August 11, 2014
On Sunday, the day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, thousands gathered for a vigil. Vandalism and looting broke out in the area following the vigil. Officials said there were no reports of injuries, but there were reports of assaults into the early morning.
August 10, 2014
At Stephens Lake Park on Saturday, participants decorated lanterns. These were released onto the lake at sundown to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
Judy Gibson continues to recover after an attack July 17 by her pet bull, Slick.
August 9, 2014
Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents or guardians, gathered at the MU Family Impact Center to receive free school supplies and health screenings before the start of the school year.
Personal items are often the things that Hannibal resident Jack Klotz finds on his excavations of privies in the area.
East-West Dialogues features artwork from four visiting Chinese scholars and MU professors. The show, which runs until Friday, is the culmination of a semester-long exchange for the Chinese professors.
Smokey Bear, the subject of the nation's longest-running public service campaign, turns 70 on Saturday. The character was created in 1944 because of fears that America's enemies would set fire to the nation's forests.
August 8, 2014
Participants in Jr. Naturalist Day Camp learned about the effects of man-made pollution during a stream simulation at Gans Greek Wild Area on Friday. The demonstration was part of a three-day camp.
August 7, 2014
Due to heavy rain on Thursday, Missouri football players practiced in MU's Devine Pavilion. The indoor field was more cramped than their standard practice field, so they had to adjust their movements to avoid hitting one another.
After serving two tours in Afghanistan, Joshua Ploetz decided to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder by paddling the entirety of the Mississippi River. The Minnesota native returned from war eight years ago, but he began his canoe trip in May.
Becky Llorens and Teri Walden co-founded EnCircle Technologies after each raising a son with autism. They hope the school will help young adults living with autism obtain work in Web page development, data entry and content management.
The first Code Camp Columbia, a new day camp for children ages 12 to 15, is underway this week at Columbia College. Its purpose is to introduce students to the primary programming languages and to build basic coding skills.
August 5, 2014
Proposed amendments to Missouri's Constitution were among the issues that drew Boone County voters to the polls Tuesday.
August 4, 2014
Monday marked the first day of fall practice for the Tigers. Outside of drilling on the field, Missouri also named four new team captains - Markus Golden, Bud Sasser, Mitch Morse, and Braylon Webb.
Descendents of Oduduwa join on the chapter's 15th anniversary to share the traditions, culture, clothing and values of Yoruba culture. The Yoruba culture is one of the most prominent African cultures outside of its home continent. Egbe Omo Oduduwa was formed as a non-profit organization by descendants of the Yoruba people, who originate in West Africa, including Nigeria and parts of Togo and Benin, with the goal of promoting its members' culture and educating others about their traditions and customs.
August 3, 2014
Members of Columbia's Jewish community gathered Sunday evening to express their support for Israel in its current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The cover of an October 2008 issue of ESPN The Magazine, featured then-MU football players Chase Daniel and Chase Patton. The magazine predicted a Heisman trophy for Daniel and a Super Bowl ring for Patton. Nearly six years later, Daniel is in Kansas City as a backup quarterback for the Chiefs while Patton practices dentistry in Columbia.
Food allergies are on the rise in Columbia and nationwide. Zachary McFetters, 8, didn't get to try an ice cream cone until he was 7 because of a severe tree nut allergy. Vance Pope, 5, and Nola Pope, 3, are also struggling with multiple food allergies. Parents say life with a food-allergic child is more challenging than they expected.
August 2, 2014
COMO Connect hosted a launch party for Columbia residents on Saturday at the MU Student Center. The city has been planning for the new bus system for more than a year and hopes to attract new riders.
Broadway Christian Church's Spirited Singers gathered July 21 in the lounge of Lenoir Woods, a senior living center, to sing to residents. The choir is one of multiple music groups that visit senior centers.