Fishing derby to be Saturday at A. Perry Philips Park

The family-friendly event will provide attendees with the opportunity to fish and win prizes.

Supreme Court health care ruling leaves one student relieved, insured

MU graduate Lauren Breckenfelder worried that if the Supreme Court hadn't upheld certain sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, she would have been left uninsured and uninsurable.

Steven Sapp to retire from Columbia Fire Department on Friday

Sapp has served as battalion chief of the Columbia Fire Department since 2005. He has worked in the department for more than 22 years.

What does the health care ruling mean for you?

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010. Here's a look at some resources that explain the impact of the law and what it means for individuals.

FROM READERS: Suggestions for viewing the summer night sky

Val Germann, a member of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association, details what you can expect to find in the night sky this summer and how to find it.

Stephens Lake Park to host Hy-Vee IronKids race on Saturday

The race features running, swimming and biking events for individuals ages 6 to 15. Participants can register from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the park.


Source of second fire at Columbia home confirmed

The source of the second fire at 4301 Vermont Court on Wednesday has been confirmed as a smoldering ember in the attic, said Capt. John Metz of the Columbia Fire Department.  

MU Health Care issues statement regarding Affordable Care Act ruling

The vice chancellor of MU Health Care commented on Thursday's ruling by the Supreme Court.

Columbia to hire specialist to market bus system

The Columbia City Council has approved an annual salary of nearly $60,000, including benefits, for a new employee who will focus on promoting the Columbia Transit System.

Four teenagers wounded in pedestrian shooting on Providence Road

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. No arrests have been made at this time.

FROM READERS: Former Rock Bridge pitcher giving baseball lessons this summer

Ryan Schmidt, former Daniel Boone Little League All-Star, shares his experiences in baseball and tells how they inspired him to give baseball lessons this summer.

Missouri GOP pans Medicaid expansion, waits on exchange

In light of the Supreme Court's ruling on the federal health care law, Missouri politicians are preparing to make decisions on expanding Medicaid in the state and creating a state-based insurance exchange.

High court ruling vindicates President Barack Obama on health care

President Barack Obama cast the Supreme Court's election-year vindication of his sweeping federal health care law as a victory for the American people.

Health care coverage for most people, a scramble for states

People in the United States soon will find out if President Barack Obama's health care overhaul can work as advertised to provide coverage to millions of uninsured while also keeping costs in check.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time for Congress to repeal Obamacare

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare seriously damages the principle of limited government, and in the process fails American families.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A health care victory for all Americans

The Affordable Care Act is legal, and likely here to stay. Thus wiser states will get serious about moving ahead with its provisions to insure medical and financial security for all Americans.

House votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt

Attorney General Eric Holder was found to be in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

Missouri cities say no to fireworks amid dry conditions

As soaring temperatures scorch Missouri, some communities are canceling their Fourth of July fireworks displays or telling residents not to shoot off their personal stashes of bottle rockets and Roman candles.

Missouri museums plan digital World War I archive

Two Missouri museums are collaborating with the Springfield-Greene County Library District to create a digital archive of the state's World War I history.

Supreme Court upholds key part of Obama health law

After a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts said this law is a valid exercise of Congress' authority to "lay and collect taxes."