LOCALLY GROWN: Take a tour of urban gardens via bicycle

The community garden tour showcases the produce and community growing in Columbia.

The tour showcased seven downtown community gardens — each with its own story and all bountiful in both plants and community.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How has the heat affected you?

The summer heat can threaten the well-being of people, pets and roads. How have high temperatures affected your daily routines or summer plans?

Northeast Columbia residents should continue to boil their water

Boil order extended for northeast Columbia after a water main break on Mexico Gravel Road.

Review board receives complaint from California resident about SWAT raid

Ed Rosenthal, a marijuana legislation reform activist from California, raised concerns about the Columbia Police Department's activities during the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.

COLUMN: A curmudgeon's eye view of practically everything

Take a look back at how the world has changed in the last 75 years.

Six trees at MU named state champions

Six of the trees in the Mizzou Botanic Garden have been named state champion trees.  The Missouri Department of Conservation recognizes the largest native trees in the state as champions.

Conservation department to study growing bear population in depth

The Missouri Department of Conservation will begin a four-year study to analyze the growing bear population and determine how to keep the state safe for bears and humans alike.

Missouri traffic enforcement to increase as part of safety campaign

Missouri drivers will see increased traffic enforcement throughout the summer as a part of the statewide Heat is On campaign.

COLUMN: Privacy should be respected

Instead of letting every little detail of your life out for public consumption, try practicing restraint.

SLIDESHOW: Columbia residents beat the heat

People dealt with Tuesday's sweltering temperatures with cool drinks, cooler water and cacti.

PHOTO GALLERY: State-champion trees at MU

In order to qualify as a state champion tree, the tree must be native to Missouri and the largest known tree of its species in the state.

UPDATE: Judge denies motion to dismiss Kahler's capital murder case

A Kansas judge denied James Kahler's lawyers' requests to dismiss the case against him because of documents seized by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. However, the judge is not allowing the state to use the documents as evidence in the case where Kahler is charged with a single count of capital murder.

Columbia Transit to hear comments on proposed bus routes

Columbia Transit invites public comments on proposed bus route changes at a 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory Commission on Thursday in City Hall.

Domino's delivery driver robbed

Police arrested three teenagers, saying they stole pizza and cinnamon sticks from a Domino's Pizza delivery driver early Tuesday morning.

Hot dogs pant through summer days

With the heat advisory Tuesday for Boone County, dog owners were extra careful about caring for the easily dehydrated animals. The heat index was expected to reach 105 degrees, and the weather service advised both people and animals stay indoors.


Construction restricts access to disability entrance to Columbia City Hall

Work on the plaza entrance of City Hall is limiting access for people with disabilities until Friday. There is a disability entrance on the north side entrance of the Daniel Boone Building.

Opening statements in Fields' murder trial debate her involvement

Opening statements and testimony in Tausha Fields' trial began Monday. Fields is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action stemming from the death of her former husband.

Dismissal of charges sought in Kahler killings

An attorney for James Kraig Kahler is seeking to have the charges dismissed or have all prosecuting attorneys and investigators removed from the case.

Heat advisory issued for Boone County

Temperatures in Columbia are expected to hit 96 degrees on Tuesday.

Judge lifts Obama's offshore drilling ban

A federal judge on Tuesday described the six-month deepwater drilling ban as rash and unnecessary. The White House has promised an immediate appeal.