Citizens, politicians discuss future of Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a series of meetings in Missouri as part of a 12 state wide project to assess the uses and management of the Missouri River. Both citizens and politicians voiced their concerns about how water will be distributed.

Seven sentenced to prison in dogfighting crackdown

The seven were part of a larger group of suspects rounded up last summer.

Missouri college plans to reverse fee increase

Linn State Technical College increased course fees across the board by $3 per credit hour. Administrators said Wednesday they will waive the fee increase for courses taught at its central Missouri campus during the 2010-11 academic year.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation grants benefit every school in the district

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation awarded $46,170.85 in grants to benefit all schools in the district.

Missouri insurers expanding coverage of adult children

The new law requires insurance plans that offer dependent coverage to apply to children up to age 26 — even if they are married, no longer students or no longer claimed as dependents on their parents' tax returns.

Researchers at St. Louis University say too many with HIV smoke

Studies show that of the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV or AIDS, 40 percent to 60 percent smoke.

Big 12 Conference tries to map out future at meetings

No decision by Missouri, Nebraska or anybody else about leaving the Big 12 Conference is expected for several months, but the league commissioner and several others are trying to work out the possibilities in meetings this week in Kansas City.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How should the Missourian have covered the latest Honor Flight story?

The Central Missouri Honor Flights are a regular occurrence, but that doesn't mean the flights should be ignored.

COLUMN: Distorted Vietnam service has a long history

David Blumenthal's claims of service in the Connecticut Senate race is just the latest example of someone misrepresenting their record in Vietnam. It's something that has been going on for decades now.

Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time

According to the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, 31 percent of Missouri's children are considered overweight or obese. Missouri ranks near the middle, 27th, in the number of overweight and obese children.

Send-off planned for Missouri softball team

Fans are invited to gather at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Missouri Athletics Training Complex to see the team off to Oklahoma City to play in the Women's College World Series. 

UPDATE: Man pulled from Stephens Lake confirmed dead

Jean Magabokenda, 35, was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene at 7:11 p.m. Monday.

Hickman bowling team places seventh at championship

Linen King to bring jobs to Columbia

Linen King, an Oklahoma-based company that provides laundry services to the health-care industry, promises to create 30 jobs in Columbia within six months and 100 within five years.

Air conditioner exchange program offers low income residents a way to stay cool

Applicants must be Columbia Water and Light customers with an inefficient window unit to exchange.

Regional Economic Development Inc. announces Linen King coming to Columbia

Regional Economic Development Inc. announced Linen King is coming to Columbia in August and will provide 30 jobs within the next six months and 100 within five years.

Organization plans to present Taser-free petition Tuesday

People For a Taser-Free Columbia plan to present City Clerk Sheela Amin with a 4,000 signature petition to ban Tasers, according to a news release from the organization.

2010 Memorial Day weekend traffic incidents consistent with 2009 numbers

Missouri State Highway Patrol sees traffic accidents vary little between Memorial Day weekend this year and the holiday weekend last year.

Charity cyclist riding across U.S. has creative survival skills

Zachary Hinkley is biking cross-country to raise money for a charity he plans to start. Hinkley has few established sleeping spots and must network on the road to find a nightly home.

UPDATE: Drowned man leaves family, police don't suspect foul play

Columbia Parks and Recreation will be reviewing its policies and procedures after the Monday drowning of Jean Magabokenda at Stephens Lake.