Boone County Fairgrounds half-cent tax not enough, board says

A new tax on sales at the Boone County Fairgrounds is a good step, but a representative of the fair board says county commissioners should commit more resources to the property.

BRAD CLEMONS: Why teachers need summer breaks

Letting teachers have summer breaks benefits the public.

UPDATE: Missouri State University replaces president

University officials said Monday that James Cofer was stepping down as president to become a professor in the business school.

PedNet Coalition wants the city to extend bus service hours

Many residents rely on public transportation to get to and from work, but current bus schedules don't accommodate those who work night shifts.

$45 million project designed for Discovery Ridge Research Park

Construction of an 80,000-square-foot lab and office facility will likely begin at Discovery Ridge Research Park in early 2012.

Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial

Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including the incendiary allegation that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat.

Missouri River above flood stage in Jefferson City

The river at Jefferson City was just above the 23-foot flood stage Monday morning. By the end of the week, it was expected to rise about 6 feet.

Car accident kills two Marching Mizzou members; third released from hospital

The accident happened in eastern Oklahoma, near Muskogee. The three MU students were on their way back to Columbia after visiting a friend in Texas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spirit of '76 puts on fireworks display

Spirit of '76 store and tent manager Bill Cobb and employee Alesha Cartwright put on a demonstration of 30 of their fireworks Saturday.

LETTER: Canceling Veterans Affairs benefits is unpatriotic

Members of Congress who support the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and are also in favor of cutting the VA budget are engaging in hypocrisy.

Columbia SWAT Team practices drills in abandoned houses

The team conducted the sessions in an area between Walnut and Ash streets.

Columbia Police Department participates in 'Heat is On' campaign

The Columbia Police Department made 121 traffic stops during a 24-hour Interstate 70 enforcement project.

Heavy rain driving Missouri River higher

Flooding forecasts for Boonville and Jefferson City are now at their highest levels since the record releases from reservoirs upriver.

One shot in earlobe at outdoor party near Foyer Court

Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Foyer Court around 1 a.m. Saturday for a physical disturbance. One person was struck in the earlobe by a bullet.

Sturgeon man dies in car crash

Two others were injured in the accident at U.S. 63 and Peabody Road, and one of them was taken to University Hospital with moderate injuries.

Frontier adds nonstop routes from Branson airport

Service to Austin, Texas, will begin Sept. 16 and run through Dec. 14, and service to Phoenix will begin Sept. 17 and run through Dec. 10.

Columbia man arrested after domestic dispute

Robert Foster, 48, was arguing with his girlfriend when he pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her.

Thoughts of recovery in Minot as water ebbs

Minot residents look ahead to an arduous rebuilding job after the Souris River flooded much of their city. "It's our home," Jane Krueger, 76, said Sunday while waiting to meet with the FEMA official. "It's where we belong."

Early morning storm causes power outages

The traffic signals at Interstate 70 and Range Line Street are not working and motorists should avoid that area.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Buying from Apple supports tax cheats who exploit labor, human rights

The popular electronics and software company purchases a mineral for its products from war-ravaged Congo, rather than Australia, among other corporate fouls.