Lawsuit challenges Missouri court fee

The lawsuit asserts that applying the surcharge to municipal courts violates portions of the Missouri Constitution on access to courts and unfunded mandates.

Perez homers twice, leads Duffy, Royals past Twins

Danny Duffy (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings hours after being promoted from Triple-A. Minnesota lost its fourth in a row.

Wainwright struggles in Cards' 10-0 loss to Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals had their ace going for a sweep over the Cincinnati Reds, but Adam Wainwright was way out of character in a 10-0 loss on Wednesday night.

Freshman quarterback Brevinn Tyler stays calm in Battle

Brevinn Tyler, a freshman and the first-ever quarterback at Battle High School, is mature beyond his 14 years.

Task force looks ahead to solving Columbia's violence problem

The task force will come up with research questions to address at their next meeting. Councilman Michael Trapp said after the meeting he would like to see official recognition that there is a gang problem in Columbia.

DAVID ROSMAN: King speech still resonates with today's issues

We all have dreams for a better planet. But to get there, we must look forward with our eyes wide-open, not behind with our eyes hard-shut.

Friday night high school football pushed back

Columbia games will begin at 8 p.m. — an hour later than originally scheduled — because of high temperatures.

First Ward kicks off Ward Check-In meetings

Residents of the First Ward were the primary attendees of the meeting at the Daniel Boone City Building, where First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt and other department heads spoke about issues concerning the area.

At Tolton, best friends look to build on last season

Fr. Tolton Catholic High School is set to begin its second season of varsity football. Seniors — and best friends — Orie Hemme and Austin Gregory were sidelined by injury last season, but both men are eager to contribute and are optimistic about the upcoming season.

Missouri commit Grant Jones looks to savor senior year at Hickman

Hickman's two-way star hopes to keep focused on the present rather than his future at Missouri as his team looks to build on last year's 9-2 season.

Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile praises his personnel

Rock Bridge football kicks off their season at 7 p.m. Friday at De Smet Jesuit High School. Head coach A.J. Ofodile is excited to begin the season with a great core of young players.

While remembering a legacy, speakers call for more progress

A crowd gathered on the lawn of the Missouri State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to remember and celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" delivered 50 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Former Rome Restaurant building faces demolition

The owner, Cory Hodapp, said he will either level the building outright or preserve some of the structure. He hopes to convert it to commercial and residential use.

Missouri football tries to balance big hits, serious consequences

There are several rule changes in college football this year, but one in particular has Missouri players and coaches talking.

Battle High School hosts its first back-to-school night

Parents and students alike were excited to be a part of something new.

J. KARL MILLER: First deny, then apologize has become the norm for lying celebrities

J. KARL MILLER: The use of performance-enhancing drugs by baseball's biggest stars is indicative of a larger celebrity trend of lying, then denying. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Second Amendment protections vital

Constantine Randazzo: Second Amendment protection laws are vital to the continued defense of the U.S. Constitution.

Readers would march for political compromise, better health care, other issues

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, the Missourian asked readers what causes they would march for today.

BATTLE RISING: New members join school's dance team

Ten girls auditioned for the Battle High School dance team, the Sparklers, on Tuesday at the Battle High School Performing Arts Center.

Battle High softball's focus on building leadership

The Battle High Spartans lost 12-0 to the Moberly Spartans in the first softball game in Battle High history.