Battle High is hosting auditions for its competitive dance team

Battle High is hosting auditions for its competitive dance team, the Spartan Sparklers. On Monday, Danyale Williams, the dance team coach, taught prospective team members the audition routine. Auditions will be held Tuesday.

Dance team coach Danyale Williams taught prospective team members the audition routine on Monday. Auditions will be held Tuesday.

Missouri football in near-perfect health as opener approaches

Coach Gary Pinkel has been preaching player safety this season. The Tigers have no significant injuries to report heading into Saturday’s season opener, and all players will be expected to suit up and play against Murray State.

Columbia man sentenced to 10 years on sodomy charges

The victim was the 6-year-old daughter of Jesse Lee Heaston's girlfriend at the time.

Columbia's One Read events begin Monday

This year, the One Read project is showcasing "The Ruins of Us" by local author Keija Parssinen. Local people will read portions of the novel for broadcast in September.

Truman Veterans Hospital homicide suspect to get second mental evaluation

The evaluation will help determine if Rudy Perez Jr., who is accused of murdering a fellow patient, was mentally competent at the time of the crime and is fit to stand trial now. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: The genius of energy conservation and clean energy adoption

Citizens must take collective responsibility to conserve energy and slow human-caused climate change in an attempt to protect the environment for future generations.


James R. Tudor, March 26, 1922 - Aug. 26, 2013

He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was involved in the Boone County and National Historical Society and Hallsville Historical Society as well as a past member and president of the Hallsville School Board.

Missouri sheriffs to start printing gun permits Wednesday

Boone County Sheriff will convert a bathroom to a permit station to cope with increased workload of printing permits.

City plans to tow cars during snowfalls to aid snow removal

During a snowfall of 2 or more inches, cars parked along first- and second-priority streets could be towed this winter. 


GUEST COMMENTARY: American Dream needs fair minimum wage

Many American companies have been driving down wages to poverty levels that are too low for workers to live on and too low to sustain the consumer demand that businesses need to survive and thrive.

Work proceeding on diamond interchange, first in mid-Missouri

The interchange at Interstate 70 and Stadium Boulevard is part of an improvement plan intended to alleviate traffic in the area.

Extreme heat, little rainfall for Missouri in coming weeks

Missouri can expect higher temperatures this weekend and into the first week of September. 

St. Louis representative still plans to push marijuana bill despite arrest of fellow lawmaker

Rep. Rory Ellinger said he intends to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would reduce the punishment for marijuana possession in Missouri.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Statistical analysis of crime in the state

Data from around the state is submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol every month to document crime rates. 

Anna Hall worked for Navy, was known for generosity and intelligence

Anna Hall worked for the Department of the Navy during World War II. Later, she worked in the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Anna Beckman shared love of dance, traveling with family

Anna Beckman endured many hardships, including the deaths of two husbands. But she found much love and enjoyment in life, her husband and children said.

Retired gay athlete to speak in Sedalia

Former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean to talk about bullying at State Fair Community College on Nov. 5.

James Tudor, a retired MU engineering professor, dies at 91

Dr. James Tudor earned several decorations while serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

MU track and field welcomes new leadership

Track and field coach Brett Halter announced Friday that there will be a new assistant coach and director of operations.

Igor Izioumine loved cycling, fixing bicycles

Igor Izioumine was a member of the Columbia Bicycle Club and rode his bicycle to work. He died on Saturday while cycling in the BikeMO 2013 event.