Missouri communities rebuilt after 1993 floods ready for more water

Some Missouri communities rebuilt floodwalls and relocated houses after the disastrous 1993 floods. Now, hopefully, the improvements will pay off in the face of the rising river.

Missouri's Matt Stites drafted by Padres

Junior right-hander Matt Stites is the first current Missouri Tiger drafted in this year's MLB Draft. He went 533rd overall.

COLUMN: Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal bad for seniors, couples

Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal would increase costs, deny care and drastically impact future seniors.

Missouri House forms panel to address disaster recovery

The new committee will discuss the possibility of a special legislative session and will examine long-term recovery methods for future natural disasters.

Destroyed hospital in Joplin makes tentative rebuilding plans

Plans for a new hospital could be ready for review in December.

Sedalia tornado destroys couple's home three days before baby's birth

The tornado that swept through Sedalia on May 25 left the Egan family without a home and, three days later, without a place to bring their first child.

Husband and wife cicada researchers visit Columbia

David Marshall and his wife, Kathy Hill, are scientists fascinated by cicadas. They came to Columbia for a conference but soon will embark on a journey around Missouri collecting periodical cicadas.

City Council retreat to be held locally Friday, Saturday

The retreat will take place in the City Council chamber — a change from past years, when it was held outside the city. Agenda items include health care reform, storm water and the Short Street garage.

Columbia officials warn of road blowups from extreme heat

Missouri Department of Transportation officials caution drivers to be careful of possible road blowups.

Man charged in Turner murder granted continuance

Ryan Bridger was granted a continuance Tuesday by Judge Deborah Daniels. Bridger is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Aletha M. Turner.

Columbia cooling centers provide relief from heat

Cooling centers around Columbia are provided for people who need to find a place to escape the heat this summer.

Lifeguard classes provide meaningful summer jobs

This year's final round of certification classes began Tuesday at Hickman Pool.

Ninth Street Summerfest to kick off with Toots and the Maytals

The season's first Ninth Street Summerfest concert will feature the classic reggae band and two other groups. The show starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Police make arrest in robbery, sodomy case

David Lee Maxwell was arrested early Tuesday morning on robbery and sodomy charges.

Francis Quadrangle torn up from storm sewer project

Francis Quadrangle is under construction for the summer while MU Campus Facilities works on two projects that should be completed by Aug. 1.

Light earthquake reportedly felt in Columbia

The earthquake was centered in Franklin County but was reportedly felt as far west as Columbia.

State park in northwest Missouri closed because of flooding

The Department of Natural Resources said Big Lake State Park has been closed this week to prepare for floodwaters. 

Kansas landfills to receive Joplin tornado debris

Hundreds of truckloads of debris will be shipped to southeast Kansas landfills every day through mid-August.

ROSE NOLEN: A strong community essential to a quality life

A strong feeling of community support makes it much more likely to lead to a fulfilled life.