Hole shored up after SUV crashes through Frameworks business

"It sounded quite frankly like a bomb when it came through," said Gary Duncan, owner of Frameworks Gifts and Interiors in Columbia, after a vehicle got lodged into the front of the brick building.

Power restored to 198 after cable problem near Heather Lane

A bad underground cable caused almost 200 people in the Heather Lane area to lose power for an hour and a half.

City advisory boards criticize downtown CVS proposal

The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council and the Historic Preservation Commission penned letters to the city protesting the "awkward" proposal to build a pharmacy.

Links to Learning funds classroom materials for teachers

The grant program, which held an open house at Upscale Resale on Thursday, provides thousands of dollars to teachers for school supplies each year.

Royals come up short in 9th, lose to Nationals 11-10

Kansas City trailed 11-8 going into the ninth inning but ended up losing to Washington 11-10.

Soldier guilty of murder for Fort Hood shootings

A jury of high-ranking military officers reached a unanimous guilty verdict on all 13 counts of premeditated murder and a guilty verdict on 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan is now eligible for the death penalty.

Votes on Missouri income tax cut could draw challengers

The leader of a conservative group said Friday that it may recruit primary challengers to run against any Republican lawmaker who votes "no" on an attempt to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.

Botanical garden completes Missouri plant encyclopedia

Fifty years after the series began, the Missouri Botanical Garden has completed the final encyclopedia in a three-part series on the state's extensive plant life. The third volume is almost 1,400 pages and lists nearly 3,000 plants.

UPDATE: Attorney general's office to help prosecute case of missing girl

Adriaunna Horton was last seen Monday when she got into a vehicle in Golden City, where she lived with her father.

FAA grounds MU, Nebraska journalism school drones

Researchers at the schools were using airborne robots to shoot photos and video from difficult-to-reach news scenes, relying on rules for amateur use of remote-controlled model airplanes.

Wainwright sharp; Cardinals beat Braves 3-1

Adam Wainwright earned his NL-leading 15th win and hit a key sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals top the Atlanta Braves 3-1.

Wingsuit jump over St. Louis called off

Plans for a wingsuit flight over downtown St. Louis were called off Friday over security concerns, a spokeswoman for the flier said.

Missing Jefferson County woman found dead

Deborah Rawlings was last seen five days earlier. She suffered from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and was not carrying her medications.

Obama: Syria attack a 'big event of grave concern'

President Obama spoke in a tone of both concern and restraint about an alleged chemical attack in Syria on Wednesday on CNN's "New Day" broadcast Friday.

Morsi supporters rally in streets of Cairo

Allies of the ousted Egyptian president took to the streets in a test of strength, dodging thoroughfares where Egyptian security had deployed.


Mother helps son run Tiger Town Treasures Thrift Shop

Connie Furlong helps her son, Jeremy Furlong, run his thrift shop, Tiger Town Treasures Thrift Shop, on Business Loop 70.

Hall of Famous Missourians' inductees will be open to a vote

After a controversial pick last year, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones announced a new selection process in which Missourians have a louder voice. While Jones will nominate one inductee, the other two will be decided by the people of Missouri.


Missouri football's offense sputters in final scrimmage

False starts, dropped passes, wrong routes. The Missouri football team appeared to lack focus on offense in its final scrimmage of fall camp.

MU Faculty Council addresses communication breakdown in MU museum relocation

A representative for the Campus Planning Committee told Faculty Council he was not involved at all in the decision to relocate MU's Museum of Anthropology and Museum of Art and Archaeology.


GEORGE KENNEDY: City budget shows Columbia's improvements

The most important change to come from Monday's City Council meeting might be the reworking of the city bus routes to serve more of the city for more hours of the day.