Charges dropped against Columbia man accused of shooting into crowd on Broadway

The early summer shooting at Broadway and Tenth Street provoked public anxiety about safety downtown and crime in Columbia.

Get to know Bloomington, site of Missouri football's game against Indiana

From Jared Fogle, the Subway guy, to the movie "Breaking Away," Bloomington, home of Indiana University, has cultural ties you might not know about.

Robert D. McDuffie, Feb. 4, 1964 — Sept. 18, 2013, of Columbia

Robert D. McDuffie of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 18. He was 49 years old.

FROM READERS: Rodents are more than pests, they're animals

Angel Becker raises hamsters, gerbils and rats. Some she has purchased and others she has rescued. Each of them have special significance to her.

Royals get win with bases-loaded walk

The Kansas City Royals squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the Kansas Rangers in the opening game on Friday night.


Missouri soccer picks up win at Mississippi State

The Missouri women's soccer team opened SEC play with a 3-1 win at Mississippi State on Friday night. 

Christian Fellowship soccer wins at North County Christian

The Christian Fellowship School boys soccer team won 5-1 at North County Christian School on Friday night. 

Women win, men tie for Columbia College soccer

The Columbia College women's soccer team won 8-0, and the men's team tied 1-1 at Harris-Stowe State University on Friday afternoon. 

Chiefs off to perfect start under Andy Reid

An impressive 26-16 victory over the Eagles in coach Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia on Thursday night left the Chiefs 3-0 for just the second time in a decade. The Chiefs have won their first three games only eight times ever, and six of the previous seven ended in the playoffs.


Obama moves to limit power-plant carbon pollution

The Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would dim coal's future.

Military groupies, Medal of Honor recipients meet in Gettysburg

The Medal of Honor Society annual convention drew almost half of the medal's 79 living recipients, as well as fans eager to collect their signatures. Donald E. Ballard of Kansas City was one of the recipients in attendance. Ballard was a Navy corpsman in Vietnam and threw himself on a grenade to help a wounded comrade get to safety.

Kansas City harvests a bumper crop of gardens

Support and ambition grow among the greens, fruits and vegetables in Kansas City's urban farms as the city joins the West Coast as another pillar of produce.

Away from Washington, Obama regroups for fiscal showdowns

A recently expanded auto plant near Kansas City is the venue for Obama to argue Friday that the U.S. economy is primed to thrive, if only Congress will let it.

Cellphone application reports Missouri fall colors

The app provides weekly fall color reports from places around Missouri, with GPS navigation information.

Employers cut jobs in 20 U.S. states in August

Although the U.S. job market showed modest improvement this year, not all parts of the country reflected that change.


St. Louis workshop focuses on cyberbullying

Organizers say the workshop will include police officers conducting a mock re-investigation of the Megan Meier case using current state laws instituted after Megan's death.

Reid's return a success as Chiefs top Eagles 26-16

A dynamic Chiefs defense forced five turnovers and sacked a harried Michael Vick five times.

Boy, 3, among 13 injured in Chicago park shooting

At least 10 ambulances responded to the scene, transporting victims to several area hospitals. One victim transported himself to a hospital, police said.

Columbia's Old 63 park to be named in honor of local veteran

The Parks and Recreation Commission will recommend that the City Council adopt one of three new names for Old 63 Roadside Park.

Rep. Chris Kelly open to marijuana legalization

A planned open forum for discussing marijuana policy in the state of Missouri eventually turned into a pep-rally of sorts for its legalization Thursday night at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.