One Read author speaks to Columbians

The author of Columbia’s One Read book elaborated on what she learned from her experiences with elephants, circuses, and history of the Great Depression while researching for the novel.

Three more West Nile cases reported in Boone County

The insecticide Anvil 2+2 is being sprayed in the neighborhoods where the infected men live.

Q&A with Sara Gruen, author of 'Water for Elephants'

“Water for Elephants” is the current focus of the One Read program, coordinated by the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Playground for children with disabilities built from donations

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Columbia playground designed for children with disabilities will be dedicated Thursday

Columbia resident prepares to canoe the Colorado River

Chris Kelly, 60, has had a made boating his life-long hobby and now plans to canoe the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River.

Loss of a father causes loss of direction

Four months ago, Chris Wright, senior defenseback for the Columbia College soccer team, lost his father, making something he has loved since the day he could walk almost too hard to play.

Rucker returns to finish the job

Martin Rucker spurned the NFL draft to help expel a 10-year-old ghost from Faurot.

Three Missourians recount their experiences during World War II

Missouri sent 435,000 people to World War II. Veterans Stanley Nichols, Vernon Sievert and Rex Bandy share recollections of the war.

Mall's stores begin charging extra sales tax

The mall, as the city’s newest transportation development district, will collect the tax to help pay for future improvements to the Stadium Boulevard corridor.

UM System has not signed Nixon's voluntary code of conduct

The agreement was drafted to prevent universities from taking kickbacks from student lenders.

Proposed North-Central overlay district to be discussed Thursday

A proposed overlay district in North-Central Columbia would add new zoning regulations meant to create an aesthetically pleasing neighborhood.

One Read author signs books

Sara Gruen, author of the book "Water for Elephants," signed autographs Tuesday afternoon at the Columbia Public Library through the communitywide One Read program.

Weather warnings get more specific

New “storm-based” warnings from the National Weather Service use specific landmarks to more accurately show areas that are threatened.

Online steroid culture reacts to recent drug bust

Steroid users say the drugs aren’t dangerous and don’t warrant the attention they get from the government.

Chat with Chase canceled

Only one person showed up to the morning meeting.

Ahmadinejad visit illustrates colleges’ balance between free speech and irresponsibility

Academic freedom is all well and good but it shouldn’t promote obscenity.

Rock Bridge golfers second at district tournament

The Rock Bridge girls golf team earned a berth at the state tournament Monday with a second-place finish at the Class 2 District 4 tournament at the Innsbrook Resort Golf Course in Foristell.

MU football team benefits from bye as upsets shake up Big 12

A weekend filled with upsets has the Missouri football team ranked among the Big 12 Conference’s elite heading into league play.