Fire Protection District candidates field questions from women voters

The candidates for the Boone County Fire Protection District Board of Directors came together to discuss topics at the League of Women Voters Issues Forum on Tuesday night.

Boone Hospital Center board candidates take questions from public

The candidates running for the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees’ two open positions fielded questions from the public during a forum Tuesday evening at the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center.

Big crowd could help Missouri Men

A vocal crowd helps add energy for men's basketball team.

Tigers get hot, even though usual stars go cold

Literacy coaches, special educators among school budget cuts proposed

Across the board, school budgets would be tightened and some positions would be cut to prevent further employee firings and increased class sizes.

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to murdering relatives

Brian J. Dorsey pled guilty to the December 2006 murders of his cousin Sarah Bonnie and her husband, Benjamin Bonnie, on Monday.

House committee rejects governor’s plan for higher education funding

The House Budget Committee on Tuesday rejected efforts to restore the governor’s recommendation for more than $13 million in state funds for Missouri’s higher education institutions.

Bill would require insurance companies to cover infertility treatments

Rep. Steve Hodges sponsored the legislation after an elementary school teacher wrote to him to share her story of trying to have a child.

Author to speak on changing face of feminism

Jessica Valenti, author of “Full Frontal Feminism” and founder of, will be joined by MU grad Ann Friedman to discuss how blogging is changing the feminist dialogue.

City Hall annex provides fire training opportunity

The Columbia Fire Department will capitalize on a rare opportunity to use a real building to train firefighter recruits

School board member voices his opinion on board, media and public

School board member Tom Rose spoke to the board “as a citizen” during the public comments portion of the meeting Monday night.

First Ward candidates support pay for City Council members

All four candidates say the council deserves some level of pay or stipends.

Famous bur oak tree gets pampered

Boone County’s most famous tree was pruned and treated for its declining health on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Missouri women score historic upset

Tigers will meet Texas A&M Wednesday.

Symposium to discuss social networking

Speakers from a number of subject areas will talk about how social networking Web sites are being used in their fields.

Police notice trend in purse thefts

The Columbia Police Department has received reports of four thefts and one attempted theft at grocery stores within the past 2 weeks.

Organizing the Prom Closet

A Rock Bridge senior has gathered more than 100 dresses to help ease the cost of prom for young girls.

Debate of tax bill cut short

A measure to bar judges from imposing tax increases moved forward with controversy Tuesday in the Missouri House after a Republican leader prematurely cut off debate.

Composer Samuel Adler shares knowledge through master’s classes

The composer and teacher listened to music by MU composition students and gave advice to young composers.

Officials suspect arson in fire that destroyed car

A 1999 Toyota Corolla was destroyed in the blaze early Monday morning. The fire also scorched a 928 Porsche parked nearby.