Electrical lines on parts of Ninth and Ash to go underground

Workers will begin moving electrical lines underground on Ninth Street between Park Avenue and Ash Street and on Ash Street between Ninth and Tenth streets on Monday. The streets will stay open, but traffic will sometimes be restricted.

UPDATE: Mo. woman pleads guilty in plot to swipe newborn

Police initially linked the woman to a plan to abduct a pregnant teen and cut the baby from her womb. But she said the plan was to steal the baby after the 18-year-old gave birth.

False confession expert testifies in Ryan Ferguson hearing

Richard Leo, a law professor, testified that he believes Columbia police told Ferguson details of the murder that he should have already known.

Columbia Public Schools has new heat dismissal policy

The system will only dismiss those schools without air conditioning on days that are deemed too hot for classes to be in session.

Missouri lieutenant governor has lesion removed

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder had a precancerous lesion removed from his face.

Primary Primer: Tom Schauwecker, Boone County’s Tax Man

Sharon Schauwecker has seen her husband through his entire professional career: from his business classes at MU where he realized his love of real estate, to his first run for Boone County Assessor in 1988, when he visited thousands of homes campaigning door-to-door, to today, as he faces his first re-election battle in 19 years. With just two weeks left before the Aug. 5 Democratic primary, Schauwecker continues his fight to keep his seat as Boone County’s tax man.

Police arrest man in connection with vehicle thefts south of Columbia

After a three-day search, Jesse W. Rodgers, 18, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of resisting arrest, first-degree tampering, stealing, second-degree burglary and deserting the U.S. Marine Corps.

Letter: Trails are great for residents and property owners

The economic, environmental and recreational benefits of new trails far outweigh the complaints raised by the project’s opposition.