Group seeks to raise Missouri minimum wage

Missouri's minimum wage currently matches the federal requirement of $7.25 an hour. The initiative would ask voters to raise that to $8.25 an hour effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Missouri running back Henry Josey emerging as premier player

The numbers are there to support the assertion that Josey is an elite running back. He ranks first nationally in yards per carry and fourth in total rushing yards.

Upcoming Citizen Jane Film Festival has creative niche

The Citizen Jane Film Festival, which starts Friday, began in 2008 to increase the number of women working in the film industry. The festival has become a celebration of Columbia's creativity.

UPDATE: Two women hospitalized after collision at U.S. 63 intersection

One driver was thrown from her car after it was T-boned by another car at the intersection of U.S. 63 and Missouri 163.

Flags flown at half-staff Thursday for Ed Robb

The services for Ed Robb are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service.

Comprehensive city plan enters second phase

The Comprehensive Plan Task Force met with the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday to discuss topics including economic development, land use and growth management, environmental management and infrastructure.

Hickman transfer thrives on the football field

Defensive lineman Alonzo Thorpe came to the Kewpies as a transfer from Rock Bridge High School where he said he was having trouble with distractions in his classes. 

Rock Bridge's Kenny James adjusts to new role on defense

James has been scoring touchdowns as a running back and wide receiver all season. Injuries to teammates mean he's now playing safety, too.

Interim Big 12 commissioner confident Missouri will stay

Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas suggested that Missouri would miss its  football rivalry with Kansas and the opportunity to play its conference basketball tournament in Kansas City.

UPDATE: Missouri Republicans set March presidential caucuses

County caucuses will be held March 17 to select delegates for the April 21 congressional district conventions and for the June 2 state convention.

Tennessee athletics director says Southeastern Conference will expand

Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart said a number of conversations would take place in the coming weeks among the Southeastern Conference's leaders on topics such as scheduling, division membership, academics and the "business aspect" of realignment.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Food Bank wages war on hunger, but the enemy is growing

The number of hungry residents in Central and Northeast Missouri is growing every year. The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri is working to decrease that number, but its operation needs to expand.

Missouri House to vote on jobs bill

Leaders in the state House of Representatives are calling their colleagues back to Jefferson City to vote on an economic development bill next week.

THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL: Epic collapses, wild finishes and the Cardinals make the playoffs

The Cardinals made the playoffs after the Braves completed one of the most epic collapses in baseball history, capped with a game 162 that ranks as one of the wildest in history.

Kansas City unveils Missouri Korean War Memorial

The memorial, the first dedicated in Missouri to "the forgotten war," was funded by both the city and private donations. The dedication Wednesday occurred on the anniversary of the recapturing of Seoul from North Korean forces.

Columbia College falls to Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans 2-0

Columbia lost a conference matchup to Hannibal LaGrange on Thursday.

Rock Bridge first, Hickman second at district girls golf tournament

Rock Bridge shot a 353 and Hickman shot 376 on Thursday at the Class 2, District 6 Tournament at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course in Kansas City.

ROCK BRIDGE: CBS photojournalist Les Rose leads high school workshop

Les Rose, a Los Angeles-area CBS News Bureau photojournalist, visited the Columbia Area Career Center on Wednesday to share his experiences and stress the power of journalism.

Youth group hosts Man Hunt to collect supplies for charity

The Alive in Christ Lutheran Church youth group held a Man Hunt at the Columbia Mall on Wednesday to collect supplies and food for the Rainbow House and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.


SMITHTON: Church to celebrate freedom from mortgage with bonfire

Community United Methodist Church on Broadway will hold a Home Harvest Celebration on Saturday night to celebrate paying off their monthly mortgage.