Scott Dalrymple to be Columbia College's next president

Scott Dalrymple, a candidate for president of Columbia College, answers questions from students Monday during a visit to the Columbia College campus. Dalrymple, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., was selected as the next president.

Dalyrmple will be at Launer Auditorium at Columbia College at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday to meet with students, administrators and community members.

New Community Services Department will manage Boone County health and social services funds

Revenue from the quarter-cent children's services sales tax will be a major focus of the department.

Associate Circuit Judge Larry Bryson to retire at year's end

Bryson's retirement will come after 28 years on the bench.

Flu season entering peak but down significantly from last year

Flu is hitting hardest among those 25 to 49, but the number of cases being reported is down by nearly 800 from last year.

Columbia's Islamic Center is finally ready to expand after 15 years of waiting

The $1.6 million expansion will include new classroom space, a multipurpose room, a community center and more space that can be used for prayer.

Arkansas tops Missouri gymnastics

Arkansas spoils Missouri home opener, 196.050-194.650.


Battle boys lose to DeSmet

The Battle boys basketball team dropped a 68-43 decision to DeSmet Friday in St. Louis.

Columbia Commission on Human Rights named best in Missouri for 2013

This is the second year the state commission has given the award and the first time Columbia has been recognized since its commission was established in 1974.

Columbia man dies after being ejected from vehicle on I-70

A vehicle drove into ditch off the westbound land of Interstate 70 and overturned multiple times.

State surpluses spark debate on tax cuts, spending

A slow but steady economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states had anticipated, offering elected officials tantalizing choices about whether to ply voters with tax breaks, boost spending for favorite programs or sock away cash for another rainy day.

Missouri bill would allow execution using firing squad

The state currently puts inmates to death with injections of lethal drugs, although existing law also permits use of lethal gas — the method by which 39 people were executed from 1938 to 1965.

Surgeon general adds to list of smoking's harms

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

Ameren starts cleanup of downtown Columbia site

Most of the cleanup work at the site will be on the west side of the property where the soil is most polluted. Another part of the site that has already been cleaned up was listed with the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program.

Critics target Missouri sex offender treatment

In a prepared statement, current Missouri Department of Mental Health Officials said the program meets nationally accepted standards for hospital care and is similar to programs in other states.