Columbia man's life to be honored at Willie's

On Sunday, Willie's will host a celebration of life for Brian Kohl, 38, whose body was found at Fingers Lake State Park Sunday. 

Rosemary Lane to close at intersection with College Avenue

Rosemary Lane will be closed for construction from 7 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Dec. 14.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Columbia's fireworks law change reveals rifts

The debate about fireworks boils down to a battle in Columbia that has been waged for generations: The conflict between a temporary student population and residents who have called the city home for years.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Quick fixes for Medicare will not address inherent problems

Some Medicare cuts, such as increasing the age of qualification, do not address the greater issues with the service.

Junior point guard set to lead Rock Bridge boys basketball

Nick Norton said he is ready to step up for the Bruins, which lost eight players from last year's team and was a quarter-finalist in last season's state tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: At Ben's Guitar Repair, 12 years of six-string repairs

Ben Wade, owner of Ben's Guitar Repair, has been fixing guitars in Columbia for 12 years.

Confidence final part of guard Adams' return to Hickman basketball

Kendahl Adams has been working furiously over the summer to make up for lost time. Last year, her season was cut short after she broke her collar bone midway through the schedule.

Missouri mechanic, his wife named Powerball winner

Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, will split the $588 million prize with whoever holds a winning ticket sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix. No one has come forward with the Arizona ticket, lottery officials said.

Cadets help repair veterans' gravesites

Cadets at the Missouri Military Academy are working to improve Elmwood Cemetery to give veterans a more attractive resting place.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Time for Nixon, legislature to embrace Medicaid expansion

Lawmakers in the Missouri Legislature face questions on how to handle Missouri's health care in order to achieve economic development. Reports such as one commissioned by the Missouri Hospital Association predict the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri will create a significant number of jobs.

Outreach promotes charity, with expectations

The assistant coordinator of the Gerald Community Outreach, a volunteer program, is well-known around Franklin County for her unconventional approach in motivating high school dropouts to earn GED diplomas.

Coincidence or miracle, a lost dog comes home

Jeanie Harmon received an early Christmas gift this year: the return of the family German shepherd, Sadie. The dog had disappeared in early November.


Endangered Missouri food pantry gets early Christmas gifts

After the Benton County Food Bank announced it might have to close because it couldn't afford to repair its delivery truck, community members chipped in to keep the charitable organization running.

Akin criticizes 'lord and savior' remark by Jamie Foxx

Akin pledged to continue "speaking out about the problems facing our country" and asked for donations to help pay his campaign bills.

Missouri town seeks to develop own plan to protect rare fish

Community leaders in Perryville worry an endangered species designation for the Grotto sculpin could have crippling consequences for economic development.

Tree lighting planned at Missouri Governor's Mansion

Visitors to the mansion near the state Capitol will be offered candlelight tours Friday evening and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A Kansas City 'Santa' showers $100 bills on storm-hit NJ, NY

A Kansas City businessman is giving away $100,000 this holiday season, and spent Thursday in New Jersey and New York giving away thousands.

Chamber backs single terminal at Kansas City airport

The chamber voted Thursday to support a $1.2 billion proposal for Kansas City International Airport.

Missouri mechanic, his wife named Powerball winner

Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, held one of two winning tickets for the nation's biggest Powerball jackpot.