Judge again orders stop to Missouri college drug tests

A preliminary injunction that temporarily prevents Linn State Technical College from screening all first-year students and some returning students for cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycodone and eight other drugs was granted by a U.S. District Judge.

Judge approves reduced bond for ex-Mamtek CEO

If Bruce Cole is released, he will be placed under house arrest in his California home as he awaits trial.

Audit criticizes Missouri legislature over open records exemption

A revision to the Sunshine Law would reduce fines for violators from up to $1000 to $100, but individual legislators will still be exempt from releasing their records.

Low-income Missouri residents can get free cell service

The company says 900,000 Missouri residents might be eligible if they meet income guidelines.

UPDATE: Man investigated in Colorado prison chief death dies

Tom Clements, head of the Colorado corrections department, came to the state in 2011 after working three decades in the Missouri prison system.

Missouri Senate asking for comment on criminal code

The proposed overhaul would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and give Missouri judges more flexibility in sentencing.

Missouri early childhood teacher wins national honor

Lisa Janis was one of 52 teachers nationwide to receive the $500 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teachers Award.

Joplin cyclists plan recovery ride to New Orleans

They hope to raise $150,000, money that will also help recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana as well as Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

Missouri men's basketball team exits NCAA Tournament early again

The Tigers ended their season with a 84-72 loss to Colorado State on Thursday night in the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky.

Storm could bring 3 to 7 inches of snow to Columbia, forecasters say

Rain will begin late Saturday afternoon or early evening and become snow Saturday night and into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

GEORGE KENNEDY: A look at choices for April's city elections — and why

The choices for mayoral, Third and Fourth ward candidates are clear.

Mayoral, City Council candidates field questions on disabilities at forum

Several issues addressed at Thursday night's Como Disabilities Advocacy Network Candidate Forum related to improving city transit and retaining affordable housing options for persons with disabilities.

Former state Sen. Joe Moseley recovers from heart attack

Joe Moseley, the former state senator and prosecuting attorney, collapsed after a 28-mile bike ride Saturday. He is now taking time off from work to begin cardiac rehab.

Mayor McDavid calls Columbia Police Officers' Association's Facebook post racially insensitive

Mayor Bob McDavid wrote that the Columbia Police Officers' Association's post showed "breathtaking racial insensitivity that cannot be tolerated."

Incumbent Mayor Bob McDavid offers focus, economic development in second term

Bob McDavid has never considered himself a politician, but since his election in 2010, he has come to relish his role as mayor and spokesman for Columbia, those close to him say.

Missouri diver Loren Figueroa places fifth in event at NCAA Championship

Missouri is currently in 12th place at the swimming and diving championships. 

Hickman boys lacrosse team wins first home game

Senior attackman Tommy Feiser led the Kewpies with three goals.

Columbia College men's golf team places third at Quinsippi Invitational

The Cougars' Hunter Parrish finished second overall among individual golfers.

Seven Missouri wrestlers advance beyond first round of NCAA tournament

Seven of 10 Tigers moved on to the second round of NCAA Wrestling Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.

Earth Hour kicks off Thursday at the Daniel Boone City Building

The kickoff for Earth Hour in Columbia begins noon today at City Hall with a proclamation from Mayor Bob McDavid and a tour of the green features in City Hall’s LEED Gold building.