Michelle Baumstark, a spokeswoman for Columbia Public Schools, said students were taken outside after a glue smell from a roofing project at the school entered the ventilation system and permeated the building.
The caller, identifying himself as a utility company employee, asked about an unpaid electric bill.
Columbia firefighters were able to contain the fire at 111 Spring Valley Road to the attic above the house's garage. No one was injured, but it caused $75,000 in damage to the house.
Missouri Department of Conservation researchers and a group of young volunteers set out at sunrise Tuesday to tag Canada geese around Columbia and Ashland. Tagging the geese allows researchers to track the species' population numbers and migratory patterns worldwide.
The Guardian, the British newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of secret U.S. government surveillance, is among this year's recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.
The MU School of Medicine had just one black graduate this spring. The school is working to diversify its student body but has had mixed results and finds itself competing for a small pool of qualified candidates.
Lt. Bruce Britt, the Columbia firefighter who died after the February walkway collapse at University Village apartments, received 2014 Firefighter Lifesaver Award from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter on Tuesday night.
The cuts include more than $77 million to MU and more than $2 million to Columbia Public Schools. The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget passed by the Republican-led legislature was "dangerously out of balance."
Charles T. Key, 21, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal stabbing of Richard A. Bennett in May.
Five Columbia residents were arrested Thursday as the result of a weeklong operation led by the FBI to reduce child prostitution in the U.S.
Hutton, executive director of administrative services, has overseen the addition of 12 buildings to the college's campus and has renovated many older structures.
Contractors working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin removing asphalt from the southbound lanes of Providence Road on Monday night at 7 p.m. Crews will be working on the road from Business Loop 70 to Stadium Boulevard in order to prepare it for resurfacing.
Soccer fans at the Show-Me State Games, both players and spectators alike, shared their experiences, love for the game and thoughts on the World Cup.
The Columbia Police Department are searching for the suspect in the Missouri Credit Union robbery that occurred Saturday.
New drivers can take a classroom course through Columbia Public Schools or get behind-the-wheel training from a private instructor.
The far right eastbound lane on Broadway will be closed Tuesday starting at 8:30 a.m. The work should be completed by 3:30 p.m., according to a Columbia Public Works Department news release.
The most read stories of the past week include Ryan Ferguson's ongoing legal battle against the police department, city and county, an open-carry ban in the Lake of the Ozarks area and some information on gay-friendly churches in Columbia.
This week, photos from the Missouri State Senior Games showed active pole-vaulters and race-walkers, while other images featured turtles and passionate soccer fans.
A mother and her infant were in the parking lot of the Women's and Children's Hospital on North Keene Street when the Jeep they were in caught fire.
A Subway and a Break Time on Morley Street in Moberly were robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. A man brandishing a handgun demanded cash from store clerks at both locations and ran away with an unspecified amount of money.