Winners of Boone County Art Show announced

The Columbia Art League and Boone County National Bank announced the winners of the 48th Annual Boone County Art Show on Friday night.

Phase one of new baseball complex on schedule for April completion

The first phase of the complex includes the construction of two baseball fields, one 400 feet deep and the other 300 feet; an irrigation lake; and a 140-space gravel parking lot.

Armed men flee robbery attempt empty-handed

Two men attempted to rob a convenience store clerk early Saturday morning, but left empty-handed, Columbia police said.

Seth MacFarlane delivers Family Guy-style laughs at Jesse Hall

The creator of the popular series performed at Jesse Hall on Friday night. His talk ranged from topics on his personal life to the popularity of Family Guy.

Five ideas: What do you think about these events that came up in the news this week?

Heartland Global Action to Prevent War takes positive steps for peace

The Columbia organization is one in a coalition of 21 around the world that advocates a three-step plan toward peace.

Members of the Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia lose weight to inspire teenagers

People form Shape Up Missouri team to lose weight and increase their exercise levels.

Family circus rolls into Columbia

Joey Kelly and his family come to town to read at the Columbia Public Library to and perform at the Blue Note.

Women in journalism

Columbia resident faces arson charge after house fire

The fire caused smoke and water damage to an apartment in the building.

Now and Then: Examining women in journalism

The National Women and Media Collection at MU is turning 20. Female journalists examine where they have been and where they are now.

Decision to hold back names not taken lightly

The Missourian is in the business of revealing, not concealing. So you deserve to know more about our rationale for withholding names twice in the last two weeks.

Brawl breaks out near Douglass Park

The fight Thursday night reportedly involved between 40 and 200 people.

Hidden costs of bottled water lead to discouraged consumption

Low recycling rates and millions of gallons of oil needed to produce and transport the bottles makes tap water all the more appealing.

Mo. official announces recall of nine more Chinese-made toys

High levels of lead paint were found in several of the recalled toys.

Jury duty scam leads to identity theft

Callers posing as court employees are threatening arrest for failure to show up for jury duty.

Bike Ramble to be held Saturday

The YouZeum Starlight Bike Ramble will begin Saturday, with early registration at 6 p.m. and the bike ride starting at 8 p.m.

Chamber taps former employee for executive VP post

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce added the new position as part of a plan to increase high-tech jobs in the city.

Spill it: Get to know this KOMU weatherman

Anthony Slaughter, 22, talks about his work as a weather forecaster in Columbia.

Hand-painted ceramics sweeping away stress

Painting pottery can be a new way to relieve stress and requires no artistic background.