TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about making schools in Columbia autonomous?

Columbia Board of Education is considering making Brenton, Lee and Ridgeway elementary schools autonomous, meaning administrators there make decisions about budget and curriculum as opposed to allowing the school district to do so.

Utility companies receive complaints about scams

Boone Electric Cooperative and the City of Columbia Utilities Department are receiving complaints from customers who are getting suspicious calls asking for credit card information.

Holiday road trips will cost more at the pump

The national average for unleaded regular gasoline rose to $2.984 a gallon on Wednesday — about 9 cents more than a month ago and nearly 39 cents more than a year ago.

Tulsa official top choice for Kansas athletic director job

Bubba Cunningham is the No. 1 candidate to replace Lew Perkins, a person close to the search process said.

Grizzlies send Carroll to NBDL Dakota Wizards

The former Missouri star has played in only four games with the Memphis Grizzlies this season.

Missouri apartment landlord ordered to pay tenant over bed bugs

A woman and her daughter living in a Jefferson City apartment found red welts on their bodies, which were caused by bed bugs.

Six inductees chosen for Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame

Former quarterback Brad Smith highlights the group.

Assessor appointed to Missouri Tax Commission

Randy B. Holman resigned early from his position as assessor of Jefferson County in order to accept a State Tax Commission appointment.

Government to auction Gieseker property

The online auction will begin at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 22, with proceeds going to Cathy Gieseker's fraud victims.

Missouri Ethics Commission fines ex-state House member $322,000

The Missouri Ethics Commission levied the fine against Rodney Hubbard, his campaign and the campaign's treasurer.

J. KARL MILLER: Congress shouldn't rush decision on 'don't ask, don't tell'

Repealing the policy during wartime would cause many more problems within the military.

Missouri fire officials urge caution during holidays

The state fire marshal said fires are common during the holiday season because of colder temperatures, holiday decorations and people cooking more.