TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you plan on raising hens in city limits?

Columbia City Council approved a long debated urban hen ordinance. Will you raise chickens within city limits?

COLUMN: More bang for your cluck with new chicken ordinance

A hen's ability to be low maintenance and provide an abundance of food makes the Columbia City Council's new ordinance a success.

Exonerated men speak out about wrongful convictions

Darryl Burton, Dennis Fritz and Josh Kezer, who spent 51 combined years in prison, spoke Wednesday on behalf of the Midwestern Innocence Project.

COLUMN: Education commissioner gives Missouri a crucial warning

The Missouri Department for Higher Education's coordinating board commissioner Robert Stein is the bearer of bad, but accurate, news. Stein recently gave a letter of warning to education officials noting the upcoming fiscal pressure. MU's future might contain increased workloads and less faculty.

COLUMN: A few things to know about raising chickens

An agricultural journalism student investigates the cost and care it takes to raise chickens.

Missouri gymnast making quick adjustment to life in America

Sandra Ostad, the Missouri gymnastics team’s newest member, joined the team in January after competing in the World Championships in London for her home country of Norway.

Columbia College women's basketball team slams Williams Baptist

The seniors propel a second-half offensive flurry in the Columbia College women's basketball team's win over Williams Baptist.

COLUMN: Bill focused on religion takes away from other issues

The new Senate bill focused on "reaffirming" the First Amendment by focusing on the "right to free expression of religion" is reopening Pandora's Box.

Toyota debates recall of Priuses overseas

Toyota is currently under investigation by the U.S. Transportation Department due to faulty brake pads in its 2010 model year Prius.



Aqua Corpening led Hickman girls basketball to 49-44 win over Holt

The Kewpies' homecourt advantage worked in their favor to defeat the Holt Indians 49-44.

Columbia College men's basketball gets win over Eagles

Columbia College beat Williams Baptist 75-51. The Cougars are now 9-15 overall and 3-5 in the American Midwest Conference.

Cub Scouts celebrate at Blue and Gold Banquet

Cub Scouts celebrated activities and services completed over the last year at the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.

Technology could have caused Prius problems

The recalls and other technical problems besetting Toyota in the last few weeks highlight the risks of relying on electronics instead of the mechanical rods and cables that controlled vehicles for most of the 20th century.

UPDATE: Plane veers off runway at Columbia airport

A problem with landing gear caused a plan to veer off the runway at Columbia Regional Airport, but no one was hurt.

Columbians experience dire situation in Haiti

Nine Columbians with medical backgrounds traveled to Haiti on Jan. 25 to help the citizens there who survived the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. They were part of a team that went to the country for a week to aid in disaster relief.



Missouri to reimburse counties after 2009 ice storm

Missouri will reimburse 20 counties for expenses that resulted from a January 2009 ice storm that hit southern Missouri. The money will pay for overtime work for medical responders and the use of schools for shelter.

MU Children's Hospital could benefit from radio contest

In first place as of Wednesday, Y107 is trying to rally community votes to win $50,000 for MU Children's Hospital.

Missouri chief justice criticizes handling of political corruption, nonviolent crime

Chief Justice William Price Jr.'s speech to a joint legislative session leaves Republicans and Democrats divided.

Missouri Senate gives autism bill thumbs up

For the second consecutive year, the Missouri Senate passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism.

Nixon slashes funding for emergency communication network

Gov. Jay Nixon's latest budget cuts target the interoperability project, which would create a statewide radio network to connect emergency responders. Project officials said it should proceed, though.