Several businesses affected by fire on Business Loop 70

After a structure fire Wednesday night at Loop 70 Auto Parts, surrounding businesses are dealing with smoke damage.

U.S. Air Force veteran enjoyed CB radios

Jerome "Jerry" Jett died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. He was 81.

Resident Advisory Board discusses changes for Section 8, public housing

Public housing and Section 8 residents talked about avoiding discrimination and eviction during a Resident Advisory Board meeting Thursday night.

Columbia College women's basketball wins season opener over Oklahoma Baptist

The Cougars overcame a rebounding and size disadvantage to defeat the Bison 71-61 in the team's first game Thursday at Southwell Complex.

Missouri golf will host NCAA regional in 2014

Missouri golf will host the NCAA Regional Championships in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Owners dress up their pets to celebrate Halloween

We asked readers to send in photos of their pets dressed in Halloween costumes. Here are some of our favorite dogs and cats dressed up for the holiday.

Fire causes damage to Monroe Street auto shop

Columbia firefighters put out a garage fire at Mid-Missouri Auto Works on Thursday afternoon. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: McCaskill's voting record could hurt Missouri

The senator's support of cap-and-trade system and EPA regulations could cost Missouri residents.

Woman wounded after bullet enters apartment

Shootings were reported in the 4300 block of West Southview Drive and the 700 block of Demaret Drive on Wednesday night.  

Columbia Transit bus route hours extended for Election Day

Bus routes service 36 polling places. The buses will run until 8:45 p.m. Tuesday for voters traveling to and from the polls.

Independent film set in Columbia to premiere at Blue Note

Filmmaker Michael Mahal wrote and directed "30 Girls in 30 Days," which features Columbia landmarks and local actors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hensley's environmental record shows she's right for Fourth District

U.S. representative candidate Teresa Hensley's stance on environmental and farm issues shows she's a match for Missouri's Fourth District.

Jerome Jett, April 13, 1931-Oct. 30, 2012, of Columbia

Jerome "Jerry" Jett passed away on October 30 at the age of  81.

Missouri men's basketball season opener moved to 4 p.m.

The Missouri men's basketball season opener against Southern Illinois- Edwardsville has been moved to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Mizzou Arena.

Chargers extend Chiefs' losing streak to five

Four Chiefs turnovers helped San Diego beat Kansas City 31-13 on Thursday night.

Missouri Sen. McCaskill embarking on cross-state tour

After events in St. Louis on Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill was to campaign Thursday in Lebanon, Springfield, Joplin and Kansas City.

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors Norm Stewart era

Willie Smith and Derrick Chievous will be inducted into the hall at a Nov. 15 luncheon in Springfield.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for the 48th District state representative race

Two candidates are running to represent Missouri's 48th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. The 48th District includes parts of Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Randolph and Saline counties.

Report finds no major faults at St. Louis VA medical centers

After two years of troubling reports, the John Cochran and Jefferson Barracks medical centers received high marks for leadership, painkiller management and colon cancer screening. 

Mountain lion sighting in southeast Missouri confirmed

A mountain lion was spotted on a Ripley County farm last weekend.. A mountain lion was also spotted Oct. 10 near Ellington.