March 9, 2014
Since 2003, residents of the University Village apartment complex submitted 226 requests for maintenance related to structural problems. Leaks and floor problems were the most frequent reasons for building maintenance requests.
According to a report from the engineering firm Trabue, Hansen and Hinshaw Inc., a concrete shear failure along the outer edge of University Village Building 707’s walkway caused it to collapse Feb. 22. The collapse resulted in the death of Lt. Bruce Britt of the Columbia Fire Department. Here's how the collapse happened.
The walkway in front of University Village's Building 707 collapsed Feb. 22, leading to the death of Columbia Fire Department Lt. Bruce Britt. University records from 2008 show a recommendation that the building be demolished because of its poor condition. This map shows each building color-coded based on the repair recommendations for the buildings' walkways from the structural engineering firm Trabue, Hansen and Hinshaw Inc.’s Feb. 23 report.
Since 2003, tenants at University Village apartment complex have made more than 226 requests for maintenance regarding structural damage, water leakage and cracked floors. Twenty maintenance requests were made for Building 707 before the walkway collapsed on Feb. 22.
February 28, 2014
Proposed plans for a new elementary school include a roundabout, several sports courts and an area for a park.
February 27, 2014
A new type of cellphone infrastructure could be under construction in the next five years in Missouri. Small antenna nodes would replace single, large cellphone towers, allowing bigger coverage areas and better signal quality. The antenna nodes could be attached to existing utility poles.
“March March,” the kickoff parade for the True/False Film Fest, begins at 5:15 p.m. Friday. The parade begins at Courthouse Square then proceeds down Ninth Street to the Missouri Theatre. There will be live music and entertainers. All members of the public are welcome to participate. For more information, visit truefalse.org.
February 24, 2014
MU, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the city are developing plans to prevent jaywalking. The preferred plans include two crosswalks and a barrier. Another plan includes adding a stoplight at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and South College Avenue.
February 18, 2014
Aspen Heights in Columbia
February 17, 2014
Thirteen ballot initiatives submitted by Show-Me Cannabis have been approved by Secretary of State Jason Kander. Here's a look at the similarities of the initiatives. Although all of the initiatives allow for various forms of marijuana, they place different limits on how much of each different form a person can possess.
Author and MU professor Jeffrey L. Pasley, is one of three finalists for the George Washington Book Prize. He was nominated for his work “The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy.”
The 13 initiatives have estimates for how much legalizing marijuana in Missouri would increase tax revenues. All 13 would allow the state to tax the sale of marijuana produced in Missouri. The petitions state that annual revenue increases could range from $142 million to $217 million.
Here's a look at the important terms to know when it comes to marijuana, including the different forms.
February 16, 2014
The gold route, shown here, is one of the proposed main routes in CoMo Connect.
A public hearing on CoMo Connect, the city’s proposed new bus system, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Daniel Boone City Building. The Black Route will serve student apartment complexes, grocery stores, pharmacies, parks and schools.
February 12, 2014
Sasha Menu Courey, an MU swimmer who committed suicide in 2011, had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. People with this mental illness struggle to regulate their emotions, which can affect their relationships with others, their behavior and their self-identity.
February 11, 2014
Some roads in Columbia are still covered by snow due to the heavy snowstorm last week. The city considers a road passable if “at least one travel lane is accessible for a front wheel drive vehicle at speeds and driving conditions below the normal posted speed limits.”
Over the past 175 years, MU has seen tornadoes and fires, but also grown to more than 35,000 students. Here’s a look back.
February 10, 2014
Missouri football player Michael Sam has joined a group of athletes whose sexual orientation has made history in the past five decades.