Bruins advance to state semifinals in convincing fashion

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team blew out Waynesville 51-28 in the quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.

Tasting sushi

A diner shares her first experiences eating sushi.

Police find 245 Ecstasy pills in Columbia home

Police found 245 Ecstasy pills, one ounce of psilocybin mushrooms and an undisclosed amount of marijuana at a north Columbia home on Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s department.

Spill it: A conversation with Jody Floor

Judy Floor, a licensed massage therapist, talks about the soothing world of massage.

Three candidates to run for seats on hospital’s board of trustees

A list of the candidates for the Boone Hospital Center board of trustees, as well as their qualifications.

The eclectic ensemble

An eclectic ensemble of more than two dozen musicians clad in mismatched marching band uniforms took over downtown Columbia on Friday during the True/False Film Festival’s March into March parade. The group, whose name is Italian for “crazy cow,” was invited back to True/False this year after playing in 2007.

Fire breaks out in attic of home

A fire broke out today in the attic of a residence at 310 N. Eighth St.

Homeowner Thomas Watson and his two dogs were able to evacuate without injury.

Tigers loss clinches last place in Big 12

The Missouri women's basketball team's 81-52 loss to Kansas State gave the Tigers the second most losses in a season in program history.

Cafe moving out, Bleu Restaurant moving in to Tiger hotel

After nearly two years of business, the restaurant Chez Monet in the Tiger hotel is saying goodbye to its Columbia location on Sunday to make room for Bleu Restaurant and Market, part of which will open in March.

President Gary Forsee offers hope for future at university

Gary Forsee will be MU’s new president, and there is reason to be cautiously optimistic.

City Council and Planning Commission in need of a more comprehensive plan for Columbia’s future growth

Columbia officials forecast a population growth of 35,000 through out the next 12 years, and Sid Sullivan is concerned the city is not prepared for the change.

Administrators attempt to clear up details of Hickman fight

Columbia police responded to an incident at the high school Tuesday after a fight had started outside and several students and adults had begun to become increasingly uncooperative inside the school’s main office.