The explosion injured four people — one critically — at a lab on the third floor of MU's Schweitzer Hall around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Rep. Tim Flook, chairman of the House Job Creation and Economic Development Committee, said he was trying to spur debate on incentives for data centers, which he described as "the next generation in technology growth." He acknowledged the computer incentives went beyond the scope of special session, but he said he hoped Nixon could be persuaded to expand the agenda. That did not appear likely.
The ruling says two Illinois cities can't ban handguns outright, but it did hint that less rigid rules could be upheld.
Mubarak Hamed is the third Columbia defendant to plead guilty in a conspiracy to funnel money to Iraq in violation of federal sanctions.
Rhetoric about BP oil spill plentiful from both British and Americans — and seldom does it match in tone or tenor.
Testimony in the Tausha L. Fields murder trial ended Monday. Fields did not take the stand. Proceedings will continue at 9 a.m. Tuesday with closing statements and jury deliberation.
John Anderson, an anchor on ESPN's "SportsCenter" and 1987 MU grad, was in Columbia on Monday to host the first annual John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational.
Testimony focused on Tausha Fields’ involvement with detectives during the search for Mitchell Kemp’s body on the sixth day of Fields’ trial.
Students with the Columbia Builds Youth program learned skills that will help them obtain jobs while preventing stormwater runoff.
Big 12 basketball coaches agreed a 10-team conference will make it tougher to put together glittering records in what has been one of the most rugged leagues in the country.
Police said Ashraf Habimana attempted to run over an officer with a vehicle that was reported stolen. He was arrested after colliding with a silver Dodge Stratus on Nifong Boulevard.
Beginning July 1, the UM System will have a new board secretary and interim chief of staff.
The Missouri River was falling Monday from peak levels of last week, but moderate flooding continued in the northwest corner of the state.
City offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.
Twenty-five cats and two dogs were found in a car parked in a garage near the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles on Sunday. The owner was in the casino. The animals are expected to recover.
Last year, Missouri ranked 39th nationally in Internet download speed.
The city publishes the minutes from City Council meetings and the meetings from the city's various boards and commissions.
Mary Muscato, an oncologist and breast cancer survivor, attended the Pink Promise Tea event on Saturday, a luncheon hosted by the Mid-Missouri Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The Columbia School Board will review an agreement related to easements on the property for the new high school at a special meeting Tuesday.
Police said John Talbert rammed his vehicle into another woman's car after trying to get her to pull over.