City Council members investigate options for financing downtown infrastructure

Mayor Bob McDavid said funding for a $6.75 million sewer project is within reach.

Columbia record-low temperature pales in comparison to rest of country

Columbia reached a record-low temperature of 2 below zero Monday. To put this in perspective, Missourian reporters collected anecdotes from cities around the country, including cities in Florida, Montana and Maine.

St. Louis couple commits $2.5 million gift to MU College of Veterinary Medicine

The money will be used for scholarships, provided recipients complete at least 120 hours of animal-related volunteer service each year.

Former Missouri Tigers among former minor league players to wage lawsuit against MLB

The lawsuit filed in a San Francisco court awaits class-action certification.

Health care regulation an obstacle to some Missouri residents' insurance enrollment

Regulatory restriction could be partly responsible for challenges Missouri residents are facing in enrolling in health insurance plans through the new marketplace, according to a study. But navigators have overcome it.

Autopsy shows 8-month-old died from head trauma, shaking

Anna E. Steele and her boyfriend, Cody M. Baker, were in Boone County Jail on Monday, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Steele's daughter.

Missouri baseball's Graves wins weekly award

Brett Graves earned Co-Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week honors. 

Four candidates chosen for Columbia Public Schools superintendent

Four people are being interviewed to succeed Chris Belcher as superintendent of Columbia Public Schools.

Missouri women's basketball seeded No. 12 in Southeastern Conference tournament

Robin Pingeton and the Missouri women's basketball team head into Southeastern Conference tournament on Wednesday as the No. 12 seed. The Tigers face Mississippi State at 5 p.m.


Lt. Benjamin 'Benny' Rosman spent his life in the sky, with family

Lt. Benjamin Rosman died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 90.

Missouri softball's Emily Crane helps team in more ways than one

The sophomore outfielder bolsters the team's stats — and its positive attitude.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Putin's power play puts too much at risk

Russian President Vladimir Putin deployed troops in Ukraine last week amid escalating disputes about the nation's governance. While Putin claims that he is protecting Russian interests in the region, his sudden display of militarism has divided the Ukranian population and set other world powers on edge.

TELL US: What would you ask the School Board candidates?

Four candidates are running for three positions on the Columbia School Board. What questions do you have for them?

Missouri lawmakers cancel session due to weather

 All House and Senate committees scheduled for Monday have been canceled.


FROM READERS: Can you be a feminist and wear high heels?

Feminism doesn't care about your fashion sense — just your sense of equality.

Ceramic artist's teacup display finds a home in city hall

For ceramic artist Norleen Nosri, being selected to create artwork for the Percent For Art Program meant creating a sense of togetherness for Columbia. Norsi's teacup display of the cups and containers now sit in a glass case on the fourth floor of Columbia’s city hall.

LeBron nets career-high 61, Heat top Bobcats

Dazzling from inside and out, LeBron James put on the best scoring show of his NBA life Monday night, pouring in 61 points — a career high and franchise record — as the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.

Richard L. Cook, Sept. 16, 1943 - March 2, 2014, of Boonville

Richard L. Cook, 70, of Boonville passed away March 2, 2014, at his home.

Benjamin Rosman, March 7, 1923 - Feb. 28, 2014, of New York

Benjamin Rosman flew more than 100 missions as a fighter pilot during World War II.

Quintana goes 3 innings as White Sox top Royals

Jeremy Guthrie gave up four hits and three runs — all on Andy Wilkins' homer — in two innings in his first spring outing. He set down the White Sox in order in the second and threw 34 pitches in all.