UPDATE: Firearms, narcotics discovered after seven-hour standoff

Police and SWAT members arrive at Bonny Linn Drive in northeast Columbia after receiving anonymous reports of people in two vehicles shooting at one another Monday.

Columbia police obtained a search warrant after a seven-hour standoff at a home in north Columbia on Monday night. No one was found inside the home, but narcotics, firearms and ammunition were found.


Undecided voters wait for more information to make presidential decisions

Voters in mid-Missouri, who are unsure of which presidential candidate they will vote for on Nov. 6, weighed in on their decision-making process.

Clear 99 host Scotty Cox scores national awards

The radio DJ has been with clear 99 for 12 years. In March, Inside Columbia earned the "favorite radio personality/team title" in the Best of Columbia 2012 edition. 

Pinkel focused on fixing problems with Missouri football team

In a 31-10 loss Saturday at South Carolina, it seemed like everything went wrong for the Tigers.

Columbia code amendments would ban fireworks possession

A proposed city ordinance would prohibit residents from carrying fireworks on their person or in their vehicle. 

FROM READERS: 'The American democracy is the best hope that we have'

Boone County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Homer Page chooses to be politically involved this election season because he believes this campaign, more than any other, is about what it means to be an American.

Unintended expense of SEC move: higher beer tax

A case of beer bought in towns with an SEC school averages 52 cents more than those sold in cities with Big 12 schools.

Match against Columbia College special for Stephens volleyball coach

Despite losing to Columbia College 25-8, 25-6, 25-13 on Monday, Stephens coach Rose Obunaga said she enjoyed playing against her former team.

Local governments try to do more with less

After rounds of layoff, state and local governments are getting more creative with their cost-cutting measures. Around the country, inefficient light bulbs and extra telephones are getting the axe. 

Mid-Missouri rancher pioneers mob grazing

Mob grazing, which relies on frequent pasture rotation and strictly regulated water systems, differs from the more common grass-feeding method. The idea is that the cattle will drive grasses they do not eat into the ground and naturally fertilize the pasture while they graze.

Rock Bridge softball team wears pink for final home game

Pink jerseys and socks were part of an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Conservative fund considers backing Missouri Rep. Todd Akin

After previously distancing themselves from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, the Senate Conservative Fund is considering giving him aid.

Missouri SAT scores drop

The average scores in all three SAT sections have declined for Missouri high school graduates this year.

Food science students create an MU-themed chocolate bar

The Mizzou Crunch chocolate bar, a collaboration between Patric Chocolate and MU students, launched Wednesday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Major changes proposed to land subdivision regulations

Among many changes the Country Planning and Zoning Commission has proposed is a regulation on the use of private roads to access public roads.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MSHSAA rules wrongly limit pep band playing time

The amount of time pep bands can play at a Missouri high school basketball game has been cut down; action needs to be taken to change this.

Hickman softball team rolls past Ritenour

The Hickman softball team improved to 13-7 on the season with a 13-0 shutout win over Ritenour on Monday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Clifford Caruthers loved baseball, books and cats

Mr. Caruthers taught literature at both high school and university level. He established his own press and published a book of poems and other booklets.

Missouri's Little earns SEC volleyball honors

Missouri player Whitney Little was named SEC Player of the Week on Monday for the week of Sept. 17-24.

Missouri's Flynn earns SEC women's soccer honors

Missouri women's soccer player Lauren Flynn was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday for the week of Sept. 17-24.