Children's deaths start life of awareness-raising for Ashland woman

Angela Anderson lost two of her children when they died in the Lake of the Ozarks on July 4, 2012. Brayden, 8, and Alexandra, 13, swam into an undetected electric current while swimming near the shore. The Fourth of July marks the second anniversary of their deaths.

Angela Anderson knows about loss. Two of her children died in the Lake of the Ozarks on July 4, 2012. The tears come less often these days, and she's ready to begin sharing her story.

Columbia's consultant paints bleak image of central Columbia

The report argues for a tax-increment financing district, but one council member said statements within it are "outrageous."

Allaying concerns leads to a busy summer for new MU basketball coach

The first two months of Kim Anderson's tenure as Missouri basketball coach have been an effort to turn his perceived weaknesses into strengths for the program.

After Camp Citizen Jane, young talents continue making films

Camp Citizen Jane ended Thursday, but the participants and instructors continue their filmmaking.


MU Delta Upsilon house tear down begins

A new house for the fraternity is expected to be finished by the start of the 2015-16 school year.

MU divisions to help make up loss of state funding

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said Thursday that MU will reallocate about $3.9 million after state funding was withheld during the last fiscal year.

The Roof at The Broadway Columbia Hotel expects traffic on Fourth of July

The Roof will have a $25 cover charge for the Fourth of July for nonguests on its first Independence Day celebration since opening in March.

One arrested after car chase in north Columbia

Keith Eugene Shields was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff's Department after he was seen by a deputy running a couple of red lights and crashing into two cars.

Lack of farming regulations is not unique to Callaway County

Only a quarter of Missouri counties have either health or zoning ordinances regulating confined animal feeding operations within its borders. Those that do have regulations have significantly fewer CAFOs than the rest.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library ends due to lack of funds

Since The Heart of Missouri United Way ended its funding, efforts to keep the program running have fallen short. Families enrolled in the Columbia area will no longer receive books every month for their children.

ANY QUESTIONS: Are allergies in Missouri worse than they are in other parts of the country?

A reader asked if allergies are worse in Missouri than in other parts of the country. We found the answer.

Missouri's Kreklow nominated for NCAA woman of the year

Kreklow guided the Missouri volleyball team to the school's first-ever SEC championship.


Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma

Former Missouri Tiger Dorial Green-Beckham has joined the University of Oklahoma's football team Thursday after a morning visit, according to


Independence Day plans change in anticipation of Hurricane Arthur

Vacationers and residents evacuated the North Carolina coast and cities farther north rescheduled outdoor events, not wanting to risk getting caught by the first named storm of the Atlantic season.

Michael 'Mike' Wilson loved family, friends and football

He was born Oct. 18, 1972, in Hannibal. Died July 2, 2014, in Columbia.

Wm. Michael Wayne Wilson, Oct. 18, 1972 — July 2, 2014, of Columbia

Mike Wilson was a Claims Rep for State Farm Insurance Company in Columbia, MO. Mike was a huge MU fan, he especially loved football, tailgating, music and being with family and friends.

Columbia resident Tatie Payne, businesswoman and mother, dies at 91

Tatie Payne served with the American Red Cross during World War II and founded her own real estate business while raising four children. She died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She was 91.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taking care of veterans is a nation's responsibility

For generations, the Department of Veterans Affairs has managed an excellent system. The failure to provide medical services to some of our nation’s veterans is unconscionable, but the VA is not the only option for veterans seeking medical care. If all states expanded Medicaid, nearly half of the nation’s uninsured veterans would have access to health coverage.

Missouri city opts not to pay for flood protection

Clarksville, a tiny community along the Mississippi River, has paid for sandbags to protect its business district and waterfront homes from river flooding for years. But this year, despite rising water levels, the city says it can't afford sandbag protection.

Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Jhonny Peralta's two-run homer produced the first runs scored by St. Louis in its first at-bat since June 18, a span of 14 games, leading the Cardinals past the reeling San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday.