Cleanup and investigations continue after Brookside fire

After Sunday morning's fire at Brookside on College, investigations and cleanup efforts are under way.



Jordan Maze, 22, works as a waitress at Main Squeeze and Uprise Bakery in Columbia. A college graduate who came back home for lack of a better plan, Jordan reflects on her work and her future.

Generation Y values living within means

Reporter Roxanne Foster reflects on her conversations with young adults and the emphasis they place on avoiding debt and earning the things they want, despite what many older adults think.

Forward progress — with a few detours

Ashley and Stetson Allen's lives center around their 14-month-old son, Jackson. Careful decisions and the willingness to compromise have put them on a track to career advancement and financial security. But it hasn't been a straight or smooth path.


Weddings as a job and as a dream

Kristin Ayer, 18, will be “almost the first” in her family to get a college degree. She wants to become a wedding planner because weddings are supposedly the happiest days in people's lives, and she wants to be a part of that.

Gesture by Indians' pitcher angers Royals' Jarrod Dyson

After fanning Dyson on three pitches, Perez walked off the mound and waved his hand in front of his face to mock Dyson, who was unaware of the gesture until seeing it later on videotape.

Ridgeway Community Garden to serve as outdoor classroom

The Ridgeway Community Garden, Columbia's first joint school and community garden, broke ground Tuesday.

Chiefs rookies getting used to life in the NFL

Among the rookies taking part in Kansas City's early preseason practices, Dontari Poe, the Chiefs' 6-foot-3, 346-pound first-round draft pick, has made the biggest impression.

Jack Kennedy was an active volunteer in Columbia

Mr. Kennedy's passion for the history of early aviation led him to become a member of the Boone County Historical Society and he was also a member of several other volunteer organizations in Columbia. 


New Salvation Army leadership appointed for Columbia

Richard and Beth Trimmell will replace K. Kendall and Katrina Mathews as the Columbia/Jefferson City regional coordinator and director of special services for the Salvation Army.

John Phillips Kennedy, Oct. 11, 1927 — May 26, 2012, of Columbia

Jack Kennedy, 84, died May 26, 2012.

Romney clinches GOP nomination with Texas win

Republicans won't officially nominate Mitt Romney until late August at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla. Romney has 1,174 convention delegates.

Four RBIs by Moustakas lead Royals to 8-2 win against Indians

A career night at the plate by Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas helped spark the Royals offense to eight runs against the Indians.

Braves snap 8-game losing streak with 5-4 win against Cardinals

Home runs by Dan Uggla and Michael Bourn helped the Atlanta Braves end the team's longest losing streak in more than two years.


UPDATE: Missouri court strikes down part of 2008 cyberbullying harassment law

The Missouri Supreme Court struck down part of a 2008 harassment law Tuesday  declaring it too broad and vague.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Consumers not seeing benefits of Durbin amendment

The amendment was supposed to help lower gas prices, but the savings are not being passed on to customers by gas retailers. It's time to repeal the amendment.

Volunteer training session to be held at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

An open training session will be held at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Sunday, June 3 for anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about the park.

Missouri court strikes down part of cyberbullying harassment law

The Missouri Supreme Court invalidated a 2008 state cyberbullying law defining harassment to cover anyone who "knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person."

Missouri man on tour in Israel found dead

Police say there were no signs of foul play. No details were immediately available about the cause of death.

Dog helps some get through the court process

Sophie, a mutt nursed back to health by a court victim advocate and her family, is now helping victims as old as 60, but particularly children, as one of three court therapy dogs in Missouri.