MUPD reports November rape at Center Hall

The report lists 402 Kentucky Blvd., the address for Center Hall, as the location of the incident.

Department of Agriculture designates Boone County a disaster area for drought

The designation makes all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for lower interest emergency loans from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

Police arrest man accused of threatening another person

Jerry Goldman was arrested for armed criminal action, second-degree assault, distribution of controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property.

Man shot in leg on Bonny Linn Drive Wednesday night

Officers arrived at the residence around 10:39 p.m. Wednesday and found evidence of a shooting.

ArtTalk: Try making a "cultural bucket list" for Columbia

Sarah Dresser with Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs writes about starting the new year with a bucket list of arts activities.

Columbia College men's basketball equals program record for straight wins

A 73-40 victory over Benedictine-Springfield on Thursday night pushed the Cougars to 17-0 to match the program record for consecutive victories in a season.

Rock Bridge girls basketball takes control at Ozark

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team won 64-41 on Thursday night at Ozark to improve to 9-3 this season.

Missouri basketball's Pressey, Bowers named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

Tigers point guard Phil Pressey and forward Laurence Bowers were named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list Thursday night.

Columbia College women's basketball rolls past Benedictine-Springfield

The Cougars (10-5, 3-0) started the game on an 18-2 run and led 50-12 at halftime on their way to a 99-40 victory Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

St. Louis official seeks to reduce marijuana penalties

The alderman wants to reduce the time and money law enforcement spends on small marijuana possession cases.

Win at Wright City gives Tolton third straight victory

The Trailblazers (5-6) jumped to a 24-8 halftime advantage after holding Wright City scoreless in the second quarter.

Missouri Senate announces committees leaders

The Missouri Senate announced Thursday the leaders for the chamber's 18 committees. Majority Republicans will lead all but one of the panels.

'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

An iPad to potty train your toddler, headphones that are louder than others, an eye-sensing TV and other gadgets are some of the strangest on display at the International CES show.

1 student shot at high school in California

Officials said the suspect is a student, and a shotgun was used in the attack.

Missouri ranks No. 41 in Education Week rankings

Missouri's overall grade was a C, up slightly from last year's grade of C minus.

Acclaimed writer Evan S. Connell has died at 88

Evan S. Connell, acclaimed author of "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," was found dead Thursday in his Santa Fe, N.M., apartment. His niece, Donna Waller, said he likely died of old age. Connell was born in Kansas City, Mo.

'Lincoln' leads Oscar nominees with 12

"Amour," ''Argo," ''Beasts of the Southern Wild," ''Django Unchained," ''Les Miserables," ''Life of Pi," ''Silver Linings Playbook" and ''Zero Dark Thirty" made up the rest of the best picture nominees.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Take action, state lawmakers, on Right to Work laws, tax credits, Medicaid

After too many years of gridlock, there are promises of action. We will be watching closely to see if they produce — and if what they produce promises to be good for Missouri.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Health care spending slows but not insurance costs

This is happening despite the fact that one of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act was to stop skyrocketing health insurance costs for consumers. The law specifically seeks to prevent insurance companies from overcharging policyholders and requires that regulators review any request for a rate hike of 10 percent or more.

27 arrested in southeast Missouri drug roundup

Cape Girardeau Police spokesman Darin Hickey said the arrests were the result of a yearlong investigation involving federal, state and local law enforcement.