A private contractor's trencher struck a gas line early Friday afternoon, and gas levels showed there was danger of an explosion. Residents were expected to return to their homes shortly after they were evacuated.
The Windsor Street Montessori School is holding its Scholastic Book Sale Monday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 7, to raise funds for the school. The funds will be used to purchase more books for the school.
The fundraiser will feature free food and drink, live music and games.
Freshman Sophie Cunningham's upbeat personality and athletic skill have helped the Rock Bridge Bruins to an 18-5 start to their season.
Columbia residents honored Cindy Mustard, retiring executive director of the Voluntary Action Center, with an open house on Thursday.
Brothers Jordan and Zach Cook run for the Bruins boys varsity cross-country team, which currently ranked first in the state. Although they're both talented runners, they bring very different personalities to the team.
The grandfather of Aaron Hobson said he wished Darris Peal had showed some remorse for killing his grandson, who was 22 when he was murdered last October after a party. Hobson had come to town to see his cousin play in a football game.
Preschool students from Field Elementary School spent Thursday exploring Rock Bridge State Park. The students explored Devil's Icebox Cave and captured insects.
Advocacy groups have pointed to four members of Congress, including Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who effectively use social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr to reach constituents. McCaskill is in the top 10 for the highest number of Twitter followers.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was charged with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote controlled airplanes packed with explosives. He was also charged with supporting al-Qaida.
Worldwide sales of counterfeit medicines totaled more than $75 billion last year. The company behind the pill Viagra is teaming up with a pharmacy standards group to educate people about the dangers of counterfeit drugs.
The Hickman softball team defeated New Franklin 13-2 Thursday.
Missouri Republicans were to discuss the Feb. 7, 2012, presidential primary elections. The early primary could cost Missouri Republicans half of their national convention delegates.
Interim repairs at three breached spots should be finished by Nov. 30, but officials are pushing for a full restoration of the levee, which would cost an additional $21 million.
The list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act is getting longer. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has until Friday to take action on more than 700 pending cases of potential wildlife protection.
The long-snouted bugs have been deployed to eat the flowers and seeds of spotted knapweed. The weed produces an herbicide that kills plants growing nearby.
Jeffrey Heckman, Jacob Norris and Alexia Baker, all of Macon, were indicted Thursday on charges in the July 8 robbery of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Columbia. The three were indicted earlier in Texas on charges stemming from a credit union robbery.
An outbreak of listeria has sickened people across the country and caused more than a dozen deaths in 18 states.
Local solutions, not a federal mandate, are the best way to achieve educational excellence for the nation's students.
The philosophy behind the failed act is sound, but its unrealistic standards can't be met and only hurt students in the process.