Columbia man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Investigators discovered a home network offering child pornography through a file sharing program. An estimated 700 photographs and videos of children being sexually exploited were seized.

First lecture in diversity series discusses women's health care

Assistant Teaching Professor Kristin Metcalf-Wilson's presentation kicked off MU's "Diversity in Action: Bridging Research and Practice" series. She spoke about her extensive research on women's health issues in the state of Missouri and their economic impact.

Stephens, Columbia College cross country teams prepare for Mule Run

Travis Cook, a first-year coach, believes that his team of six runners motivates each other.

Faye Williams cared for the community

Faye Arizona Wolfe Williams of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78. She worked as a nurse in Columbia for more than 40 years.

Veterans share 9/11 memories at Gary Pinkel's 'Heroes Hangout'

Gary Pinkel sat down for a Google Plus "Heroes Hangout" on Wednesday to share 9/11 stories with five veterans.

FROM READERS: Boone County firefighters participate in 9/11 memorial stair climb

Fourteen Boone County firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs while carrying pictures of some of the fallen. Lindsey Chandler was there to photograph the event.

Mary "Kay" Sells, Jan. 7, 1920 — Sept. 11, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Mary "Kay" Sells earned a degree in education from the University of Missouri. She was active in Girls Scouts of the USA for more than 70 years.

Missouri tops list with most meth lab seizures in 2012

Missouri has been number one on the list of meth lab incidents every year but one since 2003, and tops the list again in 2012. Nationwide, incidents decreased last year, but states have reported increases this year.

Coast Guard launches new program at Columbia College

Columbia College's participation in the Coast Guard Degree Pathways Program will allow service members to get the most out of their service when working toward a degree. 

Missouri House votes to override school repair veto

The House's 112-47 vote was the first taken Wednesday as lawmakers considered 33 vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The measure now goes to the Senate to consider for a veto override.

Brady Center vows lawsuit over Missouri gun measure

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is prepared to sue if the legislature overrides Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill attempting to nullify federal policies that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms."

Missouri legislature likely to debate at least 3 vetoes

Since the end of the legislative session, Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed 29 bills, more than in any other year of his tenure. The General Assembly will have a chance Wednesday to override those vetoes.

DAVID ROSMAN: Actions against Syria needed to stop al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad must be stopped from using illegal weapons against unarmed Syrian civilians.

GENE ROBERTSON: Decisions regarding Syria should hinge on will of the people

It is now incumbent on the executive and the legislative bodies to follow the will of the people. Discussions and decisions on Syria ought to occur with that priority given the highest consideration.

Longtime friends show passing game possibilities for run-heavy Hickman

As top running backs mend from injuries, Mason Murray and Roderick Beasley make passing case for rush-heavy Hickman.

Louise Tutt, Nov. 10, 1937 — Aug. 29, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Louise Tutt, a graduate of Hickman High School, worked as a legal advisor and judge.

Matt Adams' homer lifts Cardinals over Brewers

Matt Adams had a two-run home run and the Cardinals broke open a tight game with four in the eighth to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Test for Klinsmann will be at the World Cup

Qualifying for the World Cup competition might prove to be the easy part as winning the prestigious event will be the real test for Jurgen Klinsmann, a former German star player and now coach of the U.S. team.

Mighty SEC taking hits with nonconference losses

The league of champions already has lost four nonconference games — half as many losses as the SEC lost all of 2012. The SEC has lost to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 and even the Sun Belt. This week, the American Athletic Conference and Pac-12 are lining up to take a shot at college football's power conference.

Gordon, Shields lead Royals past Indians 6-2

The Royals, who entered Wednesday trailing Tampa Bay by three games, moved a game closer to the Indians. Cleveland came in 1½ games behind the Rays.