Truman Veterans Hospital construction project to break ground Aug. 10

The Truman Veterans Hospital will break ground on Aug. 10, marking the beginning of three years of construction that will add a new operating room suite onto the existing hospital. The $25 million project will provide an additional 27,000 square feet and 12,000 square feet of renovations to the current building.

Jehovah's Witnesses to hold third annual district convention in Columbia

The convention, at Mizzou Arena, which will address the Jehovah's Witnesses view on the end of the world and Biblical rationale underlying the event, aims to assuage fears surrounding it.

Voluntary Action Center hopes tax-holiday shoppers will remember needy

The Voluntary Action Center's "Stuff the Bus" drive, which will be held this year during the sales tax holiday, collects school supplies to provide Columbia youth in need with the tools to be successful in school. They want to fill 1,600 backpacks for needy children.

Bond's voting deviates from party

Diverging from most in his party, Sen. Kit Bond was one of nine Republican senators that voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Columbia City Clerk accepting applications for Citizens Police Review Board

Two applications are already in for the Citizens Police Review Board's eight available positions.

P&Z votes to annex industrial land

Columbia will grow by about 35 acres after the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved three annexation requests.

Terrorists accused of trying to disrupt Suu Kyi trial in Myanmar

A Missouri man on trial with Aung San Suu Kyi also suffered multiple seizures in prison, which could further delay the verdict.

Mayor Funkhouser upset after Kansas City Council alters volunteer ordinance

The Kansas City Council changed a law on Thursday to limit family members of city employees from volunteering more than 10 hours a month. The change is directed at Mayor Mark Funkhouser's wife, who the Council thinks exerts too much influence.

St. Louis police not happy about new tattoo policy

The St. Louis Police Officers' Association said it plans to meet next week to discuss a new policy that prohibits officers and civilian employees from having visible tattoos.  Several officers have been sent home in the past week since the policy went into effect.