Missouri football's Boehm taking after Elvis Fisher

Missouri offensive lineman Evan Boehm, right, blocks during the second half of the football game against Florida on Nov. 3, 2012 in Gainesville, Fla.

Now a sophomore, Missouri offensive lineman Evan Boehm has taken on some of the qualities of his former mentor, Elvis Fisher, according to teammates.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans should trust one another more

I don’t think we will become a stronger people through the use of guns. I can only hope we will become a wiser people through knowledge and understanding.

Q&A: Summit helps explain health insurance marketplace

Tuesday's event drew health care providers, as well as academic, civic and nonprofit representatives who have a role in educating the public about the new insurance exchange.

Lee Henson, Nov. 11, 1940 - Aug. 24, 2013

Lee was highly involved in the Columbia community and helped make MU's campus accessible to people with disabilities.

Missouri attorney general sues Walgreen Co. over price discrepancies

Investigators found discrepancies between the price charged at the register and the price marked on tags at eight Walgreens stores in Missouri.


Eileen Hargraves, December 28, 1922-August 26, 2013

Gerald 'Jerry' Kramer, Aug. 24, 1940 — Aug. 26, 2013

17-year-old arrested in sexual assault of child

Cody Riley of North Columbia is being held in the Boone County Jail. The victim was younger than 14, a sheriff's deputy said.

Unions: Thousands of Missouri teachers would lose jobs under tax-cut bill

Missouri teachers unions released projections Monday stating that about 5,000 to 9,000 K-12 teachers could lose their jobs if the state legislature were to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax-cut bill.

Air conditioning reduces Columbia Public Schools dismissal due to heat

There have been no early dismissals at Columbia Public Schools so far this school year, but with temperatures rising into the upper 90s, this week's heat might affect the district's outdoor sports.

City offices will be closed on Labor Day

A variety of Columbia city services will be shut down Monday in observance of Labor Day.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Petition asks for Shakir Hamoodi's sentence to be commuted

In May 2012, Shakir Hamoodi, a Columbia resident, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison because he sent money to his brothers and sisters in Iraq more than a decade ago.

Spanish Amateur champion returns to lead Missouri golf

Coming off a win this summer at the 2013 Spanish Amateur Championship, Emilio Cuartero said he looks forward to the pressure that comes with being the Tigers' top returning player.


MU men's cross country picked 3rd in SEC preseason poll

The Missouri men's and women's cross country teams were predicted to finish third and eights, respectively, in the preseason Southeastern Conference coaches poll. 

National Science Foundation awards grant to MU's QuEST program

The professional development program for science teachers working with students in kindergarten through sixth grade will receive $2.6 million.


Downtown Columbia Leadership Council unimpressed with latest CVS proposal

An attorney for the pharmacy company said the new plans include specifics that were lacking in previous ones, but council members remained unmoved. 

Edward 'Chase' Senor loved family, outdoor activities

Edward "Chase" Senor died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. He was 33. He worked for Columbia Lawn Care, a job his sister said he loved. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.


Gerald 'Jerry' Kramer, 73, of Columbia loved to look back on his travels

Gerald Kramer's wife said his years of working in sales made him the man she best remembers him to be: talkative, humorous and outgoing. Mr. Kramer of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. He was 73.


Lee Henson, 72, fought for disability rights, brought humor to every aspect of life

A mid-life bike accident left Albert Lee Henson III paralyzed from the chest down, but the accident didn’t freeze his passion or giddy grin.

Eileen Hargraves enjoyed spending time with family

Eileen Hargraves of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. She was 90.