Southeast Mo. residents consider buyouts after flooding

Residents of Dutchtown met with officials to learn about government buyouts after their town flooded in March.

AG says dogs for diabetics don't work

The attorney general’s office says Heaven Scent Paws, a Cole County company claiming to train dogs to help diabetics, is ripping off consumers.

First homicide of year reported in Columbia

Nathan Bentley, 22, was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning from an apparent gun shot wound to the head, Columbia Police said in a news release.

Civilian review board no help to Police Department

By trying to fix something that wasn’t broken, the civilian review board hampers a sound police department and may slow the search for a new police chief.

School Board postpones presentation of full budget draft for upcoming school year

Columbia School Board members faced two plans for the first draft of the budget for the 2008-2009 school year at their meeting Monday night.