Fifth Ward candidates debate endorsement of firefighters

Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony says that firefighters campaigning for her opponent Glen Ehrhardt goes beyond what is appropriate for a city employee group.

Woman sentenced for hindering prosecution in Red Roof Inn murder

Nicole Palmer was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised probation in connection with the 2009 murder of Nicole Crumby at the Red Roof Inn. She was charged because she provided transportation to Blake Logan, who pled guilty to shooting Crumby.

Columbia considers increasing downtown parking rates, enforcement hours

During Monday's City Council meeting, the city plans to introduce a bill that would raise meter parking rates and extend enforcement hours to help pay for the construction of the parking garage at Walnut and Short streets.

Miami's Haith officially resigns; contract with Missouri up for vote Monday

University of Miami men's basketball coach Frank Haith resigned his position with the Hurricanes on Monday. Haith's contract as the next Missouri men's basketball coach will be voted on by the UM Board of Curators on Monday night.

Board of Curators member says meeting tonight solely to approve contract

Missouri Board of Curators member Wayne Goode said the board has no control over who MU's next basketball coach will be. The meeting tonight is to only discuss the financial aspect of Frank Haith's contract.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the 2012 federal budget plan change Medicaid and Medicare?

The Republican 2012 budget plan will be revealed this week and includes changes to Medicaid and Medicare to cut federal spending.

Sunday warmth set new record high

The high of 89 degrees broke the record set in 1978.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: E. coli levels in local lakes

Is that water hole you like to take a dip in actually safe? You can find out at the City of Columbia website.

Missouri nuclear plant one of seven with safety concerns

Electrical cables in seven nuclear power plants across the country have been known to be submerged in water since 2007, despite safety regulations.

MU closer to becoming smoke-free campus

Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas starting July 1. Those areas are likely to be in parking lots and on top floors of parking garages.

MU men's golfers lead at blustery Mizzou Intercollegiate

The Missouri men’s golf team claimed the lead at the Mizzou Intercollegiate after the first two rounds Monday in brisk conditions at the Club at Old Hawthorne.

Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members

The proposed constitutional amendment, which would cut 60 House representatives, needs another vote before it's moved to the House for a statewide vote. Proponents estimate the cut could save Missouri about $4.7 million per year. 

Rock Bridge boys golf team wins Columbia Classic

Rock Bridge won the 12-team Columbia Classic on Monday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, while Hickman placed fourth.

Missouri sheriff accused of distributing meth

Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams was charged Monday after being arrested Saturday on suspicion of distributing meth. A county deputy was also arrested, but no charges were filed.

UPDATE: Boy Scouts help in search for victims of Missouri plane crash

After hearing a low-flying plane pass by while camping in Fredericktown, a Boy Scout troop helped investigators pinpoint the crash site of a downed plane Friday.

Breach in e-mail security leads to possible scams

Phishing scams use stolen e-mail addresses to trick users into divulging important personal information.

Missouri lawmaker seeks changes in debt company laws

Proposed legislation in the Senate would require debt companies to tell customers how long it will take to pare down their balance.

Senate proceeds with local control of St. Louis Police Department

A Senate Financial Committee approved the bill that would allow the City of St. Louis to take control of its police department over from the state.

Missouri House committee asks Nixon to protest federal health care

The house rules committee passed a resolution to call on Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster to write a letter opposing federal health care with a vote of 7-4. Some say that the resolution doesn't reflect the opinion of the Missouri General Assembly.

LETTER: Dogs suffer while politicians debate changes to Proposition B

Missouri Senate Bill 113 and House Bill 131 would strip Proposition B of the protections it offers to dogs in breeding facilities.