Missouri high court hears school funding challenge

The state Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday about whether Missouri has shortchanged its schools because of a flawed local property tax system.

Senate OKs credit card bill aimed at restructuring lender practices

The House could pass the measure as early as Wednesday. It is intended to give credit card companies a nine-month window in which to change the way they do business, including by allowing consumers to pay bills online or by phone without added fees.

Former southwest Missouri county official defends spending wards' money

More than $7,000 was sent to state and federal agencies from a former Jasper County public administrator's account without authorization, and at least $80,000 was spent in five other cases, most to state health care agencies.

Missouri politicians: Cape Girardeau courthouse not OK homeless shelter site

U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson oppose using the old federal building for ashelter proposed by the New Life Evangelistic Center.

Out with the old: Memorial Stadium's scoreboard coming down

In its place will be a bigger, more advanced board.

Willie Smith's trial continued to gather evidence

Former MU basketball star Willie Smith's trial was postponed Tuesday morning so the defense can try to obtain video of his arrest.

Old Highway 124 to temporarily close for culvert replacement

Boone County Public Works will close Old Highway 124 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

'The Air We Breathe' chosen as One Read book

The author, Andrea Barrett is an award-winning author for "Ship Fever" and "Servants of the Map."

Memorial Day meant to honor and remember

Too many people recognize Memorial Day as a start to summer barbecues as opposed to its true significance. This year Columbia will hold its 21st annual Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Air show and Parade. It was organized by Mary McCleary Posner and has grown in attendance and stature over the years. Posner has earned respect for getting the community involved in this tradition.

TimeLine Recruiting sponsors food drive

The Food 4 Kids program gives needy children nutritious meals durring their summer vacation and is accepting donations until May 29.

Columbia legislators weigh in on consumption tax

Dubbed the "fair tax" by one legislator, the consumption tax has garnered criticism from another legislator as being "not sound."

Missouri to use stimulus money for jobs program

Vandal targets buses in De Soto-based district

Students in the Sunrise R-9 district won't have to attend school Tuesday after the headlights and tail lights were smashed out of 11 school buses.

Council approves construction of new trail... again

After a slight change in plans, it took an extra public hearing to make sure a new federally funded trail met the regulations that go with federal money.