Columbia, MU drop out of Gig. U initiative, search for other high-speed Internet solutions

The city of Columbia and MU dropped out the Gig. U program and  will seek new opportunities to provide higher-speed internet service. 

Artists, Columbia officials meet before starting Short Street garage designs

The Standing Committee on Public Art met with the finalists to give the artists as much information as possible before they start creating a design for the Short Street garage.

Rock Bridge High graduate killed in Afghanistan

Sterling Wyatt, a Rock Bridge High School graduate and U.S. Army soldier, died in Afghanistan on Wednesday. 

Boone County Courthouse Plaza construction to start in August

Construction on the beautification project, which is expected to begin in August, will cost more than $700,000.


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Amish community near Clark offers variety of homemade, handmade goods

Many homemade and handmade products can be purchased on a trip to the Amish community along Highway Y near Clark. 

DAVID ROSMAN: Where does First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt live?

Commentary has been circulating on blogs that First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt no longer lives in the First Ward. Despite this, Schmidt said he still lives in his West Ash Street home.

Missouri Symphony brass quintet plays in Douglass Park

A brass quintet from the Missouri Symphony's Hot Summer Nights program played during lunch at Douglass Park on Wednesday.

Boil advisory issued for small portion of Rock Bridge Estates

Forty-eight customers of the Consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 1 have been asked to boil their water due to a water main break. 

No suspects in Wednesday morning shooting on S. Providence Road

Columbia police are looking for more information in a shooting that left a man in critical condition.

Brookside fire investigation continues; cause remains undetermined

Officials are asking anyone with information, photos or videos of the fire to contact the city's fire marshal, a division of the Columbia Fire Department.

Results of Alzheimer's drug studies due soon

Researchers are studying three possible treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Current medicines such as Aricept and Namenda just temporarily ease symptoms. There is no known cure.


'Our Time' turning into 'next time' for Royals

"Our Time" was the slogan chosen by the marketing gurus for the Royals this season, a simple two-word phrase meant to signify that the future is now, but the struggling squad is 37-47 and nearly 10 games back in the AL Central.

Former curator's son to lead MU research center

Trent Haggard has been hired as the new director of MU's Delta Research Center. His father is a former chairman of the center's advisory board.

UPDATE: Man charged in crash that killed Missouri Southern duo

Driver of an SUV that crashed and killed two Missouri Southern football players in December has been charged with two counts of manslaughter.

Rams quarterback Bradford still happy with choice to stay in school

Three years removed from his decision to stay in school at Oklahoma after winning the Heisman Trophy, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford still believes he made the right move.

Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs

Natural gas is 43 percent cheaper than a year ago, but U.S. electricity prices going up. A long-term downward trend in power prices could be starting to reverse, analysts say.

Missouri legislation strengthens senior protections

Gov. Nixon signed legislation Wednesday now making it a crime to use "undue influence" to exploit someone's "vulnerable state of mind, neediness, pain or agony." The new law is intended to strengthen protections for elderly and disabled Missourians against financial exploitation.

Missouri AG candidate Martin runs ad against Obamacare

Ed Martin's campaign said he is running TV ads in the Springfield and Kansas City markets in which he pledges to fight the health care law.

Charges filed against driver in fatal Missouri crash

Two Missouri Southern football players died when the SUV they were in rolled and collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 44 east of Sarcoxie.