March 11, 2013
Crowding, understaffing and failing equipment have long been problems at the Joint Communications Center. Officials hope to overhaul the system using proceeds of a three-eighths-cent sales tax that appears on the April 2 ballot. If voters approve the tax, it would generate an estimated $9.3 million per year.
Marcy Luebbert's favorite Columbia Transit bus route is the 103 Green Northeast Loop. This route, according to Luebbert, has everything that she needs: shopping centers, her bank, her doctor's office and restaurants. Luebbert has cerebral palsy and she doesn't own a wheelchair van, so the bus is her only means of transportation.
March 10, 2013
According to National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs in St. Louis, Columbia received 0.83 inches of rain through Sunday afternoon. The rain was added to approximately 2 inches of runoff from melting snow.
Displayed are Peeps at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa. With the storied candy brand celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a quirky new TV ad campaign talks about all the things people do with their Peeps.
Women face the decision to remove a healthy breast with a double mastectomy after having breast cancer in one breast. Research shows that the number of women opting for double mastectomies after breast cancer is increasing.
From the biggest cities to the smallest towns, more than 31,000 people die of gunshot wounds in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - an average of nearly 87 people a day.
March 9, 2013
Along with MU students, community members from Columbia College, Stephens College, and area high schools took part in the Mizzou Dance Marathon on Saturday.
Rock Bridge secured a 50-22 win over Nixa in Saturday's Class 5 quarterfinal game at Springfield's Drury University. The defending state champions will return to Mizzou Arena for the semifinals.
Hickman made a late comeback to prevail 73-68 over Kickapoo for a spot in the state semifinals.
The Missouri baseball team lost 8-3 to San Francisco on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.
The Missouri softball team lost 11-3 to Texas A&M on Saturday at home. The Tigers dropped to 10-2 (1-1 SEC).
A variety of dog breeds were groomed and judged Saturday at the 2013 Columbia Missouri Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show.
Families with young children headed to Rock Bridge High School for an educational event put on by Columbia Public Schools and faculty members from MU’s departments of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences and Anthropology.
The Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Missouri Tigers 64-62 on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Missouri gymnastics team lost to Illinois on senior night Friday at Hearnes Center.
March 8, 2013
Missouri sophomore first baseman Kelsea Roth broke a scoreless tie with Texas A&M in the bottom of the seventh inning by hitting a home run over left-center field. The Tigers won 2-0.
Handlers prep dogs for Columbia Missouri Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
In the second installment of the One Health, One Medicine forum series, researchers discussed comparative oncology clinical trials held at MU, in which dogs with cancer were treated to gain insight for future human treatment.
March 7, 2013
The Missouri women's basketball team fell 53-40 to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.
Missouri football players worked out in front of NFL scouts Thursday at Devine Pavilion.