CERT trains for flood situations

Columbia’s Community Emergency Response Team learned how to use sandbags to divert flood waters as part of a training session on Saturday morning.

Princesses dine at Upper Crust Bakery

Girls dressed as Belle, Cinderella, Pocahontas and other princesses dined at the Upper Crust Bakery on Saturday morning at TRYPS’ Royal Petite Tea Party.

St. Charles man has car, wallet stolen at gunpoint

Police are looking for a man who stole a car at gunpoint from a 24-year-old St. Charles man early Saturday morning.

Sharing a scent of spring

Maxine Porter has been sharing her homegrown lilacs — and a little scent of spring — to the community for about 20 years.

Independent civilian board needed to review complaints against police officers

Citizen complaints against police officers are 10 times more likely to be found valid if filed by a white resident than by a black resident.

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Ninth-inning balk costs Missouri baseball team victory

Nick Tepesch gave up a balk to score a runner in the ninth as Texas A&M scored two runs to beat Missouri 9-8 in College Station, Texas.

Hickman boys track and field team ties for fourth

The Hickman boys track and field team finished tied for fourth with Rock Bridge in the Lee’s Summit Tigers Invitational. Jefferson City won the event.

Hickman lacrosse team beats Lindbergh

Defensive play helped the Hickman boys lacrosse team beat Lindbergh, 5-3, on Friday evening. Goaltender Dan Hurst made 10 saves to help earn the win.

Three arrested in methamphetamine sales bust

Forty-one-year old Terry Johnston was arrested after being caught attempting to sell drugs, and two others were arrested in the subsequent investigation.

Rock Bridge baseball team gets creative during rain delays

The Rock Bridge baseball team came up with creative ways to pass the time during rain delays. Before and after the rain today, the Bruins split a doubleheader.

Hancock, Nicholls lead MU track and field team at Drake Relays

The Missouri track and field teams competed in the third day at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday.

MU women's golf team is third place at Big 12 championships

The Missouri women’s golf team is in third place after the first of three rounds in the Big 12 Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla.

Priday, Crow on college baseball player of year watch list

Senior designated hitter/outfielder Jacob Priday and junior starting pitcher Aaron Crow of the Missouri baseball team were named to the Dick Howser Trophy Watch List.

Competition draws skaters to Columbia

A skateboarding competition hosted by MSA was held on MU campus on Friday. The competition brought skaters from around the region to compete for prizes and a spot at a competition in Cincinnati.

Special section: Who we are

Statistics reveal the way Columbians live, from favorite foods to voting habits.

Earthquake gives Boone County residents something to talk about

Missourian readers contributed to the community conversation via e-mail and Web site comments after a trembler in Illinois was felt nearly 300 miles away in Boone County.

Projections say Mo. population growth will lag that of nation

The state Office of Administration today released updated population projections for Missouri going out to 2030.

Stephens College exhibit gives visitors glimpse into archives

Located on the garden level of Lela Raney Wood Hall, the Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery’s “Hidden Assets” exhibit is giving visitors a chance to witness 5,000 of the 12,000 garments it houses.

Grace Bible Church to hold services in new building

The 400-plus member congregation of Grace Bible Church will soon move to its new location at 601 Blue Ridge Road.