Priest from St. Charles Co. faces assault, DUI charges from car crash

A Catholic priest from St. Charles County is facing charges of second-degree assault and driving while intoxicated following an accident in St. Louis County.

Columbia native’s film explores Seattle band, singer’s death

Former Columbian, Jessica Bender, will return to her hometown this Saturday, June 7, to show a documentary at the Ragtag Cinema that has been six and a half years in the making.

Food group plans to lead campaign against crop-based fuels

The Grocery Manufacturers Association plans a high-profile campaign against biofuels, saying they're a key reason for rising food costs. That campaign will bring together diverse groups such as hunger-prevention advocates and environmental activists.

Putting the kibosh on tire dumping in Missouri

Although tire dumping is less of a problem than it used to be in Boone County and elsewhere in Missouri, some landowners still struggle with aging dump sites.

Bond commits to corn-based ethanol industry despite critics

Sen. Kit Bond said ethanol would lower the cost of transportation and lower the cost of food.

Hallmark says goodbye to some greeting card manufacturing operations

Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc. is consolidating much of its greeting card operations to plants in Kansas.

Money will be tight again this year for Columbia

Because the city does not expect increased revenues, city manager Bill Watkins said in his State of the City address that Columbia needs to use existing funds efficiently. This can be done by redirecting money where it is needed most, he said.

One man stabbed after a fight on Garth Avenue

A Columbia man was arrested in connection with the stabbing Tuesday evening, according to Columbia police.

How primaries work: Democratic Party's process makes for longer campaign

The first primary in New Hampshire was on Jan. 8, the earliest it has been in history, and actual campaigns are starting much sooner — some as much as a year before the first vote is cast.