Family dog dies during house fire on West Worley Street

A passerby noticed smoke Tuesday at 711 W. Worley St. and alerted the Columbia Fire Department.

No one was inside of the home when the structure caught fire, but the home sustained significant damage and was deemed unlivable. 

Chad Herwald takes care of Columbia's public trees

Arborist Chad Herwald uses his extensive education and vast knowledge of horticulture to tend to Columbia's public trees.

Board approves Campus Lutheran Church steeple with hidden communications tower

The Columbia Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a request to build a 41-foot steeple containing a hidden communications tower on top of Campus Lutheran Church.

Community Improvement District OKs Bengal's concert plan, street closures

Bengal's Bar and Grill's plan to hold a concert, which would require street closures, was given a go ahead by the the Community Improvement District. The event must still be approved by the City Council.

Police looking for suspect after Monday night robbery at Subway

A man wearing a mask took an undisclosed amount of money from a Paris Road Subway restaurant Monday evening.

ROSE NOLEN: Surrendering to the power of money

A recent Supreme Court ruling allowing unrestricted independent political expenditures from corporations is just the latest example of the country's surrender to the power of money.

Technology lets Columbia sportscaster reach Los Angeles audience

Todd Donoho works from home, which happens to be about 1,750 miles from the Los Angeles radio stations he's broadcast on.

Top prospect commits to Missouri volleyball team

Taylor Simpson was the No. 9 recruit nationally out of high school in 2010, according to She played at Nebraska last season, then transferred to Florida State before committing to Mizzou last week.

Aug. 7 primary: Last day for voter registration is Wednesday

In order to cast their ballots in the Aug. 7 primary election, voters must register by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Here's how. 

Injury accidents, fire close U.S. 63 between Stadium, Grindstone

An outside fire and several injury accidents were reported on southbound U.S. 63. Southbound U.S. 63 reopened at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

FROM READERS: Photos of fire on southbound U.S. 63

Sami Jo Freeman of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association submitted photographs of Tuesday's fire on U.S. 63, which resulted in the road's temporary closure.

Zane Thompson Lee, Jan. 9, 1992 — July 8, 2012, of Columbia

Zane Thompson Lee, Jan. 9, 1992 — July 8, 2012

Zane Lee was a U.S. Army Reserves soldier, Eagle Scout

Zane Lee, 20, of Columbia died Sunday in Indianapolis, Ind.

FROM READERS: A foggy morning

Photographer Greg Arendall shared his photographs from a foggy morning shoot in Boonville.

Giant blowout: NL routs AL 8-0 in All-Star game

Melky Cabrera homered and won the MVP award, and San Francisco Giants teammate Matt Cain started a strong pitching performance for the NL in its most-lopsided All-Star victory.

Kansas City fans continue to boo Cano during All-Star festivities

Kansas City fans were upset after the captain of the AL squad said he would choose a hometown player for his four-man team, but instead bypassed Royals star Billy Butler and went with Prince Fielder of the Tigers, Mark Trumbo of the Angels and Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays.

FROM READERS: July heat has photographer staying close to home

Missourian reader John Hall has "not left his backyard" because of early July heat. Instead he has spent time photographing his surroundings.

Lt. Gov. Kinder challenges Missouri ballot summary on health care

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, accuses Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan of writing a summary that misleads voters.

Missouri GOP Senate candidates made late tax payments

Businessman John Brunner, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman all incurred late fees for property taxes on their vehicles or real estate in recent years, and Brunner's business also missed tax deadlines.

Health care options for America's young, broke and uninsured

The federal medical insurance requirement will begin to charge a fine for those that shrug it off in 2014. But there are options out there for young Americans under 35 — the least likely to be insured.