Bond issue to buy gas power plant proposed for ballot

City officials are interested in buying the rest of the Columbia Energy Center, a natural-gas generator that would boost the city's capacity to produce its own electricity. The measure, if approved, would appear on the April 5 ballot.

Mediacom subscribers left with a blank screen

As the contract negotiation extension deadline ended, KOMU programming was pulled from the lineup for Mediacom customers. A few of these subscribers respond to KOMU's absence from their cable lineups.

MU women's basketball team looks to rebound from tough loss

The Tigers were on a five-game winning streak before getting blown out by Florida State. They hope for a quick turnaround in their final nonconference game of the season Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, where  they will face the No. 9 Xavier Musketeers.

Columbia will vote on stipends for City Council

The proposal to pay the mayor $9,000 and other council members $6,000 a year will appear on the April 5 municipal ballot.

Starkey resigns as Missouri women's tennis coach

William McCaskill to have preliminary hearing Wednesday

William McCaskill, brother of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Missouri's Klein will play volleyball in Finland

She is the third Missouri volleyball player to sign a professional contract since the 2010 season ended.

Economy and jobs top priority for new legislature

The Missouri General Assembly will begin with the largest Republican majority in its history. The economy, jobs and business development remain priorities for the 2011 legislative session.

December tornadoes aren't so unusual in Missouri

New Year's Eve weather shocked residents across the Midwest as tornadoes touched down in three states. However, tornadoes in December shouldn't come as such a surprise.

Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau leaves Columbia

Lorah Steiner has served as director of Columbia's Convention and Visitors Bureau for 24 years. Next month, she's moving to Florida.

Two men arrested after robbery on Wilkes Blvd.

Two men were arrested after police responded to suspicious activity in and around the MediaCom office near College Avenue.

Two Missouri men arrested on drug charges

Two men were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug-related charges after being stopped for several traffic violations. 

COLUMN: Gabbert's Missouri legacy will be made in the NFL

Returning to Missouri would have made the Tigers a preseason favorite for a Big 12 title, but Gabbert would have been risking his future earning potential.

Hunters donate deer to animal sanctuary

D&D Animal Sanctuary and Rescue has received 25 deer so far this season to help feed such animals as lions, tigers and wolves.

Missouri business groups plan legislative strategy

A coalition of groups outlined its legislative priorities, including changes in workers' compensation and minimum wage practices, one day before the legislative session opens for the year.

Attorneys plan Supreme Court petition to stop Rick Clay's execution

Clay's defense hopes to use a $10,000 donation to present new evidence to the court.

UPDATE: Missouri schools unlikely to receive their due funding increase

The formula that distributes money to K-12 public schools calls for a $255 million funding increase, which they are unlikely to receive because the state budget will lose federal stimulus funds.

Mega Millions jackpot payoff reaches $355 million

The prize is the second-largest in Mega Millions history.

Support for Regency Hotel funding expressed at public hearing

Downtown businessmen and women expressed their support of tax increment financing for replacing the Regency Hotel on Broadway at a public hearing Tuesday night.

Former Sen. Bond joins St. Louis law firm

The Republican decided to not seek re-election and said he will work primarily out of Thompson Coburn's Washington, D.C., office.