1890s brick schoolhouse, now a home, up for auction

The Keene School, a registered historical landmark, was built in 1898 and has since been remodeled into a residence. It will be sold at a private auction on Sept. 28.

Built in 1898, the two-story Keene schoolhouse sits at 4713 Brown Station Road. The all-brick structure is the last of its kind in the state. A registered historical landmark, the building sports a Boone County Historical Society plaque near the front door. And if your pockets are deep enough, you could live there.
    After a series of expensive renovations, current owners Daniel and Mary Lee are looking to sell. They’ve put the house up for private auction. Bidding will begin at noon Sept. 28.

Thunderstorms threaten parts of Boone County

The Annie Le media frenzy continues

The media can't get enough of the murder of Annie M. Le. Her story is the perfect storm of pity, class conflict and horrid revelation. 


Create hanging baskets easily with a little imagination

By following just a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful and functional hanging-basket garden. Hanging baskets give instant color and create visual interest while not taking up too much space.

New baby helps couple make friends, become part of community

A new baby can bring a couple closer to their co-workers and neighbors and make them feel more of a part of their community.

Columbia City Council approves $403 million budget for 2010

Reductions in the city budget centered around social services and changes to city employees' benefits.

Two more plead guilty in Brown shooting

Five of the six young men charged in connection with the February slaying of Corey Brown, 20, have now pleaded guilty to related charges. The sixth suspect, Bradley Enyart, 17, still faces charges of second-degree murder and first-degree attempted robbery. He has pleaded not guilty.

Four arrested in connection with shots fired in Derby Ridge

The man at whom the shots were fired is not believed to be the intended target of the shootings and was not injured. However, the gunshots did damage parked cars and hit the back door of a residence.

Two-car collision results in minimal injuries

According to police, a driver failed to yield while making a left turn out of Kelly's Ridge Apartments at West Broadway and Yorkshire Drive and was struck by a car heading west on West Broadway.

US House moves to extend unemployment benefits

Although the economy is showing signs of recovery, the staggering number of unemployed Americans has prompted a Washington representative to draft a bill extending unemployment benefits in certain states.

Under the radar, Michael Jackson's Ferris wheel rolls across Midwest

A St. Louis-area company's Ferris wheel is drawing extra attention, but it's not because it's a particularly wild and crazy ride, or even that it's secondhand. It's because, in this case, the first owner's hand was clad in a sequined white glove.

Columbia woman, 24, dies in Monday-morning crash on U.S. 63

 Deborah Sweet died in a one-car crash off of U.S. 63. The 24-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release from the Columbia Police Department. 


Republicans question no-bid contract from Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon gave a Washington-based law firm a contract that was not competitively bid to help Missouri with an application to receive stimulus funds for rural Internet access. Initially  worth $50,000, the contract was later expanded to $100,000.

Soybean rust found in three southeast Missouri counties

The rust was discovered on fields in New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin counties. Producers may not be affected since the rust happened late in the growing season.

Coffee maker accident could cost St. Louis college nearly $200,000

The July accident led to 10,000 gallons of water spilling down four floors. It damaged ceiling, walls, computer and files.

Today's Question: Should Obama have scrapped original plans for missile shield in Europe?

Officials say a new plan for missile defense will better address a changing threat from Iran. Critics say it betrays longtime allies in Europe and caves to pressure from Russia.


AP: Journalism still finding recruits if not profits

"The days when you climbed onto the best newspaper you could and looked forward to doing the same thing for 40 or 50 years are over," said Dean Mills, dean of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Missouri S&T receives $3 million alumni gift

The alumni gift from retired Texas energy company executive Wayne Laufer is being used to establish an endowed chair in energy research.

State to hold Falls Prevention Awareness Day for elderly

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is on Tuesday. The death rate for people 65 and older from slip and fall injuries is nearly a third higher in Missouri than the national average.

New alternative school gives second chance to Ashland students

A new school is designed for students who struggle in traditional classroom environments. Located in the Southern Boone Middle School, it now has 20 high school students.