Hannibal to rededicate famed statue

Workers have been rebuilding the foundation to the Tom and Huck statue at the foot of Cardiff Hill in Hannibal, Mark Twain's hometown.

Multi-use TIF project gets mixed reviews from commission

Columbia's Tax Increment Financing Commission had its first public critique of two applications asking for the tax breaks to fund downtown projects. One — a multi-use development — had mixed reviews, while the one that would continue renovation of The Tiger Hotel was met with overall support.

Rock Bridge tennis team keeps doing everything right

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team improved to 15-0 with a 9-0 win against Marquette on Wednesday at Bethel Park.

Missouri Attorney General raps Craigslist over erotic services ads

Chris Koster says that the online ad service still hosts an "erotic services" section months after promising to crack down on illegal sex trade.

Missouri golfers ninth at Big 12 championship

The Missouri men's golf team placed ninth at the Big 12 Conference Championships on Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Golf and Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

Missouri baseball team cancels game

Columbia, county officials discuss introducing curfews for juveniles

A joint meeting of the Columbia City Council, Boone County Commission and Columbia School Board included a discussion of introducing a daytime and evening curfew to keep children in school and reduce juvenile crime rate.

Disabled workers facing layoffs

On Tuesday, 3M cut its contract with the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, a sheltered workshop. That contract made up 70 percent of the shop's work, and the cut will result in layoffs.

UPDATE: College bonding bill clears Senate committee

A $700 million higher education bond issue cleared a Senate committee Wednesday with a $100 million boost.

Police shoot aggressive pit bull near Kohl's Department Store

Witnesses said two unattended pit bulls were aggressively chasing people in the parking lot of Grindstone Plaza, causing at least one person to seek medical attention. The dogs' owner was arrested Wednesday night.

The spread of swine flu and what is being done

Swine flu has reached epidemic proportions in Mexico and has spread globally. Visit these links to learn about the virus and what is being done to control it.

NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Nixon announces state response to first probable Missouri case of swine flu

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday the first reported case of swine flu in Missouri.

World takes drastic steps to contain swine flu

Officials worldwide have begun to take measures against the spread of swine flu, including more frequent cleaning of public restrooms and the slaughtering of pigs.

Mexican boy visiting Texas first U.S. swine flu death

The swine flu virus claimed its first victim in the U.S. on Wednesday morning. The 23-month-old boy, of Mexico City, was visiting relatives in Brownsville and developed flu symptoms four days later.

Shooting survivor asks Senate to abandon campus conceal-and-carry legislation

A four-bullet survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings urged Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday to abandon the idea of letting students carry concealead weapons on campus. The proposed bill passed through the House and has had an initial reading in the state Senate.

Missouri has one probable case of swine flu

Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri has a probable case of the swine flu. Nixon announced the suspected case involving a Platte County resident Wednesday evening at a hastily called Capitol news conference.

RV society holds rally on Boone County Fairgrounds

The Wally Byam Caravan Club International, a society of Airstream trailer owners, will hold a rally at the fairgrounds this week.

Flash flood watch issued for Boone County

Heavy rain earlier this week and the forecast of more precipitation has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch from 7 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning for much of central Missouri.

Human trafficking event set for Friday

"Human Trafficking: Ears and Eyes Wide Open" aims to promote awareness of modern-day slavery and freedom of expression.

Maryville man arrested on two counts of attempted sexual misconduct

Police arrested a Maryville man Wednesday morning on charges related to sexual misconduct with a child, according to a news release from the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The arrest was a result of a task force investigation.