City Council begins retreat by looking at visioning process

New ideas about Columbia's visioning process were proposed during the first night of the City Council's annual retreat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Crosscreek Center development hearing postponed

The Planning and Zoning Commission has rescheduled to June 19 a public hearing concerning plans for Crosscreek Center.

Stadium Boulevard extension plan leaves homeowners uncertain

Rustic Road residents must wait and see whether the extension will displace them or affect their property values.

Lesser-known trails

If the event at the MKT Trail on Saturday doesn’t spark your interest, Columbia’s park system has 37 more miles of trails to explore. Below are a few of Columbia’s lesser-known trails.

Twilight Festival's return features bands, entertainment and magic

The Twilight Festival, which pulls as many as 12,000 attendees every Thursday in June and September, returned Thursday night with an assortment of crowd-favorite events from years past.

Celebration planned to honor National Trails Day

The events will take place Saturday at the MKT Trail and Forum Nature Area and will provide a great opportunity for outdoor fun and learning.

Missouri's Crow picked by Nationals

Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow was selected ninth overall by the Washington Nationals in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft. It was the highest draft pick in Missouri history and only the second time a Missouri player was selected in the first round.

The Shelter receives $150,000 grant for outreach program on sexual assault

The grant will help The Shelter raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault and domestic violence through community and outreach programs.

University Health Care breaks ground for new Orthopaedic Center

The 113,512-square-foot building will feature 41 clinic rooms, two outpatient procedure rooms, five operating rooms and a pharmacy.

Police identify suspect, issue warrant request in Sanford Avenue shooting

Denico S. Crawley is at large and considered armed and dangerous.

Bootcamp, a workout program for women only, coming to MU Student Recreation Complex

The program is designed for women at all fitness levels. It will involve activities such as circuit training, yoga and sand workouts.

Missourian receives $120,000 donation to create endowment

The gift from June Reynolds Miller is in honor of her late husband, George H. Miller.

Grand jury indicts former MU graduate student

Akshaya Kumar Swain, 29, of Columbia was charged with attempting to use the Internet to send obscene material to a minor.

Board committee approves fiscal year 2009 operating budget

The Board of Curators is expected to approve a $2.5 billion operating budget Friday.

Downtown Optimist Club helps kids cruise the Soap Box Derby

Mayor Darwin Hindman, Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson and about 35 kids are expected at Sunday’s Mid-Missouri Soap Box Derby.

Columbia firetruck, car involved in morning accident

The car struck a firetruck that was responding to a fire alarm at Truman Veterans Hospital, which turned out to be a false alarm.

Hominy Creek in need of stabilization after dam break

The Moon Valley Lake dam broke in March, causing drained lake to release large amounts of silt into Hinkson Creek. A number of parties are looking into fixing the problem.

Blunt seeks consolidation of defamation suit over fired attorney

A Jackson County judge divided the locations for a wrongful firing and defamation suit levied at the governor’s office by a former staff attorney. Blunt wants to move the cases to Cole County.

Planning and Zoning to hear requests for gas station, Taco Bell at Crosscreek Center

Two separate site plans are scheduled for public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel Boone City Building.

Lewis and Clark monument dedicated at Capitol

The Lewis and Clark Trailhead Monument commemorates members of the expedition 204 years after the date the explorers are said to have floated past Jefferson City on the Missouri River.