Graham's driving privileges restricted

A plea agreement means the October drunken driving arrest of state Sen. Chuck Graham will cost him only 90 days of restricted driving privileges rather than the one-year license suspension he might have faced.

Project Vote Smart parks in Jefferson City

Project Vote Smart is a non-partisan, non-profit voter education organization that is traveling the country to spread the word about the nation’s first “voter self-defense system,” a giant database of roughly 40,000 candidates who are running for office in the U.S.

82-year-old woman robbed north of Columbia

An 82-year-old woman was robbed by a man with a blunt instrument north of Columbia at about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Former Blunt attorney denied unemployment benefits

An attorney suing Gov. Matt Blunt on allegations he was wrongfully fired was denied unemployment benefits after it was determined that he had been dismissed for misconduct.

World watches the drama of U.S. presidential primaries

From Mombasa’s sandy shores on the Indian Ocean to the hot tubs of Reykjavik, Iceland, the U.S. primary elections are creating unprecedented interest and excitement in a global audience that normally doesn’t tune in until the general election in November.

MU 97, Texas 84

The Missouri men's basketball team beat No. 12 Texas 97-84 on Saturday. The game at Mizzou Arena was the first Big 12 game for both teams. Tigers were down 40-38 at the half but rallied to win.

Army changes name of chemical school in Fort Leonard Wood

The school remains based at the post in the Ozarks and is also home to the Army's engineering and military police schools.

Females escape through window during burglary

Columbia police officers helped three young women escape through the window of a northeast Columbia apartment during a burglary Friday evening, according to a news release from the Police Department.

Passing the thermometer: Woman retires as weather recorder

Ruth Gordon and her father before her have been recording weather observations for the National Weather Service since 1949. When she retires at month's end, the secretary at her insurance company will take over the job.

Autopsy finds Callaway couple each died of single gunshot wounds

Scene investigations and a preliminary autopsy report show Lt. Richard McKee was shot while asleep in bed. Lorie (Rentschler) McKee was found lying next to her husband with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mo. legislators paying no attention to issues at hand

It appears that, when what we really need is more revenue to improve state services, both parties will be looking for ways to cut taxes, especially for veterans and senior citizens.

Coordinating development lacking in East Columbia

It is obvious in the selection of East Columbia Environmental Impact Study of major street alternatives that no consideration was given to the development of viable neighborhoods.

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