Vigil participants say dream needs young life to flourish

Bryana Jordan clutches her candle blocking it from the cold wind outside of the Second Baptist Church during the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration Monday evening.

Participants in the Martin Luther King Memorial Association’s 36th annual commemorative event agreed Monday night that it’s up to younger generations to take on King’s dream.

Lawrence wishes for more swishes

Extra practice sounded good to MU guard Matt Lawrence on Monday. The distinctive swish of a 3-pointer hitting its mark reached his ears more than it has in the Tigers' past few games.

Stephens bestows annual MLK awards

Four members of the community are honored with service awards at the college’s annual MLK Convocation

Eagle Bluffs a unique treasure

An arrangement between the state and city allows for extra cleansing of wastewater while providing excellent waterfowl habitat.

Pongal celebration draws 250 to Memorial Union

A group of about 30 Tamil families in Columbia volunteered to host the celebration of the traditional harvest festival. The celebration emphasizes the preservation of traditional Tamil culture.

Abortion-rights supporters to mark 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Residents opposed to abortion rights have no plans for a counter-protest.

Council to hold hearing on city hall plan

City Council meeting will include discussion of 3 phase renovations to City Hall with $23,000,000 price tag.

NAACP event honors King

Speakers at a Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Monday called on the community to act.

Man attacks homeless shelter with chain saw

Two people remained in critical condition Sunday night after a resident at a homeless shelter attacked them with a chain saw on Saturday.

Local view: Citizen review board

Winter weather advisory issued for Boone County

A weak storm system is expected to bring freezing drizzle that might mix with light snow or sleet Monday night.

Only action can bring change

Our brave troops have done their part in defending our country from outside force; now it’s our turn. We are losing our freedom from within because of lack of interest in the affairs of our government and world events.

Woman killed when coal train hits car near Jefferson City

A woman is dead after a coal train hit her car today near Jefferson City.

Senate committee suggests higher court fees to boost deputy sheriff pay

The committees report suggests that the Missouri Sheriffs' Association decide which departments would receive the extra cash.

Citizens must become more proactive

Unless people become activists and work for change, the world will remain in the shape it’s currently in.

Poor People's Breakfast honors King's memory

About two dozen Columbia residents attended the early morning event to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.