COLUMBIA — This week, many readers clicked on a story about an MU student's tiny portable home. The opening of Lucky's Market and further details on the death of a gray wolf last November were also among this week's most read stories.
Here are the 10 most read stories posted last week on ColumbiaMissourian.com, according to Google Analytics. Most of the links provided are to stories available only for Missourian digital subscribers.
- MU student Alicia Harris doesn't want to become pinned to one place, so she and her dad built a tiny home on wheels. She and Roscoe, her Great Dane, share the 180-square-foot home, which has both electricity and plumbing. (2,907 page views)
- Lucky's Market opened Tuesday in the old Osco Drug building downtown. The full-service grocery store offers food, health products, and a liquor store with a tasting bar. (2,661 page views)
- A canine shot and killed by a southeast Missouri man late last year has been identified as a 2-year-old gray wolf. The 80-pound female was similar to wolves from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin — habitats that are becoming overcrowded, a resource scientist in Columbia said. (1,328 page views)
- A bullet went through the window of 44 Stone Public House's private dining room at 3910 Peachtree Drive. Waitress Marti Hancook said she was standing a mere 3 feet from the window when it shattered. No injuries were reported. (1,266 page views)
- A Columbia man died Thursday night in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 70. Jeremy Tremblay, 31, and Eric Lewis, 30, were ejected from a white 1995 Buick LeSabre when it lurched off the road to the right and landed in a ditch. Tremblay, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lewis died later at University Hospital. (919 page views)
- A former MU quarterback has launched a competition to help him come up with a red-carpet look for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York next month. Brad Smith, a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, is collecting sketches from emerging designers and has promised the winner a cash prize, a one-month internship and more. (636 page views)
- Although MU freshman Kaitlyn Fischer was injured at the NCAA Division I cross country national championship, she wasn't going to give up easily, wrote Missourian reader Ilhyung Lee in a From Readers piece. With blood dripping from her left knee, she still managed to cross the finish line — before immediately being taken to the medical tent. (619 page views)
- The City Council has 23 infrastructure projects planned for 2014, according to a report released in December. The report includes plans for parks; streets, sidewalks and trails; water and light systems; and sanitation. (608 page views)
- Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested Jan. 10 in his hometown of Springfield in connection with a drug-related incident. After noticing the license plate tab on the car Green-Beckham had been riding in with two other men was expired, a police officer pulled them over and smelled marijuana in the vehicle, a Police Department statement said. Officers found approximately a pound of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. The local prosecutor said it could be months before charges are filed. Pinkel declined to comment on Green-Beckham's status with the team. (554 page views)
- The Islamic Center of Central Missouri — the only Islamic center in Columbia — often struggles to find space for its large congregation. The city recently approved plans to add more than 8,000 square feet to the mosque after demolishing some buildings on the property. (507 page views)
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