Game-day requests have downtown leaders rethinking street closures

After a burst of street closure requests were denied by the City Council, the Community Improvement District is discussing a new process.

Park on Old 63 to be named after Columbia resident killed in Afghanistan

The park's new name was approved on a unanimous vote by the Columbia City Council on Monday to honor Wyatt, who was killed in July 2012 while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Missouri volleyball shrugs off record-best start, focuses on improvement

Missouri volleyball matched the school record for season-opening wins with its win Tuesday. The Tigers beat Austin Peay 25-10, 25-12, 25-12 to reach 19-0 and tie the 31-year-old record.


Proposal would send UM Curators student voting rights to public

St. Louis attorney Brad Ketcher proposed a ballot initiative that would allow the public to vote on whether the student representative on the UM System Board of Curators — or other public universities in the state — will have the ability to vote.

Missouri cross country teams prepare for meets

At the teams' last meet, the men finished 11th and the women finished 18th.

Battle softball looks to sophomore leader as district play begins

As Battle softball prepares for district play, the team looks to sophomore Sam Myers for leadershipand production. 

Briannica Ponder breaks saves record as Stephens College soccer falls to Lyon College

Goalkeeper Briannica Ponder breaks the NAIA saves record despite a loss Tuesday night. 

Half-price Missouri football tickets available for next 3 home games

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, fans can purchase general admission football tickets for the Florida (Oct. 19), South Carolina (Oct. 26) and Tennessee (Nov. 2) games for $25.

DONALD KAUL: It's all their fault

Cutting government spending in hard times only makes times harder. We’re already hurting the economy by cutting government employment too much.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't lift spending lid on federal campaign finance law

A case scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday could move federal campaign law closer to Missouri. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission seeks to throw out the overall limits on what a donor can contribute to all party committees, political action committees and federal candidates in a two-year election cycle.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police need to set professional standard

An editorial in the Columbia Daily Tribune once again continues its traditional sympathetic approach to police misconduct issues.

Missouri sees sharp rise in certain tick-borne illnesses

Doctors do not always order laboratory tests to diagnose patients with tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, before treating them with antibiotics. So there's no way to determine how many cases there actually are. One thing is certain: Some tick-borne illnesses increased this year in Missouri.

ROSE NOLEN: In America, we can't live without people

We cannot afford to shut down our government. Things can go wrong any place, any time, and when they do, we depend on the people who work for this nation.

Detroit Tigers rally past A's to force Game 5 in ALDS

The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field.

Powell served in Army, worked at Jefferson Junior High School, Hickman High School

E. Dale Powell of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. He was 81.

E. Dale Powell, Nov. 12, 1931 - Oct. 8, 2013

E. Dale Powell, 81, of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

Woman shot in face during apparent domestic disturbance

A 42-year-old woman was shot in the face during an apparent domestic disturbance on Tuesday at her Apple Grove Trailer Park home, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department. A man is being held at the Boone County Jail in connection with the incident.

Heather Cole worked at The 63 Diner, attended Moberly Area Community College

Heather Lenae Cole of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. She was 20.

Heather Leane Cole, December 20, 1992-October 4, 2013

Heather Leane Cole, 20, had worked as a waitress at The 63 Diner since she was 16.

Health law glitches: fatal or fleeting?

The online enrollment system for the Affordable Care Act continues to experience startup delays. The administration said it is adding servers to handle the high volume of user requests.