City looks for possible occupants for Heibel-March Building

The Heibel-March Building is located at the corner of Range Line Street and Wilkes Boulevard.

In its Monday meeting, the City Council put out a request for proposals to seek possible occupants for the Heibel-March Building. Potential occupants have until Oct. 1 to submit a proposal.

Boone County Family Resources seeks to demolish St. Joseph Street houses

There are no specific plans for the properties that BCFR bought last year, but the associate director said the best use for them would be residential living for people with disabilities.


Columbia Public Schools begin summer session

Summer school enrollment increased by a few hundred students this year. Four elementary schools moved their students and staff to other schools while their home schools get air conditioning installed.

Hallsville girl jumps to her own beat

Chelsey Ward has been a member of the Boone County Hoppers Double Dutch and Jump Rope Team for two years.

Benjamin Elliott pleads guilty to property damage of Hatch Residence Hall

Benjamin Elliott was arrested last February in connection with racist graffiti spray painted on a statue outside of the residence hall.

Columbia Imagined to hold phase four summary meeting

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Daniel Boone City Building. A series of 35 goals will be subject to deliberation and a vote.

New addition to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church catches fire

The fire started in the attic of a new portion of the church that is under construction. No one was injured in the fire, and it was extinguished within minutes of the Columbia Fire Department arriving.

Sentence delayed for accused sexual offender, former firefighter

Accused sexual offender and former Columbia firefighter will wait for a new sentencing hearing.

Graves pleads not guilty for charges related to March killing

Anthony T. Graves pleaded not guilty Monday for the killing of DeAudre Orlando Johnson. The shooting took place in March. 

Smoke alarms alert family to basement fire

Firefighters were called at 1:30 a.m. Monday to 601 Hardin St. to extinguish a basement blaze.

UPDATE: Cardinals draft four college players, high school catcher

The St. Louis Cardinals had five picks on the first day of the draft, partly thanks to Albert Pujols' free agent departure for the Angels. They loaded up on college talent.

Despite good night from Moustakas, Royals fall to Twins 10-7

Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham each hit two-run homers, Trevor Plouffe also went deep and the Minnesota Twins held off the Kansas City Royals 10-7 Monday night.

FROM READERS: Injured soldier uses experience to educate others on female veteran issues

Columbia resident Joy Smith served in the Army and continues to serve as the women veterans chair for Missouri's Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Gary Logan loved science, his faith and his guitar

Garry Logan, Hickman High School graduate, was dedicated to his faith. Mr. Logan died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. He was 60.


SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia Sex Offender Registry

This registry helps residents stay informed about the potential sex offenders living in the area.

Facebook considering whether to allow children younger than 13

Facebook is now testing ways to allow those children to participate without lying about their age. This would likely be under parental supervision, such as by connecting children's accounts to their parents' accounts.

UPDATE: Royals pick San Francisco's Zimmer in MLB draft

The Royals drafted right-hander Kyle Zimmer out of San Francisco with the fifth overall pick on Monday night, adding an advanced arm to an organization starved for pitching.

Big Ten prefers 'plus-one' system to four-team football playoff

Big Ten administrators would prefer a plus-one system over a four-team playoff to determine a national champion if the BCS can't be maintained in its current form. In the plus-one format, the bowl games would be played, and then the top two teams would meet for the title.

TOP HEADLINES: Wisconsin recall battle going to voters

Among today's top stories: Voters in Wisconsin are about to decide whether Gov. Scott Walker will stay in office. Former President Bill Clinton will co-headline campaign fundraisers for President Barack Obama.

Chiefs' defensive back Stanford Routt settling into life in Kansas City

The veteran defensive back is quickly settling into life as a member of his longtime division rival. He loves the hot, humid weather that comes with summer in the Midwest.