Dempsey, Brooks give U.S. 2-1 win over Ghana

United States forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group G World Cup match between Ghana and the U.S. at the Arena das Dunas on Monday in Natal, Brazil. The United States won the match 2-1.

With two starters out with injuries, the U.S. barely threatened in the second half until a corner kick in the 86th minute. Graham Zusi lifted the ball into the penalty area, where fellow substitute John Brooks rose above the defense and headed in the game winner.

UPDATE: Council votes to repeal first Opus agreement

The City Council repealed a development agreement it passed with Opus Development Co. in March. City leaders could still issue Opus a building permit without the development agreement.

Council approves final plat for Parkside Estates near Rock Bridge State Park

The final plat of the Parkside Estates development was approved Monday by the Columbia City Council with a 4-2 vote.

Columbia residents speak out about proposed state sales tax increase

Columbia residents shared their opinions Monday during an open house about the proposed sales tax increase that would fund transportation improvements in Boone County and throughout the state.

Jozy Altidore leaves World Cup opener after hurting leg

Wincing in pain after straining his left hamstring, Altidore was taken off on a stretcher.

Trial date set for man accused of killing Tre'Veon Marshall

Nicholas Raheem Thomas, the man accused of shooting and killing Tre'Veon Marshall last summer, is set to go to trial on Wednesday.

Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick looks at alcohol ban for Douglass Park

At the City Council's June 2 meeting, First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick asked city staff to generate a report about the possibility of an alcohol ban at Douglass Park, which would be the fourth city park to ban alcohol if an ordinance is passed.

Woman drowns at Finger Lakes State Park

A woman is believed to havedrowned at the Finger Lakes State Park after the car she was in rolled from a boat ramp into the lake.

Money Smart program teaches single parent to budget

Keith Crawford and Shantelle Miller are among the 500 people who have graduated from the Money Smart program.

Missouri, Oklahoma State basketball to renew rivalry

The former Big 12 rivals will meet on Dec. 30 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The teams have met 14 times in Kansas City, with Missouri winning the last meeting there, 88-70, in 2012.

Columbia man pleads guilty in fatal DWI collision

Dennis Leporin pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder, driving while intoxicated and other charges filed after the March 2013 collision that killed 19-year-old Chelsea Fredrickson.

ANY QUESTIONS: Are there LGBTQ-friendly churches in Columbia?

According to, a website database for LGBTQ-welcoming churches, there are multiple options in Columbia for churchgoers to find a congregation they are comfortable in regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Columbia man tries to pick up life after storm

Cheston Fox tells his side of the story on the night a massive white oak almost took his life.


SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia Police Department publishes crime statistics

Crime reports can be sorted by month to show which crimes are occurring in different areas of Columbia.

Royals beat Tigers 11-8 to pull within half-game

Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 11-8 Monday night.

Mueller scores 3, Germany routs Portugal 4-0

Thomas Mueller picked up where he left off at the World Cup, scoring a hat trick in Germany's 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G opener on Monday.

Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn't

San Antonio appears to be positioned to keep rolling along.

Convicted killer Winfield's daughter asks governor for clemency

John Winfield's execution is on hold, at least for now. A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday granted a stay of execution over claims that a prison worker was intimidated into dropping plans to write a clemency letter on Winfield's behalf. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster appealed, and the case is pending in the 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dining in Europe can be safer than in the U.S.

Europe is much stricter than our country about what kinds of chemicals get into the food chain. Europeans don’t find many — if any — artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren’t shot up with artificial growth hormones. Regulation did that.


Cardinals make it 7 of 8, stifle Mets 6-2

Allen Craig and Matt Adams each had two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for ace Adam Wainwright in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.