Lambeth Apartment resolution approved by City Council

The Columbia Housing Authority and New Horizons Community Support Services partnership will issue application for tax-credit funding; development includes conditions from White Gate Neighborhood Association.

Elizabeth Gayle Smith, Aug. 9, 1931 - Sept. 3, 2012, of Vivian, La.

Elizabeth Gayle Smith, (Betty Butler), 81, of Vivian, Louisiana and formerly of Columbia, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012.

FROM READERS: Heart of America Marathon race report

Justin Gillette wins his second Heart of America Marathon in a row at the Columbia Track Club, while CTC's-own Whitney Dreier wins her first.

Women’s soccer falls to Lindenwood in overtime

The Columbia College women’s soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime to NCAA Div. II member Lindenwood on Tuesday in St. Charles.

UPDATE: Missouri Attorney General Koster announces charges against Mamtek CEO

The Securities and Exchange Commission also sued Mamtek U.S. CEO Bruce Cole and his wife, seeking financial penalties.

Kansas couple pleads not guilty in Lake of the Ozarks killing

Sixty-seven-year-old William Van Note, of Liberty, was shot in October 2010 along with his partner, 59-year-old Sharon Dickson, at their Lake of the Ozarks vacation home.

Lohse throws seven scoreless innings in Cardinals' win over Astros

Due for free agency after the season, Lohse leads the majors with a winning percentage of .833 and is among the National League leaders with a 2.71 ERA. He led the Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros Tuesday night.

Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

Union delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike after discussing a proposed contract settlement that had been on the table for days. Classes were to resume Wednesday.

Walgreen Co. finishes $438M purchase of drugstore chain

Walgreen Co. has completed a deal that involves the purchase of 144 stores in the mid-South from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc.

Kome family connects through Hickman volleyball

For James Kome, Hickman's junior varsity volleyball coach, the car ride home after a game is an opportunity to give his thoughts on his daughters’ performances.

Royals' loss gives White Sox a fifth straight win

Floyd pitched seven crisp innings, Alex Rios hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.

GUEST COMMENTARY: School transfer case needs common sense solutions

The prolonged legal battle over allowing students in unaccredited districts to attend schools in nearby accredited districts benefits neither students nor taxpayers. We need solutions from legislators that will give students in failing districts more options.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Big mistake to dismiss drought

Officially, a state of emergency caused by this summer's drought in Missouri has been extended to Nov. 15. Unofficially, the drought's impact will last well beyond that for our region.

St. Louis-area community colleges see enrollment dip

Education officials say part of the problem is that there just aren't as many students to go around.

Lock 27 at Chain of Rocks Canal closes for emergency repairs

The lock north of St. Louis near Granite City, Ill., was closed Saturday morning after damage was discovered to one of its protection cells.

Ameren pledges to hire 200 veterans, military spouses in 5 years

The St. Louis-based utility is looking to recruit 200 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.