PHOTO GALLERY: Children decorate T-shirts at Stephens Lake Activity Center

About 20 children and their parents or guardians took part in the Puffy Paint Party at Stephens Lake Activity Center on Thursday morning. The event for children ages 2 to 6 was hosted by Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Woman arrested, charged with assault of two others

A woman faces several charges, including assault and burglary, after a physical encounter with her estranged husband, police say.

Missouri Senate passes expansion of no-call list

About 2.7 million residential land-line telephone numbers already are on the attorney general's list, which prohibits most calls from telemarketers.

Missouri Senate resumes debate on jobless benefits

Senate opponents of the bill that would extend federally funded unemployment benefits offered to relent, but only if Gov. Jay Nixon agrees to eliminate $300 million of federal stimulus spending for various programs.

Federal grant to help rural Missouri patients connect with doctors

A $220,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help provide technology at 11 new sites and expand services at 19 existing sites by this summer.

Rock Bridge boys tennis team beats Hickman

Rock Bridge beat host Hickman 9-0 on Wednesday in a boys tennis match at Cosmopolitan Park.

Federal shutdown would impact state agencies, federal workers

A federal shutdown would affect 110,562 Missouri federal employees and retirees.