$7.7 million deficit anticipated for Boone County budget

The $54.9 million spending plan for 2010 anticipates a deficit of about $7.7 million.

Pinehurst Lane will not close; Log Providence Road will

Log Providence Road will be closed from Highway 63 South to Hayes Road on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Survey: Americans mix and match religions

One-third of Americans say they regularly or occasionally attend religious services at more than one place. One-quarter say they sometimes attend services of a faith different from their own.

Roughly 1,000 sign up for free clinic in Kansas City

A two-day clinic attracted a crowd of uninsured people in Kansas City.  Similar clinics elsewhere have drawn hundreds more.

County stormwater logo chosen

The stormwater logo that will appear on promotional supplies dealing with the county program has been chosen from 10 high school finalists. The winner received $100 and the runners up each got $50.

Fans pack Jesse Auditorium to see Wynonna Judd

Country superstar Wynonna Judd drew a large crowd to her Christmas performance Wednesday night in Jesse Hall.

21-year-old man struck by freight train in Rolla

 A 21-year-old Edgar Springs man died after he was struck by a freight train in Rolla on Tuesday. Rolla police are investigating the incident.

Kahler due back in court Thursday for updated charges

James Kraig Kahler, the former director of Columbia Water and Light, is scheduled for a hearing in Osage County, Kan., on Thursday to update the complaint filed against him. The complaint was filed before the death of his estranged wife's grandmother.

Bond, McCaskill back debt reduction commission

Missouri's U.S. Senators are co-sponsors of a bill that would create a bipartisan commission to recommend ways of reducing the federal debt.

Anti-abortion group sues Missouri officials over ballot initiatives

Missouri Roundtable for Life claims the ballot summaries drafted by the secretary of state would prejudice voters against its initiatives.

Missouri to rebid 10 driver's license office contracts

The group that lost its contracts proposed using a subcontractor to manage offices without notifying the state. Missouri does not allow subcontractors as office managers.

National Bikers Roundup coming to Columbia in August

The motorcycle rally, which will take place at the Boone County Fairgrounds, is expected to have at least a $3 million economic impact.

Missouri officers make 2,000 arrests for illegal deer poaching

Officials say the number of arrests is typical, but there was an increase in the number of arrests for spotlighting.