Fire Protection District approves more salary guidelines

Fire District staff salaries have been standardized, except for that of Fire Chief Steve Paulsell, whose salary is scheduled to be addressed at a closed meeting July 24.

Chiropractor aims to finish 100 triathlons in 100 days

With 50 triathlons down, John Curtin only has 50 races left on his 100 triathlons in 100 days tour. The tour’s purpose is to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of sexual and physical child abuse.

Barbecue grill causes minor apartment fire

Residents tried for an hour on Thursday to put out the fire in south Columbia before calling for help.

Boone County 4-Hers ready to start week at the fair

Thursday night was the first of 11 successive nights of activity at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The fair formally kicks off Monday.

July testing at Lake of the Ozarks found low levels of E. coli

The Department of Natural Resources took 55 samples on July 7 from the Community Toll Bridge to mile marker 30. June tests found high levels of E. coli, mainly in high-traffic areas near Tan-Tar-A Resort.

Boone County Fair: What’s new, what to see and how much it’ll cost

Find out about entry costs, carnival rides, main events, parking and more.

Federal money helps house Columbia’s homeless veteran population

Thirty-five Columbia veterans will now have homes of their own, thanks to an extension of the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program.

Garth Nature Area to get parking lot expansion

An increase in use of the area’s leash-free dog park highlighted the need for more parking spaces. The city hopes to start the project in August.

Ferguson’s original attorneys say they did not receive information from prosecutor

The hearing to determine whether he will get a retrial will wrap up Friday.

Truck driver acquitted of all manslaughter charges

George Albright, who was charged with second degree involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four Kansas City women because of an accident on June 1, 2006, was acquitted of all charges by a jury Wednesday evening.

Newton Learning summer program prepares first-time students for kindergarten

Seven hundred incoming kindergartners participated in summer school this year.

Columbia residents react to InBev takeover of Anheuser-Busch

Columbia pubgoers share their thoughts on InBev’s takeover of Anheuser Busch

Couple slain in mall had protection orders against each other

A divorced couple who died in a murder-suicide inside a suburban St. Louis mall had a violent relationship that prompted at least four police visits and each to seek orders of protection against each other, court records show.

Mo. woman says Wal-Mart, health officials discriminated against her monkey

Debby Rose of Springfield said in the lawsuit that the 10-year-old bonnet macaque helps curb a social anxiety disorder that can cause her to have panic attacks in public.

Securities regulators visit Wachovia's St. Louis offices

Missouri officials said they conducted what they called a “special inspection,” part of a broad probe into questionable practices involving auction rate securities.

Chase Daniel named Preseason All-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Daniel, along with Chase Coffman, Jeremy MacLin and a few more Tiger football players, received national recognition from the media when they were named preseason all-conference players.

Harris unveils proposals to block phone calls, spam

The Democratic candidate for attorney general unveiled plans to expand the state’s no-call list and crack down on e-mail spammers.

Man threatened with gun during attempted robbery

Columbia police are seeking three suspects in the incident.

The Columbia Missourian is updating its interactive Web site

Improved access to advertising, photos, multimedia, stories and blogs are just a few of the improvements being made on

Man robbed near Garth Avenue

A 25-year-old male was robbed Thursday morning by three suspects near Garth Avenue and his wallet was stolen. The suspects have not been arrested yet.