Home and Lifestyle Expo opens at Hearnes Center

Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle is holding its 50th annual expo from Friday to Sunday at the Hearnes Center.

Missouri Department of Conservation looks for origins of chronic wasting disease

A northeast Missouri farm has been quarantined to research the disease.

Columbia elementary student arrested on suspicion of assault

Columbia Police arrested a second-grader on suspicion of assaulting the principal of Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

Announcement for new Rock Bridge principal expected Monday

Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher says three finalists are being considered for the job.

Pedestrian hit at Stewart and Providence roads

A woman received skull and spinal fractures after being hit by a car Friday morning. She was taken to University Hospital.

Mechanical troubles force Kansas City plane to turn back twice

An American Airlines flight is forced to return to Kansas City International Airport two days in a row.

State suit still pending in grain fraud scheme

Cathy Gieseker pleaded guilty in fedeal court to a Ponzi scheme, receiving a nine-year prison sentence. Now state prosecutors are trying to decide how to proceed in the state suit.

Anglers prepare for trout season at Missouri waterways

Trout fishing season begins Monday. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is expecting thousands of fishermen and women to turn up at state parks.

UPDATE: House fire causes $25,000 in damages

A Thursday night fire caused extensive damage to a house at 4117 Derby Ridge Drive. The fire was the result of improperly discarded smoking materials, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release.

Talented freshman outfielders earning their playing time for MU baseball

The Missouri baseball team has no starting job locked up in the outfield. Aaron Senne, the team's only returning starting outfielder, has moved to first base.

MU veterans to get college credit for military coursework

MU Faculty Council approved the measure, and it will go into effect next fall.

Bills adjusting payments for health insurance claims pass House and Senate unanimously

This bill makes illegal the "suspension rule" that allows insurance companies to indefinitely hold claims. The House sponsor said the bill would lower health care costs overall.


House bills could strengthen Missouri Sunshine Law

Rep. Timothy Jones, R-St. Louis County, has two bills in the House General Laws committee that would tighten the Missouri Sunshine Law. One piece of legislation would require a four-day notice prior to a meeting that will discuss tax increases, eminent domain, zoning concerns and tax increment financing.

Forsee starts third year with (mostly) high marks

Though some question his commitment to MU's educational mission, Forsee is widely considered an economic asset. 

MoDOT to bring flashing yellow arrows at 6 traffic lights

The Department of Transportation has already introduced the lights in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Special Business District works on fixing noisy downtown problem

Business owners expressed concern about police faulting the businesses themselves rather than the rowdy patrons.

Missouri gymnasts to face old friends

Hickman boys basketball embraces quick turnaround entering district finals

The Kewpies are scheduled to play Holt in the district final on Friday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why you should fill out your Census form

Not filling out a Census form is the equivalent of your local community losing $1,500.

More Boone County seniors filling the workforce, coalition says

The coalition used key indicators to compare Boone County statistics to state statistic