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Glass windows broken in drive-by shootings

Two large windows at a car dealership in central Columbia were shot out Friday afternoon, and employees who were inside the building at the time were left cold but unhurt.

City plans to improve intersections for walkers, bikers

Some of the busiest intersections in Columbia are in line for makeovers as part of an emerging trail network designed to get more people out of their cars and onto their feet.

Eevolving Riddle

Meet EeTisha Riddle’s mother.

Christie’s ‘Mousetrap’ opens theater’s 28th year

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” has been in production around the world for 55 years, and now it’s playing in Columbia, thanks to the Columbia Entertainment Company.

Mall begins enforcing new unaccompanied youth policy

Under a new parental guidance policy that went into effect Friday at Columbia Mall, youths younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult who is at least 21 years old from 4 p.m. until the mall closes at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The mall was crowded on the first day that the policy was in effect, but not with unsupervised teenagers.

Some business owners confused by proposal on sign ordinances

A sign ordinance proposal scheduled for a City Council vote Monday night has many downtown business owners scratching their heads. Some don’t see why a new ordinance is necessary. Others are confused about the legal language of the proposal. Still, more wonder why they should even worry about the proposal.

City to decide on pursuing new bioreactor

John Glascock, Columbia’s director of public works, has approved a bid from Frank Twehous Excavating Company in Jefferson City to begin construction on what will potentially become the first bioreactor in Missouri. The bid now goes to the city’s purchasing division, which will decide whether to finalize the deal to bring the latest in landfill technology and renewable energy to mid-Missouri.

MU star Wehrli elected to Hall of Fame

MIAMI — Former Missouri standout and St. Louis Cardinals five-time All-Pro cornerback Roger Wehrli was one of six elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Lineup changes, but result doesn’t

Not even a dramatic change in the lineup could change the growing, and certainly disconcerting, trends for Missouri.

Cacophony of clucking

Jake Biddle carries his most prized possessions — a collection of wild turkey calls — in a small plastic box. There are slate calls, box calls and mouth calls, all of which he uses to create the sounds of one of the country’s most popular game birds.

Advocating awareness

In the late 1990s, the Rev. Raymond Hayes invited a young MU student named Violet to speak to his congregation at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Bruins can’t stop Goode

At several points during Rock Bridge’s Friday night game against the Raytown South Cardinals, the chant of “You can’t stop him” could be heard coming from one section of the crowd at the Rock Bridge gym.

Ozark’s size too much for Kewpies

The last person sitting in the bleachers behind the Hickman Kewpies boys basketball bench Saturday night wasn’t a fan, or a statistician.

BOONE LIFE: Hands under the hood

An anxious voice trickles through the two-way radio mounted on the wall next to an organized toolbox.

Crafting a legacy

FULTON — In Lee Nigh’s home, an amber-gold violin rests beside a study window, as if it were looking out onto the rainy afternoon.

International Relations

Paul Fox was a lot of things growing up, but religious was not one of them.

Critical caring

With his mischievous laugh, vivid arsenal of imaginative stories and inquisitive, chatty nature, Byron Hines has won himself a spot on many a nurses’ favorite-patient list. He’s whooped every volunteer who has dared to compete against him in a game of Sorry! or Monopoly, and on his good days, he’s quite the force to keep up with.

HIV, faith redirect woman’s outlook on life

Brenda Flowers has lived with HIV for 10 years now. For most of that time, she kept the diagnosis to herself. She says she wanted to avoid that “certain look,” and she dreaded having her life defined solely by the fact she had the virus that causes AIDS. She was ashamed. And she was certain that she would be shunned by everyone who knew about her diagnosis.

True/False film preview

The fourth annual True/False Film Festival will take over a chunk of downtown Columbia March 1-4. It features nonfiction films, including some that haven’t debuted yet and a few that are still in progress. The full schedule will be announced by Feb. 12. Meanwhile, the festival's organizers have offered a sneak preview of some of the films.

Tigers’ rebounding inconsistent

The box score had to have an error. There was no way the totals were correct. Some mistake had to have been made or some prank had to have been pulled. After all, what are the odds a team would get outrebounded by nearly the same margin it won by in the opponents’ game less than a month ago?

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