Columbia College soccer seniors balance fun with competitiveness

The Cougars' seniors will play their final regular season home game Tuesday night against Baker.

Cunningham’s return sparks victory for Rock Bridge volleyball team

Sophie Cunningham came back from injury in a 25-11, 25-3 Bruins victory against Hickman in the first round of the Class 4, District 9 tournament on Monday at Rock Bridge.

Former Mamtek CEO granted Missouri public defender

Bruce Cole requested and was assigned a public defender in his initial court appearance. He faces one felony count of stealing and four counts of securities fraud.

Dorine Idell Bartlett loved animals, redbirds

Ms. Bartlett worked in the insurance industry for 40 years in the Denver area.

Red Cross will not receive funding through United Way this year

The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter will not receive any funding from the Heart of Missouri United Way under the Community Impact fund model. 

Dorine Idell Bartlett, 87, March 6, 1925 — Oct. 20, 2012

Dorine Idell Bartlett,  87, of Pace, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

QUIZ: Are you ready for the 2012 election?

How much do you know about local candidates and propositions on this year's ballot? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

FROM READERS: John Hall shares Images from a 52nd wedding anniversary

Missourian reader John Hall reflects on 52 years of marriage to his wife, Noel, with a sick dog, a blazing sky and a blooming cactus.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Adopt a family through the Voluntary Action Center

Adopting a family for the holidays is a great and inexpensive way to give back.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Akin's extreme positions threatens middle-class families

If banks get to decide who goes to college, middle- and low-income students will get left behind.

Armed home invasion and robbery in north Columbia

Two separate incidents, an armed robbery and a home invasion, occurred in the past two days, police said.

Volunteer works to provide organic food to Columbia's hungry

Lily Chan, a local gardener and volunteer, works with the Interfaith Garden to provide organic food for hundreds of Columbia's low-income families.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: NCAA major infraction cases

The NCAA's Legislative Services Database has searchable records of major infraction cases.

Columbia College volleyball stays undefeated in AMC

The Cougars beat Missouri Baptist 25-18, 22-25, 25-16, 25-20 on Monday night in a contest between the top two teams in the American Midwest Conference.

FDA: 5 reported deaths with Monster drink link

The highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths and one nonfatal heart attack. The FDA is investigating the allegations, which date back to 2004.

Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech

Scientists think the whale's close proximity to people allowed it to listen to and mimic human conversation.

Dorine Idell Bartlett, March 6, 1925 - October 20, 2012, of Pace, Fla

Dorine Idell Bartlett died October 20, 2012. She was 87.

Columbia man pleads guilty to endangering the welfare of a child

Ronald Stephen Weathers plead guilty to first-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child for failing to provide appropriate supervision for a minor, which resulted in the minor being sexually assaulted. 

Hartzler, Hensley battle in revamped Missouri 4th District

Vicky Hartzler, a Republican incumbent from Harrisonville, faces Teresa Hensley, a Democrat from Raymore, in the newly redrawn 4th District .

Akin aide uses profanity in shot at McCaskill

Claire McCaskill campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki said, "We'll leave it to Missouri's voters to make judgments about the language being used by Todd Akin's campaign. But I think Claire said this morning that their recent tone has certainly been disappointing."