GUEST COMMENTARY: Supporting third-party candidates could bring political change

If given media attention, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson could bring about change to a worn-out, two-party, "us vs. them" political system. 

Tolton girls volleyball team evens record

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic girls volleyball team beat Calvary Lutheran 25-17, 25-12 on Monday night.

Missouri cross country teams ranked sixth in Midwest region

Tigers coach Joe Lynn said in a news release that the rankings are “a good starting point” but that he wants to be ranked higher at the end of the season.

Driver in fatal motorcycle crash sentenced to treatment program, probation

Aaron Hansberry was driving the motorcycle in a 2010 crash that took the life of fellow MU student Caitlin Valora.

Rock Bridge girls golf team sets record in win over Hickman

The Bruins set a school record for lowest team score Monday in a victory against the Kewpies at A. L. Gustin Golf Course.

Landmark Bank owner remembered for love of fitness, the arts

Mark Landrum died Saturday at his Columbia home. He was 73.

Helen Pearl Cornell, Dec. 13, 1910 - August 25, 2012

Pearl Cornell of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 25. She was 101.

Police investigate home invasion on Marquis Court

Police are investigating the home invasion robbery of a college-aged man. This is the second reported home invasion in south Columbia in three days.

Pearl Cornell lived in Columbia for 100 years, loved gardening

Pearl Cornell was one of a few Columbia residents who lived in town for 100 years. She was often seen gardening and baking for her loved ones.

FROM READERS: Veteran Warren Forrest hopes his experience can help youth

Submariner Warren Forrest discusses unique skills acquired through naval service.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Information about Columbia School Board meetings available

The Columbia Public Schools website posts materials related to Columbia School Board meetings, including meeting agendas, minutes and highlights.

Holliday home run leads Cardinals over Pirates

St. Louis' Matt Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th home run, a drive to right field off A.J. Burnett, to put St. Louis ahead for good in a 4-3 victory over Monday night at Pittsburgh.

Woman pleads guilty in crash that injured her child

Elizabeth Klaus was arrested in August 2011 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after she crashed her car into Rocky Fork Creek. Her 5-year-old son Lucas was injured in the accident.

Police say sedan hit pedestrian at Stadium and Old 63 intersection

A black Honda Civic struck a pedestrian Monday afternoon at the intersection of Stadium and Old 63, police said. The severity of the person's injuries are unknown at this time.

Isaac's threat to Gulf Coast extends well beyond New Orleans

Evacuations were ordered for some low-lying areas in the Gulf Coast and across the region, people boarded up homes, stocked up on supplies and got ready for the storm. Isaac could become the first hurricane to hit the region since 2008.

Boone County woman falls 25 feet while rock climbing in dark

The woman suffered ankle injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital. The extent of the injuries could not be confirmed.

Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

Study participants from New Zealand were tested for IQ at age 13, likely before any significant marijuana use, and again at age 38. The mental decline between those two ages was seen only in those who started regularly smoking pot before age 18.

Southeast Missouri ports open despite low-water challenges

Low water levels are causing a problem for ships along the Mississippi River.

Missouri increases awards for college scholarships

Gov. Jay Nixon says the state's merit-based Bright Flight scholarships will be increased by $250.

Rams have plenty to clean up before preseason finale

The Rams worked out the kinks privately Monday morning. They wrap up the preseason at home Thursday night against the Ravens with some position jobs still up for grabs. The Rams also waived wide receiver Danario Alexander, a former star at Missouri.