Flooding could reach 1993 levels in Missouri River

The Missouri River is expected to reach levels approaching the Flood of 1993 in some places. Heavy rains of three to five inches to the northeast that continue to fall, along with saturated soils, are contributing to record and near-record projections, according to the National Weather Service.

Man arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of weapon following argument

A Boone County man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a Boone County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Police make arrest after report of shots fired in parking lot

A Columbia man was arrested Sunday after police found blood and shell casings in an apartment complex parking lot, Columbia Police Sgt. Lloyd Simons said.

UM curators begin interviews for ensuing system president

University of Missouri curators will spend the next three days in a St. Louis hotel and law office interviewing candidates for the system’s presidency.

Let damaged plants recover first before pruning away

Luckily I had gone outside and taken pictures of my early flowering plants and shrubs before the 20 degrees and below temperatures turned them all into brown and green mush.

Paint by numbers

Last September, MU students Alana Zhu and Meghan O’Hara were sitting in two separate lecture classes when a sign-up sheet for a “summer opportunity” was passed around on a clipboard.

Bookstore love pays off for MU students

MU sophomore Matt Avery entered this year’s “I Don’t Hate the Bookstore” film festival with mixed feelings about the University Bookstore.

Officials plan for disabled parking

Missouri basketball season ticket holders could be asked to park farther away from Mizzou Arena as a way to increase the number of spots available for people with disabilities.

Orphans of war

POZNAN, Poland — On a sunny April morning in 1944, 6-year-old Alodia Witaszek was combed and scrubbed, sitting in the children’s home that had primed her for membership in Hitler’s master race.

Missouri cleaning up land tainted with lead

OLD MINES — Last fall, a Washington County couple learned that soil in their yard was contaminated with lead and that their 3-year-old had lead poisoning.

School bus drivers scrutinized

No one can say for sure how many felons drive school buses for Columbia Public School District, but as of last week, the number dropped by one.

Blogging for change

For residents of Columbia, home of the world’s first journalism school, it can sometimes seem like there are more journalists in town than citizens. But as the blogosphere expands, the line between citizens and journalists is blurring.

Registration begins for online school

Students can register today for a state-funded seat in Missouri’s new virtual school, which opens in August.

Group documents mid-Mo. river culture

A brainchild of the late Jerome Wheeler, a local legend on the regional music scene, the conservancy started as an attempt to capture regional artists and their music before they died.

Bill would forgive cell phone taxes

A dispute between cell phone companies and Missouri cities would be eliminated by legislation under consideration by the Missouri Senate.

Driving rains

Residents watch as water flows over Northland Drive after Sunday’s storms. Water spilled over the banks of Bear Creek, causing flooding in several of the surrounding homes.

Servers left to judge alcohol intake

The recent drunken driving death of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock has raised questions about who is responsible when someone drinks too much.

Tigers take series from Longhorns

The Missouri baseball team will still need some help winning its first Big 12 Conference championship, but the second-place Tigers furthered their cause by defeating division-leading Texas 5-4 on Sunday in Austin, Texas.

MU softball dream spoiled

Needing a win to share the Big 12 title with Baylor, the No. 18 Missouri softball team lost to Nebraska 3-1 on Sunday at University Field, falling below Oklahoma to third in the final regular season standings.

Kincanons take Missouri defeat in stride

Three generations of the Kincanon family came together to watch the Tigers Sunday.