Health, education officials urge flu preparations

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sent letters to local school districts urging them to prepare for a possible resurgence of the H1N1 flu.

Columbia man robbed at knifepoint

The man was walking near Fifth Street and Park Avenue.

Karis Community Church to begin meeting at Tiger Hotel

After a year of meeting at the Missouri Theatre, Karis Community Church is moving its services back to The Tiger Hotel.

Organizations and individuals partner to help struggling schools

Organizations such as the Voluntary Action Center and the Salvation Army are providing classroom supplies, backpacks and clothing to schools and students in need.

Drugstore provides free multivitamins for children in Columbia

On Monday, D&H Drugstore launched a program that will provide children between the ages of 4 and 12 with free multivitamins. The owner of D&H, Triston Brownfield, is also working with groups and schools to spread awareness about the program to children in low-income families.

City considering options to calm down Twin Lakes Dog Park

In the winter of 2008-09, the Columbia Fire Department responded to 11 emergency calls at the off-leash dog park at Twin Lakes. Four calls came in on one day. The city is working on options to prevent another such winter.

New police building will bear Bob LeMone's name

The new police training building, approved by voters in November 2005, cost about $1.5 million and should be dedicated in October.

String of attacks reported in Columbia

Columbia Police Department steps up investigation into a variety of incidents.

Law enforcement to perform DWI inspections

Various law enforcement groups will work together to conduct a DWI checkpoint around the first week of classes

UM accountability measures unveiled to curators

UM President Gary Forsee unveiled to the Board of Curators new accountability measures for tracking the performance of the four campuses in the UM System internally and against similar universities across the country.

MU slips six places in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Colleges' list

U.S. News & World Report released its 2010 Best Colleges list, which ranks U.S. undergraduate programs. MU ranked 102 among 262 "National Universities," down six places from last year.

Proposed storm-water regulations draw mixed opinions

Citizens and developers react to proposed storm-water regulations.

School district tax rate increase proposed

The Columbia school district's property tax may increase by 8 cents per $100 appraised beginning in December. 

Two-car collision injures three people

Faulty steering cited as cause of late afternoon accident

MU School of Medicine requests early review of probation status

The accreditation council that placed the MU School of Medicine on probation will make a visit to the school on Oct. 27 — earlier than planned — to reassess its accreditation status. The accreditation body raised concerns about the school's resident education program last April.

Julie Jacob, Communications Manager at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, confirmed the date of the organization's next visit to the School of Medicine, which has been moved up from the previously scheduled date of April 1, 2011. The school "requested that the review date be moved up to October," Jacob said.


Preseason football jamboree energizes Rock Bridge

The Rock Bridge football team finished the 2008 season with a 1-9 record, but Bruins coach A.J. Ofodile said his team has an opportunity to be competitive in 2009.

Hickman challenged at preseason football jamboree

The Hickman football team got a chance to to see how it matched up against a real opponent Friday with a preseason jamboree.