LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City elections are critical

Now that Helen Anthony is gone, voters in Columbia need to pick someone who represents the interest of all residents of the city and not just big developers.


Tolton boys basketball looks to get back to basics in match against Linn

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School (8-9) is set to play its next game at 9 p.m. Thursday against Linn at the Southern Boone tournament in Ashland.

Hamoodi trial attorney discusses federal sentencing

A crowd gathered in the bottom floor of MU's Hulston Hall to hear J.R. Hobbs, defense attorney from the Shakir Hamoodi trial, give a speech on his client's sentencing.

Robert Parks had passion for the community, telling stories

Known for his tales of life growing up in a small Tennessee town and his grandfather's experiences during the Civil War, Robert Parks was always a storyteller. Parks, of Columbia, died Sunday.

Natalee Adelia Forward loved church, family, travel

Natalee Adelia Forward was an avid gardener, and grew plants in addition to her work in the church choir and family genealogy research. Forward died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 82.

Glendia Walker remembered for her outgoing personality

Glendia Walker died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at University Hospital. She loved joking around and talking with people, even strangers.

Two men arrested after methamphetamine lab found in vehicle

Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies found an active methamphetamine lab inside a vehicle stopped outside of Crossroads Shopping Center.

Robert Parks, Aug. 16, 1925 — Jan. 27, 2013, of Columbia

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, followed by a reception at the church.

Natalee Forward, June 23, 1930 — Jan. 28, 2013, of Columbia

Visitation will be at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral Mass following at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carolyn 'Lynn' Whitworth, Dec. 6, 1921 — Jan. 2, 2013, of Roseville, Calif.

Carolyn "Lynn" Whitworth worked as a secretary to the library director at Stephens College for 18 years until retiring in 1982.

Glendia Walker, July 26, 1948 — Jan. 28, 2013, of Columbia

Born in Fulton, Ms. Walker lived in Columbia for more than 20 years.

FROM READERS: Brother writes of Norris Stevenson's experience as MU's first black football player

A former football player's brother writes about the racial climate at MU in the late 1950s, and how black players like Norris Stevenson and Mel West were received.

MU online farming tool, class encourage students into the industry

As the number of young farmers decline, an MU online tool and class are helping students with economic and personal difficulties of the farming industry.

Missouri House panel demands answers about new state plane

Flight records previously provided show that Nixon used the state plane for 220 of its 263 flights from May 2010 until October 2011.

UPDATE: MU Police solve 2005 homicide of MU researcher

A witness came forward in the case after the man MU Police connected to the homicide through DNA committed suicide in August 2012.

Powerful storm flips cars, decimates homes; 2 dead

In northwest Georgia, the storm system tossed vehicles on Interstate 75 onto their roofs. The highway was closed for a time, and another main thoroughfare remained closed until crews could safely remove downed trees and power lines from the road.

Details about Timothy Aaron Hoag paint him as a violent man

Hoag had a violent past and prior convictions before being identified by MU police as the man behind Jeong Im's death on Jan. 7, 2005.


Kansas City man sentenced for packing gun in luggage

Anthony Winn of Kansas City was sentenced to six years in federal prison for having a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag at Kansas City International Airport.

VIDEO: MU police anounce killer in 2005 homicide

Eight years after Jeong Im was killed, MU police connected Timothy Aaron Hoag to the homicide. Hoag jumped to his death from a Columbia parking garage in August 2012.

Alabama gunman kills bus driver, seizes boy

Neighbors described the gunman as a paranoid and combative man.