Even though triple-digit temperatures have been difficult to endure over the past several days, past years in Columbia have packed an even worse summer punch.
The close-knit town has drawn in two 20-something women who have opted for a quieter, and quainter, existence. Eschewing the bustle of the city, they're choosing the simple life in this tiny Missouri town as the spot to lead their lives.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the Odles' development plan for their Locust Street property to the Columbia City Council for its next meeting on July 16.
Dan Hickey and his group enjoy geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt that uses GPS units, the Internet and nature.
When it comes to running the 21st century American university, the men and women in the president's office are increasingly on high alert that their stays at the top could prove short.
Columbia's annual fireworks display attracted large crowds and positive reviews despite being staged in a different location.
The electrocutions of two Ashland children were the result of unprotected underwater wiring, said Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Columbia celebrated the Fourth of July with its annual Fire in the Sky. This year, though, the show was moved downtown. Peace Park and Flat Branch Park were the scenes of other activities.
Kids, families and adults celebrated the Fourth of July with patriotic clothing. Some wore flag hats, some wore red, white and blue shirts and some wore firecracker crowns to the Fire in the Sky celebration.
Forty-two athletes from Columbia's Blue Thunder Track Club have qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill that restricts college license plates, and establishes a new higher education fund to finance construction at public colleges and universities.
Roll On Premium Smokes will no longer be able to roll cigarettes after a new bill is signed into law.
Occupy Missouri working to end the "the whole corporations-are-people-and-money-is-free-speech nonsense."
A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicates this year's Fourth of July saw fewer traffic and boating accidents than years past. A total of six fatalities occurred Wednesday.
The Missouri softball coaching staff won the 2012 Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year award for the third time in the past four years.
Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said details of the electrical problem remain unclear and would be difficult to pinpoint. Bystanders praised for efforts to rescue children.
Lynn (11-4) bounced back with a strong effort following three successive poor outings. The All-Star surrendered four hits and struck out seven in St. Louis' 6-2 victory over Colorado, his first win since June 13.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve annexation and rezoning of the Peppers Nightclub property. The Columbia City Council will take up the issue during its July 16 meeting.
The Kansas City Royals had a season-high 16 hits in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games.
A lack of rain and the resulting dry conditions have contributed to natural cover fires and a fire at Broadway Townhomes. Fire officials urge residents to be careful when disposing of potential fire hazards.