Man robs Petro Mart on Range Line Street, police report

A man tried to take a customer's wallet before demanding money from the Petro Mart Convenience Store cashier, according to police.

Truck hits vehicle on Missouri River Bridge, blocks traffic

Columbia and Cooper County fire departments responded to a crash that resulted in a fire and blocked both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70.

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick, 79, mixed faith with melody

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick loved to spread love and her faith through music.

Hickman girls golfers second at tounament

The Hickman girls golf team placed second out of 11 teams Tuesday at the Lakewood Oaks Tournament in Lee's Summit.

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick, September 14, 1932—September 3, 2012, of Columbia

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick, 79, of Columbia, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2:05 p.m. with her family by her side.


FROM READERS: Inside the earbuds of marathon runners

Marathon runners share what they like to listen to when they run.

Garcia, Cardinals shut down Mets 5-1

Pitcher Jaime Garcia carried a shutout into the eighth inning, and Yadier Molina got his 1,000th career hit in the Cardinals 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night in St. Louis.

Michelle Obama praises husband as a 'man we can trust'

Describing herself as the "mom in chief," Michelle Obama made no mention of her husband's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. But, those who preceded her to the podium on the first night of the president's convention were scathing.

At MU, McCaskill speaks in support of federal student loans

The incumbent senator criticized challenger Todd Akin's proposal to get the U.S. government out of the financial aid business.

Paul Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

In an afternoon appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the 42-year old Republican congressman took the offensive against President Barack Obama, even as Democrats opened their convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama set aside rivalry for election

With the Democratic incumbent locked in a tight race with Republican Mitt Romney, Barack Obama has fully embraced former President Bill Clinton as a political partner.

Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama outdoor speech nears

With President Barack Obama set to address supporters in Charlotte's open-air football stadium Thursday, Democratic Party officials insist the speech will go on even if it rains.

U.S. 71 from Kansas City to Joplin to become Interstate 49

Changing the road to an interstate means eliminating all intersections and crossroads along the road.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri courts should uphold cellphone tracking

Phone companies are required to help track cellphone signals or to ping a phone's location when there is danger of death or serious physical injuries.

Digitizing of southeast Missouri Civil War materials continues

More than 1,600 documents, photographs and artifacts have been gathered from 28 counties for a project at Southest Missouri State University's Kent Library. The goal is to develop extensive digital archives for people to view online.

Drought among drains on Midwest economy

A report released Tuesday says August's Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month.

Natural disaster panel to meet in Jefferson City

Representatives from several state agencies responsible for disaster response are expected to testify at a Sept. 11 meeting.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: What to watch for Tuesday

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.