THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Shooting victim and MU renovations

Sunday, May 26, 2013 | 8:49 p.m. CDT
Police tape marks off the crime scene on Ann Street near the intersection of Hinkson Avenue. An early Sunday morning shooting left Brandon R. Coleman dead.

COLUMBIA — Here are the 10 most popular stories posted last week on, according to Google Analytics:

Note: Most of these stories are available to Missourian members only. Non-members can buy a 99-cent day pass to read the stories.

 1. This week's most read story was about a Columbia man who was killed Sunday, May 19, after a shooting. Brandon R. Coleman, 25, was rushed to University Hospital but was later pronounced dead, according to the Columbia Police Department. (2,561 page views)

2. The second most read story this week was about renovations to buildings at MU. Jesse, Swallow and Pickard halls will be closed for renovations that are scheduled to begin next fall. The three halls are some of MU's oldest buildings. Hundreds of staff and faculty will be relocated to different buildings. The project is called "Renew Mizzou," and the project will cost $22.85 million. (1,704 page views)

3. The third most read story was also about Brandon R. Coleman - the man that was killed from the first story. The shooting that happened on North Ann Street, killed the 25-year-old MU groundskeeper. He has worked for the turf management section of the MU athletics department since June 2010, and had other campus jobs prior to that. He was a Hickman High School graduate. (1,071 page views)

4. The fourth most read story was a feature about Gale Fuller, an 86-year old Humanist minister who performs services for nonreligious people. Fuller has identified as non-religious since he was a child. He performs nonreligious weddings, memorial services and naming ceremonies. (827 page views)

5. The fifth most read story was about Branson and its recovery from the 2012 tornado. The town lost its two star attractions, Andy Williams and Yakov Smirnoff, but officials are still optimistic about the upcoming tourist season. Tourists will get the chance to visit new attractions like the Xtreme Racing Center and the Promised Land Zoo. (811 page views)

6. The sixth most read story was guest commentary by Susan Cunningham. Cunningham gives her opinions about Missouri State Legislature in Jefferson City. She gives her reactions to the 2013 session, and says she would give the General Assembly a "failing grade." (786 page views)

7. The seventh most read story was a softball story about Chelsea Thomas by Kelsie Heneghan. Thomas is described as a legend as she wraps up her five-year career as a Missouri Tiger. She has come a long way from watching the Women's College World Series from home in Pleasantville, Iowa six years ago. (769 page views)

8. The eighth most read story this week was about the people who identify as religious "none." They do not choose a religious affiliation when asked. It looks at a few of the people that this description applies to, and discusses their profiles and their different beliefs. (742 page views)

9. The ninth most read story this week was a review of the Boone County Jail system. The story profiles people in the jail who also need mental health services. The story describes the system as being in shambles. (667 page views)

10. The tenth most read story was about the upcoming opening of Battle High School.  It takes a look back at the journey the project has taken. The page also includes a collection of past stories that include features and in-depth information about the start and the future of Columbia's new high school. (640 page views)

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