March 26, 2014
About 1,000 Missouri union workers gathered on the Capitol lawn to protest "right to work" legislation. Gov. Jay Nixon said he opposes the legislation and called it unnecessary. It would take away the requirement in labor contracts that all employees pay union fees.
March 25, 2014
The Broadway is finishing preparations for its opening. It has 114 rooms, an in-house restaurant and two bars. The hotel opens Wednesday.
The children's theatre company TRYPS hosts a Wizard of Oz Spring Break camp in Columbia on Monday. Children write biographies, learn to dance and participate in activities. The students will perform at the Macklanburg Playhouse on the Stephens College Campus on Friday, the final day of the class.
March 24, 2014
The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is adding a new class called DanceAbility to its spring roster. DanceAbility is a ballet class designed for special needs children and considers their unique needs and abilities in its practice and teaching methods.
March 23, 2014
Southern Miss defeats Missouri 71-63 on Sunday. It was the final game of Missouri's season.
March 22, 2014
Rock Bridge girls basketball took the state title Saturday during the Show Me Showdown championship at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins played the Lee's Summit Broncos in the final game and ultimately won 62-45. This is Rock Bridge's third straight state championship win.
The Columbia Farmers' Market kicked off its spring season Saturday by holding the first outdoor market of the year in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot. The market will be in the ARC parking lot 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October 25.
Battle High School hosted the Columbia Kick-Off track meet Friday. The event brought together the track and field teams from Battle High School, Hickman High School and Rock Bridge High School.
March 20, 2014
Hickman's boys basketball team won its semifinal game against Hazelwood Central 62-56 to advance to the next round of play in the state championship. The team plays again Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat St. Joseph's Academy to advance to the finals of the state tournament.
Former Missouri football players Michael Sam, Kony Ealy, Max Copeland, Henry Josey, E.J. Gaines and others performed in front of NFL scouts during Missouri's Pro Day on Thursday at Devine Pavilion.
March 19, 2014
The Missouri baseball team won 4-3 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday in Taylor Stadium. Sophomore Peter Fairbanks pitched for the Tigers.
The Tigers won both games of a double header against Illinois State on Wednesday.
Columbia residents attended a special session Wednesday held by the City Council to discuss three student-housing proposals.
The Missouri Tigers defeated the Davidson College Wildcats 85-77 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
March 18, 2014
Donn Upp and Joe Ely now host guided tours and operate Rivercene Mansion year-round as a bed-and-breakfast. The construction of Rivercene Mansion was started in 1864 and completed in 1869. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the property. The mansion is 12,000 square feet and has 10 bedrooms. This fall, Rivercene will temporarily be transformed into Ridgecliffe Manor. Upp plans to take the setting from his horror novels and intertwine it with actual events from the Kinney family history.
March 17, 2014
MU's Irish heritage club Pure Irish celebrates St. Patrick's Day on Monday night at International Tap House. The group, founded in November 2012, performed dances and tin whistle music.
March 16, 2014
On Saturday, children learned from more than 16 science booths at the Science Sleuth event at the Bond Life Sciences Center. Children played with bubbles, made slime and even learned CPR techniques.
March 15, 2014
The Missouri Tigers lost with a final score of 8-7 in game two of its doubleheader.
The Missouri Tigers lost to the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, at Taylor Stadium with an end score of 4-1. Missouri pitcher Eric Anderson went out with eight strikeouts and a season-best six innings in game two of the doubleheader.