ROSE NOLEN: Strong legislation needed to prevent puppy mills

Missy's sad life is a reminder of why we need laws against puppy mills.

New Missouri football broadcaster Howard Richards has colorful past

Former Missouri football player Howard Richards, the new color commentator for Missouri football radio broadcasts, played for the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks before joining the CIA, then starting his own security firm.

Services announced for Marching Mizzou members killed in car crash

Services for Jeremy Porter and Sean Radcliff will be held later this week. Friends of the two students remember them as funny, friendly and always welcoming.

Missouri softball's Vock nominated for National Woman of the Year award

Abby Vock, a three-year Missouri softball team captain, is one of 10 Division I nominees. The winner will be announced in October.

Haith fills basketball roster with transfers, not freshmen

Frank Haith recruited three Division I transfers to fill out the roster. He said he wasn't interested in signing a younger player just for appearance's sake.

Missouri River flooding prompts Gov. Nixon to seek federal emergency declaration

The request was made Tuesday in a letter to the president. Nixon specifically requested assistance in operations to save lives and property.

Joplin tornado debris removal boosts landfill fees in Missouri, Kansas

Revenue from landfill dumping is expected to increase in both Missouri and Kansas. The tornado has improved business for companies providing demolition, debris removal, dumping and landfill services.

Fifth and Walnut parking garage lighting changes

Changes planned for the Fifth and Walnut parking garage would reduce the brightness and electricity usage of its LED lights.


City to hold open house for Clark Lane Phase 2

Roadway and safety improvements for the area will be discussed at the open house.

PHOTO GALLERY: Falcons win football game agains Manhattan Spartans

The Columbia Falcons beat the Manhattan Spartans in a football game 20-6 on Tuesday.

LETTER: What President Obama's speech on Afghanistan didn't say

The president didn't cover several key points during his speech on Afghanistan last week.

Boone County men catching up to women in life expectancy

A research study has estimated life expectancy for all U.S. counties. Boone County ranks third in Missouri for male life expectancy and in the top 15 percent nationally.

Missouri River flooding closes one road to Cooper's Landing

Easley River Road and Smith Hatchery Road flooding might cause Cooper's Landing to close temporarily. Easley River Road has been closed since Monday. River levels are expected to rise by Friday.

Paris Road undergoing asphalt repairs

Paris Road between College Avenue and Ammonette Street will be under construction until Friday evening. No major backups are expected.

UPDATE: Kidnapped woman found safe at Women's and Children's Hospital

Police were still searching for a man suspected of kidnapping a Columbia woman. The woman was found safe just after 1 p.m. at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital.

Public invited to meeting about planned Route K bike lane

The community is encouraged to attend the informal meeting to comment and provide suggestions on the project.

Haith adds three Division I transfers to MU basketball roster

MU basketball coach Frank Haith has recruited three transfers. Only one is eligible to play immediately.

Missouri River flooding causes St. Joseph casino closure

Terrible's St. Jo Frontier Casino is closed indefinitely. The casino can't start removing water from the property until the river drops below 27 feet.

Plans for St. Louis-area Chuck Berry statue move forward

Despite critics, the statue is scheduled to be installed later this week. A formal dedication is planned for July 29.

AGING NUKES: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, industry rewrite nuclear history

Licensing regulations for aging nuclear power plants have led some plants to be routinely approved to continue operating.