Ellis Library fire suspect indicted on federal charges

A Columbia man suspected of setting fires at MU's Ellis Library and a building at Stephens College could face up to 20 years in prison if he is found guilty.

ROSE NOLEN: Job training is more about people than work

A lack of employer leadership hinders employee growth and productivity and fosters complacency, which leads to poor employee performance.

Despite detours, Ashley Glover holds on to dreams of performing her music

Ashley Glover dreams big, but she knows that dreams take time and hard work. Glover might have put her dreams on hold for her family, but she hasn't given up and hopes to someday make it as a singer.

New teacher evaluation focuses on growth

A new statewide evaluation system will serve as a model for Missouri school districts. A Columbia teacher conducted field testing for the new program.

Councilman Fred Schmidt cuts ties with North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association

First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt said Monday that he will no longer attend meetings with the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association after rumors questioned his residency in the First Ward.

Missouri drought puts stress on farmers, livestock

Prolonged heat in Missouri has evaporated ponds and kept pastures that feed livestock extremely dry and nutritionally low.

Drought conditions mean extra care for lawns and gardens

Water is key in helping plants survive the Midwest's drought conditions, even for evergreens.

Columbia's 60th Fourth of July celebration schedule

Columbia's 60th Fourth of July celebration will include fireworks launched from the Sixth and Cherry parking garage and live entertainment at Peace Park.


Video arraignments to begin for Boone County Jail inmates

Columbia Municipal Court and the Boone County Jail have reached an agreement that will allow inmates to have video arraignments from jail. The arraignments will be for inmates with outstanding warrants or mandatory bonds that they cannot pay.


Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies at 86

Griffith's career spanned more than a half-century on stage, film and television, but he would always be best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor in the television show set in a North Carolina town not too different from Griffith's own hometown of Mount Airy, N.C.

Boone County Mental Health Board disbands

The Boone County Mental Health board decided in a meeting early this year to either join another group or disband until some unknown point in the future. 

Rockies edge Cardinals

Tyler Colvin hit a three-run home run that put Colorado ahead in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday night.

FROM READERS: The ultimate athlete

W. Arthur Mehrhoff, the academic coordinator of the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, reflects on the cultural ideal of arete, noble goals pursued along lines of excellence, as it pertains to athletes today and of years long before.

Lind's homer leads Cecil, Blue Jays past Royals

Adam Lind's sixth homer was the big blow in Toronto's six-run fourth inning.

Kauffman Stadium transforming into All-Star venue

Kauffman Stadium has not hosted a postseason game since 1985, and is being transformed to host the MLB All-Star game next week. 

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter to undergo season-ending surgery

With a desire to continue pitching, 37-year-old Chris Carpenter will undergo surgery to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training.

Heat claims 3 lives in St. Louis

Three elderly people have died of heat-related illnesses. All the deaths occurred in homes where the air-conditioning wasn't in use or working effectively.

Missouri court rejects appeals of 2 death row inmates

The state Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions upholding the convictions and death sentences for Carman Deck and Scott McLaughlin, who both cited their neuropsychological issues was not taken into account.

Missouri takes in better-than-expected revenues in 2012

In the 2012 fiscal year, Missouri reported more than $7.3 billion in general revenues, primarily from income and sales taxes. This is up more than 3.2 percent compared to the 2011 fiscal year.

Missouri Supreme Court rejects challenge to earnings tax law

The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge made to a voter-approved earnings tax law on Tuesday.