DocX founder sentenced to five years on federal charges

According to previous Missourian reporting, DocX fraudulently signed and notarized mortgage documents that were used by banks to foreclose on properties that were in default, including properties in Boone County.

FROM READERS: In Supreme Court rulings, the end of 'separate and unequal'

Columbia resident Robert Stinnett wrote about the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 decisions, "In an instant, a huge weight had been lifted for gay people everywhere."

ROSE NOLEN: Emancipation Day reminds us of our history, community

The story of slavery is very important in African-American history. The men and women who endured the hardships and overcame the struggles are the heroes and heroines of our story.

Tractor-trailer pulls down power lines at Columbia intersection

The driver of a tractor-trailer pulled down power lines at the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Rolling Rock Drive while searching for the interstate.

City staff members, Columbia recognized by Green Clean Institute

Eleven city staff members were recognized for their completion of a Green Clean Institute course.

Woman arrested for outstanding warrants after investigation finds methamphetamine

The warrant was requested and issued after the methamphetamine sale was discovered and it was found the residence had been used by known drug users, a few who had outstanding warrants, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Boone Hospital Center to offer free screening at Health Department

Adults can learn about their health by visiting the Know Your Numbers" mobile health unit from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Gordon sends Royals past Braves in 10 innings

Alex Gordon's fly ball into shallow left field was just deep enough to allow David Lough to score from second base to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory Wednesday night over the Atlanta Braves.

Fourth inning sinks Lynn, Cardinals

Lance Lynn walked two consecutive batters to force home the first of Houston's four runs in the fourth, and the Astros held on for a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

Missouri official testifies about Real ID compliance

A House investigatory committee took sworn testimony Tuesday from Jackie Bemboom, the director of Missouri's motor vehicle and driver's license division, during a lengthy hearing that at times resulted in raised voices and tense questioning.

More flooding concerns along Mississippi, other Midwestern rivers

The National Weather Service is projecting that the Mississippi River will reach well above flood stage from Iowa south to about St. Louis.

In Missouri, same-sex marriage ruling raises legal questions

Missouri voters overwhelmingly adopted a constitutional amendment in 2004 defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

State by state, more same-sex marriage battles ahead

The court's rulings have no direct effect on the constitutional amendments in Missouri and 28 other states that limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

Texas governor calls second special session on abortion

Gov. Rick Perry ordered lawmakers to meet again July 1 to act on abortion proposals, as well as separate bills that would boost highway funding and deal with a juvenile justice issue.

Q&A: Impact of same-sex marriage rulings will vary by state

Even with Wednesday's decisions, where legally married gay couples live still may affect the federal benefits they can obtain, at least for now.

GM announces another expansion in Wentzville

The $133 million expansion calls for GM to build a new 114,000-square-foot stamping press. Construction will begin in July and the press is expected to be operational by early 2015.

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill raising motorist fees

It would have cost $5 more to get a driver's license, $1.50 to register a car under the legislation.

House votes to name St. Louis bridge after Musial

The U.S. House approved a compromise Tuesday that would name the span the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

High court strikes down federal marriage act, clears way for California same-sex marriages

The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Immigration reform is not a free ride

Legislation crafted by the U.S. Senate's "Gang of Eight" makes sense, financially and morally.