Coach Gary Pinkel: Pay Missouri Tigers football, basketball players

Head football coach Gary Pinkel said in a video post to his website that he thinks university-level football and basketball players should be paid for their play.

Travel circus pays one-day visit to Columbia

The Whirling Brothers Circus features performers from Russia, Kurdistan, Mexico, Florida and Texas and a half-dozen camels.

Harrisburg kicks off to 2-0 start

The Harrisburg High School junior varsity football team stayed unbeaten, besting Salisbury High School 28-14. The Bulldogs were led by the boot of kicker Cody Adams.

Columbia School Board postpones Walking School Bus contract decision

Fourteen community members appeared before the Columbia School Board on Monday to voice their opinions on funding the Walking School Bus program. A majority spoke in favor of continuing the program with school district money.

Opponents of HB 253 tax cut bill make closing arguments

With the General Assembly set to convene Wednesday for an opportunity to override the governor's vetoes, supporters and opponents of a controversial tax-cut bill began making their final arguments Monday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Action in Syria could lead to moral crisis for US

Going ahead with military action against Syria in the face of widespread disapproval of the American people and discord among the international community would constitute a moral crisis for the United States.

A Columbia win, but a Stephens victory in volleyball match-up

Stephens volleyball won the first set, but Columbia won the match 23-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-17.

Sudden plan: Syria to dispose of chemical weapons?

President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a "potentially a significant breakthrough" that could head off the threats of U.S. air strikes that have set the world on edge.

Columbia police investigating weekend vandalism at Cosmo Park

Perpetrators drove a stolen truck through Cosmopolitan Park's Rainbow Softball Center, causing $50,000 of estimated damage.

Columbia's Citizen Jane Film Fest announces lineup

The festival will open with "Maidentrip" — a film about Laura Dekker, 14, who set out to become the youngest person to sail around the world. 

Second defendant in Sargent homicide pleads guilty to lesser charges

Another defendant, Durantrae Logan, pleaded guilty for second-degree murder on Aug. 7.

Recent Columbia rainfall not enough to quench drought

The rain Columbia received Sunday morning was beneficial, but it wasn't nearly enough to pull Boone County from drought conditions.

Man accused in Tre'Veon Marshall shooting death enters not guilty plea

Joshua Murray, 18, and Nicholas Thomas, 19, have been charged with first-degree murder for the July 14 shooting.

StoryCorps seeks military stories in Columbia

Veterans, active service members and military families will be able to share their stories with StoryCorps this week in Columbia.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The top five failures of Missouri's flawed tax cut bill

Rarely has a veto session of the Missouri General Assembly received such a buildup as the one beginning Wednesday. But rarely has a bill as bad as House Bill 253 stood a chance of being enacted into law.

HOME WORKS! education program expands to two Columbia Public Schools

The St. Louis-based program HOME WORKS!, which began at Benton and Parkade elementary schools this school year, encourages parents to be more involved in their children's education.

MU bolsters stormwater treatment plan

To combat stormwater pollution and contamination exacerbated by rapid development during the past 43 years, MU is ramping up its treatment effort across its 1,440-acre main campus.

Missouri setter named SEC Player of the Week

Missouri senior setter Molly Kreklow was named SEC Player of the Week on Monday.

Rock Bridge softball, volleyball win

The Rock Bridge softball team won 7-1 at Pattonville, and the Rock Bridge volleyball team scored a home victory against Smith-Cotton. 

Missouri player named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week

Missouri defensive lineman Markus Golden was named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week on Monday.