Local CEO wins Dancing with Missouri Stars competition

Van Allen channeled his inner Patrick Swayze with modern salsa moves to dance his way to a victory Thursday night at the second annual Dancing with Missouri Stars.

P&Z recommends approval of Silver Oak Senior Living Center

SOCH LC, an Oklahoma-based development company, plans to build four buildings on Berrywood Drive, just east of Portland Street in east Columbia. The plan will total 275,300 square feet.

Rock Bridge knocks out Hickman with late four-run burst

The game was the last one of the regular season for Hickman seniors.

MU faculty members voice concerns over cuts

The university’s Compete Missouri plan would increase faculty salaries, but result in the freezing of hiring professors to fill vacant jobs.

Taylor leads MU softball team into Big 12 tournament

Although attending Missouri wasn’t in her plans, the Tigers have counted on freshman Rhea Taylor to spark their offense all season.

Coaches make unplanned return lead to Hickman girls soccer

The death of John Strodtman left a void in the lives of the Hickman girls soccer team. Despite their respective retirements, Jeff Wallace and Sandy Paulsen stepped in to coach.

Rock Bridge tennis team finishes regular season undefeated

The Bruins tennis team secured its 21st victory of the season by defeating Fulton 13-0 on Thursday.

Lyons withdraws from NBA draft

The MU forward will remain with the Tigers for another year. There is no word yet on whether fellow player DeMarre Carroll will also remove his name from consideration.

11-year-old is fast out of the blocks

Mikayla Logan has only raced for a year, but in that time she's made it to a national competition.

Anti-illegal immigration group makes push for Senate bill

An anti-illegal immigration group is advertising in newspapers across Missouri to support a Senate bill, which among other things would ban illegal immigrants from higher education and jobs.

Bicyclist injured in collision with vehicle downtown

Paramedics transported James C. Campbell, 18, to University Hospital with minor injuries.

Police seize drugs at south Columbia apartment

Ryan R. Fairman, 19, and Darren M. Voight, 20, were arrested on charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies investigate fire set in bathroom during domestic disturbance

Residents told conflicting stories and investigators are not sure who set the fire.

Refuse collectors unhappy with pay, work conditions

Employees of the Solid Waste Division have taken their complaints to the Columbia City Council and hope their concerns will be addressed in a pending round of annual negotiations.

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Attorneys General reach children’s safety agreement with Facebook

Facebook, one of the world’s largest social networking Web sites, has reached an agreement with attorneys general from across the country, including Jay Nixon of Missouri.

Creation story provides Odyssey's season finale

Milhaud’s “La Création du Monde” will be performed under the direction of Leo Saguiguit as part of the season finale of the Odyssey Chamber Series.

Sales tax revenues slow in Columbia

Both Columbia and Boone County have revised projections for sales tax income this budget year.

Grounds surrounding Gateway Arch could see changes

The National Park Service is seeking public input as it considers changes to the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Lawmakers OK $140 million for Mo. construction projects

Improvements to the Governor’s Mansion and Amtrak railroad tracks are among the projects included.