Columbia Transit's FastCAT bus route debuts Monday

The city's FastCAT route is scheduled to begin operating at 6:30 a.m. Monday.  FastCAT is designed to be student-focused. The route will run through MU, Stephens College and the downtown area.


THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Primary election and Missouri football training

Photos of the Missouri football team's first scrimmage and a Columbia resident attending a primary election watch party are among the week's best Missourian photos.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: Team USA wins men's basketball gold; U.S. at top of medal count

On the last day of competition at the London Olympics, Team USA won a gold medal, defeating Spain in men's basketball. Overall, the U.S. finished with the most gold medals and the most medals overall at the London Games.

Seniors Matter tries to fill funding gap left by United Way

Three senior organizations, Meals on Wheels, Boone County Council on Aging, and the MU Adult Day Connection scramble to find money by the end of 2012 when United Way funding ends. 

Four generations of women reflect on Title IX

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The impact of the legislation is evident in the varying experiences of women from four different generations.

Small kitchen fire contained at west Columbia apartment complex

A small kitchen fire was contained by the Columbia Fire Department on Sunday afternoon at the Heather Ridge apartment complex off West Broadway.

Pastor, piano salesman Steven Murphy remembered for his love of the outdoors

Steven Murphy of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. He was 86. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road in Columbia.

Study: Junk food laws may help curb childhood obesity

Children in the study gained less weight from fifth through eighth grades if they lived in states with strong, consistent laws versus no laws governing snacks available in schools.

London Olympics: 'Happy and glorious' Summer Games come to spectacular end

A psychedelic mashup at Sunday's closing ceremony had 80,000 fans at Olympic Stadium stomping, cheering and singing along. Organizers estimated 300 million or more were watching around the world.


London Olympics: U.S. wins medal count, but British celebrate as well

When the U.S. men's basketball team took the Olympic title Sunday, it won the 46th gold medal for Americans in London, their highest total at a "road" Olympics.

London Olympics: Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich wins men's marathon

Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich claimed a gold and the first medal for his country at this year's Olympics after winning the men's marathon Sunday.

London Olympics: Jake Varner gives U.S. its second wrestling gold

Jake Varner defeated Valerie Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 to win gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle.

London Olympics: U.S. wins gold, beats Spain 107-100 in men's basketball

Kevin Durant scored 30 points, LeBron James added 19 and the U.S. men's basketball team defended its Olympic title, defeating Spain 107-100 on Sunday for the gold medal — just as the Americans did in 2008.

Boone County deputies arrest Pennsylvania man with outstanding warrants

Boone County deputies arrested a man wanted in Pennsylvania and Madison County, Ill., on Saturday evening. Joseph M. Fetko, 39, of Chester, Pa., is being held on suspicion of first-degree tampering with a bond of $4,500.