School Board candidate forum focuses on teacher compensation

The Columbia School District candidate forum brings up budget issues and salary schedules.

City Council passes fire sprinkler ordinance for university-affiliated houses

The new ordinance would require at minimum a fire sprinkler system that is intended to save lives but not ensure structural safety be installed in any housing unit used by a campus-affiliated organization.

Man arrested in shots fired case

A St. Louis man was arrested Monday night and charged with second-degree assault and two counts of leaving the scene in relation to a disturbance in the Rockbridge Estates subdivision.

Last P-I printed; Seattle becomes a journalism lab

The Seattle Post-Intellgencer printed its final edition Tuesday. A skeleton staff will remain in the newsroom to work on its digital edition.

Slain man suspected in Kansas City robbery identified

The man who was caught on surveillance fleeing Central Bank with cash has been identified as 55-year-old Dennis Watson.

2 men plead guilty to KC cocaine conspiracy

Two men entered guilty pleas in a Kansas City federal court Tuesday for involvement in a drug-distribution conspiracy. As part of the plea, both men forfeited to the government more than $150,000 that was seized by law enforcemnt officers.

Investigation continues in Raytown deaths

One victim, a 21-year-old woman, was identified. Two of the other victims were her nephews.

Adding cutting garden to yard offers opportunity for casual gardening

Cutting gardens can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them and can contain both annuals and perennials. Mid to late spring is the time to plant for a steady supply of flowers for the summer and fall.

Ticket payments in limbo in St. Louis

The city missed a $53 semiannual lease charge on its post office box, causing U.S. Postal Service employees to close it on Feb. 19. The box was reopened Thursday, but many parking ticket payments are missing or were returned to the senders.

Missouri teen avoids deportation, at least for now

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided not proceed with deportation hearings for Noe Guzman, a 17-year-old senior at New Haven High School in eastern Missouri. But he still must leave by November.

Legally blind man helps save woman

A legally blind man heard noises coming from an his female neighbor's apartment and found a convicted rapist waiting for her to return from work.

Man OK after fall from barge

A barge worker fell into the Mississippi River as the barge was about to dock and spent about an hour in the water.

Missouri provides tax break for buying efficient appliances

The state will waive sales tax on appliances designed to increase energy efficiency from April 19-25.

Missouri court upholds sex offender's 4-year sentence

The Missouri Supreme Court also ruled that only sex offenders convicted after 1995 need to register in the state's database.