Ridgeway residents and volunteers clean up alleys in hopes of better neighborhood

From left, John Frost, Jackie Wong, Jerry Wong and Ming Wong pick up garbage on Grand Avenue as part of the "Love Where You Live" event in the First Ward on Saturday. "We love volunteering," Ming Wong said.

Volunteers and residents gathered to clean up the Ridgeway neighborhood. The project is a grassroots program called "Love Where You Live," which was an idea that originated in Plato, Texas.

Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin days away from Missouri execution

Franklin, who was sentenced to death for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday. It will be the first execution in Missouri in almost three years.

Clarkson leads second-half resurgence for Missouri men's basketball

Missouri returned to Kansas City Saturday night, defeating Hawaii 92-80. Jordan Clarkson played intelligently in the second half, and Earnest Ross brought out an aggressive game.

'Politics of the Black Body' series to feature film that questions identity

Mother and son Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas, part of the team that created "Question Bridge," will screen their film and host supplemental discussions during the series.

Criswell makes an impact in return from suspension

Missouri forward Tony Criswell performed well in his first game back after a suspension. His teammates praised his performance after the game.

Missouri volleyball prepares to play South Carolina Sunday

After their victory over the Florida Gators on Friday, the Missouri volleyball team quickly switched focus to prepare for their next away game at South Carolina on Sunday. "Within preparing for the Friday match, we're also preparing for the Sunday match," junior Emily Wilson said.

Rock Bridge soccer falls short to Glendale in quarterfinals

The Bruins had high expectations of returning to the semifinals for the fourth straight year. Instead, they were stunned 1-0 on their own turf.

Columbia College volleyball sweeps Park, advances to nationals

Columbia College volleyball beats Park University in three sets to claim the American Midwest Conference Tournament Championship.

Missouri's January minimum-wage increase falls short, group says

The state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $7.50 per hour. While some argue the increase is too small, others say it makes Missouri uncompetitive. 

Columbia police seek help finding missing girl, 14

Desiree Marion was last seen at 8:40 a.m. Thursday after a family member dropped her off at school.

FROM READERS: Young Socialists Club strives for bipartisan collaboration

After returning from a trip to Appalachia, Greyson Holliday wanted to try to do something to make a difference. That's when he decided to start the Young Socialists Club at Rock Bridge High School.

Steen continues streak in Blues win over the Hurricanes

Alexander Steen extended his scoring streak to 13 games, the longest for a Blues player since Pierre Turgeon had a 15-game streak in 1999-2000.

Columbia swimmers compete at boys high school state championships

Seven Rock Bridge High School boys competed in the event, along with a swimmer from both Hickman and Battle.

George Gordon Fleener, March 25, 1923 — Nov. 15, 2013

George Gordon Fleener of Columbia died Nov. 15, 2013. He was 90.

George Fleener was a World War II veteran, fisheries biologist

George Fleener served during World War II and worked as a fisheries biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation for nearly 40 years. He died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was 90.


Chiefs, Manning to get some solid answers Sunday

Denver and Kansas City will play for first place in the AFC West on Sunday night.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: United front needed to resolve 'border war'

Kansas and Missouri need a united front to resolve "border war" after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gave a speech at a Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the subject.


Finally, Austin gives Rams a game-changer

Tavon Austin's unexpected 98-yard punt return helped boost the Rams' standing, morale