Columbia College signs soccer player Dan Reilly

The Columbia College soccer team has signed Dan Reilly of Kirkwood, Mo., Cougars coach John Klein announced Wednesday.

Volunteers organize dinner for Boone County Electric linemen

Boone County Electric Cooperative linemen and employees are working almost non-stop to restore power to thousands of customers throughout Boone County, so volunteers delivered dinner to the company's offices.

Quidditch players practice despite snow

The game was popularized by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.

Larry M. Woods, July 13, 1929 - Feb. 26, 2013, of Columbia

Larry M. Woods, 83, of Columbia, was a former Boone County Prosecuting Attorney.

Spay-Ghetti Dinner to raise money for spay and neuter animal clinic

The No Kill Columbia Spay and Neuter Project's Spay-Ghetti Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Fallen tree removal service can't make it? There are more options

Columbia Public Works suggests disposing of tree limbs by putting them on the curb during trash day; taking them to local compost facilities; or hiring a contractor.

Chiefs to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from 49ers

Shipping bounces back as Mississippi River rises

Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Mike Petersen said, "We've gotten through the toughest period we're going to see in the low-water period.

Attorney: Permit sought before Kansas City restaurant blast

The attorney for Heartland Midwest, the subcontractor suspected of rupturing a natural gas line before a deadly explosion, released a photocopied permit application on Wednesday.

Missouri Senate endorses tax incentive overhaul

The Senate legislation would authorize up to $60 million in tax credits over eight years for air cargo exports intended primarily to benefit Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and would allow $36 million of tax credits over six years for so-called angel investors in startup businesses.

Missouri House endorses tougher worker lawsuits

The Missouri House endorsed a bill that would make it tougher for time for workers suing for discrimination.

Missouri Supreme Court mulls benefits for same-sex partners

The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage benefits on Wednesday. At issue is a routine benefit paid to the surviving spouse of a fallen public safety officer.

Slow-moving snowstorm pummels Midwest, heads east

The storm that made travel perilous from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Great Lakes on Tuesday was expected to linger for another day over Chicago and parts of the Midwest.

Missouri Senate panel considers limits on gun information

The bill would bar medical professionals from putting information about a patient's firearm into a medical record unless it relates to the patient's immediate medical care or safety.

Americans yawn at budget cut hype

With an upcoming sequester date of March 1, Americans are remaining unconcerned about widespread federal spending cuts due to the lack of consequences in the past. Education Secretary said that up to 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs and the Homeland Security Secretary said 5,000 border patrol agents would furloughed.

Arrest made in killing of mother of abandoned baby

Three-month-old Donavan Prom was found in an interior hallway of a St. Louis County apartment complex in January. He was unharmed, and a frantic search began for his mother.

Postal Service studies Columbia processing center

District Manager David Martin said in a statement that the Postal Service has more facilities, equipment and people than it needs to process a declining volume of mail.

Missouri panel approves transportation sales tax increase

Proponents estimate the proposed higher sales tax would raise nearly $8 billion over 10 years for transportation projects.

Kander launches archives of legislature's debates

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander said his "Missouri Channel" will archive the audio for every House and Senate debate.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: See our live updates, and contribute your observations

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