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Suspects in three Boone County burglaries arrested

A 33-year-old Jefferson City man and a 25-year-old Boone County woman were arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing three residential burglaries northwest of Columbia

First day of school goes smoothly in Columbia

Teachers, principals and students were excited to begin the school year Thursday. First-day attendance for the district was up 177 from the first day of the 2009-10 school term.

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY: First day of school

On Thursday, elementary school students at Russell Boulevard and West Boulevard elementary schools arrive for their first day of school.

UPDATE: Boone County Fair shooting suspect, 14, arrested

On Wednesday, police arrested a 14-year-old male in relation to the shooting that happened at the Boone County Fair in late July.

COLUMN: City towing system penalizes those who can afford it the least

Towing of parking violators downtown seems like a system that only benefits the towing company.

Defensive backs change mentality for 2010 Missouri football season

If all goes to plan, the Missouri defense will force two turnovers a game, and to do that, the Tigers will need improved performance from a secondary that ranked second to last in the Big 12 in pass defense in 2009. 

 

Columbia seeks nominations for notable properties

Applications are due in October for the city's Most Notable Properties program.

Missouri freshmen tailbacks form close relationship

Henry Josey and Marcus Murphy, two freshman tailbacks, have formed a close relationship. They've learned a lot from teammate Derrick Washington this season, and they're focusing on improving the mental and physical aspects of their games.

Missouri United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

Amy Gearhart is senior pastor, filling the post after the Rev. Jim Bryan retired.

About 1,500 attend private schools in Columbia

Although most families send their kids to Columbia Public Schools, about 1,500 students will attend one of Columbia’s eight private independent or religious schools this academic year.

Forum Christian Church hosts farmers market

Providing space for the farmers market was a logical choice for church, its leadership says.

Nostalgia shops offer 'blast from the past' in Columbia

If you're looking for a good deal, these shops might just have what you need.

Finding a ride: Buses and airport shuttles

Columbia offers some bus service and shuttle service to Kansas City and St. Louis airports.

Two local organizations to use EPA grants for environmental education

A $15,000 grant announced Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will finance seasonal field trips for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri.

Heat will shorten school day Friday for some local schools

Schools without air conditioning will dismiss early Friday. All other schools will remain in session all day.

 

 

 

TODAY’S QUESTION: Should funeral protests be restricted in Missouri?

A federal judge ruled that two Missouri laws restricting funeral protests are unconstitutional.

GUEST COLUMN: It's not about puppies

I advocate for agriculture, believe in its practices  and know the referendum disguised to help pets is the first step for the Humane Society of the United States to get into Missouri with the ultimate goal of eliminating livestock production.

Empire Rolling Rink

Public skating and rentals are available at Empire Rolling Rink.

Editor's note: Welcome Back to Columbia

Our reporters spent the summer getting oriented to the city, and they found some great places we thought you should know more about.

Great places to get local food

Columbia has several options for finding local food, whether at markets or straight from the farm.

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