July 12, 2014
The Splat! Junior Obstacle Course Mud Run held Saturday at Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia included mud pits and mesh and barrel obstacles.
July 11, 2014
Members of the public and the family of U.S. Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt attended an informal dedication ceremony to honor the fallen soldier, after whom a local park was named.
Flooding from the Mississippi River retreated in most places Friday, but it was still 8 feet above flood stage in Grafton, Ill., a town without a levee about 40 miles north of St. Louis.
July 10, 2014
The Columbia Community Band's performance at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater on Thursday included trumpet and xylophone solos. The show is part of a free concert series being held through September at the amphitheater.
July 9, 2014
Hinkson Creek has suffered as a result of stormwater runoff and has been placed on a watch list by the Environmental Protection Agency. A task force was created to figure out how to clean it up.
The storm Monday night knocked out power at Second Chance's warehouse, took off parts of the roof and ruined about 70 percent of the pet food there. But the 55 cats staying there were OK. Volunteers found out about Second Chance's need for help via Facebook and word of mouth.
Columbia residents converge at the Capen Park Mulch Site on Wednesday after a storm with heavy winds damaged numerous trees throughout the region Monday night.
In addition to the fallen trees and other debris that needed to be removed from yards and pavement after Monday's storm, residents of Marion Drive and the surrounding neighborhood might be without power through the weekend.
The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two performances of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series and two full-stage plays, "Is He Dead?" and "The Drowsy Chaperone."
July 8, 2014
Nelson's Tree Service's crews found themselves busy on Tuesday after late night thunderstorms Monday night left trees and limbs down across the city. The fallen debris caused damage to homes and cars, knocked down or snapped power lines and blocked many streets.
A maple tree fell on Michael Stampley's home on Madison Street on Tuesday. The damage from the storm ruined his personal belongings, but he and his two dogs, Carville and Ding, were unharmed.
A severe line of thunderstorms hit Columbia late Monday night, taking down trees and power lines across the area.
Laura and Matt Pinkstaff have cared for two foster children — brothers, ages 3 and 4 — for nearly a year and a half. They also have three birth daughters, Sophia, 11, Hannah, 8, and Ivy, 5. They requested the names of their foster children be withheld to protect their privacy.
July 7, 2014
Brand-new doctors often launch right into patient care within weeks of graduating from medical school. To make sure their skills are up to snuff, many medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for these new interns.
July 6, 2014
This week Missourian photographers captured images of fireworks at night, soccer players at a unique camp, a wheelchair basketball scrimmage and children drumming to their own beat.
Elias, a Beauceron, is the world's first service dog successfully trained to detect gluten particles. His owner, Hollie Dennis, has severe Celiac disease and could get sick from even trace amounts of gluten. Elias is unique among other dogs trained to detect gluten because of his perfect record — the others were less accurate and couldn't be certified. Elias and Dennis have been together for five years.
July 5, 2014
The City of Hope soccer camp has been held over the past four Saturdays on a field behind Broadway Christian Church. The camp brings together local refugees to learn new skills and form stronger ties with the community.
July 4, 2014
People gathered throughout downtown Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Fire in the Sky celebration included concerts at Flat Branch and Peace parks as well as fireworks above the parking garage at the intersection of Sixth Street and Cherry Street.
Ashland residents gathered Friday for town's annual July Fourth Parade.
July 3, 2014
A construction crew began removing the rubble of the old Delta Upsilon house on Thursday. After clearing the debris, a new house will be built for the fraternity and is expected to be finished by for the 2015-2016 school year.