Columbia police receive more firework complaints than usual

Columbia police kept busy with 337 firework complaints during the weekend, but there were no fatalities on the roads of Boone County.

Fire damages West Rockhampton Circle home

A Tuesday morning fire damaged the attic, garage and part of the kitchen. The fire is still being investigated. No one was injured.

Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs

The final NASA space shuttle launch is set for July 8. The launch marks the end of a 40-year, $196 billion investment that some shuttle program supporters say never lived up to its initial promise.

Fire department says fireworks may be cause of house fire

Columbia Fire Department reports the house fire on Tuesday afternoon may have been caused by fireworks.

Nixon signs Missouri law dealing with adoption records

A new Missouri law makes the process of obtaining information about deceased biological parents easier.

Man talked down from Fifth and Walnut parking garage

Part of Fifth Street was blocked off for about 15 minutes Tuesday afternoon. Two officers trained in crisis intervention talked the man down from the building.

DEAR READER: Oxford comma lives; Terry continues reign as Show Me the Errors winner

Contrary to rumor, the Oxford comma has not been dropped by the University of Oxford. Also, Jim Terry won his eighth Show Me the Errors contest.