Columbia kayaker on long journey stops at Cooper's Landing

Kayaker Janet Moreland glides into her stop to meet dozens of her friends and supporters Monday at Cooper's Landing on the Missouri River south of Columbia. Moreland has been kayaking down the Missouri River for the past six months in her quest to become the first woman to kayak from the source of the Missouri River in Montana to the Gulf of Mexico.

Janet Moreland began her voyage five months ago in Montana. She plans to kayak to the source of the Mississippi River.

Columbia City Council passes energy efficiency construction requirements

The energy requirements were part of an update to the city's building code passed Monday night. 

Friends, family gather to support Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl

Shelby Ringdahl, who grew up in Columbia and attended Rock Bridge High, competed as Miss Missouri in the Miss America pageant on Sunday.

Missouri football players sound off on compensation debate

Football coach Gary Pinkel made it clear last week that he wants his players to be compensated for their service. Monday, the players chimed in with their thoughts on the issue.

Benton Elementary promotes careers in science with STEM showcase

Benton Elementary School celebrated the start of its third year as a STEM school with a showcase. Students participated in games and experiments and learned about the role that science plays in a variety of careers.

New rules in store for downtown development

The Columbia City Council plans to hire a consultant to help map out new zoning rules for downtown.

Royals top Indians 7-1 to open critical 3-game set

James Shields wound up going six innings Monday night, and Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense that eventually pulled away for a 7-1 victory in the opener of a pivotal three-game series.

Hoosiers defense building consistency

Indiana's defense got on track against Bowling Green. Now, the Hoosiers will find out if that unit can build some consistency to support the team's explosive offense.

GPS tracker will show locations of Tiger Line buses on smartphone app

The GoMizzou app will begin using the DoubleMap bus-tracking application to show the locations and waiting times for buses.

After a year as a redshirt, Wilson Sundvold returns to the Tigers

Through the first day of the Columbia Regional Preview, Wilson Sundvold is tied for 42nd place shooting 7 over-par.

Columbia man injured in boat explosion at Lake of the Ozarks

David L. Thompson was airlifted to University Hospital with first- and second-degree burns.


UPDATE: 13 killed in Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage

Investigators said they had not established a motive for the rampage, which unfolded about 8:20 a.m. in the heart of the nation's capital, but they did say the attack now seems to be the work of one man. He has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Texas.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Crime summit needs blunt debate to find ways to reduce violence

Violent crime has been studied for decades, so a crime summit should offer some realistic solutions to the problems Missouri's cities face.

Southbound lane of U.S. 63 to be temporarily closed

Starting Thursday, one southbound lane of U.S. 63 will be closed in the evening. Traffic will be guided around roadwork, but drivers are advised to use alternate routes.


Two injured in drive-by shootings in north Columbia

Two people were injured when someone opened gunfire from a Sedan in north Columbia on Sunday evening, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Rockies keep Cardinals tied for first with 6-2 win

Charlie Blackmon had three hits and drove in three runs for the Rockies, who prevented the Cardinals from taking over sole possession of first place in the NL Central. They remained tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lost 2-0 to San Diego.

Hickman softball defeats Battle High School

The Hickman High School Kewpies beat the Battle High School Spartans on Monday night 13-3 in six innings.

Volunteer Missouri women's soccer coach Ben Boehner has ties to Columbia College

Ben Boehner, a former Columbia College player, now works as a volunteer assistant coach for the Missouri women's soccer team. 

Datsko Datsov, 1945 — Sept. 16, 2013, of Columbia

Datsko Datsov of Columbia died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was 68.

Stephens volleyball looks to end skid

Stephens College volleyball has not been able to win since its season opener against Southwestern College, and the team is looking to change that.