Against all odds, the crappie fishing has been as hot as the weather lately. Some fishermen even arrived at Bucksaw Marina as early as 6:30 a.m., hoping to fish a few hours before it turned too hot.
In his first budget proposal as city manager, Mike Matthes recommends increasing funds for infrastructure, cutting bus services and raising hourly pay for city workers by 25 cents.
Tuesday's deadline still looms large as Republicans and Democrats appear to be at a standstill.
The House passed the bill 218-210.
City Manager Mike Matthes proposed no tax increases for Columbia residents but still plans to improve city streets and give city workers their first raise in two years.
Friday night brought more carnival rides and stick horse races to the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Festus' Reece Goddard taught himself the sport by watching YouTube discus-throwing videos on his iPad.
The two topics dominated a Columbia School Board retreat Thursday evening.
Evan Walton, a former MU biology student, is canoeing 1,080 miles of the Mississippi River from its source at Lake Itasca to his hometown in St. Louis County, to raise money for breast cancer research. His mother, Cheryl Walton, died of the disease two years ago.
Take a journey with Gary Whitby in his hot air balloon as he and his wife describe their passion for flying, and why they love hot air balloons.
An 85-year-old man is the latest person to die from injuries he received in the tornado.
A Boone County judge ruled Friday that Ken Henderson can have his reptiles back on the condition that he creates a more permanent home for them in Jackson County.
A task force was created on the suggestion of Lt. Ken Gregory on Friday, July 22, and began work on Monday. Its work led to 11 arrests this week.
The driver swerved to avoid a collision and rolled over at mile marker 118.
Construction is set to begin on the third phase of improvements at Columbia's newest ball field.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has outlined the plan for bringing an end to flooding along the river.
With bee colonies diminishing in rural areas, governments and hobbyists are setting up hives on top of buildings and in vacant lots in cities across the nation.
The organization originated 10 years ago and now has 11 teams with players from various age groups and Columbia schools.
Tuesday evening's fire at Cosmo-Bethel Park was determined Friday to be caused by "improperly disposed of smoking material." Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief James Weaver said the department is not investigating the fire further.
The team from Kampala's documentation "contained discrepancies," according to the U.S. Department of State.