Branches of Judaism observe Tisha B'Av in variety of ways

Congregation Beth Shalom met Wednesday to remember one of the saddest days in Jewish history. "The Ninth of Av" recognizes the destruction of the First and Second temples in Israel, among other watershed events that occurred centuries apart, but on exactly the same day.

Airport master plan going to City Council

Local residents and neighbors of the airport were invited to a public workshop Wednesday night to learn more about the airport's master plan process and proposals.

UPDATE: Columbia Public Library coffee kiosk remains stale

Lakota Coffee Company left the Columbia Public Library's coffee kiosk in June, but the library has yet to find a replacement. It rejected its only offer in July.

Columbia Public Schools to foot larger bill for resource officers

Three deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department that served as school resource officers and DARE teachers in Columbia Public Schools will be reassigned to schools outside of the city. The district will compensate the department for the remaining deputy.

'Pepper & Friends' fans discuss strategies for saving show

Cardboard cutouts filled in for invited, but absent, MU and KOMU officials at a town hall meeting about the cancellation of "Pepper & Friends."

Columbia schools to use stimulus funds to buy building

The school district wants to use $1.6 million of federal money to purchase a new building for a special education facility or an early childhood education facility. The funds are part of $4 million in stimulus funds that must be spent before the end of the 2009-10 school year.

'80s teen flick director John Hughes dies

A spokeswoman says Hughes was in New York to visit family when he suffered a heart attack during a morning walk.