Police respond to three gun-related incidents

Columbia Police responded to two armed robberies and one shots-fired call in a 12-hour span from Friday night to Saturday morning. No arrests have been made, and all three investigations are ongoing.


Rock Bridge girls basketball drops first game of season

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team lost its first game of the season 47-42 to Quincy-Notre Dame on Saturday at the Rumble on the River at John Woods Community College in Quincy, Ill.

Hickman wrestlers seventh at tournament

The Hickman wrestling team placed seventh Saturday at the 22-team Lee’s Summit Holiday Tournament at Lee’s Summit High School.

Stephens women's basketball wins home game

The Stephens College basketball team won 70-62 against St. Mary on Saturday at Silverthorne Arena.

ESSAY: Americans, united in horror for a moment

And yet, amid all of this fragmentation, some things still stop us in our tracks, make us think, make us talk, make us look to each other, make us feel as if, somehow, we're one in shock and tragedy.

Two Tolton wrestlers place at tournament

The Father Tolton Catholic wrestling team finished in the top 20 Saturday at the 26-team Battle of Lexington Holiday Tournament in Lexington, Mo.

Missouri deputy killed while responding to 911 call

Deputy Christopher Parsons, 31, was shot and killed by someone outside a mobile home near where he had responded to a call about an unconscious person.

KC Challenge a model for food banks nationally

For so long, community advocates say, the issue of childhood hunger has been tucked quietly into the background. That seems to have changed in Kansas City.

Feds seek to forcibly medicate defendant for trial

Prosecutors said a man detained at the Kansas City airport after suspicious items were found in his bag has refused to take medication that would help him become competent enough to stand trial.

Memorial Mass for shooting victims to be held at the Newman Center Chapel

A memorial Mass for the victims of Friday's school shooting in Connecticut will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newman Center Chapel.

UPDATE: 20 children, gunman among the 28 dead in Connecticut school shooting

A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man whose mother worked at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., located 60 miles northeast of New York City.

Columbia couple offers sternwheeler rides on the Missouri River

Roger and Barbara Giles give friends and Boone County residents free rides in their 1930s sternwheeler boat.

MU to confer 2,352 degrees this weekend

Seventy-four students crossed the stage at Jesse Hall

Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut is among the world's worst mass shootings. Take a look at some others.

Live coverage of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, news outlets are reporting. We've aggregated a list of sources for live coverage of the Newtown shooting.

State funding, health care on UM System wish list

Students, faculty, staff and leaders of the University of Missouri System weighed in on the most important issues the system faces in the coming year including state funding, fiscal responsibility and graduation rates.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU journalism graduate's parents travel far distance to attend ceremony

MU journalism graduate, Meng Ren's family traveled from Connecticut and Beijing, China to watch Meng graduate Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College celebrates graduation

Stephens College graduates and their families gathered for Friday's commencement ceremony.

Bill Weitkemper, former sewer superintendent, will run for Fourth Ward City Council seat

 The 40-year Columbia resident said he wants a residency requirement for all future city employees, especially top management. Weitkemper said that if officials aren't living in the areas they work, they are less connected to the issues facing those areas. 



Columbia Police Department hopes to expand training for shooting attacks

The Columbia Police Department trains officers, city supervisors and Columbia Public School teachers and staff to survive shooting attacks.