UPDATE: Woman electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks

While swimming at Dry Branch Cove at Lake of the Ozarks, 26-year-old Jennifer Lankford was electrocuted Saturday.

UPDATE: Body of missing St. Louis man found in Missouri River

After a three-hour search, rescue crews recovered the body of an 18-year-old man who slipped into the Missouri River. The victim's family identified him as Andrew Williams of St. Louis.

Ameren won't change Lake of the Ozarks dock safety requirements

Ameren Missouri, which owns the lake, is encouraging residents to inspect their docks, but says it's the responsibility of property owners to make sure their electrical systems are working properly.

UPDATE: Ex-Missouri governor gets probation for campaign payment

Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson was sentenced to two years of probation Monday for misusing money to make political donations.

J. KARL MILLER: 'Get a Job' remains the recipe for the American Dream

The American Dream isn't dead. Hardworking individuals that immigrate to the United States are proof of that.

Hickman bull rider pursues lifelong goal at national finals

At age 4, Justin Smith dreamed of becoming a professional bull rider. Now 16, he will compete July 15-21 in the National High School Rodeo Finals.

St. Charles West high schoolers on the American Dream

About 100 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors took time in classes to talk about their personal hopes and fears and how their aspirations fit into the broader future of the country.

Columbia man sentenced to 15 years for shooting near Rock Bridge High School

Christopher Roseberry will be eligible for probation after a 120-day shock incarceration. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon in his involvement with a shooting outside Rock Bridge High School.

Putting Kids First gaining signatures for fall mental health vote

The group hopes voters will be able to decide in November whether to create a sales tax to pay for mental health services for children.

Large hay fire breaks out near Finger Lakes State Park

No one was injured in a wildfire that burned 200 acres near Finger Lakes State Park. It took firefighters more than three hours to extinguish the blaze.

Missouri backup quarterback Ashton Glaser to transfer to Missouri State

The redshirt junior announced Monday he plans to transfer to Missouri State University. He played in just one game at MU.

Proposed changes to Columbia rental regulations up for public comment

The Community Development Department will host a public meeting in two sessions Tuesday, July 17, regarding changes to Columbia's rental regulations. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Application of the law must evolve with the times

"Shame punishments" have no place in today's society because they "blur the line between justice and entertainment."

Maintenance scheduled for roads in southern Boone County

Boone County Public Works will begin a weeklong effort to apply sealant to roads in the southern part of the county on Wednesday. All work is scheduled to be completed July 18.

Prince Fielder wins Home Run Derby for second time

Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd Monday night at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final.

Robert M. Miller, Aug. 28, 1920 — July 9, 2012, of Columbia

Robert Milton Miller, of Columbia, died on July 9, 2012. He was 91.

Robert "Bob" Miller enjoyed volunteering in Columbia

Robert Milton Miller of Columbia died Monday, July 9, 2012. He was 91.

GRAPHIC: Cost of education, student debt increasing

Costs for college continue to rise which has led to an increase in the number of students borrowing money to pay for their education.

FROM READERS: Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, one year later

Eapen Thampy reflects on the year after he went to Jefferson City to file the first text of the Show-Me-Cannabis Regulation ballot initiative.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Transportation Sales Tax

The city of Columbia provides a breakdown of how the transportation sales tax is spent every year. The tax funds the airport, roads and buses, among other things.