Columbia barn fire destroys 11 vehicles

The cause of a fire that destroyed a pole barn, at 6699 W. Hatton Chapel Road, and 11 vehicles inside remains under investigation.

Boone County, cities ponder possibility of use tax

Officials from Boone County, Columbia and other cities are beginning to wonder whether a "use tax" on out-of-state purchases, primarily Internet sales, would be a good strategy for combating lagging sales tax revenue. Voters, however, would have the final say.

ANALYSIS: Despite Missouri's budget woes, ideas for tax cuts flourish

Some Missouri lawmakers suggest lowering taxes to attract businesses and encourage spending in the state.

School Board to discuss bond issue, management of summer school

Obtaining funds for school improvements and managing the current budget for existing programs such as summer school top the board's agenda for Monday.

Missouri protection order requests no longer online

After complaints from the subjects of some of these requests, Missouri's now provides information only on individuals against whom a protection order is actually granted.

Man shoots intruder in north Boone County home

The intruder, known to the man who shot him, was in stable condition at a hospital early Sunday morning.

Missouri budget cuts could roil virtual school students, parents

Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement this fall of a $204 million budget cut removes the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program's state-funded seats. For students wishing to continue their online education, parents, schools or districts must now foot the bill.

NBC ending Leno's nightly prime-time show

NBC is rearranging its late-night lineup once again, negotiating with Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon over who will land where.