KOMU staple 'Pepper and Friends' to go off the air

The cost of producing a local television show has become too much for the station, general manager Marty Siddall said in a news release.

Columbia pools cut operating hours

City pools are cutting costs this summer by reducing hours.

Marijuana advocates look to Missouri for decriminalization

After a failed attempt at decriminalization of marijuana in Joplin, pot advocates look toward Springfield, Cape Girardeau and Blue Springs for future reprieves of the law. While Columbia isn't a target city, some exceptions for marijuana use have been legalized.

Forsee eliminates 22 UM System positions

University of Missouri President Gary Forsee announced Thursday that 22 positions in the system would be eliminated, and these jobs range from lower-level administration to executive vice president.

Commission OKs plans for addition to Warren Funeral Chapel building

The Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a request by Millard Family Investments to add a 2,508-square-foot addition to the Warren Funeral Chapelbuilding .Millard Family Investments bought the building at the end of March.

Northwest Missouri State gets new president

John Jasinski, a vice president at Northwood University in Midland, Mich., has been named as Northwest Missouri State's new president. He will be formally introduced on Friday in Maryville.