Barthena L. Barnes, Jan. 1, 1914 - Sept. 9, 2013

Missouri soccer implements ACL injury prevention program

Missouri soccer athletic trainer Tara McCleland and assistant team physician Mark Adams have designed a program that helps strengthen parts of the leg to lessen the likelihood of an ACL injury.

UPDATE: Colorado flooding claims at least 3 lives

Flash flooding and mudslides have prompted evacuations in Boulder County.

Missouri loses arbitration in tobacco case

Missouri to refund tobacco companies after losing arbitration case, according to Attorney General Chris Koster.

Ameren plans cleanup of downtown Columbia site

The company is planning to remove 36,000 tons of contaminated soil and needs a place outside the city to dump it.

Women outrun men in regaining jobs since recession

Women have regained many of the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.

Five things to know about Missouri's veto session

A months-long campaign over the governor's vetoes concluded with Missouri lawmakers overriding a record number of vetoes but falling short on two of the highest-profile measures that sought to cut taxes and nullify some federal gun-control laws.

Kansas City priest sentenced to 50 years for child pornography

The Rev. Shawn Ratigan, was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to five counts of producing child pornography in August 2012.

Brewers win to end Cardinals' 5-game streak

St. Louis fell into a tie with Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL Central. Both teams are 85-61 with 16 games remaining. The idle Cincinnati Reds are 2½ back.

Columbia College men's soccer shuts out Westminster College 4-0

Junior forward Marko Paunovic netted a hat trick in 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

Record number of vetoes overridden; gun and tax-cut bills both put to rest

Despite coming up short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of a controversial tax-cut and gun bill, the Missouri General Assembly overrode a record number of vetoes Wednesday during its veto session.

UPDATE: Gun bill override fails by single vote in Senate

House Bill 436 was sent to the Senate earlier Wednesday after the House voted to override the veto by a vote of 109-49. The override attempt failed in the Senate by a vote of 22-12.

Battle's Willingham is football team's "hype man"

Marshall Willingham stars on both sides of the ball for Battle High School, and he's piled up some impressive statistics after two games. Willingham talks about his "crazy" persona on the field and his search for peace off of it.

Governor speaks to students at Fairview Elementary School

He congratulated Fairview students and teachers on having such a high Missouri School Improvement Program 5 score and for their constant hard work toward being one of the leading elementary schools in the state.

The Missouri House rejects motion to override veto of tax-cut bill

The Missouri House debated HB 253 one last time before rejecting a motion to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the tax-cut bill.

Missouri lawmakers sustain veto of sex offender bill

The House briefly discussed the bill but set it aside without voting on an override after supporters acknowledged that many of their colleagues had concerns about it. Under the bill, people who were younger than 18 when they committed sex offenses would have no longer appeared on law enforcement websites that list the names, photos and addresses of sex offenders.


Research will be first priority for task force on crime

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence decided at its meeting Wednesday to put its initial focus on researching problems related to violence in Columbia before it proposes any recommendations or solutions.

Stephens soccer team scores historic first

The Stephens College soccer team scored its first goal since the program restarted last season.

Rock Bridge quarterback 'Logan Football' Twehous has the Bruins off to a 2-0 record

Despite orchestrating a prolific offense in the first two games, Rock Bridge quarterback Logan Twehous credits those around him.

Longest-living quadriplegic dies one month before 85th birthday

Janet Barnes died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Festus, exactly one month before her 85th birthday. Because of an error during her delivery, Mrs. Janet Barnes was a quadriplegic. She was a volunteer at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School and at University Hospital.