March 31, 2015
Columbia College shut out Stephens College in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday at Antimi Softball Complex in Columbia. The Cougars improved to 14-11 on the season and the Stars fell to 3-17.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, who handled the investigation of Michael Brown's shooting death by police officer Darren Wilson, spoke Tuesday at MU's Hulston Hall.
Residents of Sunset Mobile Home Park were informed Tuesday that the trailer park would be closing October 1. When the mobile home park was annexed by the city in 2007, Ron Netemeyer, owner of the park, said he had no plans to sell. Many of the park's residents are not sure what to do in the aftermath of the news, as many cannot afford new leases and the trailer homes are too old to be feasibly moved.
Columbia College and Jefferson Middle School English Language Learner students planted the college’s first community garden next to the Kirkman House, which sits across from Columbia College's campus. The garden will be tended every Tuesday until the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Sophie Cunningham participated in the McDonald's All-American Games on Monday in Chicago. She placed second in the 3-point shootout.
Robert Lotz of New Bloomfield spends the morning fishing for crappie on Monday at Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area. Lotz, 89, has been fishing for crappie in Missouri for 50 years. Lotz says the crappie come into shallow water along the shorelines to spawn as the water warms in the spring. He throws back the small ones, but he keeps the large ones to give to friends and family to eat. Jigs rigged with lead heads and rubber skirts are Lotz' preferred lure.
March 30, 2015
Willie Nelson speaks to Rhonda Perry, program director of Missouri Rural Crisis Center, before his show Monday evening at the Missouri Theatre. Nelson is an outspoken advocate of family farming, which the crisis center works to protect. Nelson also took the time to enjoy a fan's photo before his performance.
Even a skeleton team was enough for an 11-1 win by Rock Bridge High School over crosstown foe Muriel Williams Battle High School on Monday.
Curtis Penix followed the 240-mile Boone Trace, walking the same route his fifth great-grandfather took with Daniel Boone in 1775.
March 29, 2015
Missouri softball lost its series to Auburn on Sunday.
Seven downtown Columbia churches gathered at Ninth Street and Broadway for an ecumenical Palm Sunday service.
Sophie Cunningham, a guard for the Rock Bridge Bruins basketball team, is expected to play in the McDonald's All American Game on April 1 in Chicago.
In a year-long investigation, the Associated Press interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves in Benjina, Indonesia. The AP documented the journey of a single large shipment of slave-caught seafood from the village and tracked it by satellite to a Thai harbor. AP journalists followed trucks that loaded and drove the seafood over four nights to dozens of factories, cold storage plants and the country's biggest fish market. From there, it went around the world, including the U.S.
People on San Juan island lost Internet and phone service for 10 days there in 2013. Other regions around the country also have fallen dark in recent years, sometimes for days at a time, because of failures or accidents affecting the nation’s broadband infrastructure. The failures have revealed vulnerabilities in the backbone of the nation’s high-speed Internet highway, which often lacks the detour routes necessary to quickly restore service when outages occur outside of major cities.
March 28, 2015
Hundreds of elementary and middle school students, including nine from Columbia, competed Friday in a statewide geography bee at MU.
March 27, 2015
Missouri lost 4-1 to Tennessee during tennis matches at the Green Tennis Center on Friday.
Matt Rahner began documenting dozens of homes on nearly 130 parcels of land that were acquired by Kansas City via eminent domain to make room for a new East Patrol police station and crime lab in 2012. "Eminent Domain," an art installation highlighting Rahner's work, opened last week at the Kansas City Public Library.
Chad Phillips, a senior at MU studying political science and psychology, is one of nine candidates campaigning for the First Ward City Council seat.
The Armory Sports and Recreation Center, 701 E. Ash St., was built in 1938 and features the Art Deco style.
March 26, 2015
Jake Loft, a senior at MU, campaigns along West Ash Street on Sunday. Loft is one of nine candidates running for a First Ward city council seat that was vacated when former Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick resigned from her position in January. Loft said he wants to build trust with the residents of the First Ward and be a voice for people who have felt under-represented or misrepresented by previous councils.