Weather sensors on I-44 saved Missouri money

MoDOT says they saved thousands of dollars by using sensor devices along a major highway. The sensors helped determine which areas needed attention during winter storms.

O'Day brings persistence, love of learning to mayor race

Sean O'Day says that while politics has always been among his passions, he only recently thought about seeking public office.

UM System creates conflicts of interest policy regarding human subjects

UM System President Gary Forsee ordered a new policy Thursday that will address conflicts of interest issues that stem from research involving human subjects. A task force made up of members from the four system campuses created the new policy.

Boone County Fire Protection District board member to leave

John Gordon will leave the board in April after six years of service.

WIC participants increase 13 percent in Missouri

Number of participants in the state receiving food vouchers increased by 17,000 since 2008.

Missouri Innovation Park plans continue

The Missouri Innovation Park has not begun development, but is in a high level of planning stage, MU Provost Brian Foster said.

Education consultant says link exists between implementing programs and student performance

The report done for the State Board of Education was completed by the Leadership and Learning Center.

Ex-Zhu Zhu official charged with fraud

A former executive at a toy-making company is being charged with fraud for allegedly embezzling $400,000.

Central Missouri Humane Society burglarized

Humane Society's alarm system uses individual codes, allowing quick identifcation of the suspect.

Coalition stages camera demonstration

The Keep Columbia Free Coalition held a "mock surveillance" protest, taking pictures of passers-by in downtown Columbia.

Water line replacement will restrict traffic along Eighth and Hickman

A city press release says a water line is going to be replaced starting March 29 near Eighth Street and Hickman Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane as necessary.


LETTER: Read is a warm, caring candidate for Fourth Ward

Sarah's work record with Columbia Public Schools and other community groups is well-documented.

LETTER: Greever-Rice has the credentials Columbia needs

Tracy Greever-Rice has worked hard to develop Columbia and deserves a spot on the City Council.

LETTER: Obamacare opponents not unintelligent

George Kennedy sees himself as superior to most Americans.