August 21, 2014
The Columbia City Council approved the purchase of three vacant houses early Tuesday morning. All three have been deemed unlivable and will be rebuilt under the city's affordable housing program. Vacant houses are bought and rebuilt under the program.
Thousands of students danced, chatted and enjoyed treats Wednesday night at MU's annual Midnight BBQ.
August 20, 2014
The theme "Around the World" set the stage for an international focus at Family Fun Fest at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday.
Wednesday night’s annual Black and Gold intrasquad scrimmage provided MU fans a glimpse of the Tiger volleyball team.
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and had a bucket dumped on him at the MU practice fields on Wednesday.
Missouri defeated Oklahoma State 41-31 to win the 2014 Cotton Bowl.
August 19, 2014
Missouri's football team ran drills Tuesday at its fall camp at Faurot Field.
Hickman basketball player Jimmy Whitt announced that he will play for Arkansas during a news conference Tuesday at Hickman High School. He said his final decision came down to Missouri and Arkansas, but conversations with now-Arkansas coach Mike Anderson helped sway him toward Arkansas.
August 18, 2014
Students at Derby Ridge Elementary in northeast Columbia prepared for the first day of school at "Meet the Teacher Night" on Monday. Students toured the school with their parents, met their teachers and made sure everything was in order for their first day of school.
Students at Battle High School arrive Monday to take advantage of Columbia Public Schools' Jump Start Day. Hickman, Rock Bridge and Battle high schools provide new students the opportunity to learn the ropes, visiting classrooms and meeting teachers before the first day of classes on Tuesday.
Marit Vogelsong, or "Mom Marit", the house mother for the Kappa Delta sorority makes sure that the house is maintained over the summer and ready for the sisters' return come fall. Vogelsong has been with the house for a year, while some employees have been working at KD for as long as three decades.
August 17, 2014
MU students, activists and community members gathered at Francis Quadrangle on Sunday to pose for photographs as an act of protest against the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson. The "Don't Shoot" photo has become a viral form of protest, with people all over the world sharing their disapproval through the Internet. The hands-in-the-air pose mimicked Brown's last action and the photo's title, his words.
Karis Church received a permanent home at 1703 Worley St. as a gift from another church that disbanded. Karis' congregants say they want to help their community for the long haul.
As Ameren looks beyond the life of the coal-burning power plants that supply most of the region's electricity, the utility still holds out the hope that a second nuclear plant could be built in Missouri.
August 16, 2014
Nene Rwenyaguza, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been ministering with the African worship service at First Baptist Church of Columbia for several years. On Saturday night, he was ordained as a minister at the church.
Volunteers and participants in the fifth annual Boone Dawdle made their way to Flat Branch Park Saturday afternoon.
Rock Bridge High School, Battle High School and Hickman High school competed against each other at Friday's High School Football Jamboree at Rock Bridge. The Jamboree offered a glimpse at the potential new rivalry between Rock Bridge and Battle. The two teams will face each other for the first time in their history in week three. "I think Battle is really wanting to show that they belong right there at the top, especially in town," Rock Bridge coach A.J. Ofodile said. "And our guys are wanting to show that we are. You could see a little bit of that today in how we competed."
The Missouri football team played in its second scrimmage of fall camp in the Devine Pavilion after being rained out of Faurot Field.
Rock Bridge High School football stars Logan Twehous and Alex Ofodile played with their team at the High School Jamboree on Saturday.
Unrest returned in Ferguson on Friday night with more businesses being looted. Some people guarded businesses and encouraged others to stop looting. On Saturday, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew.