Mid-Missouri resident links small farmers with consumers through website

Emma O'Connell, who has a garden at her home near Rocheport, started the website Pick-A-Pepper to connect small farms to consumers.

Emma O'Connell, who operates a small farm near Rocheport, hopes her website will encourage sustainability. 

In the face of loss, Columbia sister takes on role of mother

After their mother died, Christina Robinson took on raising her little sister, Samantha. Robinson does her best to balance her responsibilities.

Charter amendment likely to remain on ballot despite end of EEZ effort

Columbia residents are scheduled to vote April 2 on a measure that would restrict the use of eminent domain and subsequent transfer of property to private developers.

MU researcher's drug structure work might have implications for chemotherapy

Mark Lee is the lead researcher on a team that unveiled in late August an experimental chemotherapy drug with a new structure that goes beyond organic chemistry and is potentially 10 times stronger.

Missouri men's basketball loses Hollywood thriller to UCLA

After claiming a comfortable lead late in regulation, the No.-7 ranked Tigers lost 97-94 in overtime to UCLA on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Mid-Missouri adoption agencies discuss ban on Americans adopting Russian children

Two area adoption agencies sound off on how the law could affect Missouri.

UPDATE: Two charged in Thursday night shooting near Capitol

Officers investigating a report of gunfire found 41-year-old Andre Hudson, of Holts Summit, dead in a car shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Brownie troop donates books to Korean library in sister city

The Brownies sent 15 books to South Korea, including Mary Osborne's "Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot" and R.L. Stine's "My Hairiest Adventure."

Columbia Facebook page dedicated to 26 acts of kindness

As of noon Friday, 26 Acts of Kindness, Columbia MO had about 480 likes.

DEAR READER: Newtown overwhelmed by outpouring of support

On behalf of city officials, the editor of The Newtown Bee asks that the donations of physical goods be directed to local agencies in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary. A fund is set up for monetary donations.

Bell eager for game in LA with Missouri men's basketball team

Transfer Keion Bell used to lose to UCLA with Pepperdine. Now that he plays for the No. 7-ranked Tigers, he is hoping for better results Friday in Los Angeles.

Teacher elected to state House denied leave of absence

Republican Bryan Spencer said the Francis Howell school board is playing political games.

Missouri women's basketball faces first true road game at Memphis

After an 11-2 start to the season, the Missouri women's basketball team enters a difficult stretch in its schedule, beginning on Saturday, when it plays its first true road game at Memphis.

Robert Paul Henry, of Oro Valley, Ariz., Dec. 29, 1934 to Dec. 18, 2012

Robert Paul Henry died Dec. 18, 2012, at his home in Oro Valley, AZ.

Robert P. Henry, 77, professional polygraphist, loved to travel

From 1956 to 1960, Robert Paul Henry served in the Columbia Police Department.

Putin bans American adoptions of Russian children

Critics say the move plays orphans as political pawns.

Newtown, Conn., shooting sadly familiar for Missouri teacher

Jamie Berry, now a teacher at Cameron Middle School, was a student in 1998 when two teens killed four students and a teacher and wounded 10 others. The recent mass murder at Newtown, Conn., have stirred those painful memories. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Violations of open government continue

Violations continue and there is little or no enforcement of sunshine laws, and when there is a conviction the penalties don't even amount to a slap on the wrist.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Facing the mortgage cliff

If the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 expires at the end of the year, homeowners will have to pay taxes debt reduction in a loan modification or short sale.

World markets decline as U.S. nears fiscal cliff

Political budget compromise before New Year's deadline appears unlikely.