Boone County and Columbia budgets call for fees at STD clinic

The STD clinic in Columbia has proposed a new fee of $10 per visit for Boone County residents who come to be tested or treated beginning Oct. 1. Visitors from outside the county would pay $20.

Charles Schulz's classic comes to Columbia Entertainment Company

The Columbia Entertainment Company’s 31st season starts Thursday night with "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown." From a variety of backgrounds, CEC members are promising an evening with Schulz’s classic characters.

Mil Mascaras lucha film plays in Columbia

The film, which was a collaboration between MU film and engineering students, will play at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jesse Hall.

Columbia Health Department launches flu-fighting Web site

In response to a general sense of confusion and apprehension regarding H1N1, the Columbia Health Department goes online with a new Web site designed to help residents prepare for and protect against both seasonal flu and H1N1.

Volunteers get down and dirty for Hinkson Clean Sweep

The sixth annual Hinkson Clean Sweep is seeking volunteers to help pick up litter around Hinkson Creek. The event will be from 10 a.m to noon on Oct. 17, and sponsors hope participation numbers will be high.   

County to test effectiveness of road fabric

The reconstruction of Dripping Springs Road north of Columbia will allow the Boone County Public Works Department to test whether a layer of fabric will make new asphalt surfaces last longer.

Missouri home foreclosure filings decline in August

The rate decrease, released by RealtyTrac, puts the state far below the national average with a 31st-place ranking.

High E. coli level found in Lake of the Ozarks

Only one sample showed a high level of E. coli out of 50 samples that were taken this week.

Sprint Nextel lowers mobile-to-mobile pricing

Sprint  will offer  its "Any Mobile, Anytime" plans for $69.99 a month in an effort to attract and retain subscribers.  The plan allows for unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls, regardless of network.

Ameren to use St. Louis County landfill waste for power

The "Methane to Megawatts" project will create the largest methane-to-power plant in Missouri that could power 10,000 homes.

Missouri sheriff: No apology needed for military procession

Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer defended the procession, which was escorting a soldier's casket, after receiving a complaint from a woman who tried to drive around it.

UPDATE: Seed company Monsanto plans deeper staff cuts

The St. Louis-based company is looking to restructure operations and plans to reduce its staff by nearly 1,800 jobs.

Missouri wide receivers describe first collegiate touchdowns

After dreaming about the moment during games of catch, sophomore wide receivers Wes Kemp and Jerrell Jackson each scored their first collegiate touchdown in last Saturday's 37-9 victory over Illinois.

Soccer, golf mix well for Hickman senior

Although Hickman's Taylor Cox is a senior starter and team captain for the boys soccer team, he plans to play golf in college and hopes to win his second state title in the sport next spring.