Without J'den Cox at his side, Christian Geen coming into focus for Hickman football

Senior Christian Geen plays in Hickman's first football game of the season Friday. The Kewpies lost 27-16 to a fledgling team from Lee's Summit North.

Senior Christian Geen grew up wrestling J'den Cox before the two became dynamic linebackers for Hickman. As Cox begins his wrestling career at Missouri, Geen is filling a vacated leadership role and trying to steer the Kewpies away from a Week 1 loss.


'Shots fired' calls on pace to be fewer this year than last

July usually has the highest frequency of calls about shots fired because the sound of fireworks is sometimes mistaken for the sound of a gunshot.

Missouri football's coaching staff built on loyalty, Toledo ties

As they prepare for Saturday's game against their old school, Gary Pinkel's assistant coaches reflect on why they followed their boss from Toledo to Missouri.

Historic Preservation Commission supports renovation of Rome restaurant building

The owner had asked for a demolition permit after the city told him the building partially stood on city land

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Political courage needed to reform sex-offender registry

Studies disproving the effectiveness of such registries have proliferated. Extensive research has been conducted on the types of sexual offenders who will repeat their crimes, and the frequency — or more often, infrequency — that it happens.

Columbia prepares for invasive emerald ash borer

The city of Columbia arborist has proposed hiring an urban forestry consulting firm to prepare for the impact of the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks ash trees. 

FROM READERS: Why The Maneater became a weekly newspaper

Ted Noelker, editor-in-chief of The Maneater student newspaper, made the decision to cut back on publication. He explains his excitement over having a weekly newspaper.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri should fund each student's education equally

All unequal school property taxes on Missouri's homes, business properties and automobiles could be eliminated.

Columbia Cougars volleyball team exudes discipline

Columbia College volleyball swept past Culver-Stockton College 3-0 on Wednesday. A lot of players transfer into the program, but coach Melinda Wrye-Washington quickly integrates them into her system. 

BATTLE RISING: Tree planted at Battle High to honor Chuck Everitt

On Wednesday, Chuck Everitt witnessed his 4,000th ribbon-cutting as Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

Battle girls team wins first softball game against Tolton

After losing to Helias on Tuesday, the Battle High School softball team won against Fr. Tolton.

Columbia College's Lindsey Martin named conference runner of the week

Lindsey Martin was awarded AMC Runner of the Week after finishing second in her inaugural event for the Cougars at the Gabby Reuveni Early Bird Meet in St. Louis' Forrest Park. Martin's time was 14 minutes, 58 seconds in Saturday's 4-kilometer race.

Missouri goalkeepers are motivating each other

Goalkeepers McKenzie Sauerwein and Kristen Rivers bring a competitive edge to the Missouri women's soccer team.


Missouri women's soccer team to face Baylor, San Diego in Texas A&M Tournament

The Missouri women's soccer team is 3-1 heading into the Texas A&M Tournament.

Northeast Ohio police arrest Missouri jail escapee

Westlake, Ohio, police say 23-year-old Brian Adkison of Columbia, Mo., was arrested Wednesday in the Cleveland suburb after a brief struggle with police. Adkison is wanted in Missouri on charges including rape and kidnapping.

Power plant to test new corn and grass pellet biofuel

A previous test of pellets made from miscanthus grass fizzled.

Former MU director of football operations dies at 40

Curtis Jones Jr., former MU director of football operations, died Wednesday morning in West Virginia, where he worked as West Virginia University's associate athletics director for academic support.

Study reveals an early look at health law's premiums

Starting Oct. 1, people who don't have health care coverage on their job can go to new online insurance markets in their states to shop for a private plan and find out if they qualify for a tax credit. Come Jan. 1, virtually all Americans will be required to have coverage or face fines.

Board continues to mull Columbia elementary school location

Columbia School Board members discussed possible real estate properties for the new elementary school in southwest Columbia.

Contemporary ballet dancer rehearses

Joel Hathaway, a full company member at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, rehearses in the company's studio on Wednesday.