Columbia City Council delays vote on plan for brick streets

Advocates for people with disabilities opposed a part of the plan that recommends restoring brick streets that are now paved over.


Missouri football's James Franklin: 'My legacy's already been determined'

On Monday afternoon, James Franklin spoke with the media for the first time in five weeks. The senior captain is getting a second lease on a season initially feared to be lost.

UPDATE: Missouri governor denies clemency for Franklin

Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday denied a clemency request for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime a "cowardly and calculated shooting."


Missouri group to protest Tuesday against Franklin execution

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will hold Tuesday evening vigils in Columbia and Jefferson City for convicted serial killer Joseph Franklin.

Students at town hall meeting speak of feeling excluded at Homecoming

In front of an audience of about 50 people, representatives of several student groups described divisions along racial lines and between the Greek and non-Greek community at Homecoming.

Columbia women's soccer draws Vanguard for NAIA opener

The 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship opening round bracket was released Monday. Columbia College is scheduled to head to Costa Mesa, Calif., to take on Vanguard University on Saturday.

No. 24 Mississippi football streaks into rankings

Mississippi's nationally ranked again after a four-game winning streak that's included some record-setting offensive numbers.

Westminster men's soccer advances to Division III Sweet 16

Westminster's men's soccer team beat Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 of NCAA Division III soccer tournament. The team plays Loras College this weekend in Dubuque, Iowa.

Missouri's Clarkson named SEC Player of the Week

Junior guard Jordan Clarkson was named SEC Player of the Week on Monday. Over two games, Clarkson averaged 22 points and 3.5 assists, leading Missouri to wins over Southern Illinois and Hawaii.

Artist teaches Lee Elementary students yarn art

While in town to plan for his installation at the True/False Film Festival, artist Eric Rieger stopped by Lee Elementary School to teach students to create designs by weaving yarn through a chain link fence.


Columbia to seek public input meeting on pickleball courts

Pickleball, a hybrid sport of tennis and badminton, is gaining popularity nationally and in Columbia. A proposed plan would create dedicated courts for area players to use.

For some MU students, the recent tornadoes hit close to home

The tornadoes and thunderstorms that hit the Midwest over the weekend affected the lives of many MU students. Some were traveling when the storms hit, while others saw their hometowns receive heavy damage.

Comet ISON will be visible as it nears the sun

Comet ISON will be visible Tuesday for the last time until it completes its journey around the sun in early December.

MU invests in Arizona observatory

MU is investing in an observatory in Tucson, Ariz. The telescope at the observatory is much larger than MU's, which will allow the university to conduct more detailed research.

Revamping bus system hits home for those who need it most

Public transportation has outgrown the city's population and poses a challenge for people who rely on the bus every day. The city plans an overhaul of its bus system in August and looking ahead to additional changes if funding becomes available.

Improved downtown bus routes could boost business

Columbia Transit proposed three options for changes to downtown bus routes as part of its CoMO Connect project to improve city bus services. The routes vary in coverage area and could help boost traffic in downtown restaurants and businesses.

Cam Newton lifts Panthers over Patriots 24-20

Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers held off the New England Patriots 24-20 Monday night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play.

Missouri volleyball moves up in rankings

It's been a long climb from unranked to No. 4. Do you know what goes into determining Missouri's ranking?

Tea ceremony honors Columbia artist at city hall

Norleen Nosri presented her recent artwork, a set of dozens of ceramic teacups, at city hall on Monday. The teacups are meant to represent the members of Columbia's community, she said.

Lance Armstrong: UCI head planned to cover-up Tour doping

Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France.