Winter shelter for the homeless to stay open longer

Friday, February 17, 2012 | 12:06 p.m. CST; updated 12:30 p.m. CST, Friday, February 17, 2012

COLUMBIA — Since 2009, the Room at the Inn has offered a warm haven for some of Columbia's homeless during two of the coldest months — January and February. This year, supporters of the shelter decided to keep its doors open through March 11.