Autopsy results on drowning victim inconclusive

A medical examiner said it's the possible the man had a seizure, but further investigation will be needed.

Family and friends gather to celebrate Jean Marie Vianey Mugabo-Kenda's life

Jean Marie Vianey Mugabo-Kenda's life was defined by his faith; after he drowned, faith is how his friends and family remembered him.

Few teams for home-schooled athletes

While there may not be a specific bylaw about home-shooled athletes, the Missouri State High School Activities Association does have minimum eligibility requirements students must meet to play competitive sports. The academic standard requirement makes it impossible for an unconditional home-schooled athlete to become eligible.

Rental housing considered a challenge for IBM's new service centers

IBM's service center in Dubuque has affected several industries, but the biggest problem is finding rental housing for employees. REDI president Mike Brooks says that Columbia's housing market is more prepared to handle the influx of new employees.

DEAR READER: The myth of newspaper bias

There’s a lot of junk journalism out there, and it feeds the public’s sense that “the media” are high on agenda and low on ethics.

Columbia residents express outrage over Israeli flotilla raid

At two events on Wednesday, some Columbia residents expressed dismay about Monday's raid by Israeli on ships delivering humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Missouri basketball recruit's academic status questioned

Dallas television station reports that Tony Mitchell, one of Missouri's prized recruits, will not graduate with his high school class.

Board discusses unique perspectives of police interaction

The Citizens' Police Review Board got a lesson on Wednesday night in how different perceptions among citizens and police officers can lead to misunderstandings.

People For a Taser-Free Columbia present more than 4,000 signatures to city clerk's office

The clerk's office has 30 days to check over the signatures to see if the petition qualifies to be forwarded to the Columbia City Council.

Columbia Regional Airport improvements a priority for city

Columbia Regional Airport plans to create improved runways and terminal facilities to meet federal safety and security standards.

Sales tax could bring $12.3 million to Columbia parks and trails

City Council plans to decide during its annual retreat if a one-eighth-cent sales tax benefitting Parks and Recreation projects will be on the November ballot.

Fire chief plans to ask city for additional personnel funding

Fire Chief Bill Markgraf also plans to ask the city to create two new positions to allow the department more flexibility.

Columbia stormwater utility needs work to avoid fines

Proposed rate changes could help fund improvements to Columbia's stormwater utility and save the city from facing fines.

City Council to consider proposal for a 10th fire station

Fire Station No. 9 opened in February, but officials say another one is needed.

Council to discuss new routes, timeliness of bus system

Columbia Transit hopes to expand its service and eliminate delays by shortening the Orange South Route and adding another route to serve south Columbia.

Nixon signs Missouri drunken-driving overhaul

New legislation aims to keep better track of repeat drunken-driving offenders and enforce stricter penalties statewide.

Plans for new shovel-ready site introduced during Columbia's State of the City address

The City Manager Bill Watkins forecasts adding Sutter site to Columbia's collection of development-ready locations.


Columbia to hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

People are encouraged to bring their leftover prescription drugs to safely dispose of them and prevent teens from abusing them.

MODOT to announce construction plans for 13 bridges across mid-Missouri

Bridges in Boone, Callaway and Cooper counties will be affected.

GUEST COMMENTARY: No need to change the Missouri Court Plan

Those who seek to change the plan have shown no evidence of corruption in the court system.