2 Boone County teens held on credit theft charges

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested two teenagers Friday following a July burglary investigation.

Samuel Wayne Robertson, former deputy sheriff, loved to cycle

Samuel Wayne Robertson of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2013, at University Hospital. He was 58.

Samuel Wayne Robertson, June 22, 1955 — Aug. 23, 2013

Samuel Wayne Robertson, 58, of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, August 23th, 2013 at University Hospital. He was born June 22nd, 1955 in Muskogee, OK.

Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done'

Tens of thousands marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech. They said King's dream included equality for not only African-Americans but also for other groups.

Harrisburg football, town get on the board for the first time

For the first time in school history, Harrisburg High School played football against opposing teams. The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns at the jamboree but have a long way to go. Their town, however, is behind them.

March on Washington: Then and now

Here are some images from then and now, from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and from Saturday's National Action to Realize the Dream.

25 years in the making, Hindu encyclopedia is complete

The text is written in English and includes about 7,000 articles on Hinduism and its practices. The work also deals with Indian history, languages, art, music, dance, architecture, medicine and women's issues.

California vies for new space industry

California lawmakers are debating a bill to insulate manufacturers of spaceships in order to limit customers' suits.

Permit requirment for Missouri baptisms criticized

The National Park Service will no longer require permits for baptisms at Ozark National Scenic Riverways after a congressman from Missouri raised concerns.


More armed security seen at schools after Newtown

Many states have passed legislation in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting last year, including Missouri, which allowed state employees to keep firearms in a vehicle on state property.


DEAR READER: Plans and other hopes for news coverage this fall

The first week of school means a fresh start, again, for the Missourian. Two issues we plan to concentrate on this fall are safety in our community and sexual assault on college campuses.

Battle football offers respite for cousin of slain Tre'Veon Marshall

Battle High School freshman Zeontrez Marshall lost his cousin Tre'Veon Marshall this summer, and football is one part of his life that has helped return things to normal.

Missouri football's Matt White showed wit; now he shows force

Matt White made the play of the day during Thursday's Missouri football scrimmage. It was the culmination of an impressive fall camp in which White added brute force to his game.

TELL US: What would you march for today?

In the past 50 years, people around the world have marched for topics as diverse as animal rights, energy dependence, marriage equality, abortion, education and gun rights.

Fire breaks out in basement of Highlands house

The damage is estimated to be $20,000, including structural and smoke damage.

MAP scores show drop in math proficiency for Columbia students

At Columbia Public Schools, science scores are consistent, and the academic achievement gap among students persists.

State Historical Society of Missouri to commemorate Border War edict

An event at the State Historical Society of Missouri will explore a moment in the Missouri-Kansas Border War.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Honoring a father with reminders for better health

Columbia resident encourages regular colonoscopies after her father died of colon cancer in 1999.

Rock Bridge boys soccer tries to work out kinks before season

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team looks to build off its past success to reach the state championships this season. The team is ranked 28th in the nation by

FROM READERS: Collaborative research at MU leads to scientific discovery

Researchers plan to highlight the value of collaborative research on MU Research Core Facilities Day on Sept. 12.