August 10, 2013
Children were weighed, measured and underwent a variety of medical tests at Boone Hospital Center on Saturday at the Back to School Health Fair hosted by the Voluntary Action Center and Healthcare USA.
August 9, 2013
The Missouri football team practiced Friday at the practice field behind Devine Pavilion in preparation for the 2013 season. The Tigers hope to best their 5-7 record from 2012's inaugural campaign in the Southeastern Conference.
Restoring the 135-year-old Harrisburg school building is a driving reason behind trying to get it on the National Register of Historic Places. A hearing to consider the Harrisburg school as well as 10 other Missouri sites for the registry will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building.
August 8, 2013
Woodcarvers gathered to fashion sculptures Thursday at the Columbia Senior Center.
A flash flood ripped through a trailer park and industrial area of Hollister on Thursday morning, forcing the evacuation and rescue of residents of the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park.
Mizzou Store employees find books Thursday for students who registered for EarlyBird Textbook Registration.
MU's Mark Twain Residence Hall was reopened Wednesday. Events included lunch in the remodeled dining room and tours of rooms. The project cost $21.7 million.
August 7, 2013
Floodwaters closed Interstate 44 and U.S. 63 in south-central Missouri on Wednesday.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge established the Big Muddy National River Refuge in the Missouri River flood plains between St. Louis and Kansas City after the flood of 1993. In the years after refuge’s creation, the Fish and Wildlife Service studied the natural processes at work.
August 6, 2013
Columbia residents turn out to participate in National Night Out at more than a dozen locations across the city Tuesday evening. National Night Out is an event meant to strengthen the relationship between communities and public services. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August.
August 5, 2013
Approximately 20 protesters gathered outside the Daniel Boone City Building on Monday to protest fracking. Jason Burke said he doesn't want his daughter, Sarah, to live in a world full of chemicals.
August 4, 2013
Crowds gather to watch the Black and White Ball talent show Sunday at Douglass Park. The talent show featured performers of all ages. Elsaun Hutchison performed "Candy Rain" and Jonathan Garr performed Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Woody Warren tended a grill at the picnic.
The Football Fan Day event was Sunday. Players, coaches and Golden Girls signed autographs for for fans lined up at Faurot Field. The event staff expected an estimated 5,000 fans to come to the event. James Hutchings, owner of Jim's Barbershop in Liberty, waited in line Sunday. He has come to every Football Fan Day and home game for years, he said.
About 150 people gathered at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday for the Black and White Ball, the main event of a weekend full of festivities intended to reunite black graduates of Columbia's public schools.
During the week of Aug. 7, 1993, the Missouri River fell below flood stage in Kansas City, but rain fell in mid-Missouri slowing down clean-up efforts.
August 3, 2013
The Black and White parade pulled through downtown Columbia as part of the festivities surrounding the 19th Black and White Ball on Saturday. Candy and bead necklaces were some of the things thrown to spectators along the way.
Darion Polk, Mark Tillman and Kevin Aaron were just some of the players in the Black and White All Star Basketball Game on Saturday in Douglass Park. Players were chosen from teams throughout the Midnight Hoops league based on their performance during the season. The game is part of the Black and White Ball.
The Missouri football team practiced Saturday morning at Faurot Field.
Members of the community marched from Second Missionary Baptist Church to the Boone County Courthouse to demand "Justice for Brandon" on Saturday. Brandon Coleman was shot and killed May 19. The march was followed by a rally at the courthouse. The NAACP organized the event.
Rain moved through Columbia on Friday afternoon before clearing for the evening.