Susan 'Tootie' Burns announces run for Fifth Ward council seat

Burns is looking to replace current Councilwoman Helen Anthony, who is resigning effective Nov. 30. Neither Burns nor city officials, however, know when the election to replace Anthony will take place.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bicyclists dress up for Monster Bike Bash

The Halloween-inspired Monster Bike Bash began at Shiloh Bar and Grill on Saturday morning. Bicyclists wore costumes as they rode to Rocheport while stopping in small towns hosting Halloween festivities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dance Marathon's FT5K raises thousands of dollars

People donated money, ran and danced Saturday at Mizzou Dance Marathon's FT5K, a 5K that raised money for MU Children's Hospital.

Missouri divers shine in meet against Missouri State

The Missouri swim and dive team picked up its second victory of the season Saturday, beating Missouri State. Clark Thomas, a freshman diver, is providing the Tigers with quality scores earlier than expected.

Voluntary Action Center provides coats to community

Columbia's Voluntary Action Center hosted a coat drive to help homeless and low-income Columbia residents.


Hinkson Clean Sweep volunteers remove a ton and a half of trash during

On Saturday, 225 volunteers helped clean up watersheds in Columbia as part of a day-of-service program hosted by the city of Columbia in conjunction with the Sierra Club.

Youth Service Day: Columbia students clean up downtown area

Students from around Columbia volunteered to clean up streets, parks and yards around the downtown area as part of Youth Service Day 2012.

FROM READERS: Peninsula Baptist Church in Cooper County restored

The church and cemetery is an example of the many attractive country churches that dot the Cooper County landscape.

Columbia College cross country performs well at St. Louis Fall Classic

The Columbia College men's team won, while the women's team placed third.

Columbia College volleyball extends winning streak to 22 games

Columbia College improved to 28-1 after sweeping visiting Lindenwood University-Belleville on Saturday afternoon.

Cardinals forced to make another trip out West

The Cardinals know how hard winning the last one can be considering what this Giants team already did during these playoffs: winning three straight on the road at Cincinnati in the division series after falling behind 2-0.

Rock Bridge girls doubles teams play one another in championships

The Bruins' Sophi Farid and Phoebe Boeschen won four games in a row to overcome a third and deciding 3-5 set in the semifinals against St. Joseph's Academy to advance to the finals.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Akin apologized for his wording, not for his message

Todd Akin's statement about pregnancy and rape has become infamous, insinuating that a woman who becomes pregnant during rape was not actually raped. His remarks are emblematic of a larger problem regarding ignorance about women's issues.

Big changes from last year for Carl Edwards

There is no better example than Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer of how fast the landscape can change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.

Tougher laws make abortions harder to get in more states

This year, 17 states have made it harder to get abortions, with many clinics having to warn women about purported risks that most scientists reject.


Rams' much-improved defense about to be tested

After the Green Bay Packers leave town Sunday night, the Rams head to London to get tested by Tom Brady and the Patriots. By then, there will be a better idea just how much progress the Rams' defense has made.

Berta Garrett, March 26, 1930-Oct. 19, 2012, of Columbia

Berta Garrett, 82, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

Paul Lowry, Nov. 19, 1967- Oct. 16, 2012, of Columbia

An intense passion for the outdoors was always a definitive trait in Paul. He was most inspired by the beauty only nature could provide and his enthusiasm was infectious.

Berta Garrett worked as nurse at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Mrs. Garrett worked at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center for many years and helped to co-found a branch of the Visiting Nurses Association.

Paul Lowry enjoyed skiing, canoeing

Paul Lowry of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. He was 44.