The door opened at 10 o’clock sharp Saturday morning. A flood of newly arrived international students poured into the International Friends Center at University Place apartment complex, eager to get their hands on free household items such as towels, pots and pans, furniture and even appliances.
It begins as a trickle, and by the middle of August the new arrivals pour into the city from all directions, near and far. They bring new energy, not to mention a healthy dose of commerce, jolting the city out of its summer slumber.
A Columbia woman was arrested early Friday evening after a Boone County Sheriff’s Department drug unit said it found crack cocaine, marijuana and “paraphernalia associated with drug sales” in a home just north of Columbia.
A police officer and a man in a kilt and boots walk side by side. Not far away, a pirate is talking on a cell phone.
Boone County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a resident about a man carrying a “big gun” north of Columbia on Friday night.
Every morning before opening her dry cleaning business, Margaret Smith crisscrosses her parking lot, collecting trash left by uninvited guests from the night before.
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LeAnn Linear was at church Friday evening when Columbia police, acting on a drug-related search warrant, knocked in her front door on east Forest Avenue near north Garth Avenue.
On July 28, Christian music artist Caleb Rowden signed a guitar for a young fan of his music.
Adam Crossett had seen better days.
After losing its Little League World Series opener, 1-0, to Lake Charles, La., in nine innings Friday night, Columbia was ready to take the field Saturday night.
The next time Tommy Saunders scores a touchdown for Missouri you could see him doing push-ups instead of dancing in celebration.
CHICAGO — Juan Pierre used all of Wrigley Field to stop Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — Preston Wilson, released by the Houston Astros earlier this week, on Friday signed with the St. Louis Cardinals.
KANSAS CITY — Barry Zito bounced back with a solid outing after two rough starts.
KANSAS CITY — One Pro Bowl guard was finally back Saturday as the Kansas City Chiefs went through their first practice since returning from training camp, but another was in a walking boot.
ST. LOUIS — Mario Williams looked less like a mistake-prone rookie and more like the No. 1 pick of the draft in his second preseason game.
This is about two guys riding with dirty threads. About Austin “Tex” Hall and Adam Borts shoving quarters into tiny slots, so tight end Martin Rucker can run gassers in style.