Police Department to get drug incinerator from health department

A drug incinerator was purchased by the Public Health and Human Services for the Columbia Police Department to to dispose of illicit drugs.

Fire crews bring apartment fire under control in five minutes

Columbia Fire Department crews were called to a structure fire at Kitty Hawk Manor Apartments Friday afternoon

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of arson in July fire

The July 5 fire caused more than $75,000 in damage to the home.

Health department to offer free vaccines Tuesday evening

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will offer free vaccines to students from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at its clinic, at 1005 W. Worley St.

West Briarwood Lane to close Monday

The lane will be closing south of Ivy Way in order to replace a storm water drainage pipe.

EnCircle equips autistic young adults with technical skills

The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.

Code Camp Columbia teaches young programmers the craft of coding

A new weeklong day camp teaches kids the basics in hopes of expanding Columbia's coding community.

Informant: Charles Bell was shot at home by someone he knew

An affidavit was filed with the 13th Circuit Court for Boone County the day after a "cooperating citizen" gave the Boone County Sheriff's Department information about Bell's death, including details pertaining to the location and disposal of his body.

Health fair to offer free screenings, school supplies

The Boone County Back-to-School Health Fair for children entering grades K-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Family Impact Center, 105 E. Ash St.

Man injured in armed home invasion in Columbia

Three men armed with guns forced their way into an apartment in north Columbia early Thursday and tied up and struck a man in the apartment.

Section of Business Loop 70 to close Monday for bridge work

Detours will be placed to guide motorists around the closure.

Divided electorate narrowly approves 'Right to Farm'

Amendment 1 won by the narrowest of margins. According to Missouri law, any person whose position on a question was defeated by less than one-half of 1 percent of the votes cast can request a recount.

Voters reject increase in state sales tax for roads

Missourians voted down the proposed three-quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects around the state.

Electronic surveillance amendment passes with overwhelming support

Of the five constitutional amendments put before voters, Amendment 9 received the widest margin of support from Missouri voters.

Center for Missouri Studies highlights lasting effects of state's history, culture

This initiative is part of The State Historical Society of Missouri's preparation for the state's bicentennial celebration in 2021.

Election results: 2014 primaries

Here's a recap of what Missouri voters decided on five proposed state constitutional amendments; a county parks initiative; and candidates for a U.S. congressional seat, a seat in the state House, the county recorder of deeds and Division 5 associate circuit judge.

INTERACTIVE MAP: How Missouri voted, by county, on 'Right to Farm' issue

See how each Missouri county voted on Amendment 1, which ensured the "right to farm" in the state constitution.

Corn crop could use approaching thunderstorms

Thunderstorms rolling across the state Wednesday through Monday are estimated to drop enough rain to help yields.

Proposal to combine zoning raises questions at forum

Representatives from the consulting firm Clarion Associates hosted a public forum at the Daniel Boone City Building to present the first of a three-part update to the city's zoning and subdivision regulations.

Amendment 5 passes: Right to bear arms 'unalienable'

The amendment passed with 61 percent of the statewide vote.