City improves access at several Columbia bus stops

Minor changes at several city bus stops will make it easier for people who use wheelchairs and people with other disabilities to get on city buses.

Centralia man arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct, drug distribution to a minor

A Centralia man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple felony accounts, including drug distribution to a minor and sexual misconduct with a child. 

FROM READERS: When will the first snow hit Columbia?

In trying to forecast when snow would first hit the city, Missourian reader Andrew Gibson created this graphic, which shows when Columbia saw its first snowfall each year since 2000.

Missouri Supreme Court asked to strike down animal shelter fee

Animal advocates say fees of as much as $2,500 a year are causing "financial stress" for nonprofit shelters and diverting money that could be used to care for homeless dogs and cats.

Low water good for some wildlife, bad for others

The drought has left the middle Mississippi River near record lows. The impact on wildlife varies greatly, driving some fish out of normally safe areas but allowing some animals to thrive along sandbars and side channels exposed by the low water level.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Compelling tales draw visitors to prison tours

The attraction of the prison tours is more about the captivating stories told by the guides than about the building itself.

4-year-old Kansas City boy killed in apparent gang dispute

Police said the boy was sitting in a car with his father and two other men when shots were fired on Saturday night.