UPDATE: Two-mile stretch of I-70 near Kansas City likely to be closed all day

Accident happened at 5 a.m. Video shows intense blaze.

Survey of public shows drop in satisfaction with police performance

A survey of Columbia residents showed a decrease in satisfaction with the Columbia Police Department's crime prevention efforts and its response time to emergencies.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Social Security continues as fight between Main Street, elite

The effort to cut Social Security benefits isn't a left vs. right argument. Instead, it's a fight between Main Street and the Wall Street elite.

Katheryn 'Kitty' Maes, 94, was an active member of the Central United Methodist Church

Katheryn "Kitty" Maes died Monday, June 3, 2013. She was 94.

Peggy Guptill, 60, enjoyed many careers

Peggy Guptill died Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was 60.


PHOTO: Crew surveys gas line damage

Cable crews were digging to lay fiber optic cables for Charter Communications when they hit a gas line on Lemone Industrial Boulevard and New Haven Ave near U.S.  63 on Friday.

Katheryn 'Kitty' Maes, Sept. 4, 1918 — June 3, 2013

Roger Lowry Mitchell, 80, held numerous positions at MU

Dr. Mitchell died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He was 80. He came to Columbia, in 1969 to become chair of agronomy at MU. He and his wife enjoyed 57 years of a very special marriage.

FROM READERS: Taking time to notice spring beauty

Missourian reader Billie Silvey shared pictures of several plants she photographed in bloom.

Friends of the Centralia Battlefield plan fundraiser

On June 15, the Friends of Centralia Battlefield will be hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for the upcoming Centralia Battlefield Reenactment in September. 

Samuel A. Kloeppel, June 8, 1994 — June 6, 2013

Leroy Owen, 90, was involved in prison ministry for more than 30 years

R. Leroy Owen died Friday, June 7, 2013. He was 90.

John M. Nowell III died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at age 62

John M. Nowell died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 62.

Peggy Guptill, June 25, 1952 — June 5, 2013

R. Leroy Owen, Feb. 16, 1923 — June 7, 2013

Leroy Owen worked for the University of Missouri as a painter and proudly served in the Army for several years.

Gravel trail repairs continue after flooding

Crews continue work to restore Columbia's main gravel trails damaged by flooding.

For Columbia's Joel Ewbank, home and work are one and the same

Joel Ewbank manages the care in his home of three patients with profound medical and developmental issues. "These patients are my family members," he said.

UPDATE: Missouri cities urge veto of cellphone tower bill

Placement of large cellphone towers in town squares or residential neighborhoods could hurt property values.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dean Roger Mitchell was 'an angel on Earth'

Dr. Roger Mitchell died Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Meteorologists: Nine twisters part of Missouri, Illinois storm

An EF3 tornado in Missouri's St. Charles and St. Louis counties was said to be 1,000 yards wide and had winds of 136 to 165 mph.