GOP cites concerns over Missouri's housing agency leader Jeffrey Bay

The Missouri Housing Development Commission chairman's Arkansas residence brings eligibility into question.


Governor to re-authorize Missouri Rx Plan for 3 more years

Prescription plan extension will allow elderly and disabled Missourians to continue to receive state help for prescription drugs.

City Council discusses street and sidewalk conditions

A recent citizen survey showed 57 percent of Columbia respondents are dissatisfied with the condition of city streets.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State Senior Games Day 1

Basketball skills competitions and pickleball were just a few of the games that occurred on Friday.

Missouri higher education funds cut for the third year in a row

Rep. Chris Kelly proposed to use the state's rainy day fund rather than cut higher education funds to help areas in Missouri affected by natural disasters.

For Arkansas couple, traveling, Missouri State Senior Games go well together

Freddie Walker, who competed in Friday's horseshoes competition, takes part in dozens of events all around the Midwest and enjoys visiting family and friends while traveling with her husband.

Columbia Public Schools to hold public budget hearing Monday

The district's board cut $1.8 million from the 2011-2012 budget.

MU men's basketball team to play in Joplin for relief efforts

MU men's basketball coach Frank Haith has arranged to have his team participate in the One State, One Spirit Classic against the Missouri Southern State University Lions in October to raise money for relief efforts following the May 22 tornado.

Man arrested in connection with Rent 1st burglaries

Ricardo D. Thompson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree property damage and felony stealing, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.


Fifth suspect arrested in connection with business burglaries

Four people were arrested May 26 in connection with the same crime after Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies served two search warrants.

Mississippi River flooding may have spread Asian carp

Extensive flooding along the Mississippi River threatens to spread an aggressive and invasive fish into new areas.

Columbia man arrested in child molestation case

James Clayton Dinwiddie, 49, was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with reports in May of child molestation and statutory sodomy.

Relay For Life to be held at Rock Bridge track Friday

The 17th annual Relay For Life of Boone County has raised $136,000 for the American Cancer Society, and organizers hope to raise a total of $207,000.

Missouri loan agency might help college scholarships

The board of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority was expected to approve A $30 million transfer during a meeting Friday at its Chesterfield headquarters.

Joplin juniors, seniors to attend school at mall

The high school building and two elementary schools were destroyed in the May 22 tornado and the school district is scrambling to find alternatives sites.

Missouri woman's 2009 murder conviction overturned

Judge John Moody overturned the conviction of Paula Hall of Sparta because the jury in her trial was not told about a witness' criminal history.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Thanks to exhibit, Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire

"Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life" at the National Museum of American History reminds us of his humble beginnings and eventual impact on America. It also reminds us of the impact he should have on us.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Joseph Kreiser, 46, was arrested Friday morning on one count of possession of child pornography, according to a news release.

UPDATE: Tornado, flooding lead to education cuts in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon cut $57 million from the budget to fund the $50 million in general revenues he has committed to the disaster response in Joplin.

Edward and Martha Cook celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

The Cooks were wed on June 4, 1961.