Human remains recovered near Rock Quarry Road

On May 28, Edward Acosta was released from University Hospital. He was last seen at the Hampton Inn that night. At 7 p.m. Friday, a body was found and Acosta’s belongings were found nearby. An autopsy will be performed Monday for positive identification.

Human remains were found in a wooded area near 1411 Rock Quarry Road. Items belonging to Edward Acosta were found near where the body was located, according to Columbia police.

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church members place flags on veterans' tombstones

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church members place flags on the tombstones of 32 veterans at the church's cemetery. The veterans fought in wars dating back to the Revolutionary War.    

Columbia Dart Association enjoys area's high level of play

Mike Mudd of the Central Missouri Dart Association says Columbia is right in the middle of a darts hotbed in the Midwest.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: A look at G-20 Summit protests

Several organizations including Amnesty International, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a Facebook group with 13,000 members are calling for an independent probe into police action at the summit. They say police acted with disproportionate and excessive force.

Columbia fireworks retailer travels to China for goods

Dave Rasmussen from Bob's Fireworks in Columbia travels to China every year to pick out the stand's selection of fireworks. This year, two suppliers from Liuyang, China, came to visit the stands.

UPDATE: Columbia police recover skeletal remains from bottom of bluffs

A hiker discovered the remains of a body Friday night. Items belonging to Edward Acosta, who was reported missing on May 30, were found near the body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Four dogs die in house fire on Candlewood Drive

A fire on Candlewood Drive started at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It caused an estimated $200,000 in damages.

Missouri lawmakers discuss data center incentives during special session

Discussions about offering incentives to lure data centers to Columbia have begun, and the result could push Columbia to a position of technological importance.

SLIDESHOW: Summer school students celebrate the Fourth of July

Students from Grant and Paxton Keeley Elementary schools celebrated the Fourth of July with two parades.

Baby giraffe at Springfield zoo dies

The Dickerson Park Zoo said in a news release Saturday that a baby giraffe died overnight Friday. The female giraffe was born at the Springfield zoo earlier this week.

Fourth of July parade in Ashland boosts community spirit

The city of Ashland held its annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday. A couple of hundred people participated in the parade, which has been happening for about 20 years.

Committee recommends 'Sky Algorithm' design for parking garage

Text elements of the design will continue to be finalized if it moves forward through the Commission on Cultural Affairs.

Perimeter security combined at 2 Missouri prisons

The perimeter patrol will be combined at the Algoa Correctional Center and the Jefferson City Correctional Center. The two prisons are separated by a road and are just east of Jefferson City. A spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections says combining perimeter security will save the agency money.

Forget grade levels, KC schools try something new

Instead of simply moving kids from one grade to the next as they get older, schools are grouping students by ability. Once they master a subject, they move up a level. This practice has been around for decades, but was generally used on a smaller scale, in individual grades, subjects or schools.