Chester and Vonda Edwards reflect on their 51 years of marriage

Chester and Vonda Edwards married in 1962 and say they have lived a blessed life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Theater workshop designed to inspire children's creativity

Theater Reaching Young People & Schools Children's Theater hosts monthly workshops at the Columbia Public Library for children ages 3-12.

Registered sex offender arrested on new charges

Dennis Hatten, 58, of Mexico was being held at the Boone County Jail on Saturday morning on rape and child molestation charges.

Fires cause damage at two Columbia homes

The Columbia Fire Department extinguished fires at residences Friday night and Saturday morning. No one was injured in either fire.

2-year-old boy killed after being struck by SUV in Holts Summit

The SUV was pulling into a driveway Friday evening when it hit the boy.


UPDATE: 2 dead in San Francisco airliner crash

More than 180 people were taken to nine area hospitals, but the majority had relatively minor injuries but at least five people were reported in critical condition.

Linda Jean Irvin taught at West Junior High School for 25 years

Linda Jean Alverson Irvin of Columbia died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was 73.

Linda Jean Irvin of Columbia, Jan. 13, 1940 — July 4, 2013

Linda Jean (Alverson) Irvin, of Columbia passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Curfews are not the solution to youth crime in Columbia

Curfews raise many questions about enforcement and foster increased rebellion.

Julie Marie Bowen and Thomas Lorne Miles were married June 10

Julie Marie Bowen and Thomas Lorne Miles were married June 10 in Columbia at a private ceremony officiated by Coletta Eichenberger.

Royals earn scrappy win over A's

Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson delivered an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs on Saturday to send home the winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Cardinals win on Marlins' error

St. Louis' Jon Jay scored from first base on a single after right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's throwing error with two outs in the ninth for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

Missouri House panel to consider education issues

The House Interim Committee on Education will have its first meeting Thursday.  Among its first tasks will be to decide what education topics need to be looked at.

Health insurers fear young people will opt out

Persuading young, healthy adults buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act is becoming a major concern for insurance companies as they scramble to comply with the law.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Country respects right to engage in government, or not

Even in a community with a citizenry that’s often engaged, most people are too caught up in trying to make a living to spend much time or energy on something as abstract as a master plan.

Tiger Trolley Tours to host evening events with local artist Paul Jackson

The tours are intended to showcase his new exhibit "The Adventurous Spirit," at the Boone County Historical Society's Montminy Art Gallery.

UPDATE: Nixon vetoes gun bill; House Speaker might seek override

The bill would have made it a misdemeanor crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce any federal gun regulations that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms."

Two Columbia parks receive tennis court renovations with one to host championships

Both Cosmo-Bethel and Albert-Oakland Park are on track for tennis court renovations, with the Cosmo-Bethel courts tentatively being used for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Tennis Championships.

UPDATE: Feud fueled Texas and Garth avenues shootout; police make second arrest

A second arrest was made in connection to the Wednesday afternoon shootout at Garth and Texas avenues. Moises Rodrigo Guillen, 22, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. Friday at The Links apartments on Clark Lane.

Drive-ins threatened by move to digital

The switch from film to digital projection has hit drive-in theaters hard in Missouri and Kansas. In some cases, the community is pitching in to upgrade the theaters.