COLUMN: Television sets bad examples for Americans

As people attempt to publicize their privates lives, don't expect the government to clean up reality television or any other sort of media. It's up to parents and individuals to be positive role models for children.

Attorney loses license after pleading guilty to marijuana charges

Anthony Phillips is seeking probation after Columbia Police found 150 live marijuana plants in his home in March, but prison "shock time" is possible even if probation is granted, according to Phillips' attorney.

Sewer extension near new Columbia high school approved

The county sewer district’s maximum cost for the project is $600,000, Public Work’s Director John Glascock’s report to the council stated.

Columbia School Board candidates named

Three seats are open on the board.

Much at stake for Obama in tight Senate race

Massachusetts Democrats struggled to find voters to come out for Tuesday's controversial Senate election. If the Senate seat, previously held for 47-years by the late Edward Kennedy, is to be awarded to Republican candidate Scott Brown, the Democratic Party would lose their supermajority voting rights in the Senate, which would hurt the chances of President Obama's health care plan to pass.

Columbia resident charged with drug possession, child endangerment

The woman turned over methamphetamine and paraphernalia when confronted by deputies. There were three children present during the confrontation.

Proposed charter amendment would include City Council in hiring and firing decisions

The council will consider adding the amendment, which would affect the hiring of city department heads, to the April 6 ballot.

Analysis: Democrats' health care quest has soured

With the results of Tuesday's election looming, Democrats anixously await to see if they will be able to keep their supermajority vote in the Senate. A win for Republican Scott Brown could mean the Republican's would gain their filibuster vote.

Worshipers urged not to 'sanitize' King's legacy

People around the country celebrated the holiday marking the civil rights icon's birthday by marching, speaking and volunteering.

Baseball, sewer and lighting projects on Columbia council agenda

The council will hear several projects at Tuesday night's meeting.

Man arrested on suspicion of DWI has earlier convictions

Driving records show that Leo B. Robinson has been convicted of at least seven DWI convictions.

Pedestrian struck by car at Ninth and Locust

The woman was taken to Boone Hospital Center.

Loss limit in Missouri casinos generates less revenue than projected

Figures from 2009 show that removing the $500 loss limit at Missouri casinos provided less than a quarter of the additional $100 million for schools initially projected.

AmerenUE 'Pure Power' customers may not know where dollars go

AmerenUE's Pure Power program is under scrutiny as some believe that its customers don't know where their dollars are going. Customers can pay premiums to support renewable energy development, but some of the money is sent to support an outside administrator.

Post-Dispatch publisher Lee Enterprises sees profit, improving ad trend

For the most recent quarter, Lee said it earned $27.9 million, or 62 cents per share. It lost $48.7 million, or $1.10 per share, a year earlier.

Obama to seek $1.35 billion more for education

President Barack Obama will ask for another $1.35 billion to continue education competitions. Obama plans to use student test scores to determine funding for public education.

Missouri legislative panels to hear autism bill

Missouri legislators are scheduled to hear testimony Tuesday on a bill that would require increased coverage for autism treatment.

Report released on fatal Jefferson City accident involving police officer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol released a report on an accident in November involving a police officer on U.S. 50. The accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian.