Giggles Thrift Shop expansion reflects growing trend in resale merchandise

Giggles Thrift Shop in Columbia illustrates the increase in resale shops across the country

Dan and Teresa Nelson celebrate six months of open doors, with plenty of laughs along the way.

Few missteps for McNulty on Missouri offensive line

Brad McNulty, a redshirt freshman, was called on to play center after left tackle Elvis Fisher was injured during Missouri's loss to Georgia. Not even a lost shoe could stop him from impressing his teammates and coaches.

UPDATE: Jo Sapp, former League of Women Voters president, community activist dies at 68

Jo Sapp had a passion for politics, community involvement.

UPDATE: Sneed family settles lawsuit over fatal East Campus explosion

Ameren Missouri settled, after 4 and a half years, a lawsuit with the daughters of a Columbia couple who died in a home explosion. Terms of the settlement are confidential, the plaintiffs' attorney, Neil Johnson, said.

Teachers to vote on choice of representation

Columbia Public Schools Board of Education members voted unanimously to approve the language of a ballot giving teachers two choices for representation when they vote on Oct. 11.

City holds public meeting for feedback on sidewalks plan

The 2012 Sidewalk Master Plan update is an update of the 2007 plan. Nine of 48 projects listed on the original plan are in process or complete. The 2012 update consists of the 39 sidewalk projects not completed in the 2007 plan.

Arizona State football looking good at 2-0 under new coach

Under new coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils have scored decisive victories over Northern Arizona and Illinois. Missouri, though, might be a better test.

MU student section runs out of seats at Georgia game

The crowd became so dense in the student section that many students sat or stood in the stairway.

Claims of hail damage rain down on Columbia insurers

A Friday afternoon storm hit vehicles and homes in parts of Columbia and Boone County.

Economy still slow to recover after Great Recession

Economic growth has never been slower in the three years after a downturn. Forty percent of the jobless — 5 million people — have been out of work for six months or more. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has declared long-term unemployment a "national crisis."

Book club at MU works to build awareness about banned literature

The Blacklisted Banned Book Club brings students with a passion for reading together to learn about why some books are restricted to the public.

MU Confucius Institute partners with Columbia Public Schools

Several Columbia middle and junior high schools will offer Chinese language classes starting next fall. 

FROM READERS: American POWs share unique bond

Former American soldiers share a common bond because of the time they spent in captivity. 

Missouri drone protesters found guilty of trespassing

Retired minister Ron Faust of suburban Kansas City and Brian Terrell, a member of the Catholic Worker Movement from Maloy, Iowa, were among a group of 40 protesters who demonstrated at the air base in mid-April.

Rock Bridge wins this season's first volleyball match against Hickman

Late rallies helped the Bruins push past the host Kewpies 25-13, 25-15.

Missouri women's soccer players host future Tigers stars

Missouri women's soccer players assisted with the Mizzou Tigers Junior Soccer Academy on Monday night, a program designed to get grade school children involved in the game.

Columbia City Council urges legislators to override veto of vehicle tax

House Bill 1329 sets the use tax as a replacement for local sales taxes on motor vehicles, trailers, boats and outboard motors, after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled it illegal on March 21 to collect sales tax on purchases made outside of Missouri.

Columbia Housing Authority public housing manager's resignation accepted

Columbia Housing Authority Public Housing Manager Dionne Richardson resigned after her Sept. 2 arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

Plastic surgeons, scientists improve veterans' quality of life

Veterans who return home from war with physical injuries are receiving new ears, bones and faces thanks to advanced medical tools and procedures. Much of the funding comes from taxpayer-funded research and the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a network of top hospitals and universities.


Judge upholds ballot summary for Missouri court measure

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem said in his ruling the summary developed by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is "sufficient and fair as a matter of law" and does not require revision.