Columbia company hopes to fuel power plant with corn waste

Nancy Heimann, president of Enginuity Worldwide LLC, and Bob Heimann, corrosion engineer, pose for a portrait Tuesday morning in their laboratory. In the foreground are grass and corn stalks used to make pellets that could be used as alternate fuel for power plants.

A Columbia company is attempting to produce Missouri's next renewable energy resource, and its owners are hoping to start with the Columbia Municipal Power Plant.

Let Me See U Vote forum raises awareness on political issues

Omega Psi Phi and the Associated Students of the University of Missouri co-hosted the event Wednesday night to increase student voter awareness of social issues in this fall's election.

Missouri football team's struggles don't discourage cornerback E.J. Gaines

Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines was not happy with his performance in last Saturday's loss at South Carolina, but he doesn't think he played terribly either.

Commission to hold hearing on training for alcohol servers

The proposed ordinance would require servers to obtain a permit by completing a training course. The training will provide servers the skills to turn the attention of intoxicated patrons away from alcohol.

Columbia schools superintendent trying to build 'cradle to career' coalition

Superintendent Chris Belcher lays out common goals for schools, service providers and businesses to serve low-income children. 

Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson now speaks softly, makes big plays

Since making controversial comments about the Georgia football team, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been restricted from talking to the media. That hasn't stopped him from making noise on the field, though.

Socks play large part in Hickman cross country team's unity

The Hickman cross country team has found a new way to illustrate teamwork: Socks.  The top nine runners on the team wear coordinated Nike socks for every meet in an effort to promote unity and togetherness.

Position change works well for Missouri volleyball team

Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow switched positions for sophomores Jade Hayes and Sarah Meister and has started Meister at libero for the past four games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fall colors begin to peek through at Capen Park

Four days into autumn, fall colors are beginning to show at Capen Park in Columbia.

Ameren Missouri replacing older natural gas regulators in Columbia

Older regulators lack an internal relief valve that stops the flow of natural gas into the home when excess pressure is detected.

FROM READERS: Duct-tape dresses make for cute but uncomfortable game-day outfits

Amanda Sohaney and her friend decided to make duct tape dresses to wear to the first football game of the season. They looked great, but never again, Sohaney wrote.

Family of MU student killed in Megabus crash files lawsuit

Raghunath Avhad and Vaishali Avhad are suing for wrongful death of their 25-year-old daughter, among other allegations.

DAVID ROSMAN: Debate fails to clear up questions about Missouri candidates

The gubernatorial and Senate debates were entertaining, but the candidates did a bad job of answering the questions.

Rock Bridge rushes past Hickman in boys soccer

The Bruins' fast-paced offense scored the team a 3-1 victory Wednesday over host Hickman.

Former Sen. Danforth campaigns for attorney general candidate Martin

Questions about Akin's candidacy and cooperation between parties arose during news conferences after Wednesday's fundraiser.

AGING AMERICA: Quitting driving: Families key but docs have role

MU offers new undergraduate certificate in Digital Global Studies

MU Global Connect aims to increase students' competitiveness in a global job market.  

Rural Boone County flu clinic schedule released

The Columbia/Boone County Department of  Public Health and Human Services will hold flu clinics in rural areas this fall.

Firearms, methamphetamine found at Hinton area lab

The Boone County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team served a search warrant Wednesday morning and discovered firearms and methamphetamine.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Youth benefit from Social Security more than they think

You are or know someone who is now or has been aided by dependents' or suvivors' Social Security benefits.