After 22 years of service at the Columbia Fire Department, Steven Sapp is retiring from the city for one week. Then he'll begin his new job as the public information specialist for the Public Works Department.
Kearsten Peoples did not make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, but her mark of 17.32 meters in the Friday's finals, earned her fourth place.
In exchange for the waiver, the states must develop accountability plans that set new targets for raising achievement, advancing teacher effectiveness, preparing all students for careers and college, and improving the performance of low-performing schools.
The new curriculum standards will affect the math curriculum for grades nine through 12 and language arts curriculum for grades six through 12.
While perhaps less talented than other Columbia Amateur Softball Association teams, the Eskimo Brothers embrace brotherhood over a cold beer and a fun game of softball.
Clint Barmes, pinch hitter Alex Presley and Garrett Jones each homered in a four-run sixth inning that snapped a tie, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-5 in a game that began in 101-degree heat Friday night.
Luis Mendoza allowed one run over a career-high eight innings, Salvador Perez homered and the Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight game, hanging on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Friday night.
The shop in northern Columbia will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday. Owner Marilyn Wine is hoping to offer quilting classes at the store starting in about a month.
With the heat advisory in effect this weekend, animal experts weigh in on precautions pet owners should take to ensure their pets' safety.
The Fourth of July "Fire in the Sky" firework display will continue as planned in its new location on top of a parking garage at Sixth and Cherry streets. Outside the city limits, Boone County fire officials caution the use of personal fireworks.
While extreme heat continues in Columbia and other parts of the country, some places in the United States are experiencing far cooler temperatures.
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter resumed a throwing program after recovering from a compressed nerve in his shoulder.
The Missouri Department of Conservation issues statewide fire ban in conservation areas Friday. Meanwhile, the wildfire continues in Mark Twain National Forest near Rolla.
Organizers and participants in the Paxton Keeley 5K Run/Walk presented the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri with a donation on Wednesday.
Ellen Schuster and Erin Plumberg advise shoppers on how to search for nutritious meals at the grocery store.
Continued hot and dry weather could mean big trouble for mid-Missouri's corn and soybean crops
Police were investigating an armed robbery that was reported at 11:56 a.m. Friday at Douglass Park as of 12:30 p.m. Police said there were four suspects at large at that time.
Ellison Hutchison has been indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing heroin, resulting in the death of another man.
A Kansas man who died 103 years ago represents a bit of a mystery to family members and historians alike. According to his gravestone, this freed slave lived to be a 125-years-old though no one knows how he came to be free or how long he lived.
Revitalizing failing schools requires administrators with tenacity and creativity, school officials say.