Resident claims self-defense in Jefferson City robbery death

A resident of the mobile home 19-year-old Lamar Gardner and others were trying to rob said he shot Gardner to defend the two other adults and two children living there. It was previously thought Gardner was accidentally shot by another robber.

Saturday events planned for Columbia College homecoming

Events include live music, a reunion of the Jane Froman Singers and a 20th anniversary celebration for Stafford Library.

Columbia's historic properties are on their last legs

The Tiger Hotel, the Heibel-March building and the YouZeum are all historic. Unfortunately, it looks like two of the three may also become history.

Mexico man arrested on suspicion of trafficking crack cocaine

The man was arrested Wednesday by the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Mid-Missouri couple to show off toys at heritage festival

Homer and Mary McCollum carve and paint old-fashioned wooden toys to sell and show at folk festivals in mid-Missouri.

Boone County IT department receives digital government award

The award from the Center for Digital Government recognizes the county's Web site and its efforts to use technology effectively.

Columbia artists look for an Artrageous Weekend

The second North Village Artists Market will be held downtown Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Walnut and Orr streets in conjunction with Artrageous Weekend. The market will feature local craftspeople, music and dancing.

Five taken to hospital after Scottrade Center escalator accident

Collapse of escalator injures 13 people after a St. Louis Blues game.

State borrows $150 million from budget reserve fund

The announcement brings the total to $350 million that has been borrowed for cash flow purposes since the state's budget began in July. About $170 million is left in Missouri's reserve fund.

Sen. Bond receives March of Dimes award

Sen. Kit Bond received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Affairs from the March of Dimes for his legislative work on behalf of mothers and babies.

Suspect charged in death of Warrensburg woman

Thirty-year-old John Marcos Ramirez was charged with second-degree murder in the Sept. 17 death of 91-year-old Maxine Ballew. Ballew's body was found inside her burning home after dying of strangulation.

UPDATE: Red imported fire ant found in southeast Missouri

A colony was discovered late last month, making the first confirmed report of the ants in Missouri. The ants cause an estimated $6 billion in damage each year in the U.S.

Missouri senator urges changes to Career Ladder program

A legislator wants to restructure funding for the Career Ladder, a program that gives teachers extra pay for extra work, such as tutoring.

Former St. Louis cops indicted

The two St. Louis officers appeared Friday in federal court. Prosecutors say the suspects stole merchandise during a traffic arrest.

Parents of Hickman football players more than casual observers

Through their involvement with the team, the parents of Hickman football players have developed a bond that many of think of as a second family.

Hill ready for return to Rock Bridge football team

Bruins running back Darryn Hill looks to return to the field for the Bruins sometime soon after breaking his collarbone twice.

Rock Bridge softball team honors breast cancer survivors

The Rock Bridge softball players wore pink game shirts with the green Bruins logo and pink socks to present breast cancer survivors with a single carnation to celebrate their lives and their courage. Linda Henderson, the wife of Bruins coach Joe Henderson, was one of those honored.