Former DocX executive makes plea deals in mortgage robo-signing fraud

Lorraine Brown will plead guilty to felony forgery in Boone County and faces two to three years in prison. She already has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in Florida.

Albert Rotundo worked for the federal government for 42 years

Mr. Rotundo, an MU graduate, was honored by Vice President Al Gore for helping develop awards and recognition programs at the Education Department.

Albert Rotundo of Fairfax Station, Va., July 8, 2012

Mr. Rotundo, an MU graduate, was honored by Vice President Al Gore for helping develop awards and recognition programs at the Education Department.

Suspect in three Boone County shootings arrested in Kansas City

Christopher Brown is suspected in the crimes that occurred in September.

Movie attack suspect got guns despite psychiatric issues

The case against Blaec Lammers, 20, of Bolivar, has gun control advocates concerned. Lammers is jailed on $500,000 bond after being charged Friday with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action in the "Twilight" plot.

Kansas City man being sent to prison for hiding excess assets

Clarence D. Burnett, 38, has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison for failing to disclose millions of dollars in bank accounts while paying only $10 per week toward $1.3 million in federal restitution.

Boone County National Bank recognizes employees with prestigious awards

Thompson, Gaddy, Limback and Lusby recognized during annual ceremony.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Thankful for differences

Imagine how boring human interaction would be if we all were identical. We would have little to discuss, share or learn.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's fitting that tax credit programs carry Norma Champion's name

State Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, recently said that he will pre-file legislation seeking to renew several benevolent tax credit programs and rename them “Champion for Children” tax credits in honor of former Sen. Norma Champion, the bill’s original sponsor.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Learn from this crisis on river

We see evidence the corps needs to take a long look at practices that attempt to segment an interconnected river system that exists for the benefit of a large region.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: FHA portfolio risks grow

The FHA plans to raise mortgage insurance fees and sell off 10,000 delinquent loans every three months; a Treasury bailout won’t be needed.

Inaugural Frontier flight to Orlando takes off from Columbia Regional

The first Frontier flight from Columbia comes two weeks after Mayor Bob McDavid held a news conference announcing that Delta Air Lines, the only other airline provider currently servicing Columbia, will discontinue its flights to and from Atlanta and Memphis in February 2013.

Monthly home sales in Columbia at a five-year high

Monthly home sales for October 2012 were the best in the last five years, with total sales reaching 117 units, according to the Columbia Board of Realtors.



Voluntary Action Center still needs sponsors for Christmas program

The program pairs sponsors with low-income Columbia families to provide them with food, gifts and other holiday donations.

FROM READERS: Innkeeper plans event to benefit Buddy Pack program

Kriss Royer shares reasons for putting together the "Sugar Plum Tea Party," a Christmas event that will raise money for the Buddy Pack food program.

Columbia chess ace takes on all comers

The Columbia Chess Club gives its members a chance to practice and enjoy the game with each other.


PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia groups gather to protest Israeli bombings

Members of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and the Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation gathered at the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday to protest the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Injuries preventing success Missouri football team expects

Injuries to the offensive line and quarterback James Franklin have kept a talented Missouri offense from getting on track this season.

Incidents at MU are tied to stalking case at Stephens College

The man arrested in connection with the "bear hug" incident at MU was reportedly stalking a student at Stephens College.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Travel with care this Thanksgiving

For many Missourians, an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday begins with safe travel.