Adrenaline drives demo derby competitors

Demolition derby drivers put a lot of work into stripping down and modifying cars to get them derby-ready.

Columbia resident Charles Shipman receives Master Pilot award

Shipman has compiled more than 4,000 hours piloting helicopters and 4,700 hours piloting airplanes over 50 years.

Warren Funeral Chapel hearing scheduled for Monday

Judge Kevin Crane will decide whether to issue a preliminary injunction against the funeral home Monday morning.

Abducted baby is found safe

Police say 18-month-old Kenyon Brock, taken from his crib in a suburban Kansas City home, is safe in Jefferson City.

Constitution Party to appear on November ballot

Constitution Party has been recertified but will not appear on primary ballot.

Iraq war draws attention from 9th District candidates

The war in Iraq should be on the top priorities for the president and Congress, according to 35 percent of Americans polled by Gallup in May.

Stephens College earns rankings in The Princeton Review’s 2009 survey

Stephens College is ranked in six categories, such as "Dorms Like Palaces" and "Best College Theater."



Flooding continues in northeast Missouri

Residents in Monroe and Ralls counties have been displaced while police have had to rescue drivers on roads in Adair County.

Bennigan’s in Columbia to remain open despite corporate closings

Metromedia, Bennigan’s parent company, filed for Chapter 7 on Tuesday, but Columbia’s Bennigan’s is franchised and unaffected.

Columbia singer/songwriter lives the American Dream abroad

Hilary Scott, who has lived and performed in Columbia since 2000, began performing this month at the Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



Tarkio teacher, coach faces child molestation charges

Lee Rucker, a physical education teacher, athletic director and coach in the Tarkio R-1 School District, was arrested Sunday on multiple charges.

Detective testifies in videotaped slaying case about defendant’s confession

Richard Davis’ defense attorney concentrated on statements that Davis made the confession while under pressure.

At age 76, woman earns GED

Nina Drew left school in the 1950s and after earning her GED last month, she is interested in going to college.



Historical program takes 50 teachers on tour of Kansas, Missouri sites

University of Missouri-Kansas City sponsors program in which teachers tour historical sites related to the Civil War.



Rain from Hurricane Dolly prompts flash flood watch

The National Weather Service posted the flood watch for Boone County along with a large part of western and central Missouri.

2008 Boone County Fair 4-H/FFA Poultry Show results

Winners of the 4-H/FAA Poultry Show announced.

St. Louis hazmat team investigates suspicious package

An office worker opened a package containing white powder Tuesday, but authorities do not believe the substance is toxic.

Residents see plans for Fire Station No. 9

The station, which will be built at Blue Ridge and Providence roads by October 2009, is expected to answer at least one emergency call a day.

Appeals court says Carnahan must keep voter rolls clean

A federal judge had ruled last year that Missouri’s 116 local election agencies, not the secretary of state, have the responsibility to keep the rolls current.

Game over: Scrabulous creators suspend play

They halted the game Tuesday after Hasbro hit them with a lawsuit. Hasbro also asked Facebook to block the program, something the site has resisted.