Smith Creek is small compared to most other national wilderness area, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. Members of the Missouri Wilderness Coalition say that's something worth preserving.
The downtown restaurant closed unexpectedly Wednesday night for financial reasons, said Manager Moses Cortes.
With temperatures expected to reach the mid- to upper 80s by Sunday, the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is planning to help residents keep cool with an early opening at the Oakland pool.
The proposed legislation would impose criminal penalties over harassment via computers, text messages and other electronic devices.
The recommendation to keep tabs on blood pressure during the day mirrors that of diabetics checking insulin levels.
As part of Monday’s Salute to Veterans Parade, members of the Black Daggers, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, will parachute down from a C-130 Hercules to Broadway in a spectacle of smoke.
Although no trace of a fire was found, firefighters discovered damage to the house’s roof, chimney and master bathroom after lightning struck a house Thursday afternoon.
The board is considering a two-day decrease in the number of teacher contract days as well as a 0.5 percent increase in base teacher salary. The final draft of the 2008-09 budget must be posted by June 9.
Seven people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a Columbia Police prostitution sting that stemmed from ads placed in a local newspaper and on Web sites including Craig’s List, Capt. Brad Nelson of Columbia Police Department said. Nelson said the department spent a few weeks planning the sting.
A professional survey found that one in four Columbia residents would prefer to live outside city limits.
Alan Farha now faces charges in Boone County for misdemeanor stealing.
Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren says he is confident heading into the Olympic Trials after winning a national championship in April.
Missouri won its opener in the Big 12 baseball tournament when catcher Trevor Coleman brought home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th with a single to right field.