Mid America Harley-Davidson holds Easter event

A post-egg-hunt ride was canceled because of the rain, but organizers decided to add an adult hunt for gift cards instead.

VOTERS GUIDE: Mayoral candidates' views on Columbia issues

Bob McDavid and Sid Sullivan are candidates for Columbia mayor in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several city issues.

VOTERS GUIDE: Third Ward City Council candidates' views on Columbia issues

Gary Kespohl and Karl Skala are candidates for the Columbia City Council Third Ward seat in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several issues.

VOTERS GUIDE: Fourth Ward City Council candidates' views on Columbia issues

Daryl Dudley, Ian Thomas and Bill Weitkemper are candidates for the Columbia City Council Fourth Ward seat in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several issues.

Missouri men’s swimming and diving places 14th in NCAA championship

Two Tigers earned first team All-American honors while three more received All-American honorable mentions at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.

Hickman baseball moves to tournament title game

The Kewpies reached the championship game of the Midwest Classic Tournament over the weekend in St. Charles with a string a four straight victories.

Rain delay costs Missouri baseball its lone nationally televised home game

Weather-related scheduling changes have affected all four of the Missouri baseball team's home series, for a total of 11 games, this season.

Start times changed for Missouri baseball, softball games Saturday

Because of rainy weather the start times for the Missouri baseball and softball teams' Saturday games have been delayed.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expanding Medicaid will improve care, create jobs

An MU study found that expanding and strengthening Medicaid will create 24,000 new jobs in Missouri in 2014 alone. That means more nurses will be available to provide care to you and your loved ones.

What you need to know before you go the polls on Tuesday

Voters will elect a mayor, fill the Third and Fourth ward seats on the Columbia City Council and cast ballots on a charter amendment. Here's what voters need to know before they go to the polls.

Prop 1 seeks sales tax for 911, emergency centers

The three-eighths-cent sales tax would generate about $9.3 million per year and would be used to finance a new building for 911 and emergency management operations as well as staffing and equipment upgrades.


Columbia charter amendment would restrict the use of eminent domain

Proposition 1 would prohibit the use of eminent domain to promote private redevelopment. It also would preclude the use of blight designations as a rationale for the city to condemn and acquire property.


Missouri lawmakers pass $14 million increase in fund for special-needs students

State education officials said the growth in the fund is a result of more children with special needs and an increase in the costs of specialized instruction.

Schnucks: Source of credit card problem found

Schnuck Markets Inc., based in Maryland Heights, said in a news release that a computer forensic firm it hired discovered that a computer code was recording the magnetic stripe data on the back of payment cards.

PHOTO GALLERY: Reluctant hat maker falls for her craft

Ruth Walker is a local artist and part owner of Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

North Korea says it is in 'a state of war' with South Korea

Analysts say a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely, noting that the Korean Peninsula has remained in a technical state of war for 60 years.

Cleaning up Missouri meth labs not state regulated

Houses have been used to manufacture meth in Springfield, but no comprehensive effort exists to ensure those homes have been cleaned of hazardous remnants.

St. Louis woman creates fashion line with a conscience

Using only eco-friendly materials that are sustainable, biodegradable or recycled from vintage pieces, Sarah Riley designs and sews totes, bags, clutches and zipper pouches that are both eye-catching and functional for her own label, Lucky Penny Couture.

Musicians debate use of beta blockers for stage fright

The traditional treatment is a quick swig of alcohol, but that has obvious risks. Today, the possibilities include Valium, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and the class of drugs known as beta blockers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tide may be turning for Missouri River

Wild weather — from flooding to drought — has created havoc on the river the last two years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has acknowledged management practices need to be reconsidered to account for these events.