Mortar shells force city hall evacuation

The shells were found by a Bonne Terre resident while he was cleaning a house.

CARTOON: Supreme Court Gladiators

Leonard Griswell's take on Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.

Stimulus has $50 million for fish food to aid aquaculture

The U.S. plans to spend $50 million on fish food to help the aquaulture industry. Missouri's share is $500,000.

More than $100 million to be cut from Missouri's budget

The new budget will take effect July 1. Linda Luebbering, Gov. Jay Nixon's budget director, said the cuts are needed because of sagging revenue.

Sprint Nextel to sell parts of Midwest network

Sprint is selling these parts because of a lawsuit made by Sprint affiliate iPCS. iPCS said Sprint's purchase of Nextel Communications Inc. was a violation of an exclusity agreement between the companies.

DWI offenders scrambling to reinstate licenses

A law that takes effect July 1 will require drivers with two or more DWI convictions to install an ignition device to prevent repeat offenders.

Hobby Lobby manager held up at gunpoint

A male suspect took an unknown amount of cash from Hobby Lobby on West Worley Street on Wednesday after tying up the manager in the back of the store.

None injured after Columbia lightning strike

Lightning struck a Columbia woman's house Wednesday night.

The 'Horrors' of outdoor theater

In the days leading up to Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of "Little Shop of Horrors," the biggest challenge for the outdoor theater is the weather.  The show opens at 8 p.m. Friday at the Maplewood Barn Theatre in Nifong Park. 

New arrest made in parking garage assalt and robbery

Columbia police arrested a fifth suspect Wednesday night in connection with last weekend's assault and robbery in a downtown parking garage.

Columbia Library will get additional parking spaces for patrons

The Daniel Boone Regional Library Board approved additional parking lot for Columbia Public Library Thursday

Hair salon Visual Difference robbed at gunpoint

Armed male took purse and cash from owner and customer.

New bridge design will reduce flooding in McBaine

A new bridge over the Perche Creek in McBaine will reduce flooding and make Burr Oak Road a little safer, officials say.

CrimeStoppers launches texting option for tips

Columbia CrimeStoppers has added text messaging as a new way to send tips to the police to help solve crimes.

Woman arrested after neighborhood fight

Tavon L. Harris, 20, was arrested on suspicion of peace disturbance by fighting on Garth Avenue. Police said there have been several disturbances in the area lately.

Jefferson City man has had several brushes with history

Bill Stine has lived in many places and met many people during his life, including Charlton Heston and Burl Ives. His journey has since taken him full circle, and he now lives in Jefferson City, where he was born.

Former Bush staffer says no to Missouri Senate run

A former state department official for President George W. Bush said Thursday he will not seek the seat soon to be vacated by longtime Missouri Sen. Kit Bond.

Report gives Missouri average marks for higher ed

Although Missouri ranks in the middle for most educational categories, it is near the bottom nationally in providing funding for public colleges and universities.

Missouri lawmakers sponsor flag protection amendment

Two Missouri representatives sponsored a constitutional amendment to protect the U.S. flag. The proposal coincides with Sunday's observance of Flag Day.

Pallid sturgeon population gets boost in Missouri

Crews from several conservation departments released about 550 pallid sturgeon into the Missouri River on Wednesday. The fish have been on the endangered species list since 1990.