Mayor appoints committee to support energy center purchase

Mayor Bob McDavid hopes to purchase the Columbia Energy Center to ensure a stable source of power owned by the city.

UPDATE: Missouri legislature endorses limits on hog farm suits

Supporters of the bill fear costly nuisance lawsuits filed against large-scale animal farms by their neighbors could push agriculture out of the state.

Columbia City Council candidates expected at Muleskinners' forum

The Boone County Muleskinners, a Democrat organization, will host a public forum to ask two candidates for Columbia City Council questions Friday.

Missouri House advances proposal to abolish income tax

The proposal would let Missouri voters decide whether to abolish the state income tax in favor of a higher sales tax.

Missouri charter schools could expand under proposed bill

The Missouri House will discuss a bill that would allow charter schools in districts outside Kansas City and St. Louis City. Supporters believe it will give parents more options for their children's education.

New parking garage to open March 1

The new garage will have 703 parking spaces.

Farmer wins $2,500 from Monsanto's online program

To qualify for the fund, applicants must be  farmers and at least 21. The  prize goes to a non-profit organization chosen by the applicant.

Minimum wage bill could affect future wage increases

At $7.25, Missouri's minimum wage is at the same amount as the federal standard. Lawmakers are deciding whether to keep them the same in the future.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you worried about gas prices rising?

Protests in the Middle East are affecting gas prices in the U.S.

Watkins sides with minority opinion on Billups case

The city manager is directing Police Chief Ken Burton to review and clarify two department policies.

TIGER TIPOFF: Making sure MU basketball teams play a clean game

Dominic Hunter has been working for the Missouri Athletics Department's cleanup staff for roughly six months.

Ford to recall 150,000 F-150 pickups over air bags

The recall comes under pressure from the U.S. Government, and covers only a fraction of vehicles the government contends should be called back.

Freezing rain causes 31-vehicle car accident in St. Louis

Freezing rain replaced sunshine and caused traffic hazards near St. Louis.

Northwest Missouri school district goes to four-day schedule

The change will save the district $78,000 a year and will give teachers more professional development time, according to its superintendent.

Ford to recall F-150 pickups over air bag concerns

The recall covers trucks from 2005-2006 model years in the U.S. and Canada for a risk of air bags deploying without warning.

Thomas Jefferson's books found in Washington University library

Historians are poring through the 69 newly discovered books and five others the school already knew about, and librarians are searching the collection for more volumes that may have belonged to the founding father.

Hearing for Missouri triple-murder suspect delayed

Joshua Maylee's hearing will be delayed because a crucial witness wasn't able to attend the scheduled hearing on Tuesday.

Gov. Nixon touts job training consolidation

A new bill backed by Gov. Jay Nixon would combine three job training programs in Missouri into the Compete Missouri Job Training Program. This move would make the programs more efficient, the governor said.

Missouri's natural resources department gets grant for landfill study

The federal grant will allow the department to study the condition of old, closed landfills in rural communities.

Missouri gets approval to expand disability program

An additional 500 people will be able to enroll in the Partnership for Hope program, which began last October with slots for 470.