Up/Down Columbia blog to track businesses' movements

We need you, the residents of Boone County, to share with us your experiences with new or closing businesses.

Two suspects arrested after home searched on drug warrant

Glen W. Vaughn, 49, and Reginald B. Brimmage, 40, were taken into police custody at about 5 p.m. after police served a narcotic search warrant at 707 Wilkes Blvd.

Honor for tee-ball player well deserved

Six-year-old Jill Zulovich defied all odds to overcome cancer and will play in a tee-ball game at the White House.

Columbia activists discuss ways to be more effective

One workshops on Saturday covered strategies for fighting burnout while another focused on new ways to combat homophobia.

Jefferson City man searches for relics, collects war weapons

This history buff uses metal detectors to search for Civil War relics and weaponry.

Sandbag barrier fails in Winfield as more flooding is predicted

Heavy rains Thursday and Friday are causing the Missouri River’s level to rise. As a result the National Weather Service has predicted moderate flooding in mid-Missouri for next week.

Columbia teen qualifies for championship golf competition.

Tyler Kolb, a 14-year-old Columbia golf player, qualified for the Callaway Junior World Championship on July 13-17 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.

Hallsville sobriety check point attempts to curtail drunk diving

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested one person for driving while intoxicated at a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Hallsville, according to a new release.

New water slide at Oakland Family Aquatic Center makes a splash

The sight of a brand-new, bright orange, 125-foot long, double-loop water slide at Oakland Family Aquatic Center is especially impressive to those who hover around 4 feet tall.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offers free books to parents of newborns

The Columbia Public Library and United Way partnered up in May to participate in the nationwide Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Since then, the program has been gaining awareness by the community and parents.

Father of dead 2-year-old remains jailed in Illinois

The father of a 2-year-old boy who died at University Hospital on Wednesday was still being held in the St. Clair County Jail in Cahokia, Ill., as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

Washington County police dog euthanized

Mosley the bloodhound, the Washington County police dog police say was abused, was euthanized after biting the woman who adopted him.

InBev, Anheuser-Busch battle in Washington

Each side is in search of influential allies to help sway public opinion — a factor potentially important in a proxy fight — and enlist the aid of lawmakers, or at least blunt the opposition.

Rising gasoline prices drive more people to take the bus

Higher MU parking fees also contributed to a 16 percent increase in Columbia Transit ridership.

Seymour man seeks restitution in rape case

The man requests $11,250 in restitution for time served in jail after he was found innocent by DNA.

CIS to launch national search for new head of school

Columbia Independent School said it has made a commitment to internationally focused education and is looking at a new study abroad option for upper school students.

Columbia school system's stakeholders must be included in continuing conversation

School board members bemoan the fact that there aren't more dollars available for funding the core teacher-pupil mission, but it is not too early to begin scrutinizing budgets for the next year.