This year's attendance was about 15,000, up from about 12,000 in 2013, said Jeff Cook, president of the Boone County Fair Board.
Two cats were killed in the blaze at 909 Park Ave. Tuesday afternoon, and the woman who lives in the home was taken to University Hospital for injuries related to smoke inhalation. She was in stable condition late Tuesday afternoon.
The Kansas City man had a 5-year-old and 6-year-old with him and was reportedly believed to be under the influence of PCP.
A man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of breaking into a residence on Godas Drive and kidnapping an infant.
Joseph Rudoph Wood's "botched" execution last week has fanned the flames of the unending debate over whether vicious killers should suffer as they die for their crimes.
While the Obama administration is taking steps to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the United States, a growing demand for coal has energy companies shipping more fuel overseas.
U.S. energy companies have been sending America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, which could be causing a variety of consequences.
The governor called the 2014 legislative session "the worst six months for public education in recent memory."
U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the funeral mask of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer, a noblewoman who died in 1186 B.C.
The Missouri Public Service Commision says the proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer's electric bill to $51.7 from the current $3.63 a month.
The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.
About one hundred spectators gathered Sunday in a roadside field at what is believed to be a grave containing the bodies of eight or nine Confederate and Union soldiers, killed during the deadliest Civil War battle in Callaway County.
Jerry Wade served on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission for 15 years and as Fourth Ward City Councilman for one term. Wade also was active with The Audubon Society of Missouri and Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Foundation.
Nicholas Raheem Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole, plus 20 years for armed criminal action.
In a report by the Office of State Courts Adminstrator, Boone County was ranked worst in Missouri for inequality in referring minority students to juvenile justice authorities.
Area religious leaders and experts on the Middle East called for a cease-fire throughout the region, urging U.S. leaders to help stop the conflict.
Columbia police say that a 36-year-old Jefferson City man assaulted a 15-year-old umpire volunteering at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday night
A second suspect in the July 5 shooting that injured two women on West Worley Street was arrested Monday morning.
The agreement includes $10 billion in emergency spending to make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care; $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff; and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees said.
David Baker, 63, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after a man pulled out a shotgun during an argument with all-terrain vehicle riders.