Schnucks: Source of credit card problem found

Schnuck Markets Inc., based in Maryland Heights, said in a news release that a computer forensic firm it hired discovered that a computer code was recording the magnetic stripe data on the back of payment cards.

PHOTO GALLERY: Reluctant hat maker falls for her craft

Ruth Walker is a local artist and part owner of Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

North Korea says it is in 'a state of war' with South Korea

Analysts say a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely, noting that the Korean Peninsula has remained in a technical state of war for 60 years.

Cleaning up Missouri meth labs not state regulated

Houses have been used to manufacture meth in Springfield, but no comprehensive effort exists to ensure those homes have been cleaned of hazardous remnants.

St. Louis woman creates fashion line with a conscience

Using only eco-friendly materials that are sustainable, biodegradable or recycled from vintage pieces, Sarah Riley designs and sews totes, bags, clutches and zipper pouches that are both eye-catching and functional for her own label, Lucky Penny Couture.

Musicians debate use of beta blockers for stage fright

The traditional treatment is a quick swig of alcohol, but that has obvious risks. Today, the possibilities include Valium, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and the class of drugs known as beta blockers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tide may be turning for Missouri River

Wild weather — from flooding to drought — has created havoc on the river the last two years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has acknowledged management practices need to be reconsidered to account for these events.

Missouri softball team's offense makes quick work of South Carolina

The Tigers' 10-2 six-inning victory over South Carolina on Friday night at University Field was their ninth run-rule shortened victory of the season.

Candidates discuss 911 tax, policing at final public forum

Candidates for the City Council debated a host of issues Thursday evening at the last public forum before Tuesday's election.

No run support again for Zastryzny in Missouri baseball's loss

Tigers starting pitcher Rob Zastryzny allowed only one earned run in 7.2 innings in Missouri's 2-0 loss Friday to LSU. It was the third of his Southeastern Conference-worst five losses in which his team failed to score a single run.

Missouri Contemporary Ballet seeks funding for trip to South Korea

The 12-member group was invited last fall to showcase central Missouri's performing arts at the 2013 Suncheon Bay International Garden Exposition in South Korea. The ballet company started a Kickstarter project to raise $25,000 for the trip.

City Council candidates discuss city, ward priorities

Missourian reporters asked candidates for the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about city and ward priorities beyond those addressed in previous questions.

Missouri goalkeeper Shelby Sonnefeldt hopes injury rehab pays off

Missouri freshman goalkeeper Shelby Sonnefeldt underwent surgery in December after four shoulder dislocations. She hopes to return to the field in June and play without fear of being reinjured.

Columbia canoeing enthusiast hopes race draws more to sport

Columbia's Charlie Lockwood started the Perche Creek GutBuster canoe and kayak race in 2009 because he thought there weren’t enough options in the racing circuit for participants from the area.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala makes Columbia better

Karl Skala lives not far from Clark Lane and knows the effects of the area's growth first hand.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has qualities needed for City Council

He is highly educated, an experienced Columbia public-policy decision maker, committed to representing his constituents' interests, honest and law-abiding.

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Paul A.M.E. Church hosts Good Friday Fish Fry

Columbia's St. Paul A.M.E. Church hosted its 1oth annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday. The menu included catfish, spaghetti and desserts.

Rock slide closes northbound lane on U.S. 63

The lane closure is expected to remain in place for about 10 days, and U.S. 63 will be closed periodically while crews work on stabilizing the rock face and removing loose debris.

Police arrest suspect following Quail Drive shooting

It's the third time this year that police have handled shots fired incidents on the 2600 block of Quail Drive.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has ability to work well with all

Ian Thomas, if elected, will keep citizens informed about how he thinks and how he arrived as his decisions.