COLUMBIA — This week's most read stories include Walmart on Campus coming to Columbia and the opening of two "little libraries."
Here are the 10 most popular stories posted last week on ColumbiaMissourian.com, according to Google Analytics. The links provided are to stories available for Missourian digital subscribers.
- Walmart announced a smaller version of its typical stores, called Walmart on Campus, will come to Columbia. It will open at the Lofts in the first quarter of 2014. There are three Walmart on Campus stores already around the country and the one in Columbia will have basic groceries and convenience items as well as health and beauty aids. (2,278 page views)
- Within a couple days, just down the road from one another, two "little libraries" opened. The libraries, on Crestland Avenue and West Rollins Road, operate on the trust system. Anyone can borrow a book, but the owners ask that people who do return the book or put another in its place. The goal is to promote literacy in the community. (1,802 page views)
- The last time Nene Rwenyaguza had seen his wife and children was when they were fleeing a rebel army in 2002. They were separated during the attack on their village in the Congo and for seven years, Rwenyaguza did not hear from his family. By the time they were discovered in Nairobi, Kenya, by the U.N. Refugee Agency, he was already a permanent refugee in Missouri. After a 11 years of separation, they were set to reunite in Columbia on Thursday night. (1,384 page views)
- More than 80 years ago, MU researcher Herman Schlundt, was a leader in extracting and refining radioactive metals from low-grade ore and industrial waste. However, the research left deposits of radiation throughout Pickard Hall, which will be evacuated by the end of December. (1,141 page views)
- Tre'Veon Marshall, 17, was shot on July 14 in McKee Park and pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. the next morning. He was a student at Hickman High School until January. (1,013 page views)
- CVS has proposed a store on the southeast corner of the intersection of Broadway and Providence. The proposed plan alters traffic on both roads and demolish three buildings. (1,012 page views)
- After 11 years, Nene Rwenyaguza saw his family Thursday night. He has been given two weeks of vacation time from his job at Boone County National Bank.
Rwenyaguza will spend the time getting to know his family and helping them adjust to life in the United States. (906 page views)
- Timothy Anderson pleaded guilty to two counts of stalking and one count of third-degree assault Tuesday. The charges came from incidents involving two women at MU and the stalking of a Stephens College student. (880 page views)
- Friends, family and community members marched in McKee Park to honor Tre'Veon Marshall and encourage people to end violence. (759 page views)
- A string of armed robberies occurred shortly after midnight on July 14 near the Twin Lakes Recreation Area. One armed robbery occurred on Grant Court, another on Teakwood Court. A burglary also occured on Teakwood Court. (640 page views)