Columbia linemen assist with power restoration in Texas

Eight Columbia Water and Light linemen left Monday for Texas to assist in restoring power to the Houston area following Hurricane Ike.

Hickman begins homecoming week

Here is a schedule of homecoming events at Hickman High School.

Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton proposes to longtime friend

He plans to marry Patty Martin of Lexington, likely in their hometown.

Opening of Columbia’s new fire station delayed

Construction of the new Columbia Fire Station No. 7 has been delayed by rain over the past few months.

Columbia brokers caution against panic

Local stockbrokers advise consumers and investors to think carefully about their options amid stock market changes.

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest level ever

Crucial Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second-lowest level on record, continuing an alarming trend, scientists said Tuesday.

Hurricane Ike pours floodwaters on Midwestern states

The hurricane and its effects have killed at least 40 people and left some areas without power.

Gov. Blunt visits Mo. soldiers in Kosovo

Gov. Matt Blunt said the Missouri National Guard faces a ‘demanding chore’ in Kosovo, where 1,000 guard members are now serving on a peacekeeping mission.

Truman president resigns

Barbara Dixon leaves after five years over differences with the board of governors.

Missouri River flood traps hunter who is rescued safely

A hunter  James Berg is alive and well after being rescued from a tree as floodwaters surrounded him.

Tap water tested in investigation of brain tumors in Cameron

Alarmed by the reported tumors in the Cameron area, a team of state and federal officials took samples of tap water Monday to have them tested for potential health hazards.

Big-city Mo. mayors gather to form legislative agenda

The mayors of St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, St. Joseph, Joplin and Jefferson City met behind closed doors Tuesday in the capital city. Also at the meeting was the St. Louis County executive.

Investigation of plane crash prompts call for better skydiving oversight

National Transportation Safety Board officials suggested that the Federal Aviation Administration work with the United States Parachute Association to strengthen safety regulations.

Metal theft investigation exposes exotic animals living in poor conditions.

A theft investigation in northern Missouri led to the rescue of more than 200 animals, including chinchillas, alligators and baboons, Macon County Sheriff Robert Dawson said Tuesday.