September 5, 2014
Shelby Smith, 16, and her sister Emma Self, 8, were born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder in which children's heads are smaller than what is normal for their age and gender. The sisters recently moved to Hallsville to benefit from the school district's special education program.
At 6-foot-2, Luke Campbell is one of the largest high school football players in the state. But the Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School player has another passion: graphic design.
September 4, 2014
The 10th annual Tomato Festival drew in more than 1,000 people to the Bradford Research Center on Thursday. Attendees could sample more than 270 varieties of tomatoes, as well as salsas and peppers.
"Cooper's Landing," a fiber piece by Columbia artist Dre Roberts, was selected as the city's commemorative poster for the 22nd Poster Party for the Arts on Thursday.
Attendees at a home preservation workshop on Rosemary Lane had a chance to learn some useful home-owning techniques from Bob Yapp on Thursday.
Several MU engineering clubs toted out their drones, racecars and tractors Thursday to try to entice new members.
Joan Rivers died today at 81. "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," her daughter Melissa Rivers said. "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."
Battle High School Spartans practice Wednesday and prepare to host Rock Bridge High School on Friday.
The Rock Bridge High School cross-country team conditions for the fall season.
September 3, 2014
The Stephens College volleyball team takes on Central Methodist University in their season opener. Stephens lost 3-0.
The Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center invited canine owners to bring their furry friends for a swim on Tuesday during the Pooch Plunge before the aquatic center's pools closed for the season.
September 2, 2014
Hickman High School's varsity boys soccer team defeats Jefferson City on Tuesday night.
Monday's record rain left Columbians busy Tuesday coping with the storm's aftermath.
September 1, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Boone County on Monday night.
Columbia residents gather in Peace Park for an Artists for Justice event on Monday. The music and arts event was organized as a response to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
More than 200 marathoners raced through Columbia in the 55th annual Heart of America Marathon on Monday.
A new natural gas station opened at 1900 Lake Ridgeway Drive in Columbia on Aug. 25. Clean Energy Fuel employees demonstrated how the new equipment worked last week while city employees practiced with the new pumps.
Women make up just 2.6 percent of Americans employed in construction-related jobs. Organizations such as Nontraditional Employment for Women are working to provide more training opportunities, and there is greater pressure on unions and contractors to recruit more women to work in the field.
August 31, 2014
Columbia College remained scoreless for the season in its 0-0 tie against Avila University on Sunday.