Steeped in faith, Byndom makes low-key bid for First Ward council seat

Tyree Byndom is one of three candidates running for First Ward City Council representative. He has hosted a radio talk show and spoken at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center, but he does not plan on campaigning for the position because of religious reasons.

A council appearance and service record shed light on First Ward candidate Tyree Byndom's views.

UPDATE: Missouri basketball player Zach Price arrested for second time in same day

The Missouri forward is the third Tigers basketball player arrested in three weeks. He is accused of punching his roommate and pushing a woman to the ground, as well as ramming their vehicle.

The Avett Brothers set to headline Roots 'N' Blues

The Avett Brothers, John Prine and Rosanne Cash will headline the September festival, organizers announced Thursday.

UPDATE: Bruce Britt's family files wrongful-death lawsuit for University Village walkway collapse

The lawsuit alleges that MU was aware of dangerous conditions at the complex and that Britt's death was a direct result of the university's "wanton negligence."

UPDATE: Flooding causes early morning road closures, water rescue

Early morning flooding had caused the closures of a few roads in Boone County Thursday morning, and high water led to a rescue of two women whose car was trapped on Blackfoot Road.

MU Libraries' irreparable moldy books will be available online

At its meeting Thursday, the MU Faculty Council also discussed midyear faculty raises and the search for a new provost.

For Missouri baseball, offensive execution is key

To have a successful series against Georgia this weekend, the Tigers must take advantage of every offensive opportunity. 

Boonville to host 23rd Big Muddy Folk Festival

The festival, sponsored by the Friends of Historic Boonville, focuses on ethnic and folk music and features concerts, dances, workshops and barbecue.

Rock Bridge Bruins soccer stars Gumati and Smith sign with separate schools

Childhood friends Salim Gumati and Cooper Smith signed with rival Division II programs on Thursday.

No. 16 Missouri softball hits road without key player

Sophomore right fielder Emily Crane suffered an MCL sprain after colliding with a teammate in the outfield.

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

A device automatically injects the right dose of an overdose antidote named naloxone before an ambulance arrives. The antidote is also effective for overdoses on legal painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin.

Hickman basketball's Chris Clark reopens college recruitment

Hickman guard Chris Clark is trying to find a new college after decommitting from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Three injured in Highway 63 car accident

A woman was driving with her two sons when a Ford Taurus T-boned their Jeep, firefighters said.


East Campus, south Columbia experienced most spring break burglaries

The 26 burglaries reported between March 22 and April 1 were a slight increase from spring break 2013.

Tornado watch posted until midnight

With more storms forecast to move into mid-Missouri in the early evening Thursday, Boone County was under a tornado watch, a flood warning and a flash-flood warning.

UPDATE: Missouri House passes bill to nullify federal gun laws

The measure would give residents the right to sue federal agents for enforcing past, present and future laws that are considered infringements by the state.

DAVID ROSMAN: The Affordable Care Act is doing what it is meant to do

The health care act is not as confusing as many have made it out to be. Even those dead set against it for political reasons seem to like many of the provisions.

House passes bill adding regulations on public employee unions

The "paycheck protection" bill would require unions to seek annual permission to spend public employees' union dues for political activities.

Heavy rains delay opening of traffic signals at Fairview and Ash intersection

Steven Sapp of Columbia Public Works said the signals are almost installed and that the final step is installing sensor loops.


Cardinals beat Reds 7-6 to take 2 of 3 in series

The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier's two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 and take two of three in their season-opening series.