MU Health Care wins national award

MU Health Care has won a national award recognizing their efforts in developing a unique program providing counseling to nurses, physicians and staff affected by unforeseen stresses and tragedies when providing care for patients.


Columbia man dies weeks after city cut electricity

Nathan Graham Curry, 30, died of hypothermia and was found in his home Dec. 4. His electricity had been shut off on Sept. 30. Curry would have been eligible for payment assistance, but his utilities were cut off because he made no contact with the city about a payment agreement.

H1N1 vaccine open to all Boone County residents

The Health Department has made the H1N1 vaccine available to anyone not yet vaccinated, expanding beyond their priority groups.

Boone County to use reserve funds to balance budget

Boone County will use money from its reserves to balance the 2010 budget.

UPDATE: National Bikers Roundup coming to Columbia

Columbia successfully lured a national motorcycle rally to Columbia in August. The rally is expected to have at least a $3 million economic impact on the area.

Owners of Starr Pines help families choose Christmas tree

The owners of Starr Pines, Wayne and Annie Harmon, help families chose their perfect tree year after year.

States consider impact of legalizing, decriminalizing marijuana

The push to legalize marijuana in America continues with a legalization bill moving through the California Legislature. Despite many misconceptions, places like the Netherlands haven't legalized marijuana; the use is decriminalized, but the mass production of it is still a crime.

Missouri's two ski areas open Saturday

Ski areas in Wildwood, outside St. Louis, and in Weston, north of Kansas City, will be able to open because the cold temperatures are better for making snow.

Advocates making a plan for Springfield's homeless problem

Springfield's emergency management director met with the Council of Churches of the Ozarks on Thursday to discuss ways to open more shelters to help the increasing homeless population in the city.

Small plane makes emergency St. Louis landing

A small private plane with six people on board had to make a belly landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport because its landing gear was stuck in the up position.

Kansas City's free health clinic attracts 2,300 people

The National Association of Free Clinics said about 900 uninsured people attended the clinic in Kansas City on Wednesday and about 1,400 on Thursday.

Man accused in series of Caruthersville break-ins

A 25-year-old man is being held in Pemiscot County Jail after being accused of a series of burglaries at churches and businesses in Caruthersville.

Blue Ridge Elementary secretary wins conducting role in singalong

The school's staff raised enough money to buy the role for a song in the "Christmas Celebration and Messiah Sing Along." The event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St.

UPDATE: Missouri to rebid 10 contracts for license offices

The offices' manager was paid by a company other than Alternative Opportunities Inc., the Springfield-based group contracted to operate them.