April 18, 2013
A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, on Wednesday evening killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, officials said.
Business owner Marc LaFerriere said his auto body shop stays busy with dent repairs for months after a major hailstorm. On Thursday, he said his business wrote at least 25 estimates for repairs for damage sustained in Wednesday afternoon's hailstorm.
Ernie's Cafe & Steak House has been a Columbia fixture since 1934. "Ernie’s is solid and consistent," manager Nathan Fuchs said. "That’s the beauty of us not changing. And people like that."
Grove Construction is working to develop projects around Columbia. Owner Tony Grove, who comes from a family of construction owners, started the company in 2009.
Jim Shaw has lived on a farm just north of Columbia since he was born, raising cattle on more than 140 acres. He's working to preserve his land from encroaching development.
MU Health Care, Boone Hospital Center and Truman Veterans Hospital have added patient rooms and improved care with the addition of new technology.
At least 15 people were feared dead and 160 injured in a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, on Wednesday.
Sabrina Lambrecht founded the nonprofit CoMo Cares in July to provide children with clothing, diapers and other necessities.
April 17, 2013
The Columbia College softball team won both games of a doubleheader against Stephens College on Wednesday at Legion Park. Columbia College won the first game 8-0 and the second game 9-0.
April 16, 2013
The bombs that ripped through the Boston Marathon crowd were fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, packed with nails and other fiendishly lethal shrapnel, and hidden in duffel bags left on the ground, people close to the investigation said Tuesday.
Columbia residents share their personal experiences from the Boston Marathon with photos from before and after the tragedy.
The building was originally submitted for consideration to be nominated for the National Register of Historic Places in late October. If it makes the register, the building will qualify for historic preservation tax credits.
The Rock Bridge girls soccer team defeated Quincy 1-0 on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School.
Rock Bridge and Hickman students tour Battle High School's campus for the first time April 16. The group includes juniors that will become Battle's inaugural graduating class. Summer classes will begin June 3.
Columbia Water and Light replaced a transformer on Eighth Street on Tuesday morning.
People gathered outside of The Textbook Game on Monday to tie-dye T-shirts for Human vs. Zombies, the weeklong game played at college campuses across the country.
April 15, 2013
The 2013 Missouri Men's Basketball banquet was held at Mizzou Arena on Monday.
Hickman girls soccer won 2-0 against Troy Buchanan on Monday night.
Spectators and runners fled from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
Students from the College of Engineering have been paired with companies statewide to improve environmentally friendly practices. Several interns have found ways to help companies save substantial costs. Others have been offered jobs at their internship sites. Marie Steinwachs, director of the Missouri Environmental Assistance Center, leads the internship program.