Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren made a quick transition from NCAA champion to Olympian when he won the U.S. 163-pound freestyle trials Sunday night.
After beginning the process of applying for accreditation three years ago, the Islamic School of Columbia celebrated its accreditation by the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association on Sunday. The school is now eligible for more resources and funding.
Columbia police are investigating an early morning injury accident that occurred at Providence Road and Worley Street.
The Iowa River is cresting at lower than expected levels, but officials have still evacuated hundreds of homes after 16 university buildings were flooded.
Parts of Columbia briefly went without power after a tree fell on power lines near Business Loop 70 and after lightning might have caused an earlier outage near Range Line Street.
Quiliam E. Jacobs, 17, faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. A release from the Columbia Police Department said his bond has been set at $500,000.
Communities along the Mississippi River in northeast Missouri are taking steps to deter water levels that continue to rise and to avoid flooding. Some have decided to evacuate.
On the surface, many of Missouri’s most-traveled interstate highways now appear in good condition. Underneath, the crumbling substance cannot sustain them for much longer.
The Columbia Garden Club and Master Gardeners partnered with a Millersburg recycling plant to recycle nearly 3,000 pounds of plastic pots that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Columbia was on the receiving end of a mission trip by Impact Generation, a group of youth from five states looking to create positive influences.
Rock Bridge graduate Chris Gahn and Columbia Catholic School eighth-grader Billy Swift will represent Missouri at the National History Day competition.
While American drivers take the fuel increases in stride and do little to object to record profits by petroleum companies or the inactivity of government in keeping prices down, protests have been growing around the world.