City interested in financing parking garage at downtown hotel

Parking lot behind Regency Hotel in Columbia on Sunday.

The city has taken interest in establishing a parking garage near the Regency Hotel.


ANALYSIS: Nixon touts jobs yet cuts state positions

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his proposal for saving and creating jobs in Missouri. However, just moments later he also stated that he would cut 863 state positions starting July 2011.

Former restaurant goers learn to love their ovens

Forced to eat more meals at home when money was tight, people learned new habits. Some discovered they enjoy cooking and dining in. As the economy improves and families have more spending money, they're still saving restaurants for special occasions.

Mort's reinvents The Shack's tradition at MU Student Center

The opening of Mort's in the MU Student Center not only brings back memories of The Shack, but the new restaurant keeps more than 70 years of tradition alive, too.

MACC student set to work with NASA on Mars mission

Moberly Area Community College student Tim Terrell, 39, will travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston in April or May to work with NASA to present mock designs to Congress for a space station on Mars.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snow cleanup continues

Residents continue the cleanup efforts from snow falls that have blanketed the area since last Wednesday.

House fire in NW Mo. leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire that killed one person and injured three others in rural northwest Missouri. Crews from several departments responded to the fire early Saturday at a two-story home in the Harrison County town of Gilman City.


No deaths on St. Louis' MLK Bridge since barrier installed

A study released today reveals the Martin Luther King Bridge that connects Illinois to St. Louis has had no fatal crashes on it since the installation of a centerline barrier more than a year ago.

MoDOT wants its day in court on highway lawsuits

A state law forces MoDOT into arbitration if a plaintiff requests it. The department thinks it would often save money if it went before a jury.