UPDATE: Officials say woman tried to ram barrier with car at White House

A motorist with a child in her car led police on a chase from the White House past the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said.

Boone County WIC program has funds to operate through October

The program, usually financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is running on unspent money from fiscal year 2013.

Honor Flights continue for war veterans

Veterans will continue visits to national war memorials despite the government shutdown.

Shutdown's effects on city government minimal for now

The government shutdown has limited city government access to federal information and slowed the flow of paperwork.

Columbia's first diverging diamond interchange due to open Oct. 14

The interchange will ease traffic by allowing vehicles to make left turns onto the I-70 access ramp without waiting for oncoming traffic to pass.

Missouri House staffer who left gun in Capitol bathroom resigns

Dave Evans has resigned amid backlash for leaving his gun in a Capitol bathroom last month. He worked for House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: America needs a 20-minute, no exceptions government shutdown

As a nation, we have decided that government will perform certain duties. We can argue about which of them are vital, but those discussions should take place calmly and rationally, not at the point of a gun held by greedy people.

Competitive mixed martial arts fighter among staff at new training center

The Heart of America Athletic Training Center will have special mixed martial arts fighting trainers, a cage for fighting and other equipment. Its grand opening is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Could the problem be us?

As I think about it, maybe it is our generation that doesn’t spend enough quality time with our children today. Maybe it is our generation that will not protect young children from standards that are too high or expectations by society today.

Injured Alex Fredette lends perspective to Hickman teammates

After a summer knee surgery sidelined him for his senior season, Alex Fredette has continued to support his teammates in whatever way he can.

Missouri soccer 'grandma' acts as vocal leader

Missouri senior defender Sarah Thune has dealt with adversity early in life to become one of her team's vocal leaders. 

Rock Bridge volleyball loses to Helias Catholic

Rock Bridge High School volleyball was defeated by Helias Catholic on Thursday night. The match was the second it has lost this season.

Columbia police investigate report of shots fired at Petro Mart

Two or three shots were fired at about 1:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Petro Mart on North College Avenue.

39th Annual Old Wheels Car Show set for Sunday

The annual car show will feature a raffle, music and games.

Meals on Wheels looks to make up lost money

Meals on Wheels of Columbia hopes to recoup some of its lost funds with its first Fall Fund Fest on Oct. 12.

Ellis Library adds $10,000 treasure to its collection with 1996 Bible

Businessman Bruce Kovner donated a rare Pennyroyal Caxton Bible to MU's Special Collections and Rare Books department.

Battle High's nose guard Brandon Hedrick inspired by his grandfather

Battle High School nose guard Brandon Hedrick is the anchor of the Spartans' defensive front. The defensive lineman is a disruptive force on the field. Off the field, however, Hedrick is a mild-mannered "friendly giant" who enjoys playing the trumpet.

Sitting at 4-1, Rock Bridge football has tough road ahead

The Rock Bridge football team is 4-1 but faces a tough schedule the rest of the season. The team is on the road for three of its next four games.

Current Tolton squad laying groundwork for future teams

Tolton athletic director and football coach Chad Masters believes his team will compete for championships sooner rather than later.

Former MU professor viewed life 'through the lens of history'

Charles Nauert of Overland Park, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 85 years old.