Police tell task force about homicide statistics for Columbia

The Police Department was the first group task force members asked to hear from after deciding at their previous meeting to focus on gathering research before creating policy proposals.

Providence Bowl bids farewell to Faurot Field

After a nine-year stretch at Faurot Field, the cross-town rivalry game between Hickman and Rock Bridge will move back to a high school venue.

Pierpont Coffee Club keeps group of men together

The Pierpont Store Coffee Club meets every morning around 6:30 a.m., and members chat about their daily lives, sports, politics and anything else on their minds. On Wednesday, discussion revolved around repairing lawn mowers, the Cardinals' game and a friend's trip to Hannibal.

Missouri groups promote Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange

In late August, the Missouri Foundation for Health granted $4.9 million to 16 Cover Missouri-affiliated organizations, who will promote awareness about the exchanges through a combination of community outreach and one-on-one certified application counselors.

Tolton football working to finish strong in close games

During the course of its season, the Tolton football team has had some close games. The team is stuck at 0-4 and will look to get its first win of the season on Saturday against Marionville.

Growing number of students in Columbia launch businesses while still in school

Students are able to receive encouragement from fellow entrepreneurs by being involved in the entrepreneurial community.

Missouri football's Pinkel about to eclipse Missouri legend

Dan Devine's name won't be forgotten at Missouri, but he's close to being supplanted in the Tigers' record book.

Some North Village Arts District board members hope to use Ameren site

Jake Davis, chairman of the North Village Arts District board, envisions turning the property into green space, art displays and a new location for the neighborhood's farmer's market.

Top Missouri biology teacher at Hickman High School prioritizes research

Hickman High School's Pamela Close was awarded the state's Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in May.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Climate protection agreement should be reconsidered

As climate change accelerates, so, of course, will federal spending on disaster relief and recovery, ultimately paid for by the taxpayers.

DAVID ROSMAN: Early political announcements don't mean good government

With Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, announcing his intent to run for attorney general in 2017, David Rosman says there are drawbacks when active politicians begin their campaigns too early.

Hickman softball tops Helias in strong offensive showing

The Kewpies had a strong night on offense against Helias, scoring 11 runs en route to a six-run victory over Helias.

Anti-shutdown bill advances; big fight still looms

The vote came shortly after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz held the Senate in session overnight — and the Twitterverse in his thrall — with a near-22-hour speech that charmed the tea party wing of the GOP, irritated the leadership and was meant to propel fellow Republican lawmakers into an all-out struggle to extinguish the law.

Summertime treats now becoming available year-round

A number of frozen dessert shops in Columbia are now open year-round. For example, Sparky's will be open Fridays, Saturdays and nice weather days in January and February.


SEC defenses are paltry compared to last season

Nine of 14 SEC teams are surrendering more yards than a year ago at this time. Among them are some of the conference's defensive leaders the past few seasons: Alabama, LSU and South Carolina.

House oversight panel pushes higher education officials to defend spending

UM System officials defended schools' use of state dollars, and members of the House committee called remediation spending a "crisis" and "slippery slope."

Debora Lynne Moore of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Debora Lynne Moore of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. She was 50.

Cave-dwelling fish of Missouri added to endangered list

The grotto sculpin of Perry County is threatened by contaminated water and will be listed as endangered effective Oct. 25.

Shortage causes suspension of TB skin tests at Boone County clinic

An alternative TB test, the T-spot test, costs more and is less accurate than the skin test.

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