The fatal shooting of a teenager in a south Columbia neighborhood unnerved its residents — many of them college students — and prompted the lockdown of four schools Wednesday afternoon, two days after the worst shooting in U.S. history, at Virginia Tech.
JEFFERSON CITY — State Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried a new strategy to block the vote of a bill that includes the governor’s controversial plan to sell off some of the assets of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to fund capital projects: they offered a long-winded series of amendments.
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Between his first and second bursts of gunfire, the Virginia Tech gunman mailed a package to NBC News containing pictures of him brandishing weapons and video of him delivering a diatribe about getting even with rich people.
One of the first steps to making the Boone County Fairgrounds more financially viable would be to cut the fair board out of the operation, a consultant hired by Boone County told members of the county commission and fair board Tuesday night.
Most girls want to look like princesses at prom. At least that’s the belief of the department of textile and apparel management at MU, and the simple logic behind “Cinderella Project,” a collection of “gently used” prom dresses for girls in the community.
Store managers at Columbia Mall are generally satisfied with a policy that prohibits unsupervised youths from hanging out at the mall Friday and Saturday nights. Some say the parental guidance program is good for business, citing a family-friendly atmosphere and steady or increasing sales.
The Columbia faith community will get a jump start on Earth Day with the Eden Summit, a series of workshops aimed at explaining the church’s role in protecting the environment.
April showers bring more than May flowers to Columbia residents suffering from water drainage problems.
For more than two decades, A. Mark Smith has been editing and translating a seven-part optical treatise titled “De aspectibus,” or “On Visual Appearances,” written by a medieval mathematician named Alhacen.
Rather than starting from scratch, early childhood educators in Columbia and Boone County propose to improve and integrate existing programs into a streamlined system of early childhood education.
It’s been three months since the Imagine Columbia’s Future citizen topic groups first met, and pieces are starting to fall into place.
By Wednesday afternoon, three days after traditional math advocate and Columbia Parents for Real Math founder Michelle Pruitt launched a petition to change the math curriculum in the Columbia Public Schools, more than 280 signatures had been collected on the online version of the petition.
For the third time in about a month, the attorney for the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts popped up at the Boone County Fire Protection District’s board meeting — this time accusing board members of wanting to change the fire district from a volunteer system to a paid staff system.
Two people submitted applications to fill a vacancy on the Columbia School Board on Wednesday.
A Columbia man faces life in prison after a jury found him guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting an MU graduate student last year.