Newcomers help Missouri gymnastics win opener

The Missouri gymnastics team beat Iowa State 192.675 to 192.600 on Sunday at Hearnes Center in its first meet of the season.


Councilwoman Helen Anthony will hold community discussion about Forum Boulevard

Helen Anthony will hold a community discussion Jan. 24 to talk about traffic issues along Forum Boulevard and possible solutions. Anthony presented plans in July to alter the intersections along Forum Boulevard.

PHOTO GALLERY: 82-year-old's dream of seeing bald eagle fulfilled

Ruth Payton, an 82-year-old hospice patient was able to experience watching a bald eagle be released into the wild, something she had always dreamed of.

Donations to local charity organizations increased in 2011

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributed 28 million pounds of food in 2011, while the Salvation Army reached its goal of raising $340,000 through the Red Kettle donation collection.

Columbia man returns rare Native American artifact to Washington state museum

Paul Cary returned a rare Wasco root basket to the Yakama Nation Museum in Toppenish, Wash., after he discovered the basket had been stolen.

Patient work: a day in the life of a hospice nurse

Dorothy Rainwater knows her patients will die, even if she doesn't know when. As a hospice nurse, she helps them control their pain. Sometimes it's with medicines. Sometimes it's just a touch of her hand to let them know they aren't alone. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri gymnasts win season opener

The Missouri gymnastics team beat Iowa State 192.675 to 192.600 on Sunday at Hearnes Center in its first meet of the season.


Missouri Supreme Court to mull redistricting challenges

The court is to hear arguments Thursday over two lawsuits contending the new congressional districts are not compact and serve partisan ends. The seven-member high court will also hear arguments Thursday on a separate lawsuit challenging the new boundaries drawn for the state Senate.

Missouri men's basketball team stumbles at Kansas State

The Tigers lost their first game of the season, producing their lowest output of the season in a 75-59 loss Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Missouri firms missing job targets cited for state aid

Businesses said they anticipated creating 23,145 jobs through a total of 91 projects in the Quality Jobs program. So far, those businesses have created 5,873 jobs — one-fourth the amount they projected

Tax levy increase, bond proposal on agenda for Monday's School Board meeting

Proposals for tax levy increase, a $50 million bond for a new school and maintenance and new school boundaries are on the agenda Monday for the Columbia School Board meeting.

Missouri women's basketball's upset bid comes up short

Missouri lost 69-63 to No. 13 Texas Tech on Saturday, but made a statement that it can compete in the Big 12 this season.

DEAR READER: Getting it right seems to be a universal desire

Websites and blogs about grammar and language make the world of editing a collegial enterprise.

On campus, mental health emerges from the margins

Rams interview Fisher for coaching job

The Rams said that initial interviews are taking place in Denver, with owner and Columbia resident Stan Kroenke an active participant.

Michael Trapp joins the race for City Council's Second Ward seat

Michael Trapp, a substance abuse counselor with Phoenix Programs, said he has finished collecting signatures for the Second Ward City Council seat currently held by Jason Thornhill.


Hickman girls basketball team wins Rolla Tournament

The Hickman girls basketball team beat Owensville 63-25 on Saturday in the championship game of the Rolla Tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Warm temperatures draw Columbians outdoors

Temperatures in the mid-50s Friday and Saturday lured people outdoors to city parks and recreation areas.

Kansas City's Black Archives finds a new home

Horace Peterson began assembling the collection of photographs, papers and artifacts in the early 1970s and displayed it in a former firehouse.

Columbia FIRST Robotics Competition team off and running

Students and mentors gathered at the Columbia Area Career Center on Saturday to find out the rules of the game for this year's For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition.