Take a hike on Sunday to celebrate the New Year

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park joins Missouri State Parks in National First Day Hike on Sunday.

Boone County personal property taxes due Saturday

Penalties start at 2 percent a month beginning in January and can be up to 18 percent a year.

Influenza vaccine still available to Boone County residents

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services continues to offer flu vaccines before flu season picks up.

Columbia resident dead after fatal crash Tuesday morning

Fatal crash involved ice on U.S. 63 at Turkey Creek Bridge

New Missouri laws to take effect Jan. 1

Several new laws will take effect on Jan 1, 2012, in Missouri.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's been an anxious holiday, but there's much to be thankful for

As far as New Year's resolutions are concerned, I do not make any, knowing full well I will not keep them, except to say thank you to those around me.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri holiday crash reports

Holiday crash reports tell how dangerous it is to be on the road during holidays.

Pest quickly developing resistance to Monsanto's genetically modified corn

Scientists fear potentially risky farming practices could be blunting the sophisticated weaponry of a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide.

UPDATE: Audit reports elk program cost 3 times original estimate

Conservation officials said the audit's cost calculation is misleading because it includes one-time costs such as building pens for the elk and other costs not only for the elk project.

Oklahoma baby is third sickened by rare bacteria

The Oklahoma child was infected with Cronobacter sakazakii but fully recovered, health officials said Wednesday. An Illinois child also rebounded after being sickened by the bacteria. A Missouri infant who was 10 days old died.

No. 6 Baylor still unbeaten, 54-52 over No. 15 MSU

No. 4 Louisville falters against No. 12 Georgetown

Louisville had been one of six Division I teams that came into play Wednesday without a loss.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: FAA needs to move faster on rules for commercial pilots

Common sense says the FAA should do its part to keep exhausted pilots out of the cockpit.

Missouri football: SEC releases 2012 conference schedule

Missouri will host Georgia in its SEC opener on Sept. 8.

Audit questions cost of Missouri elk restoration

Auditor Tom Schweich said the Department of Conservation spent about $1.2 million on the program. The agency had estimated it would spend about $411,000 to introduce about 150 animals in southern Missouri.

Columbia businessman realizes dream by working with NASA

Greg Heifner, a Columbia businessman who has been in the satellite communications business for almost 40 years, realized his dream when NASA contacted him for help developing a satellite safety network for the Mars Science Lab launch.

First Night attendance vouchers available to families based on need

Families will be able to receive vouchers at certain locations and exchange them for buttons to attend the annual First Night Columbia celebration. 

City may transfer fund created by Columbia man to help poor

The Conley Poor Fund was established in the will of John C. Conley, a prominent Columbia businessman who died in 1896. The fund, meant to help Columbia's "deserving poor," started with $20,000 and has been reinvested over time.

Three fatal vehicle crashes reported in Missouri over holiday weekend

Three motor vehicle collisions resulted in deaths over the holiday weekend in Missouri. The number of holiday traffic incidents reported by the Highway Patrol decreased from last year.


Hickman girls basketball team wins at shootout

The Hickman girls basketball team beat Fatima 49-31 on Tuesday night at the National Guard Shootout in Jefferson City.