GEORGE KENNEDY: Rex Sinquefield doesn't know what's best for the majority

If passed, Rex Sinquefield's Proposition A would change how St. Louis and Kansas City's budgets are funded and wouldn't allow other cities to vote on whether to impose the same tax laws in the future.


Apartment unit destroyed in fire

There were no people inside the building at the time of the fire, according to the Boone County Fire Protection District.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy?

A California federal district court judge issued an injunction Tuesday against the policy that gives the military power to dismiss service members if they are openly gay. What do you think of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy?

Senate race heats up as Carnahan, Blunt face off in first debate

The candidates will meet again Friday at the Lake of the Ozarks to debate for the second, and last, time.

Rock Bridge, Hickman football teams set for district play

The Hickman and Rock Bridge football teams both begin district play with home games Friday night.

Hickman volleyball player encourages others on team

Kayla Rhodes is a setter for the Hickman volleyball team, and throughout its 4-15 season she has been the spark that keeps the team from giving up.

Blunt reports raising $2.4 million for Senate bid

Republican Roy Blunt's quarterly campaign report, released one day before the filing deadline, indicated that the U.S. Senate candidate spent nearly $2.7 million from July through September and has more than $3.7 million left in his account.

Blunt, Carnahan to meet in first Missouri U.S. Senate debate

Candidates Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan are competing to replace Sen. Kit Bond in the Nov. 2 election.

Candles burn for lost children

The Mothers of Preschoolers held a candlelight prayer service Thursday in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

UPDATE: Police issue arrest warrant in shooting near Creasy Springs

Police say Tony DeAngelo Barden was identified as the gunman in connection with a shooting Tuesday.

Four Columbia elementary schools move classrooms outdoors

Missouri River Communities announced the four Columbia elementary schools that will be beneficiaries of a $43,780 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Graduate dean apologizes for group e-mail with private information

An error resulted in the sending of a mass e-mail with private information from Graduate School Dean George Justice.

City staff will not revisit Richland Road recommendation

Conflicting recommendations from the city staff and Planning and Zoning Commission will make it difficult for the City Council when it considers the Richland Road rezoning request.

Review board votes against creation of SWAT ordinance

The mandate would have required the police chief to notify City Council before changing SWAT team procedures.

Commission wants ADA accessibility for Maplewood Barn

The Columbia Disabilities Commission discussed possible alternatives for the money allocated to the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre.

Grindstone Trail would be extended if parks sales tax is renewed

The one-eighth cent park sales tax five year extension will be voted on Nov. 2. If renewed, part of the tax would be used to link the trail to LeMone Industrial Boulevard.

Personal Tasers ban might become Second Amendment issue

Personal Tasers are defined as "arms" by the Supreme Court. If Proposition 2 passes, the ordinance could conflict with the Second Amendment.

Lottery replaces lines for Boone County's uninsured seeking dental care

Long lines and early risers prompted the Health Department to change its dental assistance program from a first-come, first-served basis to a lottery system. 


Mower ignites 33 hay bales

A Columbia man accidentally set fire to hay bales on his property while mowing his field.

SWAT involved in arrest of Columbia man

Edward C. Whitaker was taken into custody by SWAT on suspicion of second-degree burglary and failure to register as a sex offender.