County assessor: Property values will be stagnant

The Boone County assessor will not reassess property values this year because of the recession, which is common throughout the state. Property taxes will rise, instead, because of tax rate changes.

Hearing in St. Louis focuses on preventing school dropout

The Missouri House Task Force on Dropout Prevention is working to improve dropout rates in the state.

Suspect arrested in 1976 Columbia homicide case

Health care system should focus on helping the masses, not profit

If we truly want to go down this path of indifference, we can no longer deny that we are the kind of people our enemies say we are. And make no mistake about it we can no longer serve as leaders of the free world.

Cafe Berlin moves using bike power

Cafe Berlin moved to a downtown location at Ash and Tenth streets on Monday with the help of community members and their bicycles.

Columbia opts out of regional planning commission

Faced with a tight budget for fiscal 2010, Columbia officials decided to drop the city's membership in the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission. Although the move saved the city $30,000, it dealt a blow to the commission.

MU and Cerner partner to create Tiger Institute for Health

MU and Cerner Corp. will collaborate in the new Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, which will expand electronic record keeping at MU Health Care's facilities.

Ellis Library receives new videoconferencing technology

The new TelePresence center in Ellis Library will allow for easy videoconferencing, thus saving time money on travel.

First red-light camera case dismissed in Columbia

The first challenge to a red-light camera ticket resulted in the dismissal of the ticket in Columbia Municipal Court on Monday.

UPDATE: Missouri sex offender challenges residency restrictions

The Missouri Supreme Court must look at new sex offender policies after a convicted offender contends that one new law is unconstitutional.

Suspect in Missouri killings served time in Indiana

A Jefferson City man suspected in the killings of two neighbors remained held Tuesday in Oklhoma. He previously served prison time in Indiana for battery.

Gas prices dip near $2 in Missouri

According to the AAA Auto Club, Missouri's average gas prices — at $2.19 per gallon — are the lowest in the country.

AT&T to start selling Garmin nuvifone in October

Garmin Ltd. and AT&T Inc. will partner on a new cell — the nuvifone — which features GPS technology in a high-end wireless device.

Missouri sex offender challenges residency restrictions

A sex offender convicted of five felony crimes in 1999 is challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that forbids sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools and child care centers.

So far, Gabbert's passing numbers impressive

After Missouri's 4-0 start, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert is at or near the top of the national rankings in several passing categories.