Potential law could protect home buyers from mechanic's liens

Pending legislation would require contractors to file any payment claims at least five days before a house closes. Legislators hope the law will make it easier for buyers to receive home insurance and mortgage loans because it decreases the risk of encountering unexpected liens.

UPDATE: Cherry Street Garage construction scheduled to begin Monday

Construction is expected to continue through the end of October, the Columbia Public Works Department said in a news release.

Flood watch posted for Boone County

A flash flood watch has been issued through Wednesday morning for Columbia and Boone County.

Boone County National Bank evacuated after hydrolic pump malfunction

An elevator malfunction caused the evacuation of Boone County National Bank on East Broadway.