MU student dies after two-car collision in Wisconsin

The Peoria Journal Star reported that Timothy "Kelly" Needham, 21, of Peoria, Ill., died Saturday morning after a two-car collision on Monday afternoon in northern Wisconsin.

Columbia City Council to consider money for airport expansion

The Columbia City Council will vote on a resolution to appropriate $50,000 for the design of a new terminal at Monday's meeting. The council will also consider transferring funds to build a new baggage claims area.

Mid-Missouri Pride Fest holds interfaith worship service

The Mid-Missouri Pride Fest held its third annual interfaith worship service Sunday afternoon. Leaders from more than six different faiths took part in the service. The festival ran all day Sunday in downtown Columbia.

Two Columbia police officers break barriers in Douglass Park area

Officers James Meyer and Jamie Dowler began patrolling the Douglass Park area in May. Now nicknamed "Starsky and Hutch," the two are becoming agents for change in the neighborhood.

Missouri football's McGaffie hopes to rise above memorable 2010 play

In 2010, Tigers receiver Gahn McGaffie made one of the biggest plays in the team's history. Now, he's trying to distance himself from that play by producing more memorable moments in his senior season.

Missouri soccer team beats UC Santa Barbara 2-0

Missouri soccer improved its record to 2-0 after beating UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon.

Barbara Ann Kay, Oct. 21, 1938 — Aug. 17, 2012, of Gravois Mills

Barbara Ann Kay of Gravois Mills, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. She was 73.

Alvarez's home run in 19th inning sends Pirates over Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the longest game in the majors this season, which took 6 hours, 7 minutes to finish. 

Like NASA rover, family switches over to Mars time

Since the landing of NASA's newest Mars rover, flight director David Oh's family has taken the unusual step of tagging along as he leaves Earth time behind and syncs his body clock with the red planet.

Senate candidate Todd Akin says he misspoke about rape in interview

The Republican congressman was interviewed on "The Jaco Report" on KTVI, a St. Louis television station, and also talked about numerous campaign issues, such as voter ID laws, the economy and Medicare.

Guthrie pitches Royals to sweep of White Sox

The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep.

Biffle wins at Michigan; Edwards finishes sixth

Greg Biffle took the points lead at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday after leader Jimmie Johnson left the track because of engine trouble.

Democrats, Republicans debate proposal to partially privatize Social Security

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has proposed a plan to allow younger workers to divert more than one-third of their Social Security taxes into personal accounts.


Social Security can be fixed, but changes are tough politically

All of the options carry political risks because they have the potential to affect nearly every U.S. family while raising the ire of powerful interest groups. But the sooner changes are made, the more subtle they can be because they can be phased in slowly.

Sunday in Columbia: Pride Fest, Tiger Walk, Storm the Gate

The Mid-Missouri Pride Fest, MU's annual Tiger Walk and Columbia College's Storm the Gate were among the events Sunday in downtown Columbia.