Access Arts founder honored for achievement in culture and humanities

Naoma Powell, 82, of Columbia, was one of five women in the state to receive the 2008 inaugural First Lady Award.

Plans for new Mississippi River bridge set for release

ST. LOUIS — After years of wrangling between Missouri and Illinois, plans for a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis will be announced on Thursday.

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

A presentation of a log cabin and farmstead existing from the early 1870s to the late 1920s will anchor the Boonslick Archaeological Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Walters-Boone County Historical Museum.

Arrest warrant issued for Cardinals' Scott Spiezio

IRVINE, Calif. — An arrest warrant for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio was issued by local police on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. The warrant filed Tuesday alleged driving under influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, hit and run, aggravated assault, assault and battery.

Who to believe: UFO sightings

Many dismiss UFO sightings as flights of fancy, but there are others who believe we have been visited by extraterrestrials.

Cooking fire injures woman

A Columbia woman is listed as in good condition after a cooking fire.