Six Columbia GetAbout projects get green light from City Council

Although the Columbia City Council was only expected to approve five Columbia GetAbout projects, it was were able to fund a sixth one because of a price share program with the federal government.

Disease prompts state to consider stricter rules for captive deer

The Missouri Department of Conservation is discussing stricter regulations for maintaining deer populations to keep the spread of chronic wasting disease in check.

City Council approves Clark Lane sidewalks

The Columbia City Council approved construction of two new sidewalks on Clark Lane, The east segment and the west segment, responding to the Columbia Disabilities Commission's request.

City Council allows Parkside Estates proposal but limits its environmental impact

Public comment lasted two hours at Tuesday's meeting with most speaking in opposition to the plan.

City Council forms pilot program for downtown football festivities

Harpo's Bar and Grill is seeking a waiver of open-container restrictions and closure of Cherry Street between Ninth and Tenth streets during four SEC home game weekends.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say 'no' to military action in Syria

I would like to assure you that I understand the fundamental differences between what happened in Iraq and what is happening in Syria. What has happened in Syria is unconscionable, and something should be done, but that something should not be unilateral war-making.

DAVID ROSMAN: Let veto of Missouri tax bill stand

Lower taxes might sound good, but in reality we need to ask ourselves how the monies will be replaced and who will take the hit?

Harrisburg Bulldogs win first ever football game

The Harrisburg Bulldogs played their first regulation football game, edging Tipton High School 14-12. There was some gutsy play in the fourth quarter of the junior varsity contest, and a late touchdown and two-point conversion gave the Bulldogs the edge.

Fugitive Columbia man arrested in Ohio

Brian Adkison of Columbia escaped from Caldwell County Jail on Aug. 10. He is accused of rape and kidnapping.

Chiefs' No. 1 pick Fisher ready for debut

The Kansas City Chiefs had offensive tackle Eric Fisher rated No. 1 on their draft board. The Jacksonville Jaguars had fellow offensive tackle Luke Joeckel rated first on their board.

Both of the teams got what they wanted in April.

Bradford: Rams offense ready to roll

The St. Louis Rams expect to have a much more dangerous offense given Sam Bradford's familiarity with the system in year two with coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Plus, they've got Tavon Austin, Jared Cook and Jake Long now.

VA estimates expanded program for veterans' caregivers would cost billions

The Department of Veterans Affairs expressed concerns about expanding its aid program for veteran caregivers in a report Wednesday, projecting the cost at between $1.8 billion and $3.8 billion in the first year alone. The current program, created by Congress in 2010, is limited to veterans who have served since Sept. 11.

Nixon won't call special session on Missouri income tax cut

Gov. Jay Nixon says he doesn't want to rush to create a new tax-cut bill in a special session and he will work with the General Assembly in January when they return for the regular session.

September could be a wild month for markets

Upcoming events such as the release of the U.S. Jobs report, a possible military strike against Syria, elections in Germany, The Federal Reserve's September meeting and the borrowing limit expiring at the end of the fiscal year could have large impact on the financial industry this month.


G-20 summit leaders face a divided global economy

G-20 summit leaders will likely discuss developing countries' concerns that emerging economies will restrain the global economy because of economic slowdowns.

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged in prison

Ariel Castro, 53, was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.

Federal government won't enforce same-sex veterans law

The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages. This is in light of the Supreme Court ruling in June that declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

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Japan's radioactive water leaks create potential risk to fish, humans

Fisheries near Fukushima where radioactive water has been leaking into the sea have been closed because radioactive fish pose threat to humans who eat them.

High temperatures, low moisture taking toll on Missouri crops

A weekly report says just 1 percent of the corn crop has been harvested, compared with 42 percent at the same time last year and a five-year average of 13 percent.