S.W.A.T performs training exercise at Planned Parenthood

The Police Department surrounded the offices of the clinic and carried out various emergency response exercises.

Truman Veterans Hospital patients go fly-fishing

A fly-fishing club from Jefferson City showed patients at the hospital how to fly-fish at Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area on Wednesday.

Ryan Ferguson’s hearing expected to last two more days

A witness said Ferguson was not the man she saw the night of Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt’s murder.

Columbia Audubon Society's Cache Project helps protect mid-Missouri birds

Bird watching is more than just a leisure activity; it's also a means of keeping track of local birds and their special habitat needs.

Stories from the river

Canoers and kayakers trickled in at Cooper’s Landing Wednesday as part of the 3rd annual race.

Laptop with Missouri National Guard members’ information stolen from car in Columbia

The laptop was left in the car of a Missouri National Guard member on Sunday. The theft is thought to have occurred between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.

Water main break prompts boil order in Thornbrook, Millcreek Manor neighborhoods

Columbia Water and Light issued a boil order for the neighborhoods Wednesday morning. It could last until Friday as the department requires two clean samples before calling off a boil order.

Missouri 340 River Race continues

The scene at Cooper’s Landing, the fifth checkpoint on the Missouri 340 River Race, was laid back Wednesday as boats trickled in, carrying exhausted paddlers.

Taser meeting highlights public concerns

The public expressed doubts about the device's safety and concerns about its potential for abuse.

Philips Lake opens for fishing

Bristol Lake, located on an area known as the Philips property, will be opening this Friday for fishermen and boaters under the management of Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Stephens Summer Riding Program gives experience to new riders

The Stephens Summer Riding Program began in the 1940s, and it continues to give students the opportunity to ride horses and learn while having fun for a couple of weeks during the summer.

Woman accused of having sex with 15-year-old boy

Angela M. Trouten, 31, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree statutory rape.

Transportation for school teams still a go

Budget cuts to student activities and athletics so far won’t prevent bus transportation for Columbia Public Schools teams in the coming year.

Dhamma Day celebrates Buddhist teachers

Friday marks the day that Theravada Buddhists celebrate Dhamma Day, also known as Asalha Puja or Asanha Puja Day. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the eighth lunar month. Dhamma Day commemorates the first teaching of the Buddha.

Consumer prices shot up 1.1 percent in June

The big rise in prices was blamed in part on skyrocketing energy costs. Meanwhile, consumers were dealt another hard blow as average weekly wages fell by 0.9 percent, after inflation. That’s the biggest monthly decline since September 2005.

Hydrogen car team returns early without racing

The Mizzou Hydrogen Car Team was set to race in the North American Solar Challenge this week but returned home early because of safety concerns.

Students survey people with disabilities to learn transportation needs

Students are looking to make improvements in the transportation system for people with disabilties around Boone County.

University of Rock rolls out parking lot performance

Three bands headed by teens will perform one-hour sets in the outdoor show Saturday.

UPDATE: Federal judge in Missouri rules lethal injections constitutional

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan in Kansas City presumably opens the door for executions to resume after nearly three years.

Primary Primer: Candidates for governor outline platforms on key issues

The six candidates for governor seeking party nominations in the Aug. 5 primary offer a summary of where they stand on topics that drive the campaign.