UPDATE: Columbia Regional Airport control tower to close by May 7

The Federal Aviation Administration said the decision was prompted by federal budget cuts.

COMO YOU KNOW: Chris Gervino

Chris Gervino has been a sports director at KOMU since 2000.

Judge again orders stop to Missouri college drug tests

A preliminary injunction that temporarily prevents Linn State Technical College from screening all first-year students and some returning students for cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycodone and eight other drugs was granted by a U.S. District Judge.

Judge approves reduced bond for ex-Mamtek CEO

If Bruce Cole is released, he will be placed under house arrest in his California home as he awaits trial.

Audit criticizes Missouri legislature over open records exemption

A revision to the Sunshine Law would reduce fines for violators from up to $1000 to $100, but individual legislators will still be exempt from releasing their records.

Low-income Missouri residents can get free cell service

The company says 900,000 Missouri residents might be eligible if they meet income guidelines.

UPDATE: Man investigated in Colorado prison chief death dies

Tom Clements, head of the Colorado corrections department, came to the state in 2011 after working three decades in the Missouri prison system.

Missouri Senate asking for comment on criminal code

The proposed overhaul would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and give Missouri judges more flexibility in sentencing.

Missouri early childhood teacher wins national honor

Lisa Janis was one of 52 teachers nationwide to receive the $500 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teachers Award.

Joplin cyclists plan recovery ride to New Orleans

They hope to raise $150,000, money that will also help recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana as well as Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey.