Why Heart Beat readers are often the first to know

Adding to our list of scoops -- first reports on news stories -- over the years:

Artist who makes religious icons

Tiger Town sponsor DWI case

Mizzou eldercare project

Since our first publication in 2005, the Columbia Heart Beat has broken dozens of important local news stories, following our mission -- report what the others do not -- and often leading the news cycle.      

Here's a small sampling:

2011 City Election Campaign Controversies

Columbia Heart Beat

Sale of Tiger Hotel to Glyn Laverick
Columbia arrival of Campus Crest Communities


Councilman Kespohl email controversy

Mega-developer Atkins owns Councilman Dudley's PO Box

Columbia Heart Beat
Audit blasts Columbia VA Hospital

Columbia Daily Tribune
VA audit turns up concerns

Auditors slam Boone County Community Partnership

City Hall/historical society eminent domain land grab 


"Ropergate" scheme to remove City Council members
Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Missourian
Roper, Watkins dismiss blog reports of scheming: Letter from assistant city manager also criticizes Heart Beat report
Mayor refutes report that he schemed against council colleagues