Traveling pastor brings together Chinese Christian Church

Pastor Billy Ko brings experience from across the country and around the world to the Chinese Christian community.

Proposed House resolution aims to enshrine farming, hunting, fishing rights in constitution

State Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, says threats from animal rights groups make the amendment necessary.

Hickman girls basketball team takes Rolla Tournament title

Hickman High School's girls basketball team defeated Waynesville in the championship game of the Rolla Tournament.

Post-election reports show $400,000 raised in final days

Republicans outraised Democrats with $222,598 compared with $172,960.

Marcia Easley, Jan. 5, 1943 — Dec. 29, 2012, of Columbia

Robert "Gene" Riddell 11/5/1958 - 12/24/2012

Robert Eugene Riddell Jr., 54, had passion for racing, local products

Robert Eugene "Gene" Riddell Jr. died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, after a battle with cancer.

Annavesta Watchinski, 90, dedicated time to helping others

Annavesta Watchinski 9/23/1922 - 12/28/2012

Mildred Pifer 1923 - 12/27/2012

Mildred Rae Pifer, 89, retired nurse

Guide to the 'fiscal cliff': Hard or soft landing?

A combination of fiscal deadlines has led to a convergence of spending cuts and higher taxes set to take effect Jan. 1. Here's a look at the issues and the effect on the economy if lawmakers can't reach a deal.

Mid-Missouri resident links small farmers with consumers through website

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."