Kite flying event aimed at families

Columbia Parks & Recreation hopes that kites will fill the sky at its kite flying day Saturday at Douglass Park.

Photos of the Week

We built this city on sewers

Even sewage systems factor into decisions made on Election Day.

Shooting suspect arrested in Kansas City

Police had been looking for Terron Taylor since March 28, when a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest.

Affordable housing on First Ward candidates’ minds

The four candidates for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council share their thoughts on strategies to make housing more affordable to constituents.

Graham’s student curator bill passes Senate

After a decade of attempts, Sen. Chuck Graham’s bill to give the student curator a vote on the Board of Curators for the University of Missouri has passed the Senate.

Festival brings folk music to Boonville for 17th year

The 17th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival will be in remembrance of well-known regional folk musician Bob Dyer.

Harrisburg High School to add extra cameras after sign damaged by shotgun blast

At about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, the school’s large LED sign was shot with a shotgun, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Workshop for parents looks at anxiety in children

The workshop will discuss what causes anxiety in children, what makes it better and when parents should seek professional help.

MU senior is new director for Boone County Democrats

Mark Buhrmester, a senior at MU, will start next week as the Boone County Democrats' first ever Executive Director. He will also be their first ever paid employee.

YouZeum sculpture shows the doctor-patient bond

With the YouZeum’s scheduled opening a few weeks away, the museum designed to teach patrons about health and the human body unveiled a sculpture on Thursday near its entrance on Cherry Street near Sixth Street.

School board cuts $5.23 million from next year’s budget

All Priority I recommendations were cut with one change: The number of literacy coach positions eliminated was reduced from four to two.

Baby falls asleep but doesn’t stay asleep

Audrianna is just one month old, and she has been keeping her parents awake at night.

Man robbed at gunpoint outside his home

The victim told police he was robbed by three men wearing ski masks and dark-hooded sweatshirts.

Discriminatory language still unbelievably prevalent

Hateful language flows too often and too easily, and sometimes comes from unlikely sources ... and it needs to be stopped.

Former wiseguy tells his story

Former mobster Michael Franzese gave MU students a lesson in "Mob 101" on Wednesday.

A taste of Taiwan

Lowry Mall was home to a Taiwanese Night Market on Wednesday afternoon.

Missouri softball pounds Drake for doubleheader sweep

After getting swept over the Weekend, the Tigers responded with 16-0 and 5-0 wins over the Bulldogs

MU baseball team breaks out of doldrums

Had the Tigers faced a more formidable opponent, perhaps one with a bullpen, Missouri baseball fans would surely be in sky-is-falling mode today. Instead, following a late-inning offensive barrage, order appears to have been restored to the universe.

Boone County Fire Protection District timeline

See a timeline about the fire district from June 2005 to October 2007.