Power Supply Task Force makes presentation on energy conservation

The report focused on alternative ways for Columbia to save power, such as wind power and solar panels.

Service dogs branch out

People suffering psychological challenges can benefit from properly trained service dogs.

Officials celebrate road extension

The $3.4 million extension of Chapel Hill Road from Scott Boulevard to Gillespie Bridge Road cost $500,000 more than the city originally planned.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park opens new trail

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park opened its first new hiking and biking trail in more than eight years with the help of a boy scout troop from Columbia last month.

Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts to host Roaring '20s event

Last week it was Tony Bennett. Tonight, it’s Buster Keaton, as the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts continues its grand re-opening celebration.

Athena owners appeal license revocations

On May 27, the license office notified owners Daniel Veros and Rashid Kikhia of the revocation of the licenses for Athena night club, New York Famous Pizza and Nikai Grill, all located at 1101 Locust St. The owners appealed on Wednesday.

Dow Chemical raises prices on household items

The company, which supplies a broad swath of industries, blamed the up to 20 percent jump in prices to soaring energy costs.

Local preservationists to be honored with first-ever award

After restoring a number of local landmarks, John and Vicki Ott will be named the Outstanding Local Historic Preservationists. This is the first time this award has been presented.

Hospital begins to ‘Think Outside the Bottle’

A St. Louis-based hospital is going to cut out water bottles in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of producing bottles.

Sounding sweet on Cherry Street

Florida man arrested on suspicion of bank robbery

First National Bank at Broadway and Garth Avenue was robbed on Wednesday afternoon. After a 15-minute chase, Columbia Police arrested a suspect on suspicion of robbery near RE/MAX Boone Realty at 33 E. Broadway.

Settlement calls for attorney general's office to pay $26,000

Attorney General Jay Nixon’s office has agreed to pay $26,000 to a quadriplegic woman who claimed employment discrimination. The settlement includes no admission of wrongdoing.

Town refuses occupancy permit for another unmarried couple

Another unmarried couple is being told by a suburban St. Louis town they’re not welcome.

Accident leaves corn syrup spilled on interstate

An accident on a busy St. Louis-area interstate left a sticky mess.

Woman pleads guilty to lying about being raped and shot by Hispanic men

Angela D. Wilburn, 44, whose husband is a founder of the Ozarks Minutemen, faces a possible six months in prison and $500 fine.

Springfield utility tests storing carbon dioxide underground

A Springfield utility plans to inject carbon dioxide into the ground to test whether air pollution from power plants can be stored safely.

Dog attacks 2 children in Jefferson County

Two 12-year-old Jefferson County boys are recovering after being attacked by a dog that got out of a fenced yard.

Missouri’s share of Kansas City will have streetcars included in the new transit plan

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has unveiled a $1.2 billion rail-transit plan for the metro region.

St. Charles woman to be arraigned in LA in MySpace suicide case

A St. Charles County woman indicted for her alleged role in a MySpace hoax against a 13-year-old neighbor who committed suicide will be arraigned June 16 in Los Angeles.

Washington Co. sheriff's employee accused of abusing police dog

A Washington County Sheriff’s Department worker faces two misdemeanor counts of animal abuse after the department’s police dog was found to be sick and malnourished.