City Council allows Crosscreek developer to resubmit proposals

On Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved the resubmittal of a rezoning request for five acres of the proposed Crosscreek Center located on the east side of U.S. 63 on both sides of Stadium Boulevard.

City Council approves Silver Oak rezoning, asks for discussion on easement

The City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of more than 11 acres of property just north of Woodridge Park from residential to planned office.

CEDAR RAPIDS MISSION: Students spend 3 days assisting with Iowa flood relief

In response to the massive damage from recent flooding in Iowa, a group of college students from The Crossing, including reporter Marty Swant, organized a mission trip to Cedar Rapids to help with relief efforts.

Midwest livestock allowed to graze on protected land

Record flooding has prompted a need for the conserved areas.

Missouri road projects dependent on new money

The Missouri Department of Transportation has identified dozens of major road and bridge projects to be completed as part of a potential 20-year plan. Transportation officials don’t call it a wish list. They describe it as a need list.

Missouri Theatre raises funds to aid Cedar Rapids Symphony

Violinist Chloe Trevor gave a benefit recital at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts to raise money to repair damages to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Man sentenced in September 2007 home invasion

One of five men accused in a north Columbia home invasion last September in which a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted was sentenced on Monday.

U.S. homeland security secretary visits Lincoln County

Michael Chertoff got a look at flood-damaged areas and was updated on recovery efforts.

Activists planning to form neighborhood advocacy group

Local activists are working to create a group that would help neighborhoods during the development process.

Readers weigh in what they want from the media

More than 30 people attended the "Watching the Watchdogs" forum. Missourian reporters caught up with some of the participants and asked them to tell you what the word "media" means to them.

Immigration law becoming more popular at U.S. universities

A high-profile immigration debate and an era of mass immigration has increased the demand from foreigners and businesses seeking help in understanding U.S. immigration policy, and has spurred a generation of law students to become more familiar with the issue.

InBev seeks to remove entire Anheuser-Busch board

InBev said it was taking action with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission because Anheuser-Busch has refused to talk about InBev’s $65 per share offer for the company.

Mudd Puppies

Gov. Blunt signs bill targeting illegal immigration

Among other changes, the new legislation requires that applicants for public benefits prove they are legally in the country. Lawmakers passed the bill on the final day of their annual session under a threat from Blunt that he would call a special session if no bill were passed.

Settlements reached in clergy abuse lawsuits

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says priests sexually preyed upon six boys at parishes and grade schools from the late ’60s to the late 1980s.

Kansas driver injured in accident near Lake of the Woods exit

The driver was traveling westbound when his vehicle hit the rear of stopped truck. The car caught fire upon impact.

Obama's plane makes unscheduled landing in St. Louis

A maintenance issue caused the senator’s plane to make an unscheduled stop while en route from Chicago to Charlotte, N.C.

Blunt to sign bill going after illegal immigrants

The bill would impose new restrictions on illegal immigrants and new requirements on the businesses that employ them.

Age really doesn’t mean much nowadays

People young and old share so many of the same vulnerabilities that age is not a definitive enough way to judge anyone.