Senate steps back from brink on nominations

Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer and Republican Sen. John McCain worked together to resolve conflict about confirming President Barack Obama's nominees.

Investigators: Cattle-rustling arrest just tip of iceberg

The suspect's DNA was matched to four other theft cases, according to a probable cause statement.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Humane horse slaughter may serve sound purpose

Daviess County might seem like an unlikely place for horse slaughter, until you consider it is home to Missouri's largest Amish settlement, where horses are common in everyday life.

Southwest Missouri company pleads to federal charges

Springfield-based GuildMaster Inc. was represented in court by company president Stephen Crowder and pleaded guilty to trafficking in goods with counterfeit marks.

Congressional hearing planned on White River

Congressmen Jason Smith and Billy Long were among those who expressed concern about the January designation of the White River as a National Blueway.

Judge Crane resigning from Missouri appeals court

Judge Kathianne Knaup Crane plans to retire Aug. 15 from the eastern district Missouri Court of Appeals.

Missouri's Pinkel, Franklin to represent football team at SEC Media Days

Missouri's Gary Pinkel, quarterback James Franklin, wide receiver L'Damian Washington and linebacker Andrew Wilson will speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Columbia City Council approves controversial electric transmission lines

While neighborhood opposition carried into a public hearing at the City Council meeting Monday evening, the council approved a proposed transmission line route recommended by Columbia Water and Light.

Family, friends gather at McKee Park to honor fatally shot teen

More than 50 people marched at McKee Park on Monday evening in remembrance of Tre'Veon Marshall, who was fatally shot at the park late Sunday night.

Columbia City Council moves closer to youth violence task force

Conversations with City Council members suggest significant reservations about a possible youth curfew ordinance.

After hiatus, Twinkies return to Columbia stores

Twinkies and other Hostess snacks have returned after a hiatus caused by bankruptcy.

New Mizzou Hillel director plans to introduce new programs

The interim director of Mizzou Hillel, Jeanne Snodgrass, has been named the campus Jewish center's permanent director.

Walmart on Campus to open at the Lofts near MU

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014, the Walmart on Campus store will offer groceries, convenience items and health and beauty products. 

Radium game: The life and legacy of Herman Schlundt

Herman Schlundt, an MU researcher for 35 years, was at the forefront of radium research. Now, almost 80 years after his death, his legacy still marks MU.

About 500 UM part-time workers will not receive health care until 2015

Earlier this month, the Obama administration pushed back the required start date for large employers to offer coverage, so the University of Missouri System will wait.

Father, son cool off at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

A father tooks his 6-year-old son to Little Mates Cove on Monday, when the heat index reached 94 in Columbia.

Dale March, July 16, 1926 — July 15, 2013

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Teen sentenced to 17 years in prison for murder of Bryan Rankin Jr.

Lamarr Mayfield, 16, must serve more than 14 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole. 

Dale March, 86, was longtime builder in Columbia

Dale March enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and working on his woodcraft business.

FROM READERS: Stephens College is upgrading facilities this summer

Stephens College is in the middle of several facility upgrades. Janese Silvey gives a summary of all the changes.