Taking a road trip through the SEC

Sliding into the SEC means adding all new opponents and trying to get a feel for these new teams and the towns they're from. Our staff's reports might help you with that task.

Columbia employees begin work on Missouri's largest solar array

City employees began work Monday on what will be the state's largest solar array. It will be capable of producing 1,000 kilowatt hours per hour of electricity.

First riders board Columbia's FastCAT bus route

Monday morning marked the inaugural drive for the new bus route. FastCAT is a renewed effort by the city to revitalize the downtown bus system with a more student-centered route.

Hills and hogs dominate in Fayetteville

Fayetteville might be a southern town nestled in the Ozarks, but it’s surprisingly close to the great plains of the Southwest. And Razorbacks fandom permeates the entire state.

Former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders charged with third-degree assault

A special prosecutor charged former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders with third-degree assault 360 days after police released a security video showing him push a suspect into a holding cell wall. Sanders could face up to one year in jail. 

Plagiarism charge prompts investigation of MU researchers

Two MU medical researchers are under investigation after an article they published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences was retracted last week for plagiarism. 

Missouri football team resumes training camp after day off

The Missouri football team resumed practice Monday at the Kadlec Athletic Fields.

Katy Trail painting chosen for Columbia's annual commemorative poster

The work, painted by local artist Colette Brumbaugh, will be sold for $15 by Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs. Proceeds will go toward city arts programs and local art organizations.

Islamic college students in Columbia rely on tight-knit community

Two MU students said religion remains a top priority for them, but relying on Columbia's tight-knit Islamic community helps them balance religious values with college life.

Missouri men's basketball team wins in Belgium

Michael Dixon scored 31 points to lead the Missouri men's basketball team to a 81-72 victory over a talented Bent-Schoenen Waregem squad in front of a vocal crowd Monday in Waregem, Belgium.

FastCAT app unavailable for bus route's launch

Despite efforts to resolve technical issues over the weekend, officials were unable to get RouteShout ready for use in Monday's launch of the city's newest bus route.

Mildred Pauley enjoyed sewing and making Barbie dolls for daughters

Mildred Pauley of Ashland died Monday. She was 91.

Jo Anne Hancock remembered as a loving mother

Jo Anne Hancock of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. She was 54.

Jo Anne Hancock, of Columbia, July 12, 1956 — Jan. 1, 2011

Mildred Pauley, Sept. 1, 1920 — Aug. 13, 2012, of Ashland

Mildred Pauley of Ashland died Monday. She was 91.

Jane Jenkins loved to fish on the Missouri River

Jane M. Jenkins of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

Jane M. Jenkins, Nov. 28, 1957 — Aug. 12, 2012, of Columbia

Jane M. Jenkins, 54, of Columbia, passed away Sunday.

FROM READERS: The camera returns

Photographer John Hall's camera returns, but not exactly as he expected it.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Map shows national food deserts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains an interactive map of the nation's food deserts, areas where residents "don't have ready access to affordable and nutritious food."


Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley leaves office early

Steven Tilley, who plans to work on political campaigns and public policy issues, said he resigned elected office to avoid working simultaneously as a paid consultant and as House speaker.