City Council considers alternative development fee

Councilman Karl Skala proposed trip generation fees at the City Council retreat on Saturday. The proposal would place more financial responsibility on contractors who increase traffic with new developments. 

Twin sisters share stories of cancer survival at Pink Promise tea

The Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted a tea Saturday morning to celebrate local cancer survivors.


Boonville business owner returns to Nigeria hometown to help community

Julius Udinyiwe, who owns a one-hour photo shop in Boonville, returned a year later to repair classrooms and build wells to provide water to his native community.

Samuel A. Kloeppel worked as a camp counselor, played lacrosse

Samuel A. Kloeppel, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 18.

Linda Kathleen Allen, Feb. 7, 1947 — June 7, 2013

Linda Kathleen Allen, 66, of Columbia, died at her home in the care of her family on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Orval Harold, 96, served during World War II

Mr. Harold served as an infantry unit commander in the Pacific Theater.

Orval Albert Harold, Nov. 16, 1916 — May 31, 2013

Orval Albert Harold, 96, of Columbia died Friday, May 31, 2013.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smrithi Jacob spends time at Columbia Senior Activity Center

Smrithi Susan Jacob plays Rummikub with a seniors Sherill Mikles and Veena Sahota Thursday at the Columbia Senior Activity Center.

Cards run out of time against Reds

Cardinals question final out in 4-2 loss to Reds on Saturday in Cincinnati.

Royals beat Astros for fourth straight win

Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and the Royals finally gave him enough support in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

Gov. Jay Nixon receives thousands of messages about guns

The governor has until mid-July to sign, veto or allow gun legislation to take effect without his signature. People from across the country are voicing their opinions on how he should proceed.

UM System hires new spokesman

University of Missouri system has a new spokesman, John Fougere.

Palace Malice scores upset in Belmont Stakes

With a quarter-mile to the finish, Palace Malice seized the lead. The question was whether anyone was going to catch him. Unlike the Derby, Orb was unable to come through with a winning kick. He couldn't even reel in the tiring Oxbow.

Josh Kroenke changing things up with NBA's Nuggets

Josh Kroenke said it was hard to let both GM Masai Ujiri, the NBA's executive of the year, and George Karl, the league's coach of the year, get away after a franchise record 57-win season at Denver.

Crayola starts recycling program for markers

Crayola has developed a program called ColorCycle, through which students from kindergarten through 12th grade can send in their used markers and the company can repurpose the entire marker into fuel.


I-70 in Kansas City reopened after tanker crash, spill

The nearly 2-mile stretch of I-70 that had been closed since early Friday after a tanker truck overturned near Kansas City has reopened.

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.