Rock Bridge senior earns prestigious Boy Scouts award

Quinn Pestle, a senior at Rock Bridge High School, has earned one of the Boy Scouts of America's highest outdoor honors after years of involvement in the organization. 

MU's Tiger Calling Club fosters alumni giving

The student-operated phone bank raises about $2.3 million annually for MU in donations from alumni.

School district's only adaptive music teacher helps students communicate with music

Linda Neale, Columbia Public Schools' only adaptive music teacher, works with special education students who might not otherwise be exposed to music in a classroom setting. She focuses on shaping her lessons to match each student's abilities.

ROSE NOLEN: Right to work is a step backward for labor movement

Missouri legislators reject right-to-work laws that prohibit unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of their employment.

Hickman boys basketball prevails at Jefferson City

The Hickman boys basketball team won 56-51 on Tuesday night at Jefferson City.

Columba College women's basketball team holds off Peru State

The Columbia College women's basketball team beat Peru State 85-73 on Tuesday at Southwell Complex to even the Cougars' record at 5-5.

Columbia Public Schools placed under precautionary lockdown during car chase

A precautionary lockdown of the Columbia Public Schools was lifted after a police car chase passed through Columbia. 

UPDATE: Redshirt freshman dropped from Missouri football team after marijuana arrest

Redshirt freshman Ka'Ra Stewart was dismissed from the Missouri football program following his arrest late Monday morning after MU police responded to an odor of narcotics call at South Hall. This was his second marijuana charge.

Delivery driver robbed of money and pizza

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at the 600 block of Ridgeway Avenue on Monday night.

Loretta Holt, 100, remembered as hardworking, devoted to family

Loretta Holt, 100, of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. She enjoyed spending time with family, crocheting and playing bingo.

Loretta Holt, July 18, 1912 - Dec. 17, 2012, of Columbia

Loretta Holt, 100, of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Anita N. Robinson, 59, enjoyed reading, teaching

Anita N. Robinson enjoyed reading and teaching children.


Ellen Kackley, Nov. 12, 1950 - Dec. 15, 2012, of Columbia

Ellen Kackley, 62, of Columbia, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center.

June Fansler loved her family and music

June M. Fansler is remembered by her daughter as a strong, wonderful woman who loved music and her family.

June M. Fansler, Jan. 27, 1932 - Dec. 14, 2012, of Columbia

June M. Fansler, 80, of Columbia, MO, and formerly of Houston, passed away Dec. 14 after a long illness.

FROM READERS: Nursing students receive Boonslick Kiwanis scholarship

Two students in the practical nursing program at the Columbia Area Career Center were awarded scholarships by the Boonslick Kiwanis.

Shooting case surrounding Chiefs' Belcher ruled murder-suicide

After reviewing newly released police reports, the Jackson County prosecutor's office formally ruled the deaths of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and longtime girlfriend Kasandra Perkins a murder-suicide.

Congressional backing grows for gun control legislation

Gun rights advocates in Congress said they would consider gun control legislation as long as it also addresses mental health issues and the effects of violent video games.

For now, excavating trumps blasting on Mississippi River

The Army Corps of Engineers is delaying the use of explosives to remove rock pinnacles on the Mississippi River. The water level on the river is so low south of St. Louis that barge traffic is threatened.

Continued growth forecast for Missouri revenues

Economists and budget officials for the legislative and executive branches have agreed on a projection of 3.1 percent growth in state revenues for the upcoming budget year.