July 4, 2013
Residents, students and even business employees find time to celebrate July Fourth.
Fireworks in downtown Columbia will start at about 9:15 p.m. from the top of the Sixth and Cherry streets parking garage.
July 3, 2013
Demonstrators gathered downtown to support whistleblowers, such as Bradley Manning, at the Mid-Missouri Peace Coalition Rally for Freedom.
The Columbia Art League's "Who Am I" summer day camp for children between the ages of 10 and 13 ran for its second day Wednesday at the Calvary Episcopal Church. The budding artists completed several projects throughout the day that dealt with identity and expression.
Egyptians celebrate moments after Egypt's military chief says the president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections. The military also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced.
Area residents shop for fireworks on Tuesday at Bob's Fireworks. Bob Gerau, who co-owns the business with his son, is in his 48th year of selling fireworks.
July 2, 2013
Members of the NAACP met Tuesday at the Second Missionary Baptist Church to discuss the investigation into the fatal shooting of Brandon Coleman. The membership voted to march to draw attention to the situation.
People look at and adopt dogs at the Central Missouri Humane Society adoption event Sunday in the Forest Rose Park outside Mojo's. The number of euthanized animals is down in part because of more volunteers at the shelter.
June 29, 2013
Thousands gather at Wingstock on Saturday outside of Mid America Harley Davidson. Wingstock included barbecue, live music, carnival rides and motorcycle sales.
Heather Pitt and Hailey King won awards in the 49th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. King, a 2013 Rock Bridge graduate won first place in the Culinary Arts category while Pitt, a 2013 Hickman graduate, won first place in the Commercial Baking competition. King and Pitt have been training all year in the Culinary Arts Program at the Columbia Area Career Center.
Family, friends and community members attend the Celebration of Life service for Eliot Battle on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held an Omega Service, which is a ritual service for deceased fraternity brothers.
Big Butt Recycling event prepares MU to be smoke-free by the July 1 deadline. The ban applies to any tobacco products and to e-cigarettes. Advocates say they'll rely on education and peer enforcement to ensure people comply.
June 28, 2013
Rain barrels were available for purchase Friday.
MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology will be relocated to the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
June 27, 2013
Many residents enjoy a carnival and its rides sponsored by Mid America Harley-Davidson on Thursday.
The Joy of Music Summer Camp, a program of the Missouri Symphony Society, started Monday. The weeklong camp helps children 8 to 18 become better players under the guidance of professional musicians.
June 26, 2013
Greenbriar Trail, which was dedicated Wednesday, connects the 1,500 residences near Green Meadows Road with the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail via the MU Recreation Trail.
U.S. Supreme Court justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
After three people were electrocuted while swimming near docks in the Lake of the Ozarks last summer, electricians were busy with calls from homeowners worried about the safety of their dock wiring.
June 25, 2013
MU’s Venture Out program is building a new high ropes course called Odyssey.