Rock Bridge golfers finish first at William Woods Invitational

Rock Bridge sophomore Matt Echelmeier finished first overall with a two-under-par 70.

Grindstone Pedway Project construction begins Monday

Construction on the Grindstone Pedway Project will begin Monday. The project will widen sidewalks and build paths and a pedestrian bridge over Hinkson Creek.

Two women say man exposed himself on MU campus, according to police

Anyone with any information is requested to call Sergeant Shawn Spalding at 882-5928, or Crime Stoppers at 875-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at

UPDATE: Woman killed following car accident in north Columbia

When Columbia firefighters arrived around 9:46 a.m., the woman was trapped in an SUV, which had collided with a dump truck. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to free her using hydraulic rescue tools.

Two with gang ties sought in Colorado prison chief's death

James Lohr, 47, and Thomas Guolee, 31, aren't being called suspects in Clements' death, but their names have surfaced during the investigation, El Paso County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said.

FROM READERS: What is the meaning of 'DMamily'?

I can’t imagine what my senior year would have been without my DMamily. We laughed together, we yelled at each other, and we pushed each other to our limits. So much of what we did this year was building– we tried new things, and just had to trust that we would either figure it out, or not mess up too badly.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Small businesses now have options for affordable health care

Insurance companies must now publicly justify every rate increase of 10 percent or more, which has led to a sharp decline in double-digit rate hikes. Starting in 2014, insurers will have to justify every proposed rate increase, even if it’s a 1 percent bump.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children get first-hand look at work vehicles at Tons of Trucks event

Children were given the opportunity to explore a variety of trucks at the Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Rock Bridge tennis player Raymond Majors beats Hickman after transferring

Rock Bridge boys tennis player Raymond Majors played for Hickman throughout his freshman season before transferring to Rock Bridge. 

Richard K. Dixon was an avid storyteller, photographer

Richard Dixon, an avid storyteller and world traveler, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was 85.

German scholar Adolf Schroeder helped Missouri residents connect with their heritage

Dr. Schroeder of Columbia died Friday, March 29, 2013. He was 97.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department is responsible for all fires within Columbia city limits.

Guthrie's strong start fuels Royals win over White Sox

Jeremie Guthrie struck out nine and gave up one run in six innings for the Royals, who picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, 3-1.

Famed movie critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Ebert had been a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967. He had announced on his blog Wednesday that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.

Adam Cracknell, Blues topple Blackhawks in shootout

St. Louis' Adam Cracknell scored his first two goals of the season in the Blues' 4-3 win on the road.

In a Chicago suburb, an indoor farm goes 'mega'

Indoor vertical farms, which can supply a market's specific demands within a month, are becoming a popular entrepreneurial venture. But they can face challenges such as the high use of electricity, which is costly.

Missouri House panel backs criminal code overhaul

The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-0 Wednesday to endorse the roughly 1,000-page measure, which creates new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and gives judges more flexibility in sentencing.

Missouri House backs curb on airborne surveillance

Journalists and news organizations would be barred from using unmanned aircraft for surveillance unless they have permission from the property owner.

Nixon orders half-staff flags for former Missouri prison director Tom Clements

The governor has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings in Boone County and at correctional facilities across the state.

Missouri Senate backs higher initiative fraud penalties

A bill endorsed Wednesday by senators would make the crime of petition signature fraud a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of between $1,000 and $25,000.