City Council meetings to stream live on the Web

A new service will stream City Council meetings online starting in May.

Swine flu warnings earn groans on Missouri House floor

Representative Rob Schaaf, a physician from St. Joseph, warned school children not to come to the Capitol in the last two weeks of the legislative session to prevent an outbreak of swine flu.

Flood threat continues in central Missouri

Name of flu virus to blame for decreasing hog prices

Producers believe the unfortunately named swine flu is the cause of recent steep declines in pork prices, despite the virus' irrelevance to the species. President Barack Obama has aknowledged this problem, and stated Wednesday that his administration would no longer refer to the virus as swine flu.

New bioreactor eliminates need for yard waste bags

Now, Columbia residents can put their yard waste in any disposal container and set it out with their regular trash.

Wade: Columbia needs more adult education, job training

Jerry Wade, who represents Columbia's Fourth Ward on the City Council, said Wednesday the city and Boone County need to make changes to ensure adult education prepares local citizens to fulfill job opportunities, especially in the fields of technology and industry. He would like to see more collaboration between area higher education schools, and said Columbia is competing nationally with other cities where research in those areas is strong.

St. Joseph tannery owners ordered not to destroy records

A judge has ordered National Beef Leathers not to destroy records that may be related to a lawsuit against them and the tannery's previous owners, Prime Tanning Corp.

Commission strikes down paintball proposal

Though the MU paintball team spoke in favor of the proposed paintball field near Lake Chaparral, the Boone County Commission sided with neighbors, who complained the field would be a disturbance of the peace.

MU student, brother indicted in nationwide spamming conspiracy

The defendants allegedly used the MU network to send millions of spam e-mails, through which over $4.1 million in products were sold.

Missouri's House restores $31 million for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

The Missouri House restored $31.2 million for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Wednesday, two days after a House committee stripped the facility of the funds. The funding was reinserted into the $1.6 billion federal stimulus spending bill.

Stephens prom for charity takes retro turn

Stephens College will be hosting a '80s-themed prom for all class members as a fundraiser for the Deaf Institute's Teen Institute six-day high school camp.

Mark Twain Lake to get new visitor's center

The popular lake in northeast Missouri will get a federally-funded, $5.5 million makeover in the form of a 6,000-square-foot visitor's center.

Today's Question: How serious is the swine flu scare?

With the growing amount of reported swine flu cases and deaths in the U.S. and Mexico, should we be worrying about it in mid-Missouri?

Transportation districts collect your money with little oversight

$8.4 million has been collected by transportation districts through added sales tax over the past three years. But all the money doesn't go to road projects.

Hickman baseball team looking for hits

Smith-Cotton ace Bryce Johnson stifled Hickman’s hitters, allowing just one run and four hits to help Smith-Cotton to a 3-1 win on Wednesday at Hickman.

Missouri has probable case of swine flu, Nixon says

State officials have identified one probable case of swine flu in Platte County north of Kansas City. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the first possible case of the flu strand in Missouri at a news conference Wednesday evening.

Obama in St. Louis for 100th Day

Obama marked his 100th day in office Wednesday with a town hall meeting at Fox Senior High School south of St. Louis.

State House passes amendment to restore Ellis Fischel funding

The Missouri House passed an amendment Wednesday to bring back funding for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center after those funds were cut out of a bill earlier in the week.

Energy Department awards $35 million to St. Louis researchers

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Washington University are getting two of 46 grants awarded nationwide to establish Energy Frontier Research Centers.

Good things happening in Columbia

With a humane society makeover in the works, a record number of volunteers for a Cleanup Columbia event and a successful NFL draft for Mizzou, it's a good time to be living in Columbia.