Musicians set to perform at Plowman Chamber Music Competition

The fourth Plowman Chamber Music Competition will attract musicians from across the country this weekend to downtown Columbia. They will compete for a $5,000 grand prize.

Novelty store robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night

Columbia police are looking for an armed man who robbed the Bocomo Bay novelty store at about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Missouri River barge season began Thursday

The year's first barges started moving up the Missouri River on Thursday, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The department expects this year's navigation season to be better than in the past.

Another $126 million in budget cuts announced in Missouri

For the third straight month, cuts have been made to the Missouri state budget totalling $254 million.

Five Columbia schools receive Energy Star Award

Five Columbia elementary schools were presented with an award from the Environmental Protection Agency for their energy efficient practices.

Civic service part of Greever-Rice's evolution

Tracy Greever-Rice, one of four candidates for the Fourth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, is ready to take her volunteer service to a new level.

Smithton Middle School students collect instruments for refugees

Residents can help by dropping off used instruments at Smithton Middle School, Grant Elementary School, the Missouri United Methodist Church or the Mustard Seed Fair Trade store.

Columbians contemplate Google Fiber possibilities

The competition is stiff, but the chance to try out Google Fiber Internet has many Columbians anticipating what's possible.

KU students create diversity banner to support MU

In light of a racist incident at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, a handful of KU students offered the following words: "We choose unity. KU supports MU in the promotion of diversity.”

REDI assists Columbia in Google fiber application

Regional Economic Development Inc. is helping bolster Columbia's chances of receiving the Google fiber-optic broadband trial program.

League of Women Voters forum draws questions from community

Topics of concern ranged from the school bond issue to getting parents more involved in decison-making.

'48 Hours Mystery' to feature Joshua Kezer case

Falsely imprisoned for 16 years on murder charges, Joshua Kezer is free to tell his story on CBS's "48 Hours Mystery." The program will air  at 9 p.m. central time Saturday.

Suspect in Walmart shooting certified to be tried as adult

The second suspect in the Dec. 14 Walmart shooting was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault, first degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action.

Additional DWI enforcement planned for Boone County this weekend

The Boone County Sheriff's Department will have extra deputies patrolling this weekend to look for impaired drivers.

FDA to review complaints about Real Ham Bone for Dogs

Some consumers have complained that the dog treat, distributed by Frick's Quality Meats, has caused pets' deaths.

Shots fired at Waffle House

Police found the victims a short time later at the International House of Pancakes. The trio has been cooperative with the police investigation, a Columbia Police spokeswoman said.

VIDEO: Sarah Read answers 11 questions

Read, candidate for Columbia City Council in Ward 4, addresses 11 issues facing the city.

Senate passes jobless aid, business tax breaks

Despite disapproval from Republicans, the Senate voted 62-36 to extend components of the 2009 economic stimulus measure that would otherwise expire this year.

MoDOT seeks to save millions over five years

The Missouri Department of Transportation is hoping to save money in the future by eliminating 400 salaried positions and reducing unnecessary spending.