February 4, 2014
Downtown Columbia was quiet Tuesday morning as a winter storm moved through the area. Some business owners made it into work, and several people took the time to shovel sidewalks.
February 3, 2014
Eddie Naeger made his way across the Katy Trail, despite freezing temperatures and even an armadillo or two.
Ice covered much of Columbia over the past weekend. The National Weather Service said 0.5 inches to 1 inch of ice accumulated across Columbia. Columbia is also under a Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday. The weather service is predicting anywhere from 5 inches to 7 inches of snow accumulation in Boone and surrounding counties.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Columbia, Veterans United Home Loans has exploded in size. The company now employs 1,500 people out of 23 offices in 20 states, with 1,100 of its employees based in Columbia. Regional Economic Development Inc. data from 2013 named the company as one of the top-10 employers in Boone County.
February 2, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks beat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. It was the Seahawks' first Super Bowl victory.
The Seattle Seahawks led the Denver Broncos 22-0 at halftime in Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. No Super Bowl winner has ever trailed by more than 10 points in the game.
January in Columbia had plenty of snow and multiple days with temperatures in the negatives and single digits. The extreme cold drove people inside, made travel difficult and led to new winter activities.
February 1, 2014
The Missouri swim team attempted to reach individual B cut times for the season's NCAA Championships later in the year. The team swam against clubs from Mid-Missouri and Kansas.
Missouri rallied against the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats but fell short, ultimately losing 84-79, on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Freezing rain covered Columbia sidewalks and roads in sheets of ice overnight. City crews were working to clear the roads, but only 10 percent of residential streets had been treated and plowed by Saturday evening, according to a Public Works Department Facebook post.
January 31, 2014
Five new properties have been added to the list of Columbia's Notable Historic Properties for this year, including the Fairview Cemetery.
January 30, 2014
The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Hickman Kewpies 59-54 in the annual crosstown rivalry game Thursday night at Hickman High School.
The Missouri women's basketball team knocked off No. 16 Vanderbilt 59-54 Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
Construction crews continue to build new houses throughout Columbia. Key housing industry indicators are trending up from the past year, according to the Columbia Board of Realtors' annual home sales statistics for 2013.
The new Missouri baseball clubhouse at Taylor Stadium will be equipped with arcade games and a movie theater-style media room. "This will become a home away from home (for) our players," coach Tim Jamieson said.
Aiden Taylor, 8, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer that has spread to his spine. He has had two surgeries and will undergo chemotherapy and radiation.
January 29, 2014
The Hickman Kewpies girls faced off against the Rock Bridge Bruins girls on Wednesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Bruins won 66-51.
UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke to reporters about the Sasha Menu Courey case at Wednesday's press conference at the Reynold's Alumni Center. “What I feel as a parent, is one of our students is dead. And I don’t want to feel that anymore," Wolfe said.
January 28, 2014
President Barack Obama delivered the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber.
President Barack Obama has frequently used the word "stronger" to describe the union in his State of the Union addresses. But past presidents have used different terms in their summations. Here is a collection of photos from past State of the Union addresses.