Missouri lawmaker draws support for drone spy ban

A House committee heard testimony Tuesday on legislation by Rep. Casey Guernsey that would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance on individuals or property.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Outdated Sunshine Law calls for updates

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, has introduced a bill to promote further openness and transparency in Missouri's government.


Date set for choosing 8th District candidates

Democrats will gather Feb. 16 in Poplar Bluff to choose a candidate for the June 4 special election. Republicans are scheduled to select their candidate Saturday in Van Buren.

Insurance payments for autism services rise in Missouri

A Missouri law that took effect in January 2011 requires health insurance companies to cover certain autism treatments.

Missouri men's basketball coach Haith prone to lose clothes during games of struggle

By the time the Tigers return from the locker room after playing badly in the first half, Missouri coach Frank Haith's jacket and tie are long gone.

Missouri universities, colleges $388 million shy of target funding, report states

The General Assembly's Joint Committee on Education on Monday revealed a new model for funding public colleges and universities.

UPDATE: Suspect identified in Truman Veterans Hospital homicide

Robert O. Hill, 78, was killed Friday by another patient at Truman Veterans Hospital.

Win against Tennessee improves outlook for Missouri women's basketball

The Tigers' 80-63 upset victory over No. 9 Tennessee on Sunday gives them a 15-8 record and an opportunity to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007.

First public session for MoDOT transportation planning will be in Columbia

The first of four Missouri Department of Transportation public planning sessions is scheduled for Tuesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. The new community engagement effort called On the Move will solicit suggestions about future transportation plans in Missouri.

FROM READERS: Doritos’ Goat, Budweiser's Clydesdale ads and more win big with college students in MOJO Ad Bowl

MU students from MOJO Ad ranked and rated this year's Super Bowl ads by originality, youth and young adult (YAYA) relevance and "tweetability." 


Missouri men's basketball falls to No. 21 in AP rankings

Missouri (No. 21) and Florida (No. 2) are now the only ranked teams in the Southeastern Conference.

Boonville envisions river bridge as centerpiece of Katy Trail

The first phase of renovations is expected to begin next year on a Missouri River bridge in Boonville that will become part of Katy Trail State Park.

Roger Rickman Jr. was heavy equipment operator

Roger Rickman Jr. of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Nebraska.


City Council weighs building two new elementary school gyms

The Parks and Recreation Department and the Columbia Public Schools are hoping to build two new gyms at local elementary schools.

Boy Scouts to consider ending ban on gay membership

The decision to lift the ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders might be left to local charter organizations. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Gotcha Costumes sells variety of costumes for all occasions

Gotcha Costumes in downtown Columbia sells and rents costumes year-round for all occasions.

New program teaches Columbia how to roll out the welcome mat

A new class offered by the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau gives residents a chance to learn how to properly welcome visitors. 

Voter information for Fifth Ward election

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters pick a successor to Councilwoman Helen Anthony.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri court records available online

Free and simple background checks are available through Missouri's court records.

Roger Rickman Jr. of Columbia died Jan. 8, 2013

Roger Rickman Jr. of Columbia passed away January 8, 2013, in Nebraska. He was 43. Roger was a heavy equipment operator in Columbia.