MU athlete balances wedding plans with basketball

Carter Arey is trying out for the 2014 USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team.

Carter Arey taps into life lessons as he competes for a place on the 2014 USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team.


Fresh food donations help local shelters meet winter needs

Donations from the second annual Fresh Food Drive went to local shelters, which often face shortages of produce in the winter months.

Out-of-school suspension numbers down 26 percent

Between August and December 2013, district students served 887 out-of-school suspensions, compared to 1,204 in the same time period in 2012.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: A tiny house on wheels; the opening of Lucky's Market

MU student Alicia Harris and her dad built a 180-square-foot home on wheels, and full-service grocery store Lucky's Market opened Tuesday.

Manning to Super Bowl, Broncos beat Pats 26-16

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set up four field goals by Matt Prater and put his stamp on this one with a pair of long, meticulous and mistake-free touchdown drives in which nothing came cheap.

Kostaki's Pizzeria adds east-side location

Kostaki's Pizzeria will open a new location in the Lazer Lanes building on Grindstone Parkway and will expand its current delivery area.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Valuing diversity is an honest acknowledgement of equal opportunity

It has been said that doing nothing is worse than subjugating. Denying one's subjugation is worse than acquiescing to one's subjugation.

Edward D. Sapp, of Ashland, July 23, 1935 - Jan. 18, 2014

Edward D. Sapp, 78, of Ashland died Jan. 18, 2014. He was 78.

Edward D. Sapp worked as carpet installer

Edward D. Sapp died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was 78.

Man struck with bottle during attempted robbery near Hickman High

Nothing was taken from the victim and he was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Sturgeon man seriously injured after downtown Columbia stabbing incident

The victim was taken to a local hospital for a serious knife wound.

Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

The continuing decline of the most visible symbols of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work has Melvin White and others calling for a renewed commitment to the more than 900 streets nationwide named in the Atlanta native's honor.

Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title

Seattle will meet Denver (15-3) for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season.

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

President Barack Obama, under pressure to calm the controversy over government spying, said Friday he wants bulk phone data stored outside the government to reduce the risk that the records will be abused.

Stan Musial bridge to open in February

The Missouri Department of Transportation said the bridge will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 to walkers, runners and bicyclists who want a close-up view of the bridge.