Columbia athletes discuss benefits of swimming

Swimmers of all ages at the Show-Me State Games said that swimming helps them stay healthy and keeps them in shape for other sports.

UPDATE: Six more bodies recovered from Warren Funeral Chapel

Late Thursday, the Warrens told their attorney, Dan Viets, that there were six more bodies in the chapel, Viets said. The Missouri attorney general’s office said that this development may potentially alter the lawsuit against Warren Funeral Chapel.

Two men suspected in theft of Chevrolet Silverado

The car’s OnStar system led Boone County Sheriff’s deputies to two suspects north of Columbia.

Webber receives support both in and out of Missouri

Stephen Webber, the 23rd District Missouri House candidate has collected more than $78,000, much of that coming from out-of-state donors.

Man arrested in Moberly Drive shooting

Lawrence Hayes of Columbia was booked on first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges in connection with the shooting, which wounded Clyde Jones, the Sheriff's Department said.

Man describes ambushing cyclist with shotgun

Court documents say the suspects were bored and looking for someone to kill when they came across the cyclist.

Columbia proposes closing Lake of the Woods Pool to save money

City Manager Bill Watkins listed the closing of Lake of the Woods Pool next summer as one of several cuts in the “squeaky” budget for fiscal 2009. Closing the pool would save the city about $13,000 .

3 people, 2 dogs, 6 puppies escape house fire

The residents had returned to the house on Clayton Street when they smelled smoke and dialed 9-1-1.

Six more bodies recovered from Warren Funeral Chapel

Around noon Friday, the attorney for the Warrens contacted state investigators and informed them of the remains, a news release from the police department said.


The Boone County Clerk's office expects about 32,000 voters to cast the ballots Tuesday that will determine who will move on to November's general election.

Fewer Columbia schools meet MAP standards

The 2008 Missouri Assessment Program test results are being released to the public today. Only three of 28 Columbia schools met the Adequate Yearly Progress goal compared to 14 in 2007.

Man arrested on two felony counts of drug possession

Police say they searched Mark Willadsen's apartment and found Ecstasy pills, marijuana and $1,600.

Anheuser-Busch laptops stolen; staff info taken, too

All the personal information was password-protected and encrypted, the company said, but it would not say how many people are affected or when the theft occured.

Va. company sues to block Mo.'s limit on fees for records

The company was hired to overhaul Missouri's computer system for driver's license and motor vehicle records and was supposed to get $1 from the sale of every record before lawmakers limited the price to one-half of a cent for bulk orders.

Water level decreases at Mark Twain Lake, but flooding still possible

Mo. chamber group promotes biosciences in Kansas politics

The Life Sciences Fund of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's political action committee has become a significant financial player in Kansas politics in recent months.

Letter: Cande Iveson has experience needed for state legislature

Her history of advocacy for family and children's issues makes her a strong candidate for 23rd District state representative

Company reaches settlement over obtrusive telemarketing practices in Missouri

A Michigan firm reached a $100,000 settlement with the state attorney general's office over consumer protection lawsuit.

UPDATE: Less than one-third of Missouri voters likely to go to polls Tuesday

Knox County will likely have the highest turnout; Butler County, the lowest.

Missouri middle schoolers improve MAP scores

Both their math and reading scores improved in the state's public schools. But more districts and schools failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" goals, though state education officials said that was because requirements were more stringent under federal law.