Johnson County sheriff's deputy kills burglary suspect after chase and shootout

The body was sent to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification.

National Weather Service changes heat advisories and warnings

New heat advisories and warnings help Missourians know whether to get out in the sunshine or take refuge with the nearest air-conditioner.

KOMU receives awards from Kansas City Press Club, Missouri Broadcasters Association

The Columbia station was named Television Station of the Year by the press club.

Columbia to improve street light efficiency

The city is looking to replace its existing mercury-vapor lights with more energy-efficient alternatives.

No flooding reported in Boone County

Though Boone County was under a flash flood watch, no flooding was reported on Monday

Mo. man convicted of student's murder wins tentative OK for new forensic tests

A southeast Missouri man convicted 14 years ago in a college student’s murder but who claims innocence moved one step closer Monday toward the chance to clear his name. The man was prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof when he was a special state prosecutor

MU to receive grant to recruit student poll workers

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission will award 27 colleges, including MU, and nonprofit organizations, $750,000 of federal grant money to recruit students to work at polls in November. MU will receive $25,705 to conduct its recruitment.

Columbia organization keeps growing and making a difference has become a widely used internet resource for family and friends of the U.S. Marines Corps. The organization’s largest charity venture is The Care Package Project.

Concerns over scheduling changes at Smithton have been addressed

Columbia’s focus on core classes cut out choir so concerned parents and students spoke up

Three children take home top prizes at soap box derby

After a long day of racing and many close calls, three children came out on top at the 2008 Mid-Missouri Soap Box Derby.

Stephens Lake Outdoor Cinema sets Friday-the-13th mood with ‘The Birds’

The Stephens Lake Outdoor Cinema Series will be showing Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” on Friday.

City Council discusses land preservation after encountering problems

A report by the Environment and Energy Commission suggests Columbia address several issues dealing with land preservation and venues for environmental rectification.

Obama visits Missouri battleground

Amid harsh criticism from Gov. Matt Blunt, Barack Obama seeks to widen the close-margin voter gap between himself and John McCain.

Government audit reveals problems in FBI name check process for immigrants

The audit says problems in the process used to check the names of immigrants seeking citizenship led to large backlogs and raised questions about the reliability of resulting information.

New Bloomfield man wins St. Jude dream home giveaway

The money raised by the raffle will be used to help patients at St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Missouri man to compete in national rock, paper, scissors contest

Three hand signs and luck are the only things holding Poplar Bluff resident from a $50,000 prize and a chance to compete internationally during the Beijing Olympics.

Gas-price crisis calls for improved energy-use solutions

To deal with rising gas prices and a global demand for more energy, current politicians and business owners need to break from past policies and turn to new solutions.

3 drown in separate weekend accidents

Three people are dead after separate accidents across the state, according to reports from the Missouri State Water Patrol.

Torah valued at $30,000 stolen from St. Louis-area synagogue

Authorities are investigating whether the theft is connected to similar cases across the country.