THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Winter storm threatens mid-Missouri, Missouri football gets new recruits

Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 9:10 p.m. CST; updated 10:44 a.m. CST, Monday, December 23, 2013

COLUMBIA  —This week's most read stories include stories about Missouri football recruits and the winter weather that threatened travel plans.

Here are the 10 most read stories posted last week on, according to Google Analytics. Most of the links provided are to stories available only for Missourian digital subscribers.

  1. The Missouri football team added two recruits.  Missouri recruited Raymond Wingo, the younger brother of Buffalo Bills running back Ronnie Wingo. Wingo is expected to play cornerback. Missouri also recruited Logan Cheadle, who is a member of the Lee's Summit West team that won this year's Missouri Class 5 state title. (1,181 page views)
  2. Readers tracked the winter storm that threatened travel throughout the weekend. At first, the National Weather Service predicted 1/4 inch of ice and six inches of snow and then it issued a winter storm warning. (1513 page views)

  3. The city of Columbia is constructing a new cellphone tower off Providence Road, which is supposed to help off load demand during athletic events. The cellphone tower is designed to look like an elm tree. (986 page views)
  4. Young public defender, Natalie Hull, has been working as a public defender for almost 16 months. In the first two weeks of November, she worked 140 hours. "I am my job," she said. The work has created an emotional strain. (753 page views)
  5. Melody Whitworth's horse Hershey broke through barn, and eventually fell into a neighbor's pool. The Boone County Fire Protection District responded and guided Hershey to the shallow end. Hershey was able to walk up the pool steps. (742 page views)
  6. The most recent data tables that show the number of MU faculty members are broken down by gender, rank and tenure. The government record is available to the public. (673 page views)
  7. The dining sections at three Hy-Vee stores might be converted into more formal restaurants that serve alcohol. The changes are expected to start in the next one or two years. (644 page views)
  8. Columbia's food desert could be alleviated by a proposed transit system that would bring access to more grocery stores and a new grocery Lucky's Market. (617 page views)
  9. According to an affidavit, a 16-year-old female student told her counselor that she had a sexual relationship with her welding teacher. The Boone County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at the home of Zachary Arnold, the welding teacher at Battle High School. (610 page views)
  10.  Ryan Rosburg, Missouri basketball's starting center, was ready for Saturday's Braggin' Rights game. His father and brother were going to watch. (517 page views)

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