Testimony begins in murder trial of Columbia man

In the first day of the trial of Anthony Tyree Graves, a witness testified that the victim, 17-year-old Deaudre Johnson, wasn't the intended target of the shooter.

Columbia father petitions Boy Scouts council to end ban against gays

The online petition will be delivered to local council leaders before the Boy Scouts' national meeting in Dallas, where members will vote on whether to end the ban on gay Scouts.

Missouri baseball team lacks focus in loss to Southeast Missouri State

Missouri dropped its final nonconference game of the season Tuesday night 9-7 against  Southeast Missouri State, the 231st-ranked team in the country according to the NCAA's Ratings Percentage Index.

Rock Bridge girls soccer to honor Arianna Alioto

The Bruins' game Wednesday against the Kewpies has been named in honor of former Bruins soccer player Arianna Alioto, who drowned in November in the campus pool at Northern Michigan.

MULTIMEDIA: MU students enjoy warm weather

Take a look at a short stop-motion video showing MU students and Columbia residents enjoying warm weather before temperatures drop later in the week.

Damage from garage fire near Route E estimated at $100,000

A fire consumed over a third of Ron Pierson's detached garage Tuesday afternoon.

Missouri softball remains at No. 11 in national rankings

After going 3-2 in the past week, Missouri (29-9, 13-7 SEC) is ranked No. 11 headed into the final week of the regular season.

Rock-A-Thon 2013 for cancer research breaks philanthropy record

MU's chapter of the fraternity is known to hold the largest single-chapter philanthropic event in the nation, according the chapter's website.

Changing weather patterns pose challenges to local governments

Missouri weather is so unpredictable that different weather models could show different projections, and city governments don't know which ones to use.

FROM READERS: Columbia Metro Rotary celebrates partnership in education

The Columbia Metro Rotary became involved in the Partners in Education volunteer program in 2003 to help students improve their literacy skills.

DAVID WEBBER: Five lessons learned from legislators

It's still possible to learn lessons up close and personal from elected representatives, contrary to what many might think about state and national legislators.

ROSE NOLEN: Boys', girls' upbringing very different

Most of the time, men and women have had such different upbringings as young adults that it could strike one as amazing that they would not require infinitely more socializing before they agreed to marry.

Tolton baseball sweeps Missouri Military Academy

Tolton baseball won both games of its doubleheader against the Missouri Military Academy on Tuesday.

Rock Bridge baseball's Jansen Smith breaks RBI record in win

A home run accounted for Jansen Smith’s 41st and 42nd RBIs of the season, breaking the single-season school record held by Mark Kirchoff and lifting the Bruins to a 9-3 win over the Jays.

Two Missouri golfers win SEC honors

Missouri golfer Jace Long was named First Team All-SEC, while Hunter Kraus earned SEC Scholar-Athlete honors.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame to honor Columbia College's Heather English

Heather English will have her jersey hung in the Ring of Honor at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.

Columbia College to host panel discussion to educate local entrepreneurs

The free event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Launer Auditorium. For those who cannot attend, the panel will be streamed live on a website hosted by the college.

Walnut Street to close May 6 to 12 between College, Orr

Walnut Street between College Avenue and Orr Street will be closed to all through traffic from May 6 to 12 to allow for construction and utility work. 

Chihuahua stars of Stephens College's 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' up for adoption

Foster dogs Gertie and Maude will be ready for adoption after Stephens College's production of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" wraps up Friday evening.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shortened name misrepresents Muriel and Eliot Battle

Battle Garden and Battle High School should include the first names of the Battles.