Community gathers to celebrate the life of Eliot Battle

Family, friends and community members attend the Celebration of Life service for Eliot Battle on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held an Omega Service, which is a ritual service for deceased fraternity brothers.

Hundreds packed into the sanctuary at Missouri United Methodist Church on Saturday to remember the life of a prominent and historic community leader. 


MU to go smoke-free Monday

The ban applies to any tobacco products and to e-cigarettes. Advocates say they'll rely on education and peer enforcement to ensure people comply.

Wingstock event raises money for Central Missouri Honor Flight

Central Missouri Honor Flight benefited from the fifth annual Wingstock, a carnival event welcoming motorcyclists, war veterans and wing lovers.

Two Columbia teens place first in national cooking competition

Hailey King and Heather Pitt cooked their way into full-ride scholarships.

DEAR READER: 100 voices tell the story of Boone County

Inspired by a Belgian photographer, graduate photojournalism student Alyssa Goodman found more than 100 stories from Boone County residents.

Missouri's Bowers set to play on Memphis Grizzlies summer-league team

Former Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers, who was not chosen in Thursday's NBA Draft, will try earn a place in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Multiple lane closures to impact I-70

The eastbound on-ramp at Interstate 70 and Stadium will be closed Monday night starting at 8 p.m.


Police investigate burglary on Anthony Street

An unknown male entered an unlocked residence on Anthony Street early Saturday morning and attempted to sexually assault a female victim.

The Rev. Harsh Brown was a minister for 33 years

The Rev. Harsh Brown enjoyed playing word games and staying strong in his faith.

Rev. Harsh J. Brown, of Columbia, Dec. 10, 1923 — June 26, 2013

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 6 at First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St.

Wainwright wins 11th game for Cardinals

Adam Wainwright tossed a five-hitter in St. Louis' 7-1 victory Saturday over the Oakland Athletics to become the NL's second 11-game winner.

Missouri's Gibson wins debut in Twins victory over Royals

Kyle Gibson, a former Missouri pitcher, allowed two runs and eight hits, and struck out five to win his major league debut Saturday in a 6-2 victory over the Royals.

White River's Blueway designation prompts backlash

Groups and legislators are sending letters to the Interior Department asking that the Blueway designation for the White River be removed.

Missouri bill alters penalties for underage gamblers

The legislation would lower the first-time offense for youths who show fake identification at casinos to an infraction instead of a misdemeanor, but it would impose a mandatory $500 fine.