WHAT OTHERS SAY: Dipping into an anti-bullying strategy

State lawmakers are considering legislation to require public school districts to adopt and enforce anti-bullying policies.

State turns over records in case of girl in closet

A caseworker and police officer found the then-10-year-old in the closet amid her own urine and feces and weighing just 32 pounds.

Missouri bill requires colleges to have tuberculosis tests

The program would be targeted at students and faculty who are considered at a "high-risk" for contracting tuberculosis.

California wildfire burns 10-mile path to Pacific

By the time it reached Pacific Coast Highway late Thursday night, the blaze had burned about 8,000 acres and had forced the evacuation of a university and thousands of people from hundreds of homes, officials said.

SEC's new network with ESPN to debut in 2014

The SEC network will produce 1,000 live events each year, including 450 televised on the network and 550 distributed digitally.

UPDATE: Some sleet, snow possible Friday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for western Missouri with the possibility for some sleet and snow early Friday in the Columbia area. 

Leadoff hitter ties Rock Bridge baseball's stolen base record

Joe Barbee stole his 17th base Thursday to tie the Bruins single-season record in Rock Bridge's 13-3 victory over Holt.

Columbia airport manager optimistic about staffing of tower

The Federal Aviation Administration is waiting to decide how to react to legislation that repurposes $253 million to keep airport towers open.

Columbia man charged with sexual trafficking of a child

Kenyata Miles, 32, was charged Wednesday with the sexual trafficking of a minor. He is charged with harboring a 16-year-old runaway and using her for prostitution.

Two semis collide on I-70; one driver taken to hospital

One of the trucks was transporting agricultural products, and the other was hauling refrigerated carbon dioxide.

Two drivers injured in collision on North Proctor Road

One driver from each vehicle was taken to University Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, said Boone County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp.

Female athletes at higher risk of concussion than males

Although more research is needed, preliminary studies show that girls and women who play sports suffer more concussion and feel the effects longer than males.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop the taxes

Fred H. Reiss counts the ways current, local and national, are affecting Columbia.

Jackman scores late to push Blues past Kings

The Blues' defenseman scored with 50.4 seconds remaining to give the Blues a 2-0 series lead over the defending champions.

Nicholas Aaron Harbour remembered as loyal friend with infectious laugh

Mr. Harbour, Dec. 12, 1988 — April 30, 2013, died Tuesday. A friend said the cause of death will not be known until the autopsy results are returned in six to eight weeks.

Guy M. Horton, 25-year UM System employee, dies

Guy retired to his childhood home in East Texas in 1992 after a 25-year career with the University of Missouri System.

Dr. Arvarh Strickland, July 6, 1930 — April 30, 2013, of Columbia

Dr. Arvarh Strickland made history in 1969 when he became the first African-American to hold a tenure-track position at MU. He served with distinction as a faculty member and chair of the history department.

FROM READERS: Going to the movies is a treat for kids in residential care

Susan Reeves, the regional director of advancement for Great Circle, shares information about a movie outing that took place on April 20.

Westbrook picks up 100th win in Cardinals victory

Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings as the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 6-5.

St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement

The Illinois House voted that the Interstate 70 crossing should be dubbed the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Missouri lawmakers and members of Congress insist it should bear the name of late St. Louis Cardinals icon Stan Musial.