Water line repair closes section of Ninth Street

Columbia Water and Light will be repairing a Ninth Street water main line near the intersection with Cherry Street from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. The street will be partially blocked.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MU police choose to arrest marijuana users against will of voters, students

The three Missouri football players arrested last week could now face criminal possession charges, which would threaten their scholarships and future careers for possessing cannabis, a substance that has been decriminalized in Columbia since 2004.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Access to federal student loans is vital

We need elected officials who will work to find more programs that protect and improve the access middle- and low-income students have to education. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Akin's Medicare plan will harm seniors

Claire McCaskill has a proven record of standing on the side of her constituents when it comes to ensuring that our seniors get the quality, affordable care they deserve.

FROM READERS: Pictures of the morning of the first frost

Frequent contributor John Hall shares photos from the morning of the first frost.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Two commissioners, treasurer race in Pettis County

Pettis County residents will vote on an Eastern County Commissioner, Western County Commissioner and a treasurer. 

Without Strasburg, Nats will use Jackson against Cards' Carpenter for Game 3

Chris Carpenter will be on the mound for the Cardinals Wednesday afternoon for Game 3 of the NL division series, facing Washington's Edwin Jackson. The best-of-five series is tied at 1.

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was found guilty in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Akin tops $1M in online donations for Senate race

Todd Akin acknowledges that he is being outspent substantially by McCaskill on TV ads across Missouri.

Republican governor group gives Spence $950,000

Dave Spence's campaign last week reported receiving the money from the state affiliate of the Republican Governors Association. The national organization reported shifting a total of $3 million to its Missouri committee.

Report: U.S. Protestants lose majority status

The percentage of Protestant adults in the U.S. has reached a low of 48 percent, the first time that Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has reported with certainty that the number has fallen below 50 percent.

Adventurer completes swim down Missouri River from South Dakota

Dave Cornthwaite's swim was part of his effort to complete 25 thousand-mile journeys using non-motorized transport, to raise money for charities.