Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he wants to continue the work he's begun on projects such as the Columbia Regional Airport's expansion. Pictured, McDavid makes an announcement about the airport, last March.
A central Missouri judge will allow media to have cameras, audio and video recording during court appearances by the former head of an artificial sweetener company now facing charges of theft and securities fraud.
Bruce Cole was chairman and CEO of Mamtek U.S. Inc., which received $39 million in industrial development bonds from the city of Moberly to build a sweetener plant. Construction stalled after a bond payment was missed. Authorities accuse Cole of using bond revenues for personal purposes and misleading investors.
Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that nearly 600 federal trailers housing Joplin residents since the May 2011 tornado are slowly emptying, with only about 80 of the trailers still occupied.