of candidate residency requirements.

Tiger Town clears Columbia City Council hurdle

Organizers will turn their attention to fundraising, marketing and volunteers.


MU researcher links childhood obesity, math skills

The research found that boys and girls considered obese in kindergarten performed worse on math tests starting in first grade.

Ann Everett Ford loved her family, friends

Ann Everett Ford, 76, died Sunday at Boone Hospital Center.

Roadwork begins on new Route K bicycle lanes

The bicycle lanes will extend to Boone County's southwestern edge and connect to the Katy Trail. The project is part of an effort by MoDOT to make travel safer for drivers and cyclists, and increase tourism to the area.

Early morning power outage affects 1,060 customers in Columbia

The 2 1/2-hour outage was caused by damage to an underground electrical line.

ROSE NOLEN: Money seems to control the vote

If the wealthy can anonymously purchase our country's leaders, do we really know who our leaders are?

Sylvia Woods-Dixon, Aug. 22, 1937 — June 15, 2012

Sylvia Louise Woods-Dixon, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, June 15, 2012. She was 74.

Ann Everett Ford, Dec. 18, 1935 — June 17, 2012, of Columbia

Ann Everett Ford died June 17. She was 76.

FROM READERS: Lime-marinated flank steak

Christa DeMarke, creator and author of c. jane create, shares her recipe for lime-marinated flank steak.

Royals shut out Houston Astros for 2-0 win

Luke Hochevar earned his first victory since May 12. He had four losses and two no-decisions since his previous win.

Mo. among states forming coalition to boost career training

Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee announced Tuesday they have formed a network to build alternative tracks leading to a successful career. They'll be working with the Pathways to Prosperity Project at Harvard and Jobs for the Future to connect employers with educators and policymakers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Missouri Plan' for selecting judges should remain

A change in the Missouri Plan, in which voters select their preferences for judges, will accomplish little and won't provide more accountability for judges who make unpopular decisions.

Tests show students struggle to explain answers in science

Results from a 2009 study show American children do better identifying the correct answers to simple scientific tasks than using evidence from their experiments to explain those answers.

Frost, Wier win Francis Hagan Match Play tournament

Dan Frost and Dave Wier won the championship flight and senior flight at the golf tournament.

Effort seeks information to help endangered Indiana bat

White nose bat syndrome has killed more than 6 million bats in four Canadian provinces and 19 U.S. states. The disease was first documented in Missouri in April.