Erickson recantation lacks credibility, attorney general response says

In its response to a writ of habeas corpus filed by Ryan Ferguson's attorney, the attorney general's office finds that none of the four grounds cited in the petition to free Ferguson rise to a level worthy of the writ.

Columbia School District budget still undergoing changes for 2011-12

Although still in flux, changes could include the elimination of 18 full-time positions — two fewer than January projections. The district needs to come up with ways to increase revenue and fund necessary improvements.

Lawmakers override Nixon's veto of congressional redistricting map

The Missouri General Assembly's override of the governor's veto reflects divisions in the Democratic party.

Bittle carries Rock Bridge baseball team towards playoffs

After a tough transition to third base, Travis Bittle has been carrying Rock Bridge High School's baseball team at the plate.

Columbia police to increase alcohol enforcement as academic year ends

Law enforcement agencies statewide will increase efforts to prevent underage drinking and driving through May 13. In Columbia, these efforts could include a sobriety checkpoint and DWI patrols.

Bill requiring photo ID from voters returns to Missouri Senate

A bill that would require voters to present nonexpired, government-issued photographic identification at polling stations passed 99-52 in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Democrats, Republicans combine to override Nixon's redistricting veto

Plans to redistrict the state to include one less district continue to be debated by congressmen. Missouri House leaders overrode Nixon's veto of a recent proposal.

Cause of Boone County workshop fire ruled 'undetermined'

The workshop damage is severe enough that investigators cannot tell what caused the fire.

Defective airbag inflators spur Honda to recall vehicles

This marks the company's largest recall in the past two years. The recall affects six  models of vehicles.

Columbia Police enact warrant round-up

The goal is to serve the warrants for serious offenses.

MoDOT plan would eliminate staff, close facilities

The Missouri Department of Transportation Director proposes to close 135 facilities and cut 1,200 staff positions.

DAVID ROSMAN: A video resume could hurt your job chances

The resume video is a mostly a gimmick that fails to impress employers and could open the door to discrimination.

Missouri House, Senate reach budget agreement

Among the biggest sticking points had been funding for colleges and universities, aid for public school busing, in-home care services for low-income disabled residents and prescription drug coverage.

TODAY'S QUESTION: With gas and food prices rising, what are you doing to make ends meet?

Gas and food prices are creeping higher. What will you do to make ends meet?

Columbia man arrested on multiple warrants

The man had four outstanding warrants.

Flood unease builds south along Mississippi River

More Mississippi River spillways may be breached to ease flooding concerns. In Cairo, Ill., the Ohio had dropped to 60 feet, about a foot and a half lower than it was at the time of the breach.

J. KARL MILLER: Bikers and dog owners should leave Bonnie View trails alone

Columbia has 65 parks where dog owners can walk their dogs and 125 miles of bikeways where cyclists can bike. Bonnie View trails should stay as pristine and as unspoiled as possible.

Columbia Imagined forum to be held Wednesday night

The forum will discuss the first of six phases in planning the city's new comprehensive plan.

Missouri Senate ends filibuster, passes stimulus money

The vote Thursday morning came after senators agreed to trim $14 million from a bill reauthorizing the expenditure of about $450 million in federal stimulus money.

UPDATE: MoDOT proposes to cut staff, close facilities

MoDOT director said the plan is designed to help put as much funding as possible into the state's roads and bridges.