Monday morning marked the inaugural drive for the new bus route. FastCAT is a renewed effort by the city to revitalize the downtown bus system with a more student-centered route.
A special prosecutor charged former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders with third-degree assault 360 days after police released a security video showing him push a suspect into a holding cell wall. Sanders could face up to one year in jail.
The city's FastCAT route is scheduled to begin operating at 6:30 a.m. Monday. FastCAT is designed to be student-focused. The route will run through MU, Stephens College and the downtown area.
Area Democrats are optimistic but don't see the same strong Obama campaign efforts and organizing they witnessed in 2008.
At its next meeting, the City Council could change Mike Matthes' severance pay from six months' to 12 months' salary. The new severance isn't outside the normal range for managers of cities similar in size to Columbia.
The Columbia Police Department may soon have a full-time attorney working exclusively with it because of the amount of legal work it generates.
Janet Thompson won the Democratic primary for Boone County Northern District commissioner. She will run against Don Bormann, who won the Republican nomination, in November.
The ballot includes races for federal, state and county offices, along with a constitutional amendment.
Democratic incumbent Cathy D. Richards won her party's nomination against previous incumbent Connie Bell Hendren. Republican John D. Sullivan won against opponent Norman Lampton.
Janice Faaborg narrowly defeated Phyllis Fugit in Katy Township, and Bruce Cornett, chairman of the Boone County Republican Party Central Committee, retained his seat by two votes.
Polls are open Tuesday until 7 p.m.
Here are the first primary election results reported Tuesday by the Boone County Clerk's Office.
Planning and Zoning will be aided by an outside consultant in the overhaul to the zoning regulations as Columbia considers making a move toward form-based zoning.
An unusual challenge for the Katy Township committeewoman position on the Boone County Democratic Central Committee puts chairwoman's seat at risk.
The Republican is making his third bid for the elected position.
Serving dual roles would save clients and the office money, Republican candidate says.
Sixteen-year veteran of the county office says her successor hasn't done the job well.
The incumbent wants to make the office more visible, establish an advisory board and hire more workers.
Those running for county offices and local legislative seats have offered their stances on a variety of challenges and issues facing county and state government.
The Boone County public administrator provides for the proper care of the person and protects the assets of an estate against injury, waste, theft or loss.