BLOG: Volunteers at Jefferson Junior make up for budget cuts

When last spring’s budget cuts at Jefferson Junior High prevented the school from hiring a new front office secretary for the 2009-10 school year, Principal Gregery Caine went to the PTA, asking them if they would volunteer their time to fill the position. They happily agreed to help.

Columbia man stopped twice on suspicion of driving while intoxicated

Robert Mitchell Eckerle, 48, was pulled over twice within a three-hour span. Eckerle already had at least three convictions for either driving while intoxicated or driving with excessive blood alcohol content.

COLUMN: National Prayer Day judgment is right

Karl is right. There is no penalty for not observing National Prayer Day since it is not a “law.” Unfortunately, as with any law, rule or suggestion of public prayer, not observing makes one different and being different is not acceptable in our polite society.

Missouri man dies trying to escape flooded car

A 32-year-old Rutledge man died trying to escape from his vehicle after pavement gave way on a rural road south of Lancaster. A flash flood warning has been issued for several areas of Missouri.

Missouri man's body found in Stockton Lake; boy still missing

The body of a missing 36-year-old Springfield man has been found in Stockton Lake. The man's 8-year-old son is still missing.

Flash flood warning extended until 4:30 p.m.

Boone County is under a flood warning until 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Flooded Boone County roads include Tri-City Lake Road at Highway CC, Blackfoot Road at the north county limits, Easley River Road near Cooper's Landing, Stone Drive near Dripping Springs Road, Brushwood Lake Road west of Scott Boulevard and Wilcox Road at Route E. A flash flood watch continues through Thursday evening.