Columbia Police Department installs sign warning of rise in burglaries

Although Columbia's crime rate has decreased in recent months, South Columbia has seen a rise in burglaries, especially near student housing.

Sitting atop National League, Cardinals await opponent

The St. Louis Cardinals are content to await the winner of a one-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates. 


Rock Bridge softball wins 14th in a row, defeats Helias

The Rock Bridge softball team won its 14th straight game by defeating Helias on Monday.

Defeat leaves Earnhardt with bitter taste

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s losing streak extends to 48 races after loss at the Monster Mile.

NHL: New rules, new roles and can 'Hawks repeat?

Enjoy the Stanley Cup-banner raising ceremony for as long as possible, Chicago. Once the puck drops to usher in the new NHL season in Chicago, Montreal and Edmonton on Tuesday, recent history suggests someone other than the Blackhawks will be hoisting the Cup in June. The 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings stand as the league's last franchise to repeat as champions.

Four boaters rescued from the Missouri River

Two boats containing four passengers became stranded in shallow water on Monday afternoon.

Michael Sam named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week

Sam received the award for his three-sack performance in Missouri's 41-19 win over Arkansas State on Saturday. Sam also added a forced fumble in the game.

Missouri soccer upsets No. 7 Florida

The Missouri women's soccer team won 1-0 at home against Florida on Sunday afternoon. 

COLUMN: Blatter should go over 2022 Qatar-strophe

Moving the tournament from its usual June-July slot to another time of year when the heat in 2022 host country Qatar isn't such a health hazard would clearly be disruptive, and not just for soccer.

Japanese gymnast takes lead from America's Mikulak at gymnastics worlds

Japan's Kohei Uchimura produced his traditional show of elegance and power to sweep past early leader Sam Mikulak, the U.S. champion, to top the standings in the all-around qualifying after three of the four sessions at the Gymnastic World Championships.

Columbia advocacy group offers 24-hour crisis-texting service

The L.E.A.D. Institute will offer the texting service in addition to its crisis-intervention phone lines.

Doctors: Missouri execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

The Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists — which represents more than 800 physician anesthesiologists, along with their residents and assistants — said the debate is not about capital punishment but simply about propofol.

Should Founding Fathers share blame for budget gridlock? Probably

The potential for a partial shutdown Tuesday is a quirk of American history. So if you're bored with blaming House Republicans or President Barack Obama, you can lay some responsibility on the Founding Fathers.

Global study: World not ready for aging population

Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, for the first time in history, seniors over the age of 60 will outnumber children under the age of 15.

MU student arrested after cat found in trash

Nickholes Martin, 18, was arrested in connection with a cat being placed in a bag and tossed into a trash bin Saturday.

Eight arrested for intoxicated-driving during weekend checkpoints

The Columbia Police Department conducted two sobriety checkpoints during the weekend, and eight drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Kinder's stance on Obamacare hypocritical

The Affordable Care act is set to being Tuesday, and Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's attempt to block the legislation is two-faced for the state pays the most of his health care costs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri legislature needs to fix school transfer law

State and city leaders must find a way to improve Kansas City’s neighborhood schools so students don’t have to travel long distances to receive a quality education. The financial consequences of transfers would make that task more difficult.

Former cruise ship entertainer helps raise money for mid-Missouri organizations

Danny Roberts, a former entertainment director for Carnival Cruise Lines, has shifted his talents to mid-Missouri. Roberts now uses his talents to raise money for local organizations.

Benton Elementary receives grant for solar panels

The school will add six solar panels to its roof courtesy of a grant from the UPS Foundation.