CEDAR RAPIDS MISSION: Students get to work shoveling sludge

Marty Swant

Our first main work site was a business located in the Czech district of the city. In the upstairs portion of the building, everything had dried out. But the basement was filled with sludge.

A fabulous night for fireworks

Columbians made their way en masse to Faurot Field to enjoy an evening of fireworks, preceded by music from local bands and other entertainment.

Karis Community Church's second Independence Day carnival outdraws first

More than 1,500 people stopped by Flat Branch Park for free food, carnival games, raffle prizes and balloon animals.

Friends honor Forrest Rose at park dedication

The lawn next to Mojo’s was packed with blankets and folding chairs Friday as people came out to enjoy the relaxing sound of bluegrass music and honor the memory of the late musician, columnist, friend and mentor.

Beyond ethanol

The race is on to make the next generation of ethanol — ethanol made from grasses, leftover agricultural products, waste wood or other biomass — profitable, affordable and available.

Park Hill keeps alive July Fourth tradition

Residents throng to annual parade and picnic.

Filipino-American July Fourth party grows and grows

What started out as a gathering of Eli and Lorna Perez's friends in Columbia now draws hundreds of people from central Missouri.

Missouri grad heads to Arena Football League playoffs

Craig Heimburger, a offensive lineman for the Cleveland Gladiators, has extended his professional football career by playing for the team.

Man arrested after 2-car accident on Paris Road

Ryan L. Barlow, 26, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault, police said, when his car struck another vehicle from behind early Friday morning.

Mentally disabled women reportedly forced into prostitution to pay cousin's debt

The 18-year-old woman's sister rescued her Sunday, and two people were arrested and charged Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Missouri State Fair to offer recycling to fairgoers

After chowing down funnel cakes and cold drinks at the Missouri State Fair in August, people for the first time will be able to recycle some of their trash during the 11-day event.

Missing Osage Beach man found in Lake of the Ozarks

Twenty-two-year-old Bradley Burns was last seen around 2 a.m. Wednesday fishing with two friends.