Inaugural Frontier flight to Orlando takes off from Columbia Regional

Only two seats were unfilled on Frontier Airlines' inaugural flight to Orlando Tuesday at Columbia Regional Airport.

The first Frontier flight from Columbia comes two weeks after Mayor Bob McDavid held a news conference announcing that Delta Air Lines, the only other airline provider currently servicing Columbia, will discontinue its flights to and from Atlanta and Memphis in February 2013.

Monthly home sales in Columbia at a five-year high

Monthly home sales for October 2012 were the best in the last five years, with total sales reaching 117 units, according to the Columbia Board of Realtors.



Voluntary Action Center still needs sponsors for Christmas program

The program pairs sponsors with low-income Columbia families to provide them with food, gifts and other holiday donations.

FROM READERS: Innkeeper plans event to benefit Buddy Pack program

Kriss Royer shares reasons for putting together the "Sugar Plum Tea Party," a Christmas event that will raise money for the Buddy Pack food program.

Columbia chess ace takes on all comers

The Columbia Chess Club gives its members a chance to practice and enjoy the game with each other.


PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia groups gather to protest Israeli bombings

Members of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and the Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation gathered at the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday to protest the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Injuries preventing success Missouri football team expects

Injuries to the offensive line and quarterback James Franklin have kept a talented Missouri offense from getting on track this season.

Incidents at MU are tied to stalking case at Stephens College

The man arrested in connection with the "bear hug" incident at MU was reportedly stalking a student at Stephens College.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Travel with care this Thanksgiving

For many Missourians, an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday begins with safe travel.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concerns about development near Rock Bridge State Park

The urban development this is being planned near Rock Bridge State Park is requesting zoning changes to include 11 duplexes and 65 singly-family homes.

FROM READERS: History of military service inspires generations of the Huffman family

Dane Huffman, father of wounded Marine Tyler Huffman, joined the Army in 1987.

LaRussa will appear at MU Bookstore

The former Cardinals' manager will sign copies of his book, "One Last Strike."

Stephens College basketball players honored

Dana Heggemann and Jessica McConnell were named to the all-tournament team at Alverno College's Tipoff tournament.


Identical twins make, sell organic cosmetics in Columbia

Lauren Byington and Kaylen Tiefenbrunn, two sisters, have started an all-natural makeup line, Epic Mineral Beauty.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Income tax prevents economic growth, global competitiveness

Changing levels of taxation doesn't address global competitiveness. Fair Tax HR 25 is the only bill before Congress that stimulates the economy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't demote cursive

A substantial body of research suggests that writing with pen and paper permits a more continuous flow of thoughts than keyboarding, which tends to create its own set of distractions.

Dr. John Dunn loved his family, teaching

Dr. Dunn, 75, taught at MU from 1968 to 2006 before retiring. He continued to teach a course in turgrass until 2009.

Dr. John Harvey McHenry Dunn March 9, 1937 to Nov. 19, 2012

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Missouri loses out on sought-after nuclear project

Missouri's governor had said the grant could turn the state's nuclear industry into the equivalent of the auto industry's Detroit.

Hostess says talks to stave off shutdown fail

The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union.