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.

Emerald ash borer threatens Gateway Arch trees; replacement plants considered

The public is invited to comment on the issue via the National Park Service's website.

Hackers leak personal information of 73 Columbia law enforcement officers

More than 7,000 officers’ personal information was released by hacker group AntiSec, and the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association homepage has been down since last week.

Ramadan begins; some children join parents in daily fasting

During the Islamic holy month of fasting, Muslim parents have a chance to teach their children about the experience.

Police and citizens review board given deadline to settle differences

Mayor Bob McDavid identified seven key differences of opinion between the Columbia Police Department and the Citizen's Police Review Board at Monday's council meeting.

Carl Edwards' plans remain a distraction at Brickyard 400

In the final year of his contract with Roush Fenway Racing, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards has refused to indicate if he has any desire to return to that team, or if he will jump ship for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Bill to raise debt limit passed Monday; Giffords brings down the House

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was met with applause and hugs from her peers as she appeared and voted on the bill.

UPDATE: Nixon announces Missouri will pay for debris cleanup in Joplin

Gov. Nixon and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Joplin Monday.

Missouri to pay Joplin's share in tornado cleanup

The state will pick up 10 percent of the cost of the expedited debris removal program not covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Taiwanese artist's watercolors blend traditional scenes and modern techniques

A collection of watercolors and black-ink paintings by Ran In-Ting is on display through mid-August at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Wireless device usage forces MU to adopt new technology

Network Address Translation technology should help improve connection consistency for devices using wireless connections at MU.