PHOTO GALLERY: Moon Landing Night teaches students about astronauts, space

Students had the opportunity to learn about astronauts and space Tuesday night at Rock Bridge Elementary. The students will have the opportunity to astronauts from NASA in March.

The event was designed to get students excited about space for when they get to talk with astronauts in March.

Three candidates will vie for First Ward City Council seat

The county clerk’s office certified petitions for Virginia Chadwick, William “Bill” Easley and Tyree Byndom on Wednesday.

Brown, Missouri men's basketball looking for win against Vanderbilt

The Tigers will face a Vanderbilt team desperate for a win. The Commodores are 0-2 in Southeastern Conference play after losses to Alabama and Kentucky.

DEAR READER: Words of the Year form odd collection

"Because," "selfie" and "science" were picked by three organizations as 2013's Word of the Year.

Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission supports brick streets resolution

The resolution outlines plans for maintaining Columbia's historic brick streets and potentially uncovering brick streets that are now paved.

Point guards for Missouri women's basketball prepare for visit from LSU

Point guards Lianna Doty and Lindsey Cunningham take pride in their leadership roles on the Missouri women's basketball team. With Missouri facing its third straight ranked opponent in LSU on Thursday, the team will look to Doty and Cunningham to control the tempo.

Judge rules Missouri cities don't have to refund taxes paid by AT&T customers

The customers filed a class action lawsuit against the cities to get a refund for the taxes they weren't supposed to be paying.

DAVID ROSMAN: Taking money out of workers' pockets is no solution

It is not just corporations versus organized labor, but the Republican Party versus every worker in every industry.

Using Twitter, Lady Gaga encourages fans to better embrace differences, MU study finds

The musician, known as "Mother Monster" to her fans, helps her "little monsters" celebrate their differences through Twitter.

Jordan McRae, Jarnell Stokes help Vols beat Auburn 78-67

Jordan McRae scored 21 points and Jarnell Stokes had a double-double Wednesday as Tennessee beat Auburn 78-67 to hand the Tigers their third consecutive defeat.

Safe neighborhoods important for a healthy community, Columbia residents say

An initiative by the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human identified factors for creating a healthy community, and residents considered ways to address the issues raised.

Volunteering in Columbia decreases for first time since 2006

Columbia residents volunteered 43,023 hours of service in fiscal year 2013, the first decline since 2006.

City seeks public input on plans for Strawn Road Park

One of the major plans for the first phase of the park development includes a 66-acre, 18- to 36-hole, championship-level disc golf course.

Tom Brady misses Wednesday practice

The New England quarterback took time off from practice Wednesday as the Patriots prepare to play against Denver on Sunday.

IOC member criticizes U.S. choices for including gay athletes in delegation

"The games should not be an occasion and a stage to promote rights that sports supports daily," Mario Pescante said at an Italian Olympic Committee meeting in Milan on Wednesday.

Missouri attorney general reports $1.6M in bank account for 2016

Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, who has announced plans to run for attorney general in 2016, reported raising nearly $131,000 during the past three months and $760,000 on hand to start the year.

House approves government-wide $1.1 trillion budget

There are 1,582 pages of fine print for the bipartisan pact that was approved in December and set overall spending levels for the next couple years.

Missouri Democrat drops state auditor bid

State Rep. Jay Swearingen told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has been unable to get the necessary support and that fundraising has been an issue.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Four years after Haiti earthquake, trouble still brews

Although progress has been made in Haiti, many problems remain, including delayed elections and almost 700,000 suspected cases of cholera.


Pittsburgh Penguins' Crosby will try to duplicate 'nice moment'

The gold medal, the one that electrified a country and cemented Sidney Crosby as part of Canadian hockey royalty forever, is "tucked away" somewhere out of sight and — Crosby insists — out of mind.