Letter: Residents concerned about use of Tasers by police

A public meeting to discuss the decision of the Columbia police to use Tasers is being held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Labor Temple building, 611 N. Garth.


Gearing up for the Fourth

Grill One 5 closes after nine years

Saturday was a night of reminiscing and farewells for the patrons and staff of Grill One 5. The restaurant and bar’s owner, Mike Reilly, has reluctantly decided to close its doors after nine years of business.

ANALYSIS: Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidates campaign for ethics reform

By running on platforms involving ethics reform Kenny Hulshof and Sarah Steelman imply ethics lapse in the current Republican-led government.

Saturday accident leaves one trapped in vehicle

A “t-bone” type car accident at Paris Road and Whitegate Drive left one victim stranded in their car for 15 minutes, Saturday night.

Midwestern flood residents have to decide whether to go back

Once the waters begin to recede, residents along the Mississippi flood plain will need to decide if they should move back or try to live elsewhere.

MU graduate makes zero-budget movie

Sarah Phillips graduated from MU with a degree in journalism. At the end of this summer she is moving to Los Angeles to attend acting school. But before that, she’s filming “Memory, Loss” — a no-budget film home-grown in Columbia.

MoDOT pledges $6.4 million to Scott Boulevard Improvement Project

The plans to widen roadways on Scott Boulevard have been jump-started by funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the federal government, despite the increase in estimated cost.

New law aims to lower textbook costs

A new Missouri law is giving college professors information they can use to potentially lower the price their students pay for textbooks and other study materials.

Firefighters respond to 2 house fires in one hour Saturday night

No injuries were reported in two separate fires that occurred within an hour of each other Saturday night, a Columbia Fire Department news release said.

“Care Callers” reach out to hospice patients

A new program through Community Hospices of America called “Care Callers” is providing hospice patients with a phone call each night to monitor their physical and emotional welfare.

Teen wants people to draw their own conclusions about his art

The young artist who goes by Bob Dynamite is not loud or boastful. Nothing about his teenage demeanor screams for attention. But there is one thing about this shy, composed person that begs to be noticed: his artwork.

Analyzing the Zimbabwe election

Robert Mugabe has said only God can oust him as president of Zimbabwe, and he's taken actions to keep it that way.

Up/Down Columbia blog to track businesses' movements

We need you, the residents of Boone County, to share with us your experiences with new or closing businesses.

Two suspects arrested after home searched on drug warrant

Glen W. Vaughn, 49, and Reginald B. Brimmage, 40, were taken into police custody at about 5 p.m. after police served a narcotic search warrant at 707 Wilkes Blvd.

Honor for tee-ball player well deserved

Six-year-old Jill Zulovich defied all odds to overcome cancer and will play in a tee-ball game at the White House.

Columbia activists discuss ways to be more effective

One workshops on Saturday covered strategies for fighting burnout while another focused on new ways to combat homophobia.

Jefferson City man searches for relics, collects war weapons

This history buff uses metal detectors to search for Civil War relics and weaponry.

Sandbag barrier fails in Winfield as more flooding is predicted

Heavy rains Thursday and Friday are causing the Missouri River’s level to rise. As a result the National Weather Service has predicted moderate flooding in mid-Missouri for next week.

Columbia teen qualifies for championship golf competition.

Tyler Kolb, a 14-year-old Columbia golf player, qualified for the Callaway Junior World Championship on July 13-17 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.