St. Louis County reports 14 cases of E. coli

All 14 cases of the food-borne illness have been reported since Tuesday, and the source of the outbreak has not yet been found.

Kansas City school football team bus fired upon after game

Five shots hit a bus carrying a football team from Southwest Early College Campus on Friday.

St. Louis police officers search for two police impersonators

Two men posing as police officers pulled off three robberies Tuesday. St. Louis police are urging people to ask for identification if they have any doubts about the validity of the person pulling them over.

Joplin tornado damage causes lead contamination worries

The May 22 tornado in Joplin has caused the recurrence of a lead contamination problem that has plagued the city for years. City and county officials have asked the federal government for assistance in the cleanup effort.

Barry Manilow delivers musical instruments to Joplin

More than $300,000 worth of musical instruments were donated to Joplin students as part of the Manilow Music Project.

Judge hears lawsuit on school website filters

The Camdenton school system is the first to be sued under a recent national campaign by the ACLU and Yale Law School intended to improve access at schools to websites related to gay and lesbian issues.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Homeless' plight a disgrace for thousands of Columbia's Christians

Jesus healed completely. He did not pay lip service with a tidbit here and a tidbit there. The homeless were not to be coddled all their lives. Christians in Columbia should share their time with others who are less fortunate.

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting near St. Louis

Police said they didn't know why the men were shot nor the identities of the victims.

Lawyer for family of missing baby postpones news conference

The past few weeks have been exhausting for the family of missing Kansas City baby Lisa Irwin, as well as people working on their behalf, the lawyer said. All appointments for Thursday and Friday will be moved to next week.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri River needs room to roam

The attempt to contain the Missouri River is a factor in the 2011 floods in the Midwest. Now, the only solution is to stop trying to control the river and give it space to flow.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri legislators failed public, squandered special session

Missouri's 2011 legislative special session ended up being a bust because of disagreements within the House and Senate. Now, the legislatures must repair the damages they made.

How the committee developed its boundary scenarios, used community feedback

Since January, the 25 members of the Secondary Planning Enrollment Committee have put in a lot of hours, attended a lot of meetings and created a lot of maps.

Maps show Columbia Public Schools' redistricting options

Take a look at how the different redistricting options would affect your neighborhood.

Parents, community can comment at forums, online and by phone

Eight forums will be held in November. The first will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Hickman High School.

Students in grades five through nine are most affected by boundary changes

Students currently in grades five through nine will take different paths through school because of redistricting.

District redrawing Columbia school boundaries to balance demographics, reduce transitions

Columbia Public Schools is redrawing boundaries to make fewer transitions from school to school for students and to balance demographics.