Missouri State Parks acquires Camp Zoe

Missouri State Parks bought the more than 300-acre property known as Camp Zoe at auction for $640,000 plus closing costs.

Anti-government newsletter publisher gets 30 years

Jeffrey Weinhaus, 47, was convicted last month of charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and illegal morphine possession, as well as a marijuana misdemeanor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan Ferguson should have been allowed to speak to students

My tax dollars paid to prosecute this man who served nine years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Push Medicaid expansion

Missouri would be wise to look to Arkansas as a model for taking advantage of the federal government’s financial assistance with Medicaid while finding a results-based alternative.

Former NHL players sue league over concussions

Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star defenseman Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Tis the season to celebrate mammon

Years ago, Macy’s started “Black Friday” sales as a kickoff to this Holy Month of Frenzied Commercialization. But it produced such a surge of profit that Walmart and other chains converted to the Church of Perpetual Selling.

GUEST COMMENTARY: To pass health plan, Obama, Democrats kept mum about its downsides

President Obama and the Democrats and Congress could pay a heavy political price for problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Jaycees holiday parade delivers Christmas cheer

Not even the chilly temperatures could put a damper on the holiday spirit at the 34th Annual Jaycees Holiday Parade on Sunday afternoon.


Columbia man dedicates time to cleaning up neighborhood litter

John Bush has been picking up litter along Garth Avenue three or four times each week for the past two years.

Missouri moves back to No. 5 in BCS Standings

The top three teams in the BCS standings were unchanged: Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State — the remaining undefeated teams in BCS automatic qualifying conferences.

Missouri volleyball defeats Kentucky to bring record to 33-0

Missouri volleyball defeated Kentucky on the road to bring the Tigers within one win of a perfect regular season.

Columbia girl killed in Saturday car crash

Jade Stafford, 12, died after the car she was riding in hit a truck in Audrain County and overturned Saturday evening.

Missouri continues climb up AP rankings to No. 5

Missouri's decisive win in Oxford and upsets in the Top 10 pushed Missouri higher in Sunday's poll.

Missouri defense stifles Ole Miss offense in 24-10 win

Missouri came into the game allowing touchdowns on only 55 percent of opponents’ red zone opportunities. 

Thanksgiving service celebrates variety of faiths, welcomes all

The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday evening welcomed people of all ages and faith backgrounds to share a service and a meal.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Volleyball wins SEC Championship; football defeats Ole Miss

Volleyball's SEC Championship title, football's defeat of Ole Miss and men's and women's basketball teams' undefeated season starts made sports headlines this week.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Antlers removed from Mizzou Arena, James Franklin returns

The Antlers' ejection from Mizzou Arena and James Franklin's return to Missouri football were among the most popular stories this week.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri volleyball wins championship title; Franklin returns against Ole Miss

Missouri football and volleyball had big wins this week with the volleyball team capturing the school's first SEC Championship title. Here's a look at the photos Missourian photographers captured in the last week.

Saturday night fire leaves southeastern Columbia home uninhabitable

A Columbia family is living in a hotel after a Saturday night fire left their southeastern Columbia home uninhabitable. Although nobody was injured, the fire caused between $380,000 and $400,000 in damage.

Hypnotic hijinks on display at Puppies with Purpose fundraiser

Michael Johns astonished the crowd at Deja Vu with his ability to put initially hesitant audience members under hypnosis. A portion of the event's proceeds went to Puppies with Purpose.