Veteran given new home, raises $100,000 to return the favor

In three days, Homes for Our Troops volunteers took Army Sgt. Robert Canine's house from a slab of concrete to a house with a roof and garage door.

Robert Canine recently raised enough money for Homes for Our Troops to build another veteran a home. He is scheduled to receive the keys to his new Columbia home Saturday.

Missouri lawmakers hold special session on Ford incentives

The initiative to provide incentives to keep Ford Motor Co. in the state seemed to have majority support during the special session. Most of the legislative work will begin next week.

COLUMN: Urban planning takes more than vision casting

The downtown charrette meetings include some big ideas, but what's missing from the discussion is when and how we'll see these big ideas reach fruition.

Missouri teachers prepare to file lawsuit against department of education

Five teachers from Columbia and Mexico plan to file a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and a UM program after being fired three months into a one-year contract. A UM attorney states that the teachers were on a probation when funding was cut, and they were fired.

Columbia police chief: Decision to place downtown cameras to be based on data

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton is still reviewing the data involved in making a decision about downtown cameras. He expects to present information to the City Council in about a month.

Member of 1953 U.S. team reflects on soccer's growth

Tom Schultz an MU graduate and a part time development officer in the university's alumni office, says soccer has changed a lot since he played with the U.S. national team against England in 1953.

Jefferson City bank robber appears to be man who robbed Columbia bank

A man robbed the River Region Credit Union in Jefferson City on Wednesday, and police say he seems to be the same man who is the suspect in robbing the Landmark Bank in Columbia on June 18.

Nixon activates National Guard to northwest Missouri

Additional flooding in the already rain-soaked northwest Missouri could occur during an Army Corp of Engineers' water release out of a reservoir.

Obama to visit Missouri to raise funds for Carnahan campaign

Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Democratic nominee Robin Carnahan's senatorial campaign in Kansas City.

COLUMN: Pedestrian mall should be part of planning discussions for Columbia's future

Similar programs in Denver, New York and Boulder, Colo., have been successful. It could work in Columbia, too.

Residents review proposed changes to Columbia bus system

The City Council and the Public Transportation Advisory Commission are discussing revamping the bus route system in Columbia to accommodate the growing city.

UPDATE: Fields' ex-boyfriend testifies she talked about ex-husband's murder

In the fourth day of Tausha Fields' murder trial, prosecution called ex-boyfriend Rodney Dewayne Barrentine to the stand. He said Fields talked about her involvement in Mitchell Kemp's death.

Development Commission doles out block grant funding

The Columbia Community Development Commission met on Thursday to make recommendations for Federal Community Development Block Grants.

MU professors' new book studies the serious side of 'Twilight'

Three MU researchers interested in gender dynamics explore the "Twilight" phenomenon in their scholarly book, "Bitten by Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, & the Vampire Franchise." Unlike "Harry Potter" or "Star Wars," which take male characters seriously, they argue that male characters in "Twilight" are ridiculed.

Chamber of Commerce wants more information before endorsing education centers

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board said it needs more information before deciding whether to endorse a program to rate and improve early childhood education and after-school centers and homes.

AmerenUE raising charge on Missouri natural gas bills

The monthly surcharge will rise to $2.06 from the current $1.62 effective July 11.

$15,000 worth of copper wire stolen from warehouse

Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of $15,000 worth of copper wire. 

Boil advisory lifted; water declared safe to drink

Columbia Water and Light declares that water for customers living in the northern sections of Columbia is safe to drink. 

Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater scheduled to open

The Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater is scheduled to have its opening performance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

TODAY’S QUESTION: How do traffic enforcement crackdowns affect your driving habits?

Increased patrolling along Interstate 70 begins Friday and lasts 24 hours.