Severe weather closes roads across Missouri

A van was stranded on a flooded road near Twin Bridges off Route E in Columbia on Thursday.

Yet another round of severe weather closed nearly 200 roads in Missouri, forced the emergency evacuation of a newspaper office and had flood-weary residents along the Meramec River bracing for more high water.

P&Z recommends rezoning approval for redevelopment of downtown property

The property owner, Jon Livingston, said he wants to redevelop the property for a mix of businesses and apartment units.

STD rates become focus of local health initiative

Chlamydia and gonorrhea infection rates in Boone County exceed the state average, so local health officials are in the beginning of a three-year effort to address the problem.

Size disadvantage inspires Missouri tennis player

What makes Maureen Modesto special is not beating opponents that are supposed to be better than her, but at 5 feet 1-inch tall, she’s doing it against players much bigger than her.

Gymnastics meet at LSU reunites childhood friends

Missouri freshman Alex Gold and LSU gymnast Samantha Engle met in Allen, Texas, but the sport took them in different directions.

MU Linebacker Alexander to have surgery for torn ACL

The injury is one of several Alexander has suffered over the course of his career with the Missouri football team.

Hickman tennis coach preaches finesse, not power

Coach Andy Materer has the team work on unusual drills in practice to make up for a lack of firepower.

Cleanup Columbia mobilizes community members to pick up trash

Already 1,937 volunteers have registered with the city. The event will take place regardless of weather.

Benton-Stephens Resident Profile: Clare Adrian

Clare Adrian has lived in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood on North Ann Street for the past 29 years. Her love of writing and the arts has been evident throughout most of her life.

Kayakers take advantage of heavy rain

Swollen creeks present a challenge that only the most experienced paddlers should try.

Photos of the Week

Columbia's aspiring young filmmakers emerge for student film festival

The Silver Screen Film Festival will be held at MU on Friday and Saturday in an effort to provide amateur filmmakers a means of developing and displaying their skills.

Princeton professor to speak Monday on American Christianity

The challenges faced by the Christian community in the U.S. as its global role continues to expand will be the topic of a free lecture at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Union’s Stotler Lounge.

Benton-Stephens decides to start Neighborhood Watch program

Benton-Stephens residents met Monday at Memorial Baptist Church to discuss ways to get involved and implement the Neighborhood Watch program in their neighborhood.

Which airline do you want to see move to Columbia?

Three airlines were proposed for Columbia Regional Airport. Hawaii Island Air was eliminated because the flight times were unacceptable. Great Lakes and Mesaba have their advantages and disadvantages.

Unattended frying fish sparks fire

A kitchen fire Wednesday night caused an estimated $50,000 in damages to a Columbia residence.

Western Missouri under thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for much of the western half of Missouri until 9 p.m. The watch does not include Boone County, but does extend to its western boundary at the Missouri River.

25th District's Democratic candidates speak at forum

The Democratic candidates for Missouri’s 25th District kicked off their campaigns Wednesday night at the Columbia Public Library by agreeing on two things: education and health care are the most important issues facing mid-Missourians.

Bearing the green burden

With a growing number of headlines devoted to environmental concerns, many of us appease our consciences by purchasing organic fruit and turning off lights. But global warming and other environmental issues have not forced most to make living adjustments. Instead, those living in poverty are bearing the burden more often than not. When it comes to the allocation of dwindling resources, the low-income demographic tends to get the short end of the stick as spiking food and energy bills translate to major lifestyle changes. Although everyone is complaining, rising costs may be easier to handle if more income is coming in.