TODAY'S QUESTION: Should a moratorium be put on city travel expenses?

Third Ward City Council candidate Gary Kespohl released a campaign ad this week that publicly criticizes the incumbent Karl Skala about travel expenses he accrued during his first three-year term.

Four men arrested on suspicion of burglary, robberies

Columbia police arrested four men in connection with two robberies and a burglary.

Bob McDavid brings hospital leadership experience to mayoral race

Bob McDavid brings an eclectic background to the six-person race for mayor of Columbia, saying his experience as a hospital trustee prepares him for the post.

School Board candidates focus on bond issue benefits at forum

The Chamber of Commerce's candidate forum was the last before the April 6 election. Schoool board candidates discussed the bond issue and negative perceptions about the school district.


League of American Bicyclists honors Hindman with lifetime achievement award

The League of American Bicyclists presented Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman with its Lifetime Achievement Award on March 9 at the 10th annual National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

Census: 20 percent of U.S. filled out surveys so far

With approximately one-third of forms completed, Missouri is one of five states currently topping the U.S. census response rate. About 20 percent of U.S. households have completed the form, which is used distribute federal aid and U.S. House seats.

Columbia Board of Realtors CEO resigns

Carol Van Gorp served on the board for seven years.

LETTER: Security cameras vital to law enforcement

Having worked in law enforcement for over 30 years now, I know firsthand that having security cameras leads directly to arrests and can clear up confusion.

Man wanted in Waffle House shooting turns himself in

A man wanted in connection with a shooting outside of a Waffle House turned himself to the Boone County Sheriff's department on Tuesday.

Missouri home-schooled students could benefit from sports bill

A bill sponsored by Sen. Jim Lembke, R-St. Louis County, would allow home-schooled students to play high school sports at the high schools in their attendance area.

Missouri prisoner re-entry programs win federal grants

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded two Missouri prisoner re-entry programs $2.9 million each in federal grants.

Chamber of Commerce hosted "Missouri's Energy Future" conference

Technological development was one of the topics discussed at the conference.

Mayoral candidates discuss issues within the Columbia disabilities community

The Disabilities Coalition hosted a mayoral forum to discuss issues that face people in the community with disabilities.

St. Louis storage center for military records to switch locations

The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis will move to a larger facility in north St. Louis in 2011.

St. Louis police officer dies chasing burglary suspect

Officer David Haynes was chasing a burglary suspect when his patrol car was struck twice, killing him. The suspect has been arrested.

Coffin placed in Congressman Russ Carnahan's lawn

Health care reform protestors brought a coffin they used for a protest into Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan's yard on Sunday.

Woman charged with 12 counts animal abuse

A woman who had 55 dogs taken from her property has been charged with 12 counts of animal abuse. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 20.

Family of trench collapse victim awarded $6 million

The family of a city worker who died in a trench collapse in Perry in 2008 has been awarded more than $6 million. The worker's superintendent was found to have "breached a duty of care," according to the judge.

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