Douglass’ Boone signs to play Moberly basketball

Douglass High School basketball player Landon Boone during a practice session Feb. 18 at Columbia College.

Douglass senior Landon Boone signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball for Moberly Community College.

Man arrested after car crash on Rock Quarry Road

The man was arrested on suspicion of felony driving while intoxicated and other charges in connection with the single-car accident. There were no serious injuries in the accident near Hinkson Creek.

Grocery shoppers can look forward to new options in Columbia

Work has begun on the new Moser's Discount Foods store at the intersection of Range Line Street and Brown School Road, and Hy-Vee is also looking to expand in Columbia.

College preparation program stresses early start on road to degree

Kauffman Scholars is a program that pays for college for students from low-income Kansas City families. Sixty scholars from the program are visiting MU this week, learning what MU has to offer them.

Fire at MU Power Plant stamped out quickly

The fire Wednesday evening in a server room at the plant was sparked by welders working on piping. No one was injured.

Key Largo Fitness to close two locations, consolidate into one larger area

The gym will close its locations on Tenth Street and West Nifong Boulevard and open a new facility in the Forum Shopping Center.

Anheuser-Busch at last receives buyout offer

The unsolicited $46 billion offer from the Belgian brewer comes after weeks of speculation. The St. Louis-based brewer said its board would evaluate the proposal carefully.

Missouri, Kansas not to receive Medicare program

A federal Medicare pilot program aimed at encouraging physicians to use computerized patient records will not be coming to Kansas or Missouri.

KC Star, Post-Dispatch and AP want to join e-mail lawsuit against Blunt

The three media outlets had originally requested e-mails from the governor’s office last year. Revelations stemming from those requests that Blunt’s office had not maintained e-mails triggered Jay Nixon to appoint investigators to determine whether state laws had been violated.

Stephens, Columbia College cut from Citibank and PNC Bank student loan programs

Effective May 1, they were among community colleges and some smaller private institutions cut from student loan programs by the two banks because of low loan volumes.

Money gap remains in estimates for Mo.’s transportation needs

More than $31 billion will be needed over the next 20 years.

State gets $3 million from debtors’ stimulus checks

The state of Missouri received $3 million by catching stimulus checks headed to those who owe back taxes.

Policy drafted to preserve Columbia’s historic buildings

The policy would require 10 workdays’ notice before demolishing a historic structure.


City government’s Web site turns 10 today

The site continues to evolve, and Sam Shelby, its Webmaster for six years, works to improve its usability.

First da Vinci surgical robot in mid-Missouri arrives at Columbia Regional Hospital

The da Vinci system is the latest robotic surgery and offers faster recoveries for minimally invasive surgeries. The robotic system will also help prepare resident surgeons for the latest medical technology.

Police report no leads for early morning shooting in central Columbia

The investigation is at a standstill as officers are focused on investigating Tuesday’s unrelated homicide, said Sgt. Chris Kelley of the Columbia Police Department.

CARE program comes together at new Orr Street location

The social service program helps Columbia teenagers with education and job placement. The move to Orr Street will help CARE by consolidating the program into one space.

City looks to bring new businesses to town, make plans for land preservation

The city is trying to form a plan that entices new employers to Columbia, preserves land and forms closer ties between Columbia and MU.

Rising Mississippi causes some towns to prepare for flooding

The river is already a few feet above flood stage and gaining in the Missouri towns of Canton, La Grange, Hannibal, Louisiana, Clarksville, Winfield and St. Louis.

Children’s theater moving to Columbia Mall

TRYPS hopes to start programs in the new location by the end of July.