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.
The officer responsible for the shooting of Michael Brown, which led to riots and looting in Ferguson earlier this week, was identified as Darren Wilson on Friday afternoon.
August 15, 2014
Columbia pedicab business Zou Cab takes residents throughout the downtown area. Michael Weinstein, Zou Cab's owner, bikes from bar to bar to pick up customers on most Saturday nights.
The tone of protests in Ferguson changed Thursday after the Missouri State Highway Patrol took over control from local police. On Friday morning, the Ferguson police chief identified the officer involved in the shooting that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Northwest Medical Isotopes announced in May that it intends to develop a reliable domestic supply of the radioactive material Molybdenum-99, which is used in about 50,000 medical procedures a day. No producers currently are located in the U. S., and the company plans to build a $50 million radioisotope production facility in Columbia, near the MU Research Reactor.
Hickman High School's football team hopes to adapt its running game this season. The Kewpies' first game will be against Christian Brothers College High School on Aug. 22 at Hickman.
August 14, 2014
More than 100 people gathered Thursday at Speakers Circle to observe a moment of silence for Michael Brown, the Ferguson teenager who was shot by police on Saturday. More than 90 cities across the country took part in the vigils.
Jefferson Middle School added a central cooling system to the building this summer. It was the last school in the Columbia School District to receive a building-wide system. Teachers and students had been relying on single-classroom units to stay cool during the school year.
With Columbia Public Schools' classes to begin Tuesday, teachers at Oakland Middle School began arranging their classrooms on Thursday.
Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
August 13, 2014
Boone County's new pet disaster relief trailer was unveiled on Wednesday at a ceremony at Stephens Lake Park. The Columbia-based Orthopedic Foundation for Animals funded the trailer's purchase.
Nash Sutherlin, who has NFL dreams, and the Battle High School football team are looking to improve upon its first year playing competitively.