Coast Guard says fuel spill clean-up finished in Missouri River

The U.S. Coast Guard said a clean-up effort used a vacuum truck and a skimmer to remove a majority of the fuel that had spilled from a sinking towboat.

Belief in Brief: Shavuot

One of the three major festivals of the Jewish faith, Shavuot, begins Sunday and celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai as well as the harvest and bringing of the first fruits to the Temple.

UM Curators approve budget, extend Forsee's contract

The UM System Board of Curators concluded its June meeting on Friday, highlighted by the extension of President Gary Forsee’s contract, the approval of the fiscal year 2009 operating budget and the creation of a health sciences degree at MU.

MU Summer Repertory Theatre opens 40th season at the Rhynsburger

MU Summer Repertory Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary starting July 2.

Columbia Police issue warrants for two suspects in gas station shooting

Warrants come a week after a man was shot in the mouth at a PetroMart in south Columbia.

Boone County fire officials train Chinese epidemiologists

The training includig reenactments of major tragedies, like Hurricane Katrina, the Columbine school shooting and 9/11.

Moser Discount Foods to open northside store by December

Roger Moser said excavation has already started on a 3.5-acre lot at the intersection of Range Line Street and Brown School Road.

Bowling Hall of Fame to split from St. Louis, roll toward Texas

The Museum and Hall of Fame will be moved to a new development that will include the United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America.

Powerful storms continued to drench Missouri

Increasing rain and winds cause several weather warnings throughout Missouri with tornados forming in Washington and St. Louis County.

Kinder's chief of staff quits over porn charges

Eric Feltner, of Columbia, resigned Friday after reports emerged that he had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of providing pornography to a child.

Partnership between two Columbia newspapers could save money for MU

A merger with the Tribune would cut costs for the Columbia Missourian while maintaining the mission of the MU journalism school.

Columbia Independent School to move

The school is moving from Stephens College to a location a quarter of a mile north of the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70.

Potential contractor gets OK to begin work on Mo. bridge repair project

No contract has been awarded, but to speed things up, state transportation officials have given approval for a potential contractor to begin the engineering work on the project to repair 802 bridges.

William Street water line repairs rescheduled

Water line repairs on William Street originally scheduled for Monday have been rescheduled to begin on Wednesday.

3 dead, 1 injured after apparent murder suicide in Mountain Grove, police say

A woman was critically injured and two of her relatives were killed by her estranged husband before he turned the gun on himself, police said.

33 Muslim immigrants sue, saying U.S. citizenship wrongly delayed

Their lawsuit says many immigrants who have met the requirements to become U.S. citizens are left in limbo for months or years because of slow processing of FBI name checks.

Bad weather forces Blunt to cancel plans to sign cyberbullying law

The governor had planned to sign the measure Friday afternoon just a couple of miles from the neighborhood where 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after receiving cruel messages over the Internet.

Connecting with cameras

People in Columbia post their photos on Flickr as a way to connect with other photographers about shared interests.

Public library making improvements to parking lot

The south parking lot of the Columbia Public Library is undergoing construction to narrow the entrance lane, create a pick-up and drop-off area, and widen the exit lane. Patrons are encouraged to use the north parking lot while construction is under way.

Web site aims to block Anheuser-Busch takeover encourages visitors to contact elected officials and Anheuser-Busch shareholders to discourage the takeover of the company by Belgium-based brewer InBev. The Web site claims to have more than 18,000 signatures on its online petition.