Missouri celebrates Civil War sesquicentennial with commission

Gov. Jay Nixon established the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission with an executive order Friday.

Missouri woman once on FBI's most-wanted list goes free

After serving three years in prison, the eighth woman to be included on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list is released.

Multiple accidents slam eastbound I-70

A series of six traffic accidents occurred on Interstate 70; all within an hour and less than five miles apart.

Columbia man arrested in connection with furniture store burglary

Five men have been arrested in connection with the burglary and two armed robberies.

LETTER: League of Women Voters supports three ballot items

The Leagues of Women Voters supports the Columbia School Bond Issue, Proposition 2 and Proposition 4.

LETTER: Old-fashioned policing is solution, not surveillance cameras

Downtown cameras not practical because the majority of crime occurs elsewhere in Columbia.

LETTER: Greever-Rice's energy, intelligence evident

Resident Daniel Jordan says Tracy Greever-Rice's experience and desire for the facts will make her an asset as the Fourth Ward councilwoman on the Columbia City Council.

LETTER: Kespohl's attacks detract from real issues

Resident asks that campaigning focus on real issues, not attacks on other candidates.

LETTER: Greever-Rice will hit the ground running

Tracy Greever-Rice has an extensive track record of public service and will encourage local businesses to grow.

UPDATE: Columbia College student killed in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities think Kimberly Smith, 20, was shot in the head by an on-again, off-again boyfriend who then turned the gun on himself, killing both of them.

COLUMN: Election outcome will shape future of Columbia

The clout of cash in the City Council races is visible but there isn't any correlation that money translates into votes given past local election results, George Kennedy says.

UPDATE: Columbia College student killed in apparent murder-suicide

Kimberly Smith, 20, was a criminal justice major set to graduate in May.

Columbia College student killed in apparent murder-suicide

Kimberly Smith, 20, was set to graduate in May.

COLUMN: 5 best ideas for 'Rebooting Government' in Missouri

Some ideas for reshaping Missouri government can be more helpful than harmful, while others need further study before decisions can be made. Five interesting and five not-so-good ideas also made the list.

Candidates disclose who is contributing

See how the campaigns of candidates for Columbia City Council and the School Board are getting funded.

Old Plank Road fire results in $200,000 in damage

A fire at a house on Old Plank Road on Thursday afternoon did significant damage to the house. No one was injured.

Ancient jars, essential to commerce, see daylight at MU museum

Wide-mouthed, skinny-necked jars — called amphorae — have new homes in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Archeology at MU. It's part of the museum's push to display more of its collection.

Lawmakers push states to speed taxpayer refunds

Some states have delayed giving tax refunds in order to save up or spend elsewhere, but this might be causing unhappiness for many taxpayers.

Missouri Senate panel backs cut for childhood program

Missouri Senate budget writers want to cut funding for the Parents as Teachers initiative, which began in Missouri and has since spread nationwide and to several foreign countries.

The one-year mark approaches for Columbia Police Chief Burton

A year after being hired, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton answers some questions about the department.