Fire district sued by former employee

A former chief of staff at the Boone County Fire Protection District has sued his former employer, alleging a retaliatory work environment and financial mismanagement.

MU sees growth in science, technology

Every year there are more and more American students receiving post-secondary education. Between 1995 and fall 2004, there was a 20 percent increase in the number of students enrolled in U.S. colleges, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where to stay cool in Columbia

The National Weather Service of St. Louis has issued an excessive heat warning, but there are several places to cool off in Columbia. The warning is in effect from 1 p.m. today until 7 p.m. Friday.

Devlin trial to stay in Washington County

The Michael Devlin kidnapping trial in the Shawn Hornbeck case will be heard in Washington County — but with an imported jury. Lawyers for both sides agreed to allow for a jury to be brought in.

Royals ‘glad to get out’ of NY

Hideki Matsui handled his 100th major league home run the way he usually handles success — staying mostly quiet and trying to deflect attention.

After surgery, Holt takes it slow

Nursing his surgically repaired right knee, St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt has been less active in training camp.

Cardinals lose fifth in a row

When the season began, the Washington Nationals appeared to be headed for at least 100 losses. When they were 9-25 on May 9, that looked like a safe bet. It no longer does.

Missouri golfers in amateur tournament

When MU golfer Lindsey Haupt tees off at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship today it will be only her second competition since last year.

Weary athletes finish competition

Our Group, a 50-and-older men’s basketball team, has won nine gold medals at the Show-Me State games, and Sunday they came within a win of winning their 10th.

Woman robbed by man carrying knife

A Columbia woman was robbed Sunday morning by a man carrying a knife, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Patrons swarm to theater’s big sale

About 15 people were already waiting outside the Missouri Theatre half an hour before the doors opened for its “The-Kind-of-Stuff-You-Find-in-a-Historic-Theatre” sale Sunday morning.

Higher calling: 2-1-1 offering information

On May 11, Missouri’s Public Service Commission granted the United Way of Greater St. Louis permission to implement the service, which offers information on services located near communities.

Ironweed to take bluegrass sound to China

On Tuesday, the four-member band Ironweed will head to China, where it will perform at the Qindao International Beer Festival and at other venues in cities and towns within the Shandong region.

Toll of war in Iraqis is disturbing

When it comes to the war in Iraq, we hear a daily count of civilian and military casualties. A report came out (last) week from Oxfam, the international humanitarian organization, and a national council of non-governmental organizations in Iraq with some new, equally disturbing numbers. This report is called “Rising to the Humanitarian Challenge in Iraq.”

Supermax prisons a sign of U.S. deterioration

Very recently a young woman on Court TV was convicted of killing her husband, sentenced to life in prison and sent immediately to a supermax prison.

Obama best candidate to represent Missouri

As one of four Missouri Democrats elected statewide, it is my responsibility to help ensure that the Democratic Party nominates a candidate for president who will best represent Missourians.

Med students don their coats

The class of 2011 held its White Coat Ceremony on Sunday. After days of orientation, first-year medical students received a white coat as a symbol of being welcomed into the profession of medicine.

BOONE LIFE: Seamless integration

Ranadhir Mitra, an associate professor in the department of pathology and anatomical sciences at MU’s School of Medicine, is a follower of Hinduism.

Landowner offers site for third high school

A Columbia landowner who tried to donate 40 to 50 acres of land to Columbia Public Schools two years ago says his offer still stands.

Group meets for evening of food, art and talk of nuclear war

Lantern-making was only one part of the evening that Mid-Missouri Peaceworks organized Sunday at Stephens Lake Park for its Hiroshima-Nagasaki 62nd Anniversary Commemoration.