Police and review board to talk about improving their relationship

Mayor Bob McDavid has asked the police and the board to submit reports on the "current status" of the review board along with recommendations for what the City Council should do about the board.

Voluntary workouts help Missouri football players find rhythm

The Missouri football players have been attending voluntary workouts Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.

Former Missouri pitcher receives Rangers' Minor League Pitcher award

Former Missouri pitcher Nick Tepesch was as the Texas Rangers' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June.

Government advised to require health insurers to cover birth control

An Institute of Medicine panel recommends the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control as a preventive service.

Missouri volleyball player named to COBRA Magazine preseason team

Missouri volleyball player Brittney Brimmage has been named to COBRA Magazine's Preseason All-National Third Team for the second consecutive year.

ESPNU to televise Missouri-Iowa State volleyball match

Missouri's match against Iowa State will air live Sept. 21 on ESPNU. It will be Missouri volleyball's second appearance on the college sports channel.

Audubon Society compromises on Scott's Branch Trail

The Columbia Audubon Society has several stipulations in a compromise over placement of the new Scott's Branch Trail through its nature sanctuary.

In severe heat, outdoor animals need plenty of shade, water

As the Midwest simmers in an extended heat wave, people need to keep an eye on their animals, the Humane Society advises. Dogs and horses are at greatest risk of dehydration.

UPDATE: Permit approved for NASCAR-style racetrack in the Ozarks

The proposed track would be on 800 acres south of Hollister. Developer Russell Cook  plans to bring NASCAR races after the track is completed in 2013.

Homeless people find reprieve from the heat at Salvation Army Harbor House

Occupancy at Harbor House has risen from 55 percent to 80 percent over the last couple of weeks, during a heat wave called "life threatening" for the homeless.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day lilies in bloom at McConnell's Plantland

McConnell's Plandland has sold more than 3,500 varieties of day lilies for 27 years.

Council defers decision on Percent for Art project until September

Whether the future Short Street Garage will be chosen as a site for a Percent for Art public art project is yet to be determined.

Nixon pledges $122 million for Joplin home rebuilding

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to allot state and federal aid to single-family, low- and moderate-income homeowners. The plan would use about 38 percent of the state's annual share of low-income housing tax credits.

Man arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct at Ellis Library

As of Tuesday, no charges had been brought against a man suspected of exposing himself to an occupant of an adjacent stall in an Ellis Library restroom.

Korean barbecue restaurant KUI brings traditional cuisine to downtown Columbia

A Korean barbecue restaurant is now open on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia. The menu does not include fusion-style cuisine.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Cole County’s new jail opens, but it wasn't easy

The new Cole County Jail is now open after a process that began years ago.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's presidential primary date needs a fast fix

Missourians shouldn't lose their say in the presidential primary nominations. Missouri and the nation could improve the electoral process by supporting a regional primary system.

The heat goes on: Midwest heat wave expected to persist

Seventeen states issued heat watches, warnings or advisories Monday.

Want Missouri parks info? There's an (iPhone) app for that

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has developed a free smartphone application with Missouri parks information. It's available on the iPhone and will soon be available through Android.

Columbia City Council passes Great Hangups zoning decision

The City Council voted in favor of rezoning a plot of land from residential to commercial land, and the Audubon Society compromised on the final leg of the Scott's Branch Trail.