Parents discuss elementary school redistricting at forum

Parents in attendance on Tuesday night at the forum at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School agreed that overcrowding needs to be addressed.

Missouri baseball ready for hectic season

Missouri baseball, with its strong pitching staff, is more ready than most to handle new NCAA schedule.

Columbia College heads to NAIA tourney without three suspended players

Missouri wrestlers expect "home" crowd

Missouri wrestlers head to nationals trying to continue recent success

MU Shooting Club tries to rebuild a competitive team.

Pinkel dismisses Marquis Booker

Coach Gary Pinkel announced the dismissal of sophomore reserve linebacker Marquis Booker from the Missouri football team following the squad’s fourth spring practice Tuesday at Dan Devine Pavilion.

Minority business provides stability to community

The Unitee Market and Barber Salon, whose receipts read “black owned” at the top, can inspire young entrepreneurs, Unitee worker says.

Two arrested during St. Patrick’s day weekend sobriety enforcement

The highway patrol conducted a sobriety saturation enforcement on Saturday.

What’s up with that? Months later, section of Forum remains unlit

Nearly five months ago, the Missourian reported that a project to add street lights to a section of Forum Boulevard was being put on hold. As of mid-March, the issue remains unresolved and the street unlit.

Juggling club forms at MU

After two decades without a formal gathering of jugglers at MU, the University YMCA has launched a juggling club. With about six regulars, the club has been meeting every Monday afternoon on Lowry Mall since September.

Teen escapes from detention center

A 16-year-old boy escaped from the Juvenile Justice Center in Columbia on Tuesday, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Flood warning in effect for area until 3:15 a.m.

Any additional rainfall tonight in the Columbia area should be limited to about one-tenth of an inch.

Explosion caused by natural gas

Last Friday’s explosion of a house in the East Campus neighborhood was caused by natural gas, the Columbia Fire Department said Tuesday. A retired MU professor was killed in the blast and fire that followed; his wife was critically injured.

Survey: College students stressed, but majority are hopeful

WASHINGTON — College kids are so frazzled they can’t sleep or eat. Or study. Good grief, they’re even anxious about spring break.

Speaker to discuss Muslim political involvement

Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a nonprofit civil rights advocacy group, will be discussing the political role of Muslims at a forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in Room 22 in Tate Hall at MU.

Man charged with sexually exploiting children

Boone County Internet crimes investigators are asking parents to contact them if their children have spent time at the house of a suspect in a sex crimes case.

Pedestrian injured in crash at Providence and Ash

A 32-year-old man was injured Monday night when he walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle, Columbia police said.

Blunt seeks $3.1 million for Governor's Mansion

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Matt Blunt is asking lawmakers to spend $3.1 million to repair the 137-year-old home for the state’s chief executive.

Internet transforms gardening

The invention and universal acceptance of the Internet has transformed gardening, and for the better.