Shepard Boulevard Neighborhood Association approves Crosscreek mediation agreement

The group voted 58-32 Tuesday night to sign onto a mediation agreement regarding the Crosscreek development project. The vote came just one night after the City Council voted to approve a resubmitted rezoning request for the same development.

City Council requests report on Taser restrictions

Public comments made by members of Grass Roots Organizing at the City Council meeting last night compelled the City Council to request a detailed report on the police department's rules and restrictions on Taser usage.


Ninth District candidates discuss gas prices

With gas prices in Missouri creeping closer to $4 a gallon and worries that the United States’ reliance on foreign oil might undercut national security, the price of fuel and where it comes from is a compelling issue. Candidates in the race to replace Kenny Hulshof at Ninth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives weighed in.


Gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof outlines his economic and job plans

The Republican candidate talked about restrictions to lawsuits, restricting payments from the workers’ compensation, adding quality jobs, aiding advanced technology companies and making Missouri a distribution hub.

Hickman student selected to participate in 2008 Congressional Academy

Adithi Vellore, a student at Hickman High School, is participating in the 2008 Congressional Academy as one of two selected students from Missouri.

Federal appeals court puts FCC’s proposed cell phone tower regulations on hold

Because of cell phone tower power loss during Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the FCC proposed that all cell towers have a minimum of eight hours of backup power. But cell phone companies say the proposed backup power regulations would cost too much.

Chris Koster’s campaign staff may have violated fundraising law

Koster, who is running for state attorney general, said his staff has acted within campaign finance laws, but e-mail records provided to The Associated Press indicate that campaign workers coordinated large transfers of money.

Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission receives $50,000 grant

This is the third consecutive year for the commission to receive the funding and it will continue to support mid-Missouri and provide comprehensive economic development strategy, and support private capital investment and job creation.


Humane Society of Missouri helps rescues animals in disasters

The society has assisted more than 3,000 animals so far this year. The group has also helped about 300 animals in Iowa during recent flooding.

Kansas City man faces federal charges on suspicion of making threatening calls

Daniel Travis Phillips is accused of making threatening calls to women in several states, including Missouri.

Fire at north Columbia home causes $200,000 in damage

No one was injured in the fire, which investigators believe to be accidental and caused by an improperly disposed cigarette caused, fire department officials say.

Council discusses public access to conserved areas

With more than 2,000 acres of parks and greenspace in Columbia, it’s safe to say that residents value their time outdoors. But do city officials have the right to allow public access on land dedicated to the city through a conservation easement?


Pentagon to rebid $35 billion tanker project

The opportunity to have a second chance to win the contract would be welcome news to thousands of Boeing workers in Missouri, Kansas and Washington state.

Anheuser-Busch says InBev is deceiving shareholders about the attempted takeover

The brewery InBev owns in Cuba could cause complications with operating in the U.S. due to trade laws, the company's board of directors says.

New ballpark named for Country Atkins

The long-awaited baseball complex is nearing completion but can’t open without a name. It is named in honor of Country Atkins, the father of Tom Atkins, who donated the land for the park.

MU medical students develop free clinic for the uninsured

The clinic will be staffed by student volunteers who will begin seeing 15 to 20 patients one day a week in fall 2008. The hours will expand as needed.

Missouri Military Academy to pay out $700,000 to settle wrongful death lawsuit

Audrain County court records show that the academy agreed on June 16 to pay the six-figure settlement to Ignacio Garcia Fierros and Blanca Luz Almada Palacios de Garcia, both of Caborca, Mexico, to settle a lawsuit filed after the death of their son, a sophomore at the school.

Former UM President Magrath to be interim chief at WVU

C. Peter Magrath will succeed President Mike Garrison, who is stepping down Sept. 1 over a master’s degree scandal involving the governor’s daughter. Magrath was president of the UM System from 1985 to 1991.

Jupiter viewing at its best on Wednesday night

The public will be able to view the changing storms in Jupiter’s atmosphere from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday night at Laws Observatory on the MU campus.

Receding floodwaters leave odd items behind

Duffels of police riot gear. Thousands of pens. Toys, water heaters and even dog houses. “Anything you can possibly think of, we’re finding,” said one volunteer.