Two new members and one longtime member were chosen by the Columbia City Council on Monday to fill the three open spots on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission.
Terry Showers opens up a small sandwich bag filled with brown pellets and is instantly surrounded by three dogs, anxiously wagging their tails for a treat.
That was the scene at the Garth Nature Area’s recently opened off-leash dog park, which is quickly becoming a hot spot for Columbia’s furry friends and their owners.
Despite opposition from private landowners, the Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a plan to buy land at Columbia Regional Airport.
After almost six months of debate, Delta Roads Development LLC and concerned Columbia residents might be on their way to ironing the kinks out of a controversial rezoning proposal for 10.9 acres west of Rock Quarry Road.
A Columbia man received the maximum sentence of seven years in prison Monday for sexual assault.
KANSAS CITY — As floodwaters recede along the Missouri River bottoms, some areas remain at risk because their levees are broken.
A Columbia man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a drinking companion in a fight last year by crushing the man’s head with a rock. Police said the defendant drove around with the victim struggling to escape from the trunk of his car.
POTOSI — Michael Devlin, appearing clean-shaven and thinner, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he kidnapped, sexually abused and tried to kill Shawn Hornbeck in 2002.
Thongs, chappals, zories, jandals, — whatever the name, flip-flops are cheap, flat, rubbery footwear. And they are taking over the world. Thongs are being substituted for other types of shoes, regardless of the weather. Saul Trevino, an orthopedic surgeon at University Hospital, moved here from Texas last month and quickly noticed that flip-flops were “the in thing.”
Columbia police arrested a woman Monday in connection with a May robbery in central Columbia.
A Blue Springs man remained in good condition Monday after an all-terrain vehicle overturned on him at Finger Lakes State Park on Sunday morning.
Two men robbed a clerk at a northeast Columbia convenience store at gunpoint early Monday morning, Columbia police said in a news release.
An 18-year-old Columbia woman was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution for three downtown Columbia robberies she committed with an accomplice last year.
Upon entering Kimberly Euliss’ fifth-grade classroom at Russell Boulevard Elementary School, volunteer tutor Meg Morrissey waved to students as they squirmed in their chairs with excitement.
Before their massacre at Columbine, the young killers spent hours desensitizing themselves from actual human suffering by killing in cyberspace. Now Columbia’s children can too — at the Air Show. While most players never cross that line in reality, the Army learned how to overcome our youths’ moral values and natural inclinations against killing human beings via computer games.
A friend announced at lunch the other day that she had stopped watching television news for the time being. She said she was so disgusted with the way political leaders were ignoring the people’s will that it made her stomach queasy when she got to the dinner table. She said it was understandable why people stopped going to the polls to vote, because the two parties could obviously care less.
KANSAS CITY — The distinctive crowned scoreboard that’s towered behind center field since Kauffman Stadium opened in 1973 will tower much taller.