Shooting on East Broadway

Shots were fired in the 1000 block of East Broadway early Sunday morning. A male victim was wounded in the incident.

Top 10 Causes of Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report Wednesday that listed America's top 10 causes of death in 2012.

MAP: Drug arrest

Police arrested a woman Thursday on suspicion of selling meth and cocaine at a home in the 1400 block of Doris Drive.

GRAPHIC: Hinkson Creek Trail detours along Rock Quarry

The Hinkson Creek Bridge is under construction to repair wear-and-tear damage. During the construction, Hinkson Creek Trail traffic will detour along the shoulder of Rock Quarry Road and Capen Park Drive.

GRAPHIC: Missouri breakdown by SEC state

Missouri’s football roster makeup has changed since the Tigers moved from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference in 2012. As part of the SEC, Missouri is now securing more recruits from the southeast United States — especially Georgia and Florida. The chart below shows the number of players on Missouri’s roster from states with SEC teams (not included is Texas, which is represented in both the Big 12 and SEC).

Man found unconscious near Hickman High School

Columbia Police responded Monday afternoon to a report of stabbing behind a house near Hickman High School. When police arrived at 801 Washington Ave, they found Walter Lige, 59, lying unconscious in the backyard of the residence. He was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. at University Hospital.

Assault reported in Schurz Residence Hall

A woman reported a sexual assault at Schurz Residence Hall
that happened during the late evening of Oct. 2 or the early morning of
Oct. 3.

Shots fired on Boyd Lane on Monday afternoon

Columbia Police responded to a call at 4:41 p.m. Monday. A witness said the shots came from a dark-colored vehicle with two men and a woman inside.

INTERACTIVE: Signs aimed at save lives

GRAPHIC: Sorority asks City Council to approve demolition plan

The Alpha Chi Omega sorority is asking the Columbia City Council to approve its plan to demolish two single-family homes on Tiger Avenue and rezone the land as a parking lot. If approved, the parking would have 33 spots for sorority members.

MAP: E-cigarette bans by state

Missouri is the 41st state to ban selling e-cigarettes to minors. Among the states that have bans, 31 define an e-cigarette, two define products made or derived from tobacco or nicotine and nine do not define an e-cigarette. States define e-cigarettes by placing them in a new category of tobacco products or by adding them to existing tobacco laws. Eight states do not ban e-cigarette sales to minors.

GRAPHIC: Xenex robots emit UV-C rays to disinfect hospital rooms

The Xenex robot stands about three feet tall without its telescopic light extended and can be pushed from room to room with a handle like a pushcart. The UV light effectively kills up to 99.9 percent of germs within an 8 foot radius of the robot. Typically, the machines are arranged around a room in a few different configurations, which
ensures more surfaces are disinfected.


A burglary was reported in the 5500 block of Rocky Fork Drive early Saturday morning.

MAP: Harvest Hootenanny

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture’s fifth annual fall fundraiser featured local food, music, games and a live auction. The event was Saturday afaternoon at the Urban Farm, 1209 Smith St.

GRAPHIC: Police dispatch data for Aspen Heights

Columbia police were dispatched to Aspen Heights 326 times between Jan. 1 and Oct. 2. About 22 percent of the calls were for disturbances or noise complaints. There were two reports of shots fired. Not all of these dispatches resulted in a police report.

New gym offers speed kickboxing

A new gym in Columbia, 9 Round Fitness and Kickboxing, features speed kickboxing and offers 30-minute workout sessions. The sessions offer nine stations of exercises, which target different areas of the body. The gym is located at 901 E. Nifong Blvd.

Hanover Incident Map

On Monday afternoon, police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Hanover Boulevard.

MAP: Four West African countries have confirmed Ebola ca

On Tuesday, the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the patient travelled from West Africa. CDC reports 6,574 cases and 3,091 deaths. Countries with reported Ebola cases are labeled.

MAP: Lots of work to do

MU vice chancellor and chief operating officer Gary Ward presented a 50-page master plan to Boone County commissioners and detailed possible construction projects across campus last week. The plan revealed that 42 percent of buildings on campus are in below-average condition or worse and that 4 percent need to be replaced.

GRAPHIC: Village Square Park to shut down

The city has declined to renew its lease with First Christian Church for Village Square Park and the parking lot north of the church. The park will be closed by the end of the year. The church owns the parking lot and will decide what to do with it.