With forecasts for another wet spring next year, the corps said repairing the river system is critical. Funds for repairs to levees and other structures were part of a disaster relief spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 23.
Several restaurants in Columbia, Rocheport and Jefferson City will introduce special menu for the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Week from Jan. 13 to 22. Ten percent of the revenue from the menu will go to the Buddy Pack program of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
City and county offices will be closed Monday in observance of New Year's Day.
A car crashed into a residence at 1810 N. Garth Ave. No one in the residence was injured.
The Boone County Commission has reached a two-year agreement with TAG Events LLC to manage the Boone County Fairgrounds. TAG has been managing the fairgrounds on an interim basis since Oct. 1. The commission is expected to give formal approval to the agreement at its meeting Tuesday morning.
Detectives are putting up fliers around town in hopes of gaining more information about Timothy Ray Jones' last few hours. A reward of up to $1,500 has been offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.
The 17-year-old from Independence was near death when rescuers found him in brush-covered ravine. But he survived — thanks in part to a surgeon who once was trapped and injured in a ravine himself.
Prevailing wage requirements have attracted the attention of Missouri officials as rebuilding continues in Joplin, which was hit by a May 22 tornado that killed 161 people and destroyed thousands of structures.
The Iowa caucuses are the oddest oddball of the political year. They have virtually no predictive value. Historically, they are as apt to choose a loser as a winner.
During the Light Goose Conservation Order hunters are encouraged to help control the population of snow, blue and Ross's geese. Reduced regulations and no bag limitations allow goose chasers to have their run at the winged game.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks flu activity each week across the U.S.
Wiegmann will make his 175th straight start when the Chiefs face the Denver Broncos on Sunday, along with adding to an iron man streak of consecutive snaps that already stands at 11,102. Both are the longest active streaks among NFL offensive linemen, dating back to the 2001 season.
The wall has been left as a monument to the nearly 100,000 volunteers from around the globe who helped the residents of southwest Missouri dig out of the rubble. It ought to be left standing to remind legislators of their promises, too.
The willingness of politicians to trample over a public vote remains a disturbing legacy of this year. The secretary of state has approved 32 petitions dealing with 13 issues for circulation for the November 2012 elections.
The Tigers face some uncertainty in their nonconference schedule, but an Oct. 13 showdown with Alabama in Columbia is sure to please.
Adjusting to civilian life after a stint overseas as a member of the Missouri National Guard present myriad challenges. Many members of the Guard find that marriages, families, jobs, community are changed.
UM System Interim President Steve Owens issued a new policy concerning the recording of classroom lectures and discussions, requiring students to gain permission from faculty and students who made comments before sharing recorded video or audio to those outside the classroom.
Along with the date, ticket sales and availability are also considered in determining when Homecoming will be. The Tigers will face the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky.
The Recorded Sound Studio in MU's Ellis Library is home to thousands of CDs and LPs, but use of the studio has fallen sharply with the availability of music on the Web.
First Night Columbia participants will have the opportunity to attend multiple events in 12 different venues.