City Council approves budget for 2013 fiscal year

The $409.5 million budget cuts Columbia's deficit and will go into effect Oct. 1.

Columbia City Council approves roll-cart pilot program after making a few changes

The council agreed that the roll-cart pilot program needs changes before being implemented in January. The council suggested using the roll-cart bins in a concentrated area during the trial and having the trial period last less than six months.

Franklin explains absence in Missouri football game vs. Arizona State

Before Saturday's game, Missouri quarterback James Franklin told offensive coordinator David Yost that the pain in his shoulder was a nine on a scale of one to 10. On Monday, Franklin said he plans to play in this Saturday's game against South Carolina.

UPDATE: Missouri Press Association to host candidate forums Friday

Candidates for U.S. Senate and for Missouri governor will appear at separate forums hosted by the Missouri Press Association on Friday morning.

Sneed daughter alleges regulator failure contributed to fatal explosion

Although the lawsuit never went to trial, Patricia "Penny" Sneed says the evidence would have shown that a device intended to control the pressure of gas entering her parents' home was old and didn't work properly.

Rock Bridge looks to rebound in rivalry game against Hickman

The Bruins will try to defeat the Kewpies for the fourth straight year when the two teams meet this Friday at Memorial Stadium.

MU law professors discuss ramifications of Affordable Care Act

The MU School of Law hosted a panel of law professors in observance of Constitution Day on Monday. The panel expressed concerns about the economic, policy and constitutional effects of the Affordable Care Act.


VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for U.S. Senate

Candidates to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate are Claire McCaskill (D), Todd Akin (R) and Jonathan Dine (Libertarian).

Columbia Police Department captains labeled "unclassified" employees

The City Council's new classification of Police Department captains means they can be fired with only minimal due process.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shooting range at Finger Lakes State Park sees action despite rain

Rain on Monday evening at the shooting range at Finger Lakes State Park did not deter shooters.

Rock Bridge softball rolls past Pattonville

The Rock Bridge softball team won 6-0 on Monday at Pattonville to improve to 11-2 this season.

Missouri Court of Appeals upheld ballot summary for judge selections

At issue is a proposal dealing with the Appellate Judicial Commission, which screens applicants for vacancies on the state Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Twitter world gets another shot at the FastCAT trivia challenge

FastCAT is hosting another trivia challenge. In order to enter, participants must follow their twitter feed and answer one trivia question correctly.

Columbia Mature Living Festival to be held for seniors, families

Boone County City Council On Aging will host a festival for seniors, their families and caretakers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Yes on tobacco tax for your children, grandchildren

Proposition B would add a 73 cent tax to each pack of cigarettes. This new tax will generate more than $250 million, revenue specifically designated for elementary, high school and college education, as well as supporting tobacco prevention and cessation

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Claire McCaskill fulfills promises to support veterans

It is important to help our veterans, and that is something that is important to Claire McCaskill.

Part of Walnut Street to close Wednesday morning until Friday afternoon

The street closures are part of stormwater improvements associated with construction of the Short Street Parking Garage.

Columbia man arrested in connection with home invasion on Demaret Drive

A man forced his way into a residence on Demaret Drive in east Columbia on Sunday afternoon.

Korean bakery will open in downtown Columbia this month

Helena Shih will open UKneadSweets at 808 Cherry St. by the end of September. The bakery will offer traditional Korean desserts, such as red bean sweetbread and green tea-flavored shaved ice, as well as American desserts.

Members of Joplin mosque look to build stronger future

After the Joplin mosque was burned to the ground in August, the town's sense of community was challenged. Now, the Muslim community plans to rebuild the mosque, while the people of Joplin work to build a stronger community.