January 15, 2014
Students had the opportunity to learn about astronauts and space Tuesday night at Rock Bridge Elementary. The students will have the opportunity to astronauts from NASA in March.
January 14, 2014
Randy Hanna, a candidate for Columbia College president, visited the campus Tuesday and met with students and faculty.
Lucky's Market opened Tuesday, one day ahead of its scheduled Wednesday opening. The 30,000-square foot store features food and health products, along with alcohol. The store, which was started in Boulder, Colo., is the fourth to open in the country.
Alicia Harris and her father, Paul, built a 180-square-foot home on a flatbed trailer. She shares the tiny house with her 120-pound Great Dane, Roscoe.
January 13, 2014
Scott Dalrymple answers question at Columbia College during a Monday afternoon forum in which he met with students. He is one of two finalists for the position of president at Columbia College.
Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia Public Schools, says his proudest achievement in his five years as superintendent is the reconnection with the Columbia community. "We reconnected and had an open dialogue with the public. … That's kind of been the hallmark," he said.
January 12, 2014
NeuNews, believed to be the first newspaper of its kind at Neuwoehner High, features stories about students at the school, all of whom have special needs — including the staff writing and putting together the paper.
Columbia's strategic plan for infrastructure improvements divides projects among parks; streets, sidewalks and trails; water and light systems; and sanitation.
January 9, 2014
Missouri women's basketball defeated No. 25 Georgia on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
A tractor-trailer overturned Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at mile marker 131. Traffic was moving slowly.
For Matt and Christy Hawkins, opening Como Smoke and Fire marks their first experience in the restaurant industry. Matt's brother Patrick Hawkins, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, said he always wanted to open a restaurant. The three are partners.
January 8, 2014
The Georgia beat Missouri 70-64 in overtime Wednesday, snapping the Tigers' streak of 26 straight home wins.
The Missouri legislative session began shortly after noon Wednesday, with leaders spelling out their priorities for the session.
The ice was thick enough at Stephens Lake Park for ice skating, according to the Columbia Parks and Recreation website Wednesday.
Animals at the Rio de Janiero were treated to frozen fruits and popsicles after temperatures soared above 90. Temperatures have been above the mid-90s for about 10 days in the country.
Following her son Bart's critical injuries in an airplane accident, Bonnie Riley developed the Riley Equine Center in Boonville.
January 7, 2014
The Radiant Pro 60, a laser light show projection machine, is demonstrated Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School.
Across the country, the winter weather delayed travelers or left them stranded in airports or on trains. Airlines again canceled several thousand flights Tuesday, as the extreme cold slowed everything from baggage-handling to refueling. On the roads, powerful winds pushing snow into desert-like dunes forced authorities to shut major highways
Tracy Edwards didn't give his diet much thought until he was diagnosed with diabetes eight or 10 years ago. He made changes to his diet, but he had both of his legs amputated below the knee in October. He remains involved in the community and will be fitted for prosthetic limbs in the next two months.
January 6, 2014
Zaxby's opened two restaurants in Columbia on Monday at 1411 Cinnamon Hill Lane and 3922 South Providence Road. The restaurants are the first for the chain in Missouri.