COMET asks Columbia for ways to improve city bus system

Columbians for Modern, Efficient Transit hopes public forums on Feb. 13 and 16 hosted by Barbara Hoppe and Fred Schmidt, respectively, will help fix the city's bus system.

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Note hosts trivia night to raise money for Ragtag

Ragtag Cinema welcomed 26 trivia teams to the Blue Note on Sunday. The trivia night was a way for Ragtag to raise funds for the $200,000 digital projection system for the theater.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children play in Park Avenue neighborhood

A group of children who live along Park Avenue took advantage of the mild winter weather and played outside.

Award-winning film about assisted suicide comes to Columbia

"How to Die in Oregon," a documentary about the state's Death with Dignity Act, will be played Monday at the Ragtag Cinema. On Sunday night, Ragtag Cinema posted on its website that the documentary was sold out. 

No. 15 Missouri wrestling team picks up three wins at SIUE

The No. 15 Tigers beat Eastern Michigan 25-6, and shut out both Truman State (52-0) and the host Cougars (42-0).

Four Missouri residents arrested on drug charges

Two Columbia residents and two Hannibal residents were arrested in connection with a methamphetamine lab that was found in Columbia on Saturday night.

ANALYSIS: Thwarted on U.S. oil pipeline, Canada looks to China

As Canada continues to seek out new ways to improve its oil industry, the country's government turns to a deal with the Chinese. Environmentalists, however, cite the same concerns that shut down the Texas Keystone XL pipeline.

Dorothy Stumpe, community and 4-H leader, environmentalist, dies at 93

Dorothy May Stumpe taught children knitting and crocheting. She was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame, taught at various schools for 35 years and managed family businesses.

Lois V. Johnmeyer, teacher, mother, dies at 94

Lois V. Johnmeyer of Howard County died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. She was 94 years old.

ANALYSIS: Missouri redistricting case contests river spans

The lawsuit contends that districts that are split by rivers with no bridges are not contiguous, and therefore unconstitutional.

Schools in Missouri receive online program to combat unhealthy lifestyles

The program, called HealthTeacher, focuses on nutrition, the dangers of drugs and physical and mental health. 

Why so little love for NFL kickers?

Many fans, and even some teammates, still regard kickers as do-nothings and aliens, at worst, or necessary evils at best, which is strange when you consider the name of the game.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Green-Beckham visits MU; Missouri men's basketball

Stories about high school football star Dorial Green-Beckham's visit to MU and the success of the Missouri men's basketball team were popular with the Missourian's online readers last week.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Men's basketball team falters

After moving up to No. 2 in the rankings, the Tigers fell in Stillwater, Okla. Also, football recruit Dorial Green-Beckham visits, the football team adds a nonconference game and the Missouri women's basketball team's struggles continue.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Wind-powered dentistry and a chilly round of golf

Images of a parade celebrating veterans and mild-weather activities like golf and birdwatching were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mizzou defeats Texas Tech in Big 12 showdown.

Missouri defeated Texas Tech 63-50 Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Missouri is now 19-2 on the season. 


Fans welcome Green-Beckham at Missouri men's basketball game

Fans at Mizzou Arena chanted "M-I-Z, D-G-B" and held signs to encourage Dorial Green-Beckham, one of the nation's top football recruits, to commit to play at Missouri.

St. Louis hosts first major parade celebrating Iraq War's end

Military veterans, marching bands and even the Budweiser Clydesdales took part in the parade through downtown St. Louis.

Former Missouri player Aldon Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

Smith, who had 14 sacks for the San Francisco 49ers in his rookie NFL season, one short of a rookie record, was arrested Friday night in Miami Beach, Fla.

PHOTO GALLERY: Monster-truck drivers perform for sold-out crowd

Saturday’s show at the Boone County fairgrounds included extreme freestyle motocross stunts, sand track races and monster-truck wheelie competitions.