More than half of inmates released in Missouri end up back in prison within three years. In a Christian-based recovery house named In2Action in north Columbia, nine former prisoners have come together to build the support and stability they've never had in the hope that they can beat the odds and start over.
Missouri's Sierra Michaelis shined in her second career start and led the way to a 81-76 win over Florida in the Tigers' first-ever visit to Gainesville, Fla.
Sally Beth Lyon will retire as chief academic officer on June 30. She oversaw the district's shift to Common Core State Standards.
Missouri's recent success in close games goes back to its youngest players. Freshmen such as Torren Jones, while not the most important pieces for the Tigers, have contributed just enough.
The Go Girl Run and Special Olympics will receive additional funding from the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Columbia School Board has agreed to vote in favor of a proposed Community Improvement District on Business Loop 70. Additionally, 16 people have applied to succeed Chris Belcher as district superintendent.
Street performers fill the Olympic Park.
Rock Bridge advanced all seven of its state qualifying wrestlers in the first round on Friday night. Tolton's Jaydin Clayton, who is going for his third state title, also advanced.
The Wireless Emergency Alerts program sends notifications to phones in certain areas depending on which cell towers are nearby.
Sen. Blunt spoke at the State Historical Society about his proposed bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Monuments Men.
I was surprised that only Michael Trapp joined Mayor Bob McDavid in supporting the proposal. In retrospect, I overestimated the appeal of a device that would have used the increased tax revenue from new development to pay for the necessary sewer, water and electricity upgrades and underestimated the influence of a strongly negative reaction from the vocal segment of the public.
The Olympics should be about the competitive spirit of sports, not politics.
Abstinence-only sex education does not educate teenagers about the benefits of using contraception and leaves them ill-equipped to deal with the reality of teenage sexual activity.
Development Services Manager Pat Zenner said the city's utility woes shouldn't hinder rezoning issues.
The Tigers won their first game of the Mary Nutter Classic 2-0, bringing their overall record to 5-1.
The Father Tolton Catholic High School boys basketball team scored just two points in the fourth quarter and suffered a 61-57 loss Thursday to St. Paul Lutheran.
The St. Louis Cardinals have improved their lineup by making some position switches and freeing up space in the field through offseason trades. Players like Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig could benefit.
If you don't have health insurance that meets a minimum standard, you could face a fine. What has your experience been getting coverage?
With the win, the Cougars are guaranteed to remain atop American Midwest Conference.
Bogdana Matsotska wants to leave the Olympics immediately to join protesters in the camp known as Maidan in Kiev's Independence Square, but said she has been unable to book a flight home.