MU soccer player Loudell Crumpler returns from knee injury

Loudell Crumpler kicks during MU women's soccer practice Thursday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium. Crumpler dislocated her kneecap during an exhibition game last season.

MU soccer player Loudell Crumpler has returned from a season-ending knee cap dislocation and looks to get more out of her season.

Lange Middle School removes 4 trailers

The Columbia School District has sold 17 trailers total. Trying to get rid of all 154 has been a slow process.

Fast-food workers, supporters rally in Columbia

Fast-food employees rallied in support of higher wages and expanded workers' rights on Thursday in Columbia and other parts of the country.

MU athletics issue heat warning for Saturday's football opener

Memorial Stadium concession stands will be stocked with water, and mist stations and ice will be available. Fans can bring a sealed bottle of water or an empty bottle to fill at water jugs inside the stadium.

Four Columbia programs get boost from AmeriCorps grants

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced $2.6 million in AmeriCorps grants to be distributed to fifteen organizations throughout the state. Four Columbia-based programs will receive funds.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Violence Task Force promises to focus on causes and remedies of violence

The task force decided, by consensus, to launch its work by bringing to the Sept. 11 meeting proposed research questions that will be organized and prioritized for attention.

Missouri attorney general: Tax-cut bill could mean retroactive refunds

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said House Bill 253 could give taxpayers refunds going back three years.

Breast cancer survivor Kim Becking motivates Stephens College students

Becking's talk was the focus of the Stephens College annual Academic Opening Convocation.

Moderate drought conditions return to northern Boone County

Crop and livestock production might be affected, but not as severely as during last year's drought.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Connecting dots shows relationships of economic stories

A long series of tax and public policy decisions has created an America that values wealth far more than work.

Columbia police arrest man in sexual assault case of local 13-year-old

Suspect arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree sodomy was registered sex offender in Nevada.

Rock Bridge girls tennis coach building a powerhouse

Ben Loeb, Rock Bridge High School's girls head tennis coach, has created a successful program by focusing on the mental part of the game.


Rock Bridge softball falls to Ozark 2-1

The Rock Bridge softball team was defeated by Ozark High School 2-1 on Thursday night. The loss was its first of the season.

UPDATE: Missouri, Texas governors spar over tax cut

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls a state income tax cut plan a "reckless experiment," while Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was in the St. Louis area Thursday, called Missouri's tax policy "onerous."

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia seniors gather for pool, friendship

Three Columbia seniors get together Tuesday to play pool at the Columbia Senior Center.

Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners, June 1, 1971 — Aug. 28, 2013

Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners of Columbia died Wednesday Aug. 28. She was 42 years old.

MU students create app to improve campus, city safety

SafeTrek, a smartphone app created by three MU students, would supplement conventional 911 dispatcher services.

Backers of marijuana legalization welcome feds' policy change

The Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug and license people to grow it — as long as it is kept away from kids, the black market and federal property.

Ft. Leonard Wood soldier found dead

The Army said Thursday that a soldier was found dead in a bathroom early Thursday morning.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Staff cuts at Ellis Fischel impact quality of patient care

We wanted Ellis Fischel simply because of the team approach they had. This included Advance Practice Nurses. We would rethink that decision now given the current circumstances.