Boone County conducting sobriety checkpoint in January

The Boone County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint before Jan. 24.

Missouri man fights for custody of chimp

A baby chimpanzee named Eli is headed to court Friday in Florida in a custody battle to determine her place of birth.

Missouri receives additional federal assistance for heating

Federal funds are being released to help low-income Missouri families pay their heating bills.

Gov. Nixon plans to create youth corps for state parks

Governor Nixon plans to create a summer job program for young people. Jobs may include cleaning parks and historical sites around the state.

Mediacom Internet outage affects 22 states

Mediacom Internet customers should now have their connections restored after an outage that originated Tuesday in Iowa.

Nixon defends state job cuts during Columbia visit

Gov. Jay Nixon stopped in Columbia to reiterate his plan for creating jobs in Missouri a day after delivering his State of the State address.

Daniel Boone Regional Library revamps library catalog

New cataloging software will offer library patrons the ability to use social networking.

Parties band together to call for balanced federal budget

State Reps. Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, and Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, have filed a resolution urging Washington lawmakers to pass an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.


Planning and Zoning votes against a sidewalk for Ridgeway Cottages

The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to recommend that a sidewalk, not a sidewalk easement, be mandated on Ridgeway Avenue.

Mayoral candidate hosts campaign kick-off

Fourth Ward councilman Jerry Wade kicked off his mayoral campaign Thursday night at Boone Tavern and Restaurant.

Volunteers assemble personal energy transport vehicles

PETMO-Columbia volunteers assemble and ship personal transport vehicles, which are similar to wheelchairs, to Third-World countries such as Haiti.

The League of Conservation Voters outlines clean energy goals

The League of Conservation Voters hopes to diversify U.S. energy sources, specifically focusing on wind and solar powers, in order to stimulate economic growth, league spokeswoman Michaela Howard said.

Columbia public housing tenants ineligible for tax credit

AARP tax volunteers found out they have been mistakenly helping public housing tenants claim Missouri's property tax credit, but this year they know better.

Elementary school in Columbia has no water after waterline breaks

A waterline break at New Haven Elementary School leaves students with no running water.

MUNICIPAL BALLOT BREAKDOWN: A look at the Columbia candidates and issues on the April 6 ballot

Now that the deadlines have passed for candidates to file for positions on the Columbia City Council and Columbia School Board, here’s how the ballot will look on April 6.

Main break leaves homes and elementary school without water: UPDATE

The break affected New Haven Elementary School and about 80 homes in Columbia.