J-school alumnus Steve Fainaru awarded Pulitzer Prize

Steve Fainuru, a 1984 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and an international reporter for the Washington Post, received the Pulitzer Prize.

First Ward voters offer advice to council member

Voters cite myriad issues as important to the city’s most diverse ward.

Voters weigh in on school district issues

Factors impacting decisions included trust in the district, the current economy and the welfare of children.

Man escapes house fire

Jeffrey Guyer escaped from the home just before firefighters arrived. He was treated on site for injuries and then transported by Boone Ambulance for observations and smoke inhalation.

Mo. workers from out of state stuck in tax law limbo

JEFFERSON CITY — Next Tuesday's tax deadline may not be the end of the paperwork for thousands of Missouri workers who live elsewhere.

House approves tax break for purchase of Missouri-made cars

The bill, which is estimated to cost about $8.7 million per year, has been killed in the Senate the past two years.

Volunteers look ahead to November

Volunteers waited outside the Activity and Recreation Center to gather signatures on petitions for initiatives they hope will appear on the November ballot during the municipal election on Tuesday.

French fries the cause of kitchen fire

Around 10 p.m. Monday night, firefighters at Station No. 2 on Worley Street got a “walk in” report of a fire at 701 Claudell Lane, Apt 201. The Columbia Fire Department said in a news release that the damage estimate is less than $1,000.

Rock Bridge soccer team looks for new level of intensity in win against Hickman

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team beat Hickman 1-0 Monday night. The Bruins are using some of the state-champion girls basketball team's mottos for motivation.