July 9, 2014
Hinkson Creek has suffered as a result of stormwater runoff and has been placed on a watch list by the Environmental Protection Agency. A task force was created to figure out how to clean it up.
The storm Monday night knocked out power at Second Chance's warehouse, took off parts of the roof and ruined about 70 percent of the pet food there. But the 55 cats staying there were OK. Volunteers found out about Second Chance's need for help via Facebook and word of mouth.
Columbia residents converge at the Capen Park Mulch Site on Wednesday after a storm with heavy winds damaged numerous trees throughout the region Monday night.
In addition to the fallen trees and other debris that needed to be removed from yards and pavement after Monday's storm, residents of Marion Drive and the surrounding neighborhood might be without power through the weekend.
The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two performances of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series and two full-stage plays, "Is He Dead?" and "The Drowsy Chaperone."
July 8, 2014
Nelson's Tree Service's crews found themselves busy on Tuesday after late night thunderstorms Monday night left trees and limbs down across the city. The fallen debris caused damage to homes and cars, knocked down or snapped power lines and blocked many streets.
A maple tree fell on Michael Stampley's home on Madison Street on Tuesday. The damage from the storm ruined his personal belongings, but he and his two dogs, Carville and Ding, were unharmed.
A severe line of thunderstorms hit Columbia late Monday night, taking down trees and power lines across the area.
Laura and Matt Pinkstaff have cared for two foster children — brothers, ages 3 and 4 — for nearly a year and a half. They also have three birth daughters, Sophia, 11, Hannah, 8, and Ivy, 5. They requested the names of their foster children be withheld to protect their privacy.
July 7, 2014
Brand-new doctors often launch right into patient care within weeks of graduating from medical school. To make sure their skills are up to snuff, many medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for these new interns.
July 6, 2014
This week Missourian photographers captured images of fireworks at night, soccer players at a unique camp, a wheelchair basketball scrimmage and children drumming to their own beat.
Elias, a Beauceron, is the world's first service dog successfully trained to detect gluten particles. His owner, Hollie Dennis, has severe Celiac disease and could get sick from even trace amounts of gluten. Elias is unique among other dogs trained to detect gluten because of his perfect record — the others were less accurate and couldn't be certified. Elias and Dennis have been together for five years.
July 5, 2014
The City of Hope soccer camp has been held over the past four Saturdays on a field behind Broadway Christian Church. The camp brings together local refugees to learn new skills and form stronger ties with the community.
July 4, 2014
People gathered throughout downtown Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Fire in the Sky celebration included concerts at Flat Branch and Peace parks as well as fireworks above the parking garage at the intersection of Sixth Street and Cherry Street.
Ashland residents gathered Friday for town's annual July Fourth Parade.
July 3, 2014
A construction crew began removing the rubble of the old Delta Upsilon house on Thursday. After clearing the debris, a new house will be built for the fraternity and is expected to be finished by for the 2015-2016 school year.
Angela Anderson lost two of her children when they died in the Lake of the Ozarks on July 4, 2012. Brayden, 8, and Alexandra, 13, swam into an undetected electric current while swimming near the shore. The Fourth of July marks the second anniversary of their deaths.
July 2, 2014
The Columbia Public Schools' Fine Arts Explorers program gives selected fourth- and fifth-graders opportunities for creative growth and team work though the visual and performing arts. The program hosted over 100 students from 19 schools.
MU wheelchair basketball player Carter Arey, along with the rest of the U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team, held an open scrimmage Tuesday night at the MU Student Recreation Complex in preparation for this weekend's Men's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Incheon, South Korea.
July 1, 2014
The Parley P. Pratt Memorial Freedom Run will commemorate early Mormon leader Parley P. Pratt's escape from Boone County jail 175 years ago on July 4. Gerald Neuffer, one of Parley P. Pratt's great-great-grandsons, will participate in the race.