Documentary explains why former “death house chaplain” no longer supports the death penalty

The Rev. Carroll Pickett spent 15 years as the "death house chaplain" in Huntsville, Texas.

The documentary “At the Death House Door,” showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Thomas More Newman Center, focuses on the Rev. Carroll Pickett and the 15 years he spent as the “death house chaplain” in Huntsville, Texas.

Barking dogs breed tension among neighbors

Columbia Animal Control has processed more than 400 complaints about barking dogs over the past three years, and the number of complaints so far this year is on track to meet or exceed last year’s total of 151.

Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial to stay lit

Despite recent budget cuts by Kansas City, donations are helping to keep the Liberty Memorial alight until July 4, but more donations will be needed to keep it going afterwards.

Mother credits faith in God for son’s recovery

A Columbia mother credits her faith in God for her son’s recovery after he was shot in the head by a sniper in Afghanistan.

Long-term energy plan update meeting

The public has an opportunity to voice in on the future sources of Columbia’s growing energy needs.

St. Louis residents worry about possible Anheuser-Busch buyout

Reports that Angeuser-Busch might be purchased by Belgium-based brewer InBev have St. Louis residents worried they might lose a company as closely identified with their city as the Gateway Arch.

ACLU files lawsuit against town over Harry Potter dispute

A library worker in Poplar Bluff says she was disciplined for refusing to work at a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” promotional event.

Rising lake prompts state assessment of earthen dam in Warren County

Emergency management officials urged residents living below the dam to seek higher ground.

MOHELA to discontinue rate reduction on automatic withdrawals

The change in interest rate discounts, which takes effect June 1, will only apply to new loans, not existing ones.

2 injured when car hits light post and rolls

The incident that happened on Hinkson Avenue in Columbia is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed, police said.

Court: Retaliation claims OK for employees with age, race discrimination complaints

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided today with employees who faced retaliation after complaining about race and age discrimination in rulings that drew support from conservative and liberal justices.

Pedestrian struck twice by cars Monday night

Police said the first driver left the scene where Troy Boerner, 25, of Foxfield, Colo., was injured.

Energy independence requires cooperation

America has the technology to let loose of our dependence on oil; now all that’s needed is the will to move forward.