Grand opening of new Missouri golf center announced

The grand opening of the Walsworth Family Golf Center is set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28. The facility will include two indoor hitting bays, team locker rooms, team lounges, coaching offices and a swing pattern analysis video station.


Missouri soccer begins SEC play Friday

Missouri's first conference game will be against Mississippi State, which has a new coach and a forward who already has eight goals this season.

City, county announce transition dates for Public Safety Joint Communications

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the county will start fully funding Public Safety Joint Communications operations through reimbursements to the city. In addition, Public Safety Joint Communications employees now working for the city will become county employees on Jan. 1, 2015.

Vatican expert says new pope offers same message but in different manner

Father John Wauck spoke Wednesday at the Missouri School of Journalism about Pope Francis' immediate popularity and rapport with people and its effect on communications.

Police investigating Conley Road Break Time convenience store robbery

No one was injured during the robbery.

Coal's future darkens around the world

Renewable energy sources are becoming more popular while the dependence on coal is decreasing. 

13th annual Fire Factor event demonstrates fire safety for students

 The Columbia Fire Department set a replica of a student's room on fire on Wednesday to demonstrate fire safety. The replica room was destroyed in 90 seconds.


MU program honors six biomedical research projects

Coulter Translational Partnership Program honored six projects that have received funding, which serves as a bridge in a technology's entrance into the marketplace, where it can later be used by mainstream health services.

Obama traveling to Kansas City-area auto plant

President Obama will illustrate the comeback of the nation's auto industry during his visit to Ford's Claycomo plant.

Rita Dudley traveled to all 50 states and was a florist

Rita Julie Dudley died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a 7-year battle against cancer. She was 55.

Rita Dudley, Feb. 19, 1958 — Sept. 17, 2013, of Columbia

Rita Dudley loved to travel. She visited all 50 states, finishing with Hawaii in December 2012.

FROM READERS: Les Bourgeois Vineyards celebrates annual grape harvest

Activities included pumpkin painting, wine-cork crafts and grape stomping.

Police arrest man for Proctor Drive burglary

Wayne Bryant II is accused of committing a burglary on Proctor Drive on Monday afternoon. He is also a suspect in two earlier burglaries.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lessons from the veto session and positive uses of drone technology

A roundup of editorials from Missouri newspapers.

Matt Holliday leads Cardinals to 11-4 win over Rockies

Matt Holliday had four hits, including a two-run homer, to help the St. Louis Cardinals take over sole possession of the NL Central with an 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Indians rally off bullpen for 5-3 win over Royals

Asdrubal Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and Cleveland rallied off the stingy Kansas City Royals bullpen for a 5-3 victory Tuesday night that evened their series.

'Gone Girl' film seeks extras in Cape Girardeau

Casting calls for the film, which is partly set in a fictional southern Missouri town, will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

FROM READERS: Stephens College starts news blog highlighting campus happenings

SC-Scene will inform people "about events, student successes, performances and other campus happenings" and may also serve as an outlet for Stephens to comment on community issues.

Royals topple Indians 7-2

Bruce Chen worked five innings and Salvador Perez doubled home two runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Wednesday night.

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton dies

He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, including their final bout at Yankee Stadium where he was sure he had beaten him once again.