PHOTO GALLERY: Bookmobile brings books to communities without a library

Joy Marzolf, who is disabled, visits the Bookmobile every two weeks.

Missouri men's basketball hopes to return to winning ways against Bucknell

Although Bucknell is unranked, the Bison are currently surging at 13-2, the program's best start.

Family and Community Trust appoints Columbia chairman

Steve Renne was elected as the private-sector co-chairman. The board guides a network of 20 nonprofits across Missouri.

Two dogs die in southern Boone County house fire

Southern Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a fire at 2340 Cedar Tree Lane this morning.

Columbia man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Norman Leroy Troxel, 46, pleaded guilty on Jan. 18, 2012, to possessing child pornography, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Four adults and an infant injured in accident on Highway 63

A woman involved in the accident was possibly in labor, said Boone County Fire Protection District spokesman Gale Blomenkamp.

WWII veteran Harold Bell Carter was a lively storyteller

World War II veteran Harold Bell Carter of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Betty Dack documented travel through art

Betty B. Dack of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 29. She was 90 years old.

Betty B. Dack, Nov. 27, 1922 — Dec. 29, 2012, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held at the Epple Chapel, Lenoir Woods, January 19, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Harold Bell Carter, Feb. 25, 1921 — Jan. 3, 2013, of Columbia

Memorial services will at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Parker Funeral Service.

Trial set in deaths of Jefferson City couple

David Hosier is charged in the deaths of 61-year-old Rodney Gilpin and his wife, 45-year-old Angela Gilpin.

Teen who used laser at Cardinals game on probation

Eric Bogard will face jail time if he violates probation before mid-June. He also must complete 20 hours of community service and pay the St. Louis Cardinals $500.

Joplin woman admits post-tornado fraud

Prosecutors said a Joplin woman applied for federal help by falsely claiming her apartment had been damaged by the tornado.

Craftsman restores history, remembers past

Larry Christy wants to remember the forgotten men whose craftsmanship made grand mansions. He hopes someday that someone will remember his work, too.

Track coach sets 'joggling' world record

On Nov. 30, Nate Towers, a high school coach, set the world record for one mile of backwards joggling for "The Book of Alternative Records."

Missouri revenue up 7.9 percent through 6 months

Figures released Friday by the Office of Administration show net general collections totaled $3.77 billion from July through December.

Nixon seeks to keep Missouri security records closed

One exemption covered operational guidelines and policies developed by law enforcement, public safety agencies and others for preventing and responding to terrorism incidents.

Man accused of attacking captain on towboat

Authorities said a towboat worker pulled the captain away from the boat's wheel and choked him, causing the vessel to veer sharply toward the Illinois shoreline.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Make e-commerce pay tax

The law has failed to keep up with society and its increasing dependence on Internet traffic and trade.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: If tax cuts feed a healthy economy, where is Missouri's prosperity?

If tax cuts really improve the economy, then Missouri’s should be booming. By nearly any measure, the state has among the lowest tax burdens in the nation, much of it the result of Republican policies since 2003.