Memorial service for former Missouri prison director Tom Clements to be held Friday

Woodcrest Chapel will hold a memorial service at 4 p.m. Friday in honor of Tom Clements, the longtime Missouri prison director who was killed at his home in Colorado on March 19.

New City Council members could shift emphasis on policies

Many local leaders agree that Tuesday's elections could shift the council's policies. The victors in Tuesday's City Council elections, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas, tend to  be more cautious about the public costs of development.

MU faculty vote to give voting rights to nontenure-track faculty members

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members voted to change MU's definition of faculty, which in turn would allow nontenure-track faculty members to vote on campus issues.

Missouri softball's hot bats continue against Missouri State

In a doubleheader Wednesday at Missouri State, the Tigers won the first game 12-0 in five innings and then earned a 7-0 victory in the second.

Late rally dooms Hickman baseball against Helias

The Kewpies hit well Wednesday, but errors and an off night from starting pitcher Jonathan Jones led to a 11-8 loss. 

Thai new year's festival opens April 11 at MU

The celebration is a time for religious celebrations, family gatherings and partying with friends. Its length and religious nature make it most similar to the Christmas holiday.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's the people that make Columbia great

Like the three blogs I read about Columbia, my appreciation and love for my other hometowns seem to be missing something very important — the people.

J. KARL MILLER: Timing and the art of public deception

Changing one's opinion is fine, but if it's only to compromise values in favor of political expedience it is contemptible.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team begins busy April with victory

The Bruins girls soccer team defeated Helias Catholic 1-0 Wednesday evening at Rock Bridge.

Rock Bridge boys tennis defeats Jefferson City

Rock Bridge boys tennis beat Jefferson City 7-2 on Wednesday.

Missouri tennis player Rachel Stuhlmann back on the courts where she grew up

Junior Rachel Stuhlmann has enjoyed the opportunity to play matches in her hometown of St. Louis.  

Despite All-American performance, Bonuchi not satisfied

Missouri junior diver David Bonuchi earned three top-10 finishes in last week's NCAA championships. After last season's success, he had hoped for better.

Stephens tennis team finally has first home match

The Stephens College tennis team lost its first home match of the season. The Stars have had their home debut pushed back multiple times because of poor weather in March.

Voters in numerous Missouri counties pass 'use tax'

A 2012 decision by the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that Greene County could not charge a local sales tax on a man who bought a boat, motor and trailer from a dealer in Maryland.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ruby Kubat founds Lindberg Flea Market after 20 years of thrifting

Ruby Kubat sells items at the Lindberg Flea Market that she gets from buying wholesale houses and storage units. "I just don't like to throw things away," Kubat said on why she started this venture.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Evidence lacking in Ryan Ferguson conviction

There is overwhelming evidence of Ryan Ferguson's innocence; he has been mistreated by Missouri's legal system.


Electrical flash harms workers at Missouri power plant

The electrical flash produced an intense burst of heat that harmed employees working in the switch yard that distributes power from the Callaway Energy Center.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's health care shouldn't be put at risk

For every $1 spent on women’s health services, approximately $5 is saved.

COLUMBIA ELECTION: McDavid, Skala, Thomas prevail

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, but challengers Karl Skala and Ian Thomas defeated incumbents to win seats on the City Council.

Columbia College softball swept by Lindenwood University

Columbia College softball played a double header against Lindenwood University on Wednesday.