Boone County Fairgrounds still in limbo; new management discussion pending

The Boone County Fairgrounds has been losing money and is in need of a new management structure. The fair board and the county commission agree on that, but what's next for the fairgrounds remains to be seen.

ROSE NOLEN: There's nothing more tragic than broken families

Without level-headed parents and a strong, well-grounded educational system to guide the way, a lot of people got lost and drifted in and out of the good life.

Gabbert impressive in first week with Jaguars

It's exactly what the Jacksonville Jaguars expected when they selected the former Missouri quarterback 10th overall in April's NFL draft.

School Board weighs pros and cons of collective bargaining policies

The Columbia School Board is considering two versions of the first collective bargaining policy for Columbia Public Schools. A vote is expected next month.

Senate passes emergency legislation to raise debt limit, Obama signs

Following the House's vote on Monday, the Senate followed suit with last-minute debt legislation on Tuesday.

Columbia boy to compete in Pokemon World Championships

Eleven-year-old Luke Sherman placed fourth in the junior division nationally, and he's getting an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego to compete again — this time, at the world level.


Lesser-known works of George Caleb Bingham on exhibit at historical society

Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham was known mostly for his prints, but his lesser-known works were portraits focused on women and children. Twelve of these works are on display this summer in "Women, Children, and George Caleb Bingham," the exhibit at the State Historical Society of Missouri at MU.

Ted Bundy's DNA to be added to national database

A vial of serial killer Ted Bundy's blood was found in a county clerk's office in Florida. The discovery could potentially solve cold cases from the 1970s.

MU wrestling team member dies in car accident

Phillip Perry died in a car crash early Tuesday morning in Hannibal.

Jesse Auditorium gets $1 million renovation

If the seats at Jesse Auditorium feel a little more comfy this fall, it's because they're new. So are the paint and the carpet. 

Columbia man arrested after discovery of drugs at his home

Police served a warrant Tuesday to 4265 W. Bethany Drive after an investigation led them to believe there was a drug distribution occurring, according to a police department news release. 

Columbia assistant city manager position eliminated

Paula Hertwig Hopkins' position as assistant city manager has been eliminated. She had held the job since March 2000.

Tuesday's heat shatters record, but relief coming next week

Columbia's excessive heat warning is set to expire Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Survey asks residents' opinions of roll cart trash disposal

The city currently provides trash bags to residents but wants to determine if using roll carts would be a more efficient way to dispose of trash.

Sales tax holiday coming this weekend

School supplies, electronics and clothing will be exempt from state sales tax Friday through Sunday. Columbia sales tax will still apply.

E. coli in Flat Branch Creek only dangerous if ingested

E. coli levels were found to be seven times over the recommended limit, but according to a health official, those who don't drink or swim in the water don't need to worry.

Gay-rights activist Marc Adams to speak at Unitarian Universalist Church

The founder of HeartStrong Inc., Marc Adams, is coming to the Unitarian Universalist Church on Wednesday. He plans to talk about issues surrounding the LGBTQ community as well as his new book.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Obama's 2009 stem cell policy ruled to abide with federal law

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth dismissed a lawsuit last week that dealt with federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Missouri Attorney General supports cold and allergy medication prescription requirement

Several areas in the state have already approved a prescription for medications that contain pseudoephedrine, which can be used to make methamphetamine. Last year's proposal to require prescriptions state-wide did not pass. Chris Koster said he hopes legislation will pass next year.

Wray named interim chancellor for Missouri University of Science and Technology

Wray will take the place of John F. Carney III, who will retire at the end of the month.