February 28, 2015
Snow started falling mid-afternoon on Saturday and continued throughout the day. Columbia is supposed to receive up to five inches by Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Center in St. Louis.
February 27, 2015
The Rock Bridge High School boys basketball team made a late run Friday night, but Helias walked away with a 55-53 win in Jefferson City.
Police said Friday morning that seven people died and an eighth was wounded in a house-to-house rampage overnight in Tyrone, Missouri. The victims were found in four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas line.
The Nordyne facility in Boonville, which opened in 1979 and once employed almost 900 workers, will be down to 75 by the beginning of March. By August, the plant will be closed and production shifted to Saltillo, Mexico.
With the U.S. now allowing travelers to bring back up to $100 worth of Cuban cigars for the first time in years, cigar makers are projecting on-island sales to double last year's figures.
Leonard Nimoy, famous for portraying Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" series on film and television, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 83.
Antarctic ice, specifically on the Antarctic peninsula, is melting rapidly as it comes into contact with warming oceans. Within a century or two, the melting ice could have a profound effect on the world's ocean levels and coastlines as a result.
The Blazer Athletic Running and Fitness program, known as BARF, is run by Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's Pat Kelly and Mike Johnson. It was designed to keep athletes fit during the winter months between the fall and spring athletic seasons. "We work ‘em," Johnson said, "but the kids know what's good for them. They will take an extra hour after school to stay fit."
February 26, 2015
The Columbia College Cougars took on the William Woods Owls on Thursday at Southwell Complex. The Owls flew away from the Cougars, winning 66-59.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School traveled to Mokane, Missouri, to take on Southern Boone High School in the District 8 semifinals. Tolton won 40-23.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich dies Thursday morning in what police are calling an "apparent suicide."
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grades at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary prepared this week for the ninth annual Silent Film/Silent Art Auction.
February 25, 2015
Casey Lewis waits for a recess to end during his first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Wednesday night. He is accused of having acted as a hit man in the murder of Brian Daniels in April 2013.
Members of the African Children's Choir performed songs from their home continent and traditional American hymns Wednesday evening. The children are traveling the country to improve the public's understanding of issues involving the living conditions and education levels of orphaned youth in Africa.
Jordan Reeves has been in sports camps since she was three years old and maintains an active love of baseball and basketball.
February 24, 2015
The Missouri men's basketball team beat Florida 64-52 Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.
Rock Bridge High School boys basketball beat Muriel Williams Battle High School 77-60 on Tuesday.
Four East Campus sculptures, which were donated by artist Don Asbee to the East Campus Neighborhood Association, have been requested to be added to the city's public art collection.