Columbia Hospitality Association debates funding, structure of department merger

City Manager Mike Matthes said a merge between the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau could provide an opportunity to make Columbia "a city of the arts."

City, county offices will be closed, buses won't run Monday

Cityand county offices will be closed on Monday for the Fourth of July holiday.

Marching Mizzou member Jeremy Porter remembered for love of music

Marching Mizzou member Sean Radcliff remembered for friendly nature

DAVID ROSMAN: Petition to raise cigarette taxes majorly flawed

The new proposed cigarette tax is unfair to smaller tobacco companies.

Ballwin man challenging traffic ticket for obscene hand gesture

According to police, the man violated an ordinance that says people can't extend any part of their body outside a vehicle except for the hand and arm for signaling purposes.

Monsanto third-quarter profit boosts, benefited from genetically engineered seeds

The St. Louis company is convinced more farmers buy pricier varieties with several engineered traits and has been working for years to shift its business focus away from farm chemicals and into genetically altered seeds.

MU Confucius Institute holds first lecture

The first in a series of lectures at the new Confucius Institute at MU will be held Wednesday afternoon in Cornell Hall.

Missouri appeals court overturns blind pension ruling, could reduce judgment

Attorneys said the decision could reduce the amount owed to blind residents from $30 million to $23 million.

Springfield engine plant to add 131 jobs

Due to customer demand, PROFoermance Powertrain Products plans to more than double its workforce.

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.