September 11, 2014
The Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence hosted a public forum at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday. The forum was held to discuss ways to prevent violence in the Columbia community, especially in light of the recent death of Ferguson teen, Michael Brown.
The Missouri House voted in support of HB 1307, a bill that extended the abortion waiting time from 24 to 72 hours, overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's July veto of the bill. The veto session was held in Jefferson City on Wednesday.
Jesse James fought alongside "Bloody" Bill Anderson at the Battle of Centralia. A re-enactment is planned in Centralia this weekend to mark the event's 150th anniversary.
A Civil War re-enactment commemorates the Battle of Centralia that took place 150 years ago. At 76, Jack Chance, the president of the Friends of Centralia Battlefield, doesn't take to the battlefield often, but he enjoys teaching about the battle's impact on his town. "It’s a beautiful lesson even though it’s tragic what happened," he said.
Setup for Saturday and Sunday's re-enactments of the Battle of Centralia began Tuesday. A temporary bridge and a mock-up church are among the scenes that will be used.
September 10, 2014
Rabbi Levi Selwyn, a traveling scribe, showcases a Torah scroll Wednesday at Congregation Beth Shalom. The scroll is between 60 and 80 years old. When repairing scrolls, Selwyn writes over old letters, right to left, so he doesn't smudge the text.
Wednesday's veto session brought both abortion-rights supporters and abortion-rights opponents to the state Capitol.
The H&M store opened in the Columbia Mall on Wednesday. This is H&M's fifth store in Missouri and its first in Columbia.
The Ryland Farm House was built in 1890 and will be open to the public on Sept. 20-21.
People protest the execution of Earl Ringo Jr. in front of the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday.
MizzouDiversity sponsored a panel that included law professors, clergy and other community members to discuss the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the response that followed. More than 200 people filled the auditorium at Hulston Hall.
September 9, 2014
Rock Bridge High School took on Muriel Williams Battle High School on Tuesday night in the first boys soccer meeting between the two schools.
September 8, 2014
Four panelists led a discussion for the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence during a forum Monday night. The Let's Talk CoMo: Violence gathering was the first of three scheduled for this week to discuss crime and prevention in the community.
Leigha Vandegriffe, 9, gets her hair cut at Green Meadows Hair Co. and Spa during its annual cut-a-thon.
The city of Boonville will begin long-awaited restoration of the Katy Bridge next summer, a project that will convert the former railroad bridge over the Missouri River to a pedestrian and cyclist track.
September 7, 2014
Volunteers from Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church worked at the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri on Sunday as part of a national day of service volunteer event.
The Missouri General Assembly convenes for a veto session on Wednesday. Some of the bills being considered are a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, changes to the regulation of e-cigarettes and, in the House, four bills increasing tax credits or exemptions.
Sherry Payne, executive director of Uzazi Village, stopped in Columbia on Saturday as part of her walk across Missouri to raise awareness of the higher infant mortality rate among black children.
September 6, 2014
The Columbia College women's soccer team takes on Missouri Valley College at R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium on Saturday. Columbia College lost 2-1.