Union: Worker warned crane was on unstable ground

The Brazilian labor ministry said workers were prohibited from using the other nine cranes at the collapse site until they can show "safety measures are in place and there is no more risk of accidents."


Menorah's first candle is lit for Hanukkah

After singing three blessings, Rabbi Avraham Lapine of the Chabad house in Columbia lit the first oil lamp on the right of a silver menorah. His family then sang a special song for Hanukkah.

After unforeseen health issues, food bank and friends were her lifeline

The refrigerator and cupboards of Clarisa Damron were laid bare by unexpected and traumatic medical conditions.

Missouri volleyball defeats Arkansas for undefeated regular season

Missouri volleyball defeated the visiting Razorbacks in three sets to earn an undefeated regular season, 34-0.

'Humbled' Haith returns to Missouri men's basketball

Frank Haith, whose suspension ended Tuesday, said he learned a lot about his team while watching the games from afar.

Missouri football loses three-star recruit Jhonathan Williams

Having verbally committed to Missouri, the Michigan high school defensive end wasn't really thinking about other colleges. But earlier this month, Notre Dame came calling and extended a scholarship offer to Williams, who is listed as a three-star recruit by

Volunteers prepare meal for Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats

Nearly 200 people volunteered Wednesday to help prepare a Thanksgiving meal for Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats. The meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Stamper Commons at Stephens College.


Huntsville police chief found dead in home

Huntsville Police Chief William "Buddy" Stuck was found dead shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home in the central Missouri town.

Developers make changes in proposed Elm Street high-rise near MU

New York developer Park 7 Group has redesigned a proposed complex on the north edge of MU to include more single apartments and studios and an additional floor.

UM Board of Curators holds quick meeting as MU chancellor search continues

Curators are working through the search to hire a new MU chancellor in the wake of Brady Deaton's departure earlier this month.

World War II-era Quonset huts provide cramped but affordable housing

Built in the late 1940s, the Quonset huts on College Avenue and Worley Street have offered compact living space for more than 60 years.

More Missouri families worry about getting enough food

Where will your next meal come from? For a growing number of families in Missouri, the answer to this question is becoming more uncertain.

Missouri volleyball games wouldn't be the same without army of helpers

You know about the players, the coaches, the athletic trainers and the fans. But at the Hearnes Center, it's also the housekeepers, the ticket takers, the ushers and plenty of others who make the events possible.

Fire destroys Ashland house

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Tom Bass Road just before 7 p.m.

Missouri governor pitches bid to land Boeing aircraft plant

Missouri is among several states vying to produce the Boeing 777X commercial airplane. Alabama, California, South Carolina, Texas and Utah also are pursuing the project.

FROM READERS: How to find a lost pet

Liz Burks is a member of No Kill Columbia, an animal advocacy non-profit organization, and helps explain steps to finding a lost pet.

James P. 'Jimmy' Dorsey, Aug. 3, 1937 — Nov. 25, 2013

He was involved in trucking most of his life, beginning as a driver for Midwest Brewing of Columbia. In 1975, he began a 26-year association with National Carriers Inc. of Liberal, Kan., first as a driver, then in 1977 as an owner-operator. Seven years later, he bought five trucks and became a small-fleet owner. He retired in 2007.

James P. 'Jimmy' Dorsey, Aug. 3, 1937 — Nov. 25, 2013

Mr. Dorsey was involved in trucking most of his life, beginning as a driver for Midwest Brewing of Columbia. In 1975, he began a 26-year association with National Carriers Inc., first as a driver, then an owner-operator in 1977. Seven years later, he bought five trucks and became a small fleet owner, with employees eventually growing to 15, before downsizing and finally retiring in 2007.

Columbia man pleads guilty to multiple child pornography charges

A Columbia man pleaded guilty to a series of child pornography charges on Wednesday after an investigation uncovered photos on a cellphone of young children.

Storms upending some holiday travel on East Coast

As of early Wednesday, more than 230 flights to, from or within the United States had been canceled, according to the air tracking website Most of the scrapped flights were in or out of three major Northeast hubs: Newark Liberty International, Philadelphia International and LaGuardia.