Crosscreek proposals win Planning and Zoning votes

The commission approved rezoning, amended uses of a proposed Toyota dealership and accepted a revised statement of intent.

First 4-H dairy judging camp hosted by MU

Students visited three different dairy farms and participated in discussions to learn how to properly evaluate dairy cows.

State House of Representative candidates answer questions at forum

The League of Women Voters held a public forum where voters could meet and question any of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in the 23rd and 25th Missouri legislative districts.

No injuries reported after nursing home fire

No injuries and no significant damages were reported after a washing machine caught fire at the Bluffs nursing home Thursday evening, Interim Director Gary Sluyter said.

Four Columbia police officers receive Meritorious Service Ribbon

Four Columbia Police Officers received the Meritorious Service Ribbon for their actions that saved a man from his burning home.

First Bank Mortgage’s ex-president allegedly funneled away $35 million

U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Mark Turkcan began the fraud after losing millions of dollars on an investment for the bank in 1987.

High-stakes gambling initiative survives court challenge

An initiative to allow high-stakes gambling in Missouri overcame a court challenge Thursday from opponents who claimed its official ballot summary could mislead voters.

Another monkey bites another person

A monkey bit a young adult on July 4 and is being tested for Simian B Virus, which is often deadly to humans if contracted. This is the second monkey bite in Columbia in the past year.

Man accused of being fake drug agent could face real prison time

On Thursday, a judge read a 23-count indictment against Bill Anthony Jakob, which could lead to 105 years in prison. His lawyer said Jakob perpetrated an elaborate scheme — risking his own life to arrest potential drug dealers — because he wanted to be a police officer.

Climbing to new heights

Ann Koenig of Columbia, an urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, will compete in the 2008 International Tree Climbing Championship.

Man stabbed near Business Loop, approaches police at traffic stop

A 43-year-old man was cut or stabbed in the neck Wednesday night before approaching police officers on Business Loop 70 East.

Challenger Division baseball pairs buddies, children with disabilities

The Daniel Boone Little League Challenger Division offers boys and girls with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to play America’s game in a fun atmosphere.

Monsanto vs. Pilot Grove Coop: protecting patents or bullying farmers?

Monsanto is raising the stakes against so-called seed piracy with an unprecedented lawsuit against Pilot Grove Cooperative Elevator.

Wellness Resource Center gathers information about MU fan behavior

The center sent a survey to MU football season ticket holders asking for their opinions on tailgating and fan behavior before football games.

Jailer charged with accessing law enforcement database

A Greene County jailer has been fired and charged with misdemeanor misuse of official information by a public servant.

Man charged with selling $10,000 Daniel Boone plaque for scrap

The plaque for years marked the final resting place for Boone and his wife, Rebecca, near Marthasville.

Tree Climbing 101

St. Louis will host the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championship on July 26. Men and women from around the world will be competing in a variety of events meant to determine who is the overall, best tree climber.

Man gets life sentence after pleading guilty to murder of toddler

A 23-year-old man receives life in prison plus 10 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse.

Murder charges now filed in Missouri against Sheley

The man suspected of bludgeoning eight people to death last month had already been charged in two of the killings.

Blunt's attorneys ask judge to dismiss e-mails suit

Former state Supreme Court Judge John Holstein, who is representing the governor, called the suit so flawed that he hopes it “never serves a model for any pleading in this court or anyplace else.”