MORE COVERAGE: Photos, stories from East Coast after Tropical Storm Irene

Tropical Storm Irene has killed 37 people in 11 states as of Monday and left millions of people on the East Coast struggling with its aftermath.  Here are links to online coverage of the storm.

Columbia's sustainability office seeks grant to help low-income areas

The $500,000 HUD grant would provide funding for the city to explore various issues in low-income areas. The Office of Sustainability's proposal will be finalized in the next few weeks.

Bethel-Nifong rezoning request worries nearby residents

A request to rezone vacant land at the corner of Bethel Road and Nifong Boulevard has resulted in a petition signed by 148 nearby residents, but that isn't stopping the city from moving forward with the rezoning.

Classes begin off-campus for Tolton Trailblazers

With prayer, congratulations and wild knee socks, school is finally in session for students at Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School. Classes will be held at Columbia College until the school's new building opens in a few weeks.

FEMA diverts some Joplin money to East Coast

The move is raising concern of Sen. Claire McCaskill.

FEMA funding still possible for Columbia high schools

Columbia Public Schools might still be in line to get FEMA money to outfit new gymnasiums at Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools as safe rooms during emergencies.

Ameren crews aiding Irene victims

St. Louis-area workers are helping restore power in areas hit by the storm. The company says the workers could be gone up to three weeks.

Hurricane Irene's death toll jumps to 37

Power outages and massive flooding continue to disrupt life on the East Coast. But despite these concerns, early estimates suggest a much smaller impact than Hurricane Katrina, which rocked the Gulf area in 2005 and caused more than $100 billion in damage.

Dogs from puppy mills now available through Humane Society

The Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued the dogs in recent raids around the state. 

Hickman softball team hopes experience leads to wins

Coach Courtney Haskell's club returns all of their key starters from last season's 13-15 team.


PHOTO GALLERY: Kahler sentenced to death

A Kansas jury decided that James Kraig Kahler should be sentenced to death after he was found guilty of murder in the deaths of his estranged wife, her mother and his two teenage daughters.

J. KARL MILLER: Like the 'Puppy Mill' legislation, voter intiatives may not serve the public well

The intentions of the “Your Vote Counts” petition, which would demand a three-quarters vote of the legislature to set aside or amend ballot initiatives, should be questioned.


Man says he was robbed at gunpoint in East Campus

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred early Monday morning.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Elected officials must suffer consequences of their legislation

Taxpayers should demand that their elected officials not receive any public benefits they're not willing to bestow upon their constituents.

Increased law enforcement presence nets DWI arrests over weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boone County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department made a total of 17 DWI arrests this past weekend.  

Columbia Regional Airport wants to lease advertising on terminal walls

If the Columbia City Council approves the program, an estimated $20,000 per year in revenue will be used for infrastructure improvements at the airport.

Red Cross volunteers sent to Virginia for Hurricane Irene relief

Two American Red Cross volunteers from Jefferson City and Columbia are taking emergency response vehicles and supplies to Richmond, Va., to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Irene.

Slain man's friends raise money for reward

Jon Spurling's friends and family members gathered at the Pinnacles Youth Park on Sunday to raise reward money for information and awareness of their friend's slaying.

College students have access to numerous mental health services

College can be tricky: new relationships, deadlines and financial stresses. Mental health services can help students deal with old and new issues that hold them back. Here, the process of getting help is demystified.

City of Savannah hopes to avoid bankruptcy

To help avoid bankruptcy, city employees are now paying a higher insurance deductible, and the mayor is taking steps to get a secondary loan to help pay for bonds.