Columbia City Council approves controversial electric transmission lines

While neighborhood opposition carried into a public hearing at the City Council meeting Monday evening, the council approved a proposed transmission line route recommended by Columbia Water and Light.

Family, friends gather at McKee Park to honor fatally shot teen

More than 50 people marched at McKee Park on Monday evening in remembrance of Tre'Veon Marshall, who was fatally shot at the park late Sunday night.

Columbia City Council moves closer to youth violence task force

Conversations with City Council members suggest significant reservations about a possible youth curfew ordinance.

After hiatus, Twinkies return to Columbia stores

Twinkies and other Hostess snacks have returned after a hiatus caused by bankruptcy.

New Mizzou Hillel director plans to introduce new programs

The interim director of Mizzou Hillel, Jeanne Snodgrass, has been named the campus Jewish center's permanent director.

Walmart on Campus to open at the Lofts near MU

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014, the Walmart on Campus store will offer groceries, convenience items and health and beauty products. 

Radium game: The life and legacy of Herman Schlundt

Herman Schlundt, an MU researcher for 35 years, was at the forefront of radium research. Now, almost 80 years after his death, his legacy still marks MU.

About 500 UM part-time workers will not receive health care until 2015

Earlier this month, the Obama administration pushed back the required start date for large employers to offer coverage, so the University of Missouri System will wait.

Father, son cool off at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

A father tooks his 6-year-old son to Little Mates Cove on Monday, when the heat index reached 94 in Columbia.

Dale March, July 16, 1926 — July 15, 2013

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Teen sentenced to 17 years in prison for murder of Bryan Rankin Jr.

Lamarr Mayfield, 16, must serve more than 14 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole. 

Dale March, 86, was longtime builder in Columbia

Dale March enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and working on his woodcraft business.

FROM READERS: Stephens College is upgrading facilities this summer

Stephens College is in the middle of several facility upgrades. Janese Silvey gives a summary of all the changes.

Young phenoms hit All-Star game

Some of Major League Baseball's best players this season are among the youngest on the field.

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich raises $266,000 for 2014 campaign

The auditor's race is the only statewide contest on Missouri's 2014 ballot.

Later retirement may help prevent dementia, study finds

Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.

Molina powers Cards to 10-6 win over Cubs

Allen Craig lined a tiebreaking RBI single into left field before Molina drove an 0-2 pitch from Kevin Gregg (2-2) over the wall in left for his seventh homer.

Cespedes steals show from All-Stars with Home Run Derby victory

Yoenis Cespedes won baseball's power-hitting competition with a dazzling display Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.

Spike in drownings seen in Missouri, Kansas

State officials say that before this weekend, 24 drownings had been reported this year in Missouri, four more than all of last year.

Missouri auditor says new law gives office more flexibility

Tom Schweich said the measure updates World War II-era laws governing the auditor's office to better reflect how government and auditors currently operate.