Air conditioning reduces Columbia Public Schools dismissal due to heat

There have been no early dismissals at Columbia Public Schools so far this school year, but with temperatures rising into the upper 90s, this week's heat might affect the district's outdoor sports.

City offices will be closed on Labor Day

A variety of Columbia city services will be shut down Monday in observance of Labor Day.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Petition asks for Shakir Hamoodi's sentence to be commuted

In May 2012, Shakir Hamoodi, a Columbia resident, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison because he sent money to his brothers and sisters in Iraq more than a decade ago.

Spanish Amateur champion returns to lead Missouri golf

Coming off a win this summer at the 2013 Spanish Amateur Championship, Emilio Cuartero said he looks forward to the pressure that comes with being the Tigers' top returning player.


MU men's cross country picked 3rd in SEC preseason poll

The Missouri men's and women's cross country teams were predicted to finish third and eights, respectively, in the preseason Southeastern Conference coaches poll. 

National Science Foundation awards grant to MU's QuEST program

The professional development program for science teachers working with students in kindergarten through sixth grade will receive $2.6 million.


Downtown Columbia Leadership Council unimpressed with latest CVS proposal

An attorney for the pharmacy company said the new plans include specifics that were lacking in previous ones, but council members remained unmoved. 

Edward 'Chase' Senor loved family, outdoor activities

Edward "Chase" Senor died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. He was 33. He worked for Columbia Lawn Care, a job his sister said he loved. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.


Gerald 'Jerry' Kramer, 73, of Columbia loved to look back on his travels

Gerald Kramer's wife said his years of working in sales made him the man she best remembers him to be: talkative, humorous and outgoing. Mr. Kramer of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. He was 73.


Lee Henson, 72, fought for disability rights, brought humor to every aspect of life

A mid-life bike accident left Albert Lee Henson III paralyzed from the chest down, but the accident didn’t freeze his passion or giddy grin.

Eileen Hargraves enjoyed spending time with family

Eileen Hargraves of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. She was 90.

Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence will meet for first time

The group's first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. It will be open to the public.

National tax cut battle turns intense in Missouri

The massive campaign is meant to persuade — or dissuade — a few wavering Missouri lawmakers who will decide in September whether to override the governor's veto of the state's first income tax cut in nearly a century.

Joe Kelly, Matt Holliday lead Cards to 6-1 win over Reds

Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

UPDATE: Topping-off event marks Ballpark Village milestone

The final piece of structural steel was put in place Tuesday. The development will open next year with restaurants and drinking establishments.

Missouri plans meetings focused on deer disease

The sessions are aimed at hunters, landowners, conservation groups and businesses, including captive deer breeders and big-game hunting preserves.

Royals rout Rays 11-1 in makeup of May snow-out

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Billy Butler also went deep and the Royals romped to an 11-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday.

Battle High is hosting auditions for its competitive dance team

Dance team coach Danyale Williams taught prospective team members the audition routine on Monday. Auditions will be held Tuesday.

Missouri football in near-perfect health as opener approaches

Coach Gary Pinkel has been preaching player safety this season. The Tigers have no significant injuries to report heading into Saturday’s season opener, and all players will be expected to suit up and play against Murray State.

Columbia man sentenced to 10 years on sodomy charges

The victim was the 6-year-old daughter of Jesse Lee Heaston's girlfriend at the time.