Two Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters to fight blaze in Oregon

The two will join 1,000 firefighters in fighting the fire that has already affected 75,000 square acres in northeastern Oregon.

First Student bomb threat yields no explosives

Police and security personnel found no evidence of a bomb after a bomb threat was called in to a pay phone at First Student Transportation this morning.

Schnucks Markets Inc. issues voluntary recall of turkey wings

Customers can return affected product, which might not have been cooked completely, to Schnucks for an exchange or full refund.

Missouri Theatre’s yard sale set for Sunday

The Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts is holding a sale to get rid of the old and make room for the new.

Shiloh bar looking for new location

The owner of the building, real estate developer Jack Rader, told the bar’s owner, Tom Atkinson, in January that he had decided not to renew the lease.

State senator cited for using false ID at casino

A state senator faces charges after state gambling officials say he used a false ID to enter a casino.

Sales tax holiday weekend under way

Friday marked the beginning of the state’s sales tax holiday weekend. No state sales tax will be collected statewide on back-to-school items, from clothing to notebooks and pencils to computers, up to a certain amount.

Line to succeed Bell has formed

After Buddy Bell steps down at the end of the season, who will get the next shot at trying to manage the Kansas City Royals back to respectability?

A 2004 foot injury has hampered the veteran cornerback

It was only a routine interception during 11-on-11 drills, nothing that won’t be repeated a hundred times in training camps all over the country. But it gave Ty Law, who has been struggling for three years to regain the form that made him a five-time Pro Bowler, more satisfaction than the pick he returned 47 yards for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

Rams welcome new punter

The St. Louis Rams needed some stability at the punter position, and Donnie Jones needed a fresh start. Jones signed a five-year free-agent contract with St. Louis in April. He is expected to be the long-term answer to what has been a problem spot for the Rams.

Ejection leaves Cards in bind

Adam Kennedy had played in 1,103 major league games heading into Thursday. He had never played in the outfield, though.

Back to school for former players

When Kansas State linebacker Terry Pierce announced in 2003 he was skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft, he was only 13 credits short of graduating.

Long, strange trip

Dim moonlight lit the banks of the Missouri River as Jeff Barrow left Glasgow, paddling his way through the evening in his long, pointy canoe. The light fog hovering over the water’s surface made steering especially difficult, even for the intermediate canoer.

Car crashes, lodges inside building in central city

Mangled metal and pink fiberglass insulation were visible through the gaping hole left by a champagne Mercury Sable that crashed into a Mediacom office in central Columbia on Thursday evening.

New team to devise plan for expanding Stadium Boulevard

For almost 40 years, Jim and Nancy Davenport have lived in the same house. It’s a good thing the Davenports have no immediate plans to leave their neighborhood, because they doubt they could sell their home while plans for major road projects in the area, including an extension of Stadium Boulevard to the northeast, remain in flux.

Students show off research skills

MU held its Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum at the Life Sciences Center on Thursday afternoon. A major component of the forum was a poster show, in which students who have been conducting undergraduate research were able to present and discuss their findings.

People need more from City Council

When a friend, standing short in stature but a giant in the world of local politics, quietly but firmly “yells” at me, I listen. Her displeasure concerned my article on the City Council’s lack of progressive and positive growth for this large town. She wants to hear about things the city does right.

‘For All We Call Mizzou’ campaign close to goal

MU began the “For All We Call Mizzou” campaign in 2001 with the goal of raising $1 billion by December 2008. In seven years the campaign has raised more than $800 million and established 76 endowed positions at MU. A graphic that shows the progress so far.

Legal standing

Lawyers representing midwifery advocates and opponents debated the constitutionality of the midwifery provision before Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce on Thursday.

Vinyl revival

Mike Kindelspire, owner of Happy Time Media on Ninth Street, bought a vinyl collection from the previous tenant, Whizz Records, and is renting the space with the hope of starting anew.