Colorado flooding hits home for MU student Jaimee Zupan

The rains in Colorado have stopped, but thousands of people remained stranded on Tuesday by high water and washed out roads in the state.

Jaimee Zupan  reflects on the effects the Colorado floodings have had on her hometown of Aurora. She compared the rainfall to the snowstorm Missouri saw earlier this year.

Harrisburg football suffers frustrating first loss

Despite a frantic effort in the final minute of play, the Harrisburg Bulldogs suffered their first ever loss, falling to Brookfield in a close junior varsity contest. The final score was 14-10.

Tori Murden McClure, who rowed solo across Atlantic, engages Westminster students

Tori Murden McClure champions the lessons learned in failure at Westminster College's annual symposium. This year's topic was "Global Sport: A Common Language in a Diverse World?"

Missouri football's Randy Ponder faces tough test against Indiana

Missouri football's secondary thinks it has improved in 2013 after intercepting six passes in its first two games. But on Saturday, the Tigers face their stiffest test of the season against an Indiana offense averaging 339 passing yards per game.

Columbia College's women's golf team wins its first tournament

All five of the Columbia College women's golfers finished in the top 10 +as the Cougars captured the title at the Baker University Fall Invitational on Monday. 

Missouri men's golf team wins Columbia Regional Preview

The Missouri men's golf team won its second straight tournament of the season. Missouri beat 10 teams with a score of 12-under par.

Aimee Mullins, first amputee in NCAA, to speak at MU

Aimee Mullins, the first amputee to compete in the NCAA, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at MU's Jesse Auditorium. 

Parents voice bullying concerns at Ashland school board meeting

Following concerns of bullying at Ashland high schools, Superintendent Chris Felmlee said his door is open to concerns about bullying.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protecting rights of people is of utmost importance

The governor called HB 436 “unsafe.” If the governor thinks it's “unsafe” to make law enforcement officials (state or federal) accountable for infringing on the rights of the people, then he must not know much about history.

Sandusky's bid for new trial in Pa. judges' hands

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer faced skeptical questioning Tuesday from three judges on the Pennsylvania appeals court over his client's request that they order a new trial in his child sexual abuse case.

Weir out of Sochi after not registering for season

U.S. Figure Skating confirmed Tuesday that two-time Olympian Johnny Weir did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, where the Sochi team will be selected. The deadline to register was Sept. 1.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keeping young offenders out of jail pays dividends

One of the things that Missouri government does well is juvenile justice. Now many other states have realized what Missouri realized decades ago: Locking kids up in detention centers neither bodes well for their futures nor keeps the public any safer.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Naming the names behind extreme weather

A group of climate change activists wants hurricanes to be named after head-in-the-sand politicos who — in mindless defiance of science — are climate change deniers.

ROSE NOLEN: Cost of funerals is outrageous

Even though funerals provide an important step in the grieving process, they shouldn't cost so much.




Rock Bridge volleyball cruises past Hermann to stay undefeated

The Rock Bridge volleyball team defeated Hermann High School on Tuesday night, improving its record to 9-0.

Robbery reported at Passions store in Columbia

A man came into the store and demanded money, then left on foot with an undisclosed amount, the Columbia Police Department said.

Downtown Columbia Leadership Council discusses possibility of converting one-way streets

Much of the discussion at the Tuesday evening meeting focused on the feasibility of converting a stretch of Locus Street into a two-way street.

Belinda Hulen was encouraging mother, wife, worked as accountant

Belinda Gay Hulen of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. She was 53.

City Council votes to not approve road closures for Electric Flurry

The event, which calls itself the "World's Largest Foam Party," has not been through the usual vetting process, Mayor Bob McDavid said.

Arrest made in connection to fire at Highlands home

James Kevin Tharp of Columbia was charged with first-degree arson in connection with an Aug. 23 fire on Dunbar Drive.