Columbia native to direct Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Sara Parker Pauley will fill the position vacated in August, pending Senate approval.

Virginia judge strikes down Obama's health care law

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down the law, which has been upheld by two other federal judges in Virginia and Michigan.

Scanners not a factor for holiday travelers at Columbia Regional Airport

Airport Manager Andrew Schneider expects the busy month will present no security-related problems at Columbia Regional Airport.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What did you think of the city's response to the season's first snowfall?

With Columbia seeing its first snow of the season, how do you think the city did in keeping our roads clear? Did you run into any problems, or was it all clear?

English not as handy as usual for MU men's basketball team

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English is currently playing with four injured fingers.

Iowa loses top rusher for bowl game against Missouri

Iowa starting running back Adam Robinson won't make the trip to the Insight Bowl for failing to comply with team policies.

City hires lawyer to challenge EPA on Hinkson Creek cleanup

Draft recommendations from the EPA call for a reduction of stormwater runoff into Hinkson Creek by 39.1 percent.

LETTER: Pledge requirement is creeping fascism

To me, Mr. Dudley's proposal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before any council meeting or work session is an indicator of bellicose nationalism, and thus, of creeping fascism.

Missouri health care plan loses enrollees

The number of people covered by the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan has dropped by more than 4,800. Starting Jan. 1, the plan will charge families more for covering multiple children.

Tax Increment Financing Commission discusses Regency Hotel Downtown redevelopment plan

The next step in the process determining the hotel's TIF status is a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 4.

Third suspect arrested in burglaries at accident victim's home

The rural home of a man who died Nov. 9 in a car wreck has become the site of multiple burglaries in the past month.



Christmas Bird Count in Columbia aims to see a great number of species

The city is divided into 13 sections where teams record the birds they see. In a typical year, observers find almost 100 different species. They'd like to find more than 100.

University Hospital does mass cleanup, responding to 'broad concerns'

After inspectors promised to return "for a full review," more than 100 hospital employees joined a weekend cleaning crew.

Warren Erdman to succeed Judith Haggard as leader of UM System curators

Beginning Jan. 1, the railroad executive will serve as chairman of the University of Missouri System's governing board.

Presiding Commissioner-elect Robb meets with current Boone County Commissioners

Commissioners reviewed their work over the last year and divided up responsibilities for the coming year.

Five homes burglarized in northeast Columbia

Although Columbia has had a low number of burglaries in the past week, police spokeswoman Jessie Haden said that even five is too many and that cops will be working proactively to keep the numbers low.

St. Louis official says dome in no collapse danger

Brian McMurtry said that while the Minnesota roof is made of a pliable fabric held up with air and heaters, the St. Louis dome is made of a hard plastic material held up by steel supports, so a similar collapse in St. Louis is unlikely.

Missouri health officials urge people to get flu shots

The first confirmed case of the seasonal flu was reported in Madison County, Missouri, health officials say.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Parks and Rec Comparison to Missouri Standards Chart 2011

How does Columbia match up with the state of Missouri's standards? This chart lists various outdoor facilities and how many are in each category throughout the city.  

Battle High School to get more athletics amenities

After Monday's school board meeting, the new high school will get a softball field and grandstands at the football field.