ROSE NOLEN: Create jobs, not war

This convention seasons brings out a host of people claiming to have ideas on how to fix this country. Unfortunately, most of those ideas are not very good.

Hickman boys soccer team loses home opener

The Kewpies, who have yet to win a game this season, lost 4-0 to Jefferson City on Tuesday.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: Obama nominated; Michelle Obama, Julian Castro speak

A week after Republicans met in Tampa, Fla., to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president, Democrats are converging in Charlotte, N.C., through Thursday for their convention. 

Home runs power Hickman softball team's victory

The Hickman softball team beat Kirksville 8-4 on Tuesday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Rock Bridge defensive tackle A.J. Logan orally commits to Missouri

Rock Bridge senior A.J. Logan was named an all-state defensive lineman his junior year.

Henning earns Missouri volleyball team's first SEC honor

Missouri volleyball player Lisa Henning, who helped the Tigers gain a 3-0 record in the Lipscomb Invitational Tournament last weekend in Nashville, Tenn., was named SEC Player of the Week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Venture Out hosts Happy Hour at the Tower

The event at the Alpine Tower was free and participants did not need rock-climbing experience.

Downtown Business Incubator opening Wednesday in Columbia

A new downtown business incubator has its opening ceremony on Wednesday. 

Summer 2012 the sixth-warmest, ninth-driest on record in Columbia

The National Weather Service in St. Louis released this summer's weather statistics.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Natural gas not viable alternative for city vehicles

Natural gas is extracted by "fracking," a process that can pollute water, soil and air. Columbia should power its city fleet with its own renewable energy.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Donations to Goodwill yield powerful change

MERS/Goodwill programs give clients not only employment but also renewed confidence, hope, independence, responsibility and more. The organization receives annual funding from grants and other sources, but in-kind donations make up one-third of its revenue.

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.