Koster will be Democratic attorney general nominee

Jeff Harris, right, greets Judy and Jim Elliott at the primary election watch party Tuesday night. Harris lost his bid for the Democratic attorney general nomination.

Students help run primaries

Michael Lombardo, recent Rock Bridge grad and soon to be MU freshman, is serving as an election judge for the first time this year.

Superintendent Phyllis Chase announces her retirement

Superintendent Phyllis Chase, who has recently come under fire for her leadership decisions and spending recommendations, announced her retirement Tuesday, effective Aug. 31.

Voters share their thoughts at polls

Here’s what Columbia and Boone County voters had to say after casting ballots in Tuesday’s primary election.

Part 3 of 4: Gaining strength mentally

Schools Superintendent Chase's letter explains her decision to retire

This is a letter Phyllis Chase sent out to people in the schools, community members and others about her retirement as superintendent of Columbia Public Schools effective Aug. 31.

Public administrator as parent is inappropriate analogy

It is never appropriate for any government official to analogize that their position is parental in any fashion. An adult person with a disability is first and foremost a person. If they require a conservatorship or guardianship, they currently have the inability to manage their proprieties and have additional concerns and strife that the average person is fortunate enough not to have. They do not deserve being patronized.

Measures on casinos, health care workers to make Missouri ballot

The secretary of state's office announced Tuesday that of the four groups to submit ballot measures earlier this year, only two had gathered enough valid signatures on petitions to be placed on the ballot.

Warrensburg coach faces sex abuse charges

A popular high school girls softball and basketball coach faces sexual misconduct charges following a grand jury indictment.

Tiger attack victim loses part of leg

Warren County Sheriff Kevin Harrison said Tuesday that Jacob Barr had part of one leg below the knee surgically removed after he was attacked by a tiger Sunday at the Wesa-A-Geh-Ya animal facility.

Illinois woman saved from drowning

The Missouri State Water Patrol says 79-year-old Patricia Fitzgerald of Oak Lawn, Ill., was swimming with the help of a flotation device Monday. But the device fell off and she began to struggle in the water.

Phyllis Chase: Timeline of events

A partial list of events in the educational and professional life of Phyllis Chase, who announced Tuesday she is retiring as superintendent of Columbia Public Schools

New complaint filed against Warrens

Patricia Johnson says that her sister’s body was mishandled.

Chase retiring from Columbia Public Schools

 Phyllis Chase says she's been considering retiring for months as schools superintendent.

Man convicted of murder gets another chance in court

A judge ordered an evidentiary hearing for Joshua Kezer, convicted of the 1992 killing of Angela Lawless in Benton. Kezer has been in prison for 14 years.

Columbia police highlight recent incident in defending Tasers

The Columbia Police Department defended its use of Tasers at an informational meeting open to the public Tuesday night.

Fourth quarter glum for ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland

The results might lead some analysts to rethink their belief that agribusiness profits will grow along with an increasing global demand for grains and meat, an analyst said.

Freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally gets to practice with MU football team

Heralded freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally joined the MU team for practice on Tuesday. He says learning the mental aspect of the college game is his main goal.

Boone County election judge reveals rewarding side of work

Betty Sheridan has lived in the community for 55 years and served as an election judge for the past decade

Boone County under severe thunderstorm watch

There is a slight risk of large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds.