Missouri lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment

If approved by voters in the November 2014 election, the amendment would protect farmers against potentially unfair regulations, supporters say.

Missouri lawmakers look to renew Ticket to Work program

The Ticket to Work program covers more than 1,300 Missouri residents but is due to expire in August.

Missouri bill would create workers' compensation database

The division says an online database initially would include 554,000 claim records, with about 13,000 records added annually.


Butler's 5 hits, 5 RBIs help Royals rout Angels

Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Uncle of Missouri lawmaker admits to voter fraud

John Joseph Rizzo won a Democratic primary for a state House seat in August 2010 by a lone vote and went on to win the general election that fall.

Zebra mussels found in western Missouri lake

Zebra mussels are considered pests because they clog water intake pipes, cut swimmers' feet and disrupt the ecosystem.

Government probe obtains wide swath of AP phone records

The government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012.

Columbia School Board approves teacher's union contract

A proposed gun policy, which would allow two district employees to carry concealed handguns, was also discussed.

Six Boone County congregations gather to support Medicaid expansion

Some of the faith leaders recounted stories of church members who had health problems that could be solved by Medicaid expansion.

Rock Bridge sophomore golfer earns spot with Bruins at state championship

Quick improvement helped Sam Harrison move from a novice to a member of the Rock Bridge boys varsity golf team that is competing Monday and Tuesday at the Class 4 state championships.

First inning mistakes play role in Hickman baseball loss to Rock Bridge

A sloppily played first inning resulted in seven Rock Bridge runs, all the Bruins needed to end the Kewpies' postseason. 

Despite losing starters, Rock Bridge baseball prevails over Hickman in district semifinal

Losing its starting catcher in the first inning wasn’t the only obstacle Rock Bridge had to overcome in a 7-3 victory over Hickman on Monday in the semifinals of the Class 5, District 9 tournament.

Rock Bridge golf in contention after first round of state championships

The Rock Bridge High School boys golf team is in fourth place after the first day of the MSHSAA Boys Golf Championship on Monday at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.



Sunday paragliding accident leaves Columbia man with broken femur

Olivier Limacher was transported to University Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Monday evening.

$5 million, 5.5-mile water main planned for northeast Columbia

The water main would be located north of Interstate 70 and just east of U.S. 63.

More residents join Ash Street fire lawsuit, obtain restraining order

Residents of Ash Street Place apartments who were forced to move out after an April 9 fire have gone to court to stop the complex's owner from destroying their belongings. The owner claims the belongings may be contaminated by asbestos, but the residents want proof.

New commission selected to govern mental health tax

The Boone County Children's Commission will have nine members who will serve staggered terms. The tax is expected to generate an estimated $5.4 million per year.

Temporary 'parklet' to decorate downtown through Friday

A parklet is a small man-made green space that converts parking spaces into a temporary park.


Final boarding call for Frontier Airlines

Popular flights to and from Orlando, Fla., end after six months. Southwest and United Airlines keep coming up as suggested replacements.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Parks and Recreation reports progress

The Parks and Recreation Department releases a summary of progress made on capital improvement projects four times a year.