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City reviews request for 270-acre development east of Columbia

A Columbia developer hopes its request for zoning and annexation of 270 acres east of Columbia will translate into good planning and creative ways to pay for infrastructure.

Former candidate for state representative Blum disbarred

A former Democratic candidate for District 25 state representative was disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court on Nov. 25, after he failed to respond within 30 days to charges of misconduct filed by the state's Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. 

UPDATE: Paulsell, fire district board come to retirement deal

In a tearful goodbye, Boone County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Steve Paulsell announced his retirement Tuesday at a news conference in front of the Fire Protection District headquarters. Paulsell, who has served with the fire district for 38 years, called his retirement “forced,” and said it was not his desire to leave.

Columbia's housing, job market discussed at Economic Outlook Conference

Robert Wolverton, president of R. Anthony Development Group, expressed confidence on Columbia's housing market and calls for more jobs and better use of MU resources at the fifth annual Economic Outlook Conference.

Thanksgiving travels to Weatherspoon

Sean Weatherspoon’s mother is flying from Texas to provide a holiday feast.

Former Marine reflects on Corps' courage and sacrifice

During the celebration of the Marine Corps' 233rd birthday, former Marine Karl Miller recalls the tradition of the birthday celebration and reflects on the values that have come to define the Corps.

Missouri women's basketball falls short against Indiana

Missouri ties the game in the second half but can’t take the lead.

MU's Wilson won't return for final year of volleyball eligibility

Megan Wilson has another year of eligibility left with the volleyball team that she won't be using.

NAACP members, police chief discuss complaint process, Tasers

Citizens at the meeting expressed concern over accessibility and understanding of the Columbia Police Department's complaint process.

Pinkel to receive $2.3 million annually with new deal

MU football coach Gary Pinkel's contract was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Board of Curators. He will receive $2.3 million annually for seven years.

Salvation Army anticipates more people for Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army is setting more places at the table for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Major K. Kendall Mathews, regional coordinator of the Salvation Army for Columbia and Jefferson City, said the organization is preparing more than 500 meals for Thursday's dinner.

Jury in MySpace suicide case hints at partial verdict

Jurors sent a note to U.S. District Court Judge George Wu Tuesday asking if they could be hung on one count but unanimous on the other three. They will resume deliberations Wednesday.

53 percent more burglaries reported in 2008

The Columbia Police Department released burglary statistics that show a 53 percent increase in Columbia burglaries in 2008, to date, as compared to the same period in the previous year.

Boone County fire chief announces 'forced' retirement

In a tearful goodbye, Boone County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Steve Paulsell announced his retirement Tuesday at a news conference in front of Fire Protection District headquarters. Paulsell, who has served with the fire district for 38 years, called his retirement “forced,” and said it was not his desire to leave.

As gasoline prices tumble, retailers take a pass on ethanol

Under Missouri law, if wholesale gasoline is cheaper than ethanol blends, retailers can opt to sell regular gasoline instead of the mandated 10-percent blend. Many retailers are now doing just that.

UPDATE: Chancellor explains hiring freeze effects on MU

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton clarified the effects of the UM System-wide hiring freeze on MU faculty and staff Tuesday in an e-mail. The hiring freeze will not apply to fully-funded grant and contract positions, fully-endowed positions or federal work study student positions at MU, Deaton said in the e-mail.

LETTER: Central Humane Society needs community's help

The nonprofit agency, which has provided a service in mid-Missouri for 65 years, is having difficulty accommodating its growing needs.

Marijuana plants discovered after trailer home catches fire

Dalen Dibben, 39, of Harrisburg, was arrested on suspicion of distribution, manufacture or possession of controlled substance, according to a Sheriff's Department news release, after marijuana plants were found in his home.

Chancellor explains effects of hiring freeze on MU

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton clarified the exceptions to the UM System-wide hiring freeze. The freeze, effective Nov. 17, will not include positions funded by external grants and contracts, positions funded by gift or endowment positions or federal work study student positions. Other positions will have to meet specific criteria to be unfrozen.

Missouri commission recommends $1,500 raise for judges

Meeting without most of its members, a citizens’ salary commission recommends that Missouri judges and elected officials get a pay raise if state employees do.

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