UPDATE: Paquin residents rally against proposed rec program cuts

J.N. Fry, a resident of Paquin Tower, speaks out against the Park and Recreation Department's plans to cut the Adaptive Recreation programs housed in Paquin.

They say life would be a struggle if the city did away with the Adaptive Recreation programs housed in Paquin. "Just sitting here in this building 24/7 will kill somebody," says resident Ornene Henderson.

Arsonists start barn fire, cause $40,000 in damage

Investigators say trespassers used an ignitable liquid to start the fire on the north side of the barn, which stands on North Creekland Drive.

Expansions for Target and Dillard's put on hold

A spokeswoman for the mall said she does not know why or for how long the stores postponed the expansion.

UPDATE: Officials say school bus caused chain-reaction accident

There were no students on the school bus when the accident occurred. The driver of one car and his 14-year-old passenger were taken to University Hospital with minor injuries. No one else was injured.

Northwest Airlines representative courts Columbia businesses

He wanted to sell them on the commercial air service that will start offering its Memphis flights here in August.

Alexander Doniphan, 19th century Mo. lawmaker, honored

The man who helped buy much of the northwest corner of the state and who refused an order to kill Mormon founder Joseph Smith has been added to the Hall of Famous Missourians.

100 years in parks and recreation

Missouri campaign contribution limits repealed

Gov. Matt Blunt said Friday that he has signed legislation repealing the limits on campaign contributions. The change in the rules goes into effect Aug. 28, in plenty of time to affect the November elections.

Archbishop Burke's farewell Mass set for Aug. 17

The leader of the Archdiocese of St. Louis was named last month as the first American to lead the Vatican supreme court.

Blunt says no to lawmaker keys to Capital dome

The governor vetoed a bill that would have given every lawmaker a key to the Capitol dome. He cited concerns by Capitol police and the Department of Public Security.

Tax incentives OK'd for nuclear weapons plant in KC

The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that a development agency voted unanimously Friday to support replacing the current weapons plant at the Bannister Federal Complex with a 1.4-million-square-foot complex across from the former Richard-Gebaur Memorial Airport.

Man dies after run-in with train

Macon County deputies say Richard Scott of LaPlata was hit by a train that he ran toward while drinking with friends.

Suit against Blunt over e-mail access is dismissed

But the ruling tossing out the case was put on hold for 10 days to give the special investigators seeking access to e-mails from the governor’s office an opportunity to amend their lawsuit.

UPDATE: School bus involved in four-car pileup

A First Student school bus caused a chain-reaction accident when it ran into a car at Stadium Boulevard and Broadway at about 3:50 p.m. Friday, Columbia Fire Battalion Chief Steve Sapp said. No students were on the bus at the time of the accident.

School bus involved in four-car pileup

A First Student school bus and three other cars were involved in an accident at Stadium Boulevard and Broadway at about 3:50 p.m. Friday. No students were on the bus at the time of the accident.

UPDATE: Anheuser-Busch reportedly near deal with InBev

The Wall Street Journal said InBev has raised its bid to $70 a share — an offer the Anheuser-Busch board is likely to accept this weekend. News of the deal hit hard in St. Louis.

Allstate to settle in disputed claims policy case

The case, which stemmed from an accident on Interstate 70, attracted national attention when the

Belief in Brief: Excommunication

Taking a look at the historical and contemporary context for the practice of excommunication.

'Plan 9!' brings aliens, rock and 'n’ roll to Columbia

One of the worst movies ever comes to Maplewood Barn Community Theatre after being rewritten for the stage by Columbia residents.

Panelists debate: Jesus ... Who?

As part of its first Theology Weekend, Karis Community Church gave three panelists the chance to present and defend the Unitarian Universalist, Islamic and Christian viewpoints of who Jesus is.