BATTLE RISING: Revelry reigns at new school's Call to Battle carnival

Friday's Call to Battle celebration at the new Battle High School features activities, entertainment, food and performances by some of the school's organizations.

For the first time, Battle High School students and parents had a chance to mingle. They were entertained Friday by student performances, games and even a hot-dog-eating contest.

E-BOOK: Welcome Back

In this downloadable e-book, you can find lists of new restaurants, campus construction projects and other information to help you navigate a return to Columbia.

Missouri football's James Franklin settling in as starting quarterback

Maybe there’s a bit of closure or relief for Franklin in being named the starter. But other than dealing with the influx of messages, things are business as usual for the athlete.

DEAR READER: The literal and not-so-literal uses of language

Colloquialisms demand us to reinterpret the meanings of certain words and phrases.

CIA acknowledges Area 51 — but not UFOs or aliens

The recently declassified documents have set the tinfoil-hat crowd abuzz, though there's no mention in the papers of UFO crashes, black-eyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings.

MU freshman, 2 other teens killed in Wildwood car crash

Two of the teens, Lauren Oliver and Christopher Lenzen, were high school graduates preparing to attend college. Lenzen planned to attend MU.

Meramec River shooting trial can proceed, judge rules

James Crocker's defense is expected to be a test of Missouri's castle doctrine, which allows for lethal force against threatening intruders.


Republican race for Missouri House speaker heats up

House Majority Leader John Diehl sent a letter to colleagues about his fundraising plans if he is nominated as speaker. Rep. Caleb Jones sent a similar letter, but it did not mention fundraising.

St. Louis Community College officials leave jobs after student attack

Jevon Mallory, 18, faces a felony assault charge after Blythe Grupe, 19, says he choked her in a bathroom at the Kirkwood bathroom.

UMKC receives $722K grant for health education

The money will be used for a collaborative clinical effort between the university's nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and social work schools.

Missouri committee plans hearing on student transfers

Missouri's Joint Committee on Education is looking to address the hurdles faced by students transferring from unaccredited school districts.

Hometown guitar virtuoso Deke Dickerson returns for free concert

The Columbia phenom is playing Friday night along with the Reverend Horton Heat and Wayne "The Train" Hancock at 9th Street Summerfest.

Camdenton motorcyclist killed in Thursday crash

Gerald E. Roberts, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man arrested in connection with accident at Ash Street and Ridgeway Avenue

Jesus Mendez-Castenada, 25, was arrested in connection with Tuesday's accident that injured four people. 

Marshall slaying linked to Rankin murder

Two suspects knew Tre'Veon Marshall before he was killed and were acquainted with Bryan Rankin, a teenager who was murdered last year, a prosecutor said.

Entrepreneur balances MU classes, other job with running business

Between Richard McKeever’s class and work schedules, owning a business is no small task. Even so, his clothing brand, Arrognt Empire, has thrived since it began this year.

Sharp skills keep Corby Roberts in business at Blade Runner Sharpening

Corby Roberts started his knife sharpening business, Blade Runner Sharpening, after meeting a family friend who sharpened knifes in San Francisco. Before that, he worked as a salesman.

Missouri man killed in Colo. climbing accident was tennis star

Paul Nahon, a 2011 graduate of Glendale High School in Springfield, won multiple tennis state championships with the school. He recently had transferred to Colorado College.

Off-road vehicle falls in sinkhole, traps woman

Mary Crowell was rescued from underneath an overturned vehicle and treated for "non-disabling" injuries Thursday.