California to vote on "Cuss Free Week"

The California state Assembly will vote Thursday on a resolution calling for a statewide "Cuss Free Week." If passed, the annual event will occur the first week of March and encourage all citizens to refrain from swear words.

Car crashes into Hallsville post office

The Hallsville post office now has a 5-by-3 foot hole after a woman crashed her car into the building Wednesday.

UPDATE: Officials investigating Texas crash as a crime

U.S. law enforcement officials say this is an isolated incident.

Officials probing plane crash into US tax office

The plane crashed into an Austin, Texas, based office of the Internal Revenue Service. The fire department said at least one person was missing and two people were taken to the hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: School is out, doctor is in

With schools closing in observance of President's Day, some children participated in "Doctor Day," YouZeum's School's Out program on Monday. The event offers education and entertainment for children on days when school is out of session.

UPDATE: MU student misses "Jeopardy!" final

Lindsay Eanet, a senior at MU, lost a spot in the finals for the "Jeopardy!" College Championship on Wednesday night.

Columbia resident suffers burns from house fire

A woman is listed in serious condition as of 4 p.m. Monday after a fire in her home.

UPDATE: ATM taken from convenience store

Early Wednesday morning the Boone County Sheriff's Department received a call about a van that was backed up to the front door of a convenience store north of Columbia. When deputies arrived they found the ATM was missing.

UPDATE: Three people assaulted in home invasion

Three men reported being assaulted and bound in their home late Tuesday night. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had no suspects.

Snow, rain expected north of Interstate 70 this weekend

Parts of Missouri and Illinois could see two to four inches of snow from Thursday to Saturday.

UPDATE: MU student reports rape outside fraternity house

Police have no suspect in the reported rape of an MU student that took place outside the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house early Saturday morning.

Families fighting Alzheimer's voice concerns at community forum

A state task force intends to bring the results of its findings to the governor and the General Assembly.

Tigers team up with Red Cross for Haiti relief

The MU athletics department announced Wednesday that it will give Tiger fans a chance to donate to Haiti relief efforts. Student volunteers will collect money for the American Red Cross at the Jan. 23 home basketball game.

City accepting applications for boards and commissions

The Columbia City Clerk's office announced it is accepting applications for 26 available positions on various city boards and commissions.

Many motions heard in Sanders murder case

Daniel Sanders, 20, appeared in court on Wednesday for a motion hearing. Sanders was arrested in August 2008 after a Columbia police officer found the body of Sanders' mother beneath a tire in his trunk. He is accused of drowning her and trying to hide her body.


UM reacts to possible breach of student Social Security numbers

The University of Missouri System cannot determine how many of 75,000 tax forms had visible Social Security numbers in the envelope window, but the Social Security Number Remediation Project will eliminate Social Security numbers from as many information systems as possible by next year.

Analysis: Senate race underscores voter anger

The Massachusetts Senate race between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown highlights the anger some citizens have with President Barack Obama and the Democrats. 

Two Columbians trying to learn fate of families in Haiti

Two Columbians who were trying to contact Haitian family members, had no success by Wednesday afternoon. Charities are open to donations to help Haiti through text messaging.

One dead in Missouri horse-drawn buggy collision

Eli Borntrager was killed in a collision with his horse-drawn buggy and a Chevrolet on Tuesday morning.

Columbia school district starts multiracial identification

Following a requirement by the federal government, Columbia Public Schools is  implementing a new system allows students and staff to identify more than one choice for their race.