FROM READERS: John Hall's small world

John Hall shares photographs of his mid-Missouri surroundings in late March.

Jo Ann Smarr, March 2, 1936 - March 29, 2012, of Columbia

Columbia City Council candidates report campaign donations, spending

The five candidates for two seats on the council filed their paperwork on Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Jo Ann Smarr was Boone County native

Judge strikes down voter ID summary for Missouri ballot

A trial judge has struck down the ballot summary for a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would have cleared the way for requiring voters to show photo identification.

Warm weather could boost Missouri turkey population

The Missouri Department of Conservation says a mild winter and early spring could help turkey hunters in the long run.

Trail of Tears markers to be unveiled in southwest Missouri

A ceremony is planned for April 7 to unveil six new Trail of Tears National Historic Trail signs and 21 Greene County historic markers.

Two men rob Columbia's Hong Kong Restaurant, police report

Two men held up Hong Kong Restaurant, 106 Business Loop 70 W., on Wednesday night by brandishing a handgun.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Accident prevention preferable to punishment

If an accident is caused by negligence, carelessness or intoxication, the punishment should fit the severity of the offense.

St. Louis hospital: Homeless woman who died in jail was treated appropriately

The family of a homeless woman who died in jail after being arrested for refusing to leave an emergency room wants answers from the hospital and police.

Missouri churchgoer makes candles for homeless

FROM READERS: Women volunteer for polio prevention efforts in India

Two members of the Rotary Club of Columbia traveled to India and immunized children against polio.