Former Missouri pitcher Crow agrees to contract with Royals

Aaron Crow, who was an All-Star in 2011, agreed to a one-year, $1.28 million contract.

Royals ace Shields showing he's a team leader

Even in spring training, Royals newcomer James Shields is showing that he was worth a risky offseason transaction.


Missouri Senate Democrats stall bill banning automatic withdrawal of union dues

Six states across the country have enacted laws that ban unions from deducting dues from its members' paychecks, and several more are looking into it. In Missouri, the law is stalled in the Senate.

Automatic federal budget cuts bring unintended consequences

The automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday might be another example of how government action, or inaction, historically has unexpected results.

Crows return to Midwest after West Nile die-off

The crow population is making a comeback after a West Nile outbreak more than a decade ago.

Boulevard Brewing gets new CEO in Kansas City

Mike Magoulas says his roots from rolling hundreds of hand trucks stacked with cases and kegs of brew into bars and restaurants has humbled him. He's ready to take some risks in at the brewing company, too.

Wentzville alum making moves in music world

Nearly seven years after graduating from the Wentzville school and serving in the Air Force, musician David Butler is well on his way to the national spotlight. On Feb. 9, he released his debut album "Arrivals & Departures."

Day 2: A guide to the movie reviews, social media and all things True/False

The True/False Film Fest kicked off Thursday night. Now on day two, the the festival is in high gear, with films showing around town.

Hickman boy's basketball team coasts to win over Camdenton

The Kewpies beat the Lakers and advanced to the Class 5, District 9 championship game.

Columbia City Council candidates file first round of finance reports

The forms, filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, revealed patterns of support heading into the April 2 election.

Rock Bridge boy's basketball's Alex Ofodile seeks playoff revenge against Hickman

Sophomore guard Alex Ofodile, an all-state receiver in the fall, looks to avenge the football Bruins' season-ending loss to the Kewpies on the basketball court Saturday night. Rock Bridge beat Jefferson City 73-59 in the district semifinals Friday.

Concussion interrupts Hickman girls basketball player's senior season

Kewpies point guard Jade Holly reflects on her month-long recovery from a concussion. The senior returned to the lineup last week. 

Sore from sitting through all those films? Here's how to get some relief

The marathon movie watching at True/False can make viewers a little stiff.

Attorney Nancy Thompson set to become next Columbia city counselor

A seven-person committee headed by City Manager Mike Matthes recommended the City Council approve Nancy Thompson for the job. The council will make a decision on Monday.

Arrest made after shots fired on Elm Grove Drive

Police officers arrested a Columbia man Thursday night after he allegedly fired two shots on Elm Grove Drive in Northeast Columbia.

FROM READERS: Columbia cyclist to start a weekly women's ride

Michelle Windmoeller, a local cyclist, shares her passion for cycling. She also wants to encourage more women to get involved in the cycling community in Columbia through her weekly riding group, Rococo Rides, which begins in March.

Music provides focus, inspiration for Missouri gymnasts

The Tigers, who will face Arkansas, Centenary and Lindenwood on Friday, show their personalities through their "beam songs."

Missouri gymnastics team takes second at Arkansas meet

The Tigers scored 194.300 to defeat Lindenwood University and Centenary College of Louisiana. Arkansas finished first with 196.525.

Research: Prerecorded television linked to less sugar consumption

In an effort to understand rising childhood obesity, researchers have developed a list  of factors that influence nutrition and weight. 

True/False March Marchers dance through snow

The March March parade livened up Ninth Street on Friday evening. Revelers donned costumes and danced down the street to celebrate the True/False Film Fest.