Laura Bush to speak in St. Louis

The former first lady will take part in the St. Louis Speakers Series organized by Maryville University.

H1N1 vaccination increasingly available in Columbia

Columbia institutions obtain more flu vaccinations, though still prioritizing those most at risk of infection.

Historic cornerstone moving from Elm Street archway to Jesse Hall

A survivor of the fire that destroyed MU's historic Academic Hall, the cornerstone will end up in an interpretive display after years without permanent placement.

During Thanksgiving holiday, some working to entertain those who aren't

A few entertainment-oriented businesses in downtown Columbia will remain open during the Thanksgiving holiday, providing diversions for all the folks who don't have to work those days.

Couple warms up to Columbia College men's soccer team

Bob and Karen Fry once considered themselves warm-weather fans of Columbia College athletics. That changed this season when they braved the elements to watch the Cougars play soccer.

UPDATE: Tenth and Locust development project off the table

Despite receiving permission from the City Council to implement a tax incentive, developers Jonathan and Nathan Odle of Trittbach Develpment, have dropped a project on Tenth and Locust streets. The high-rise development would have included office space, apartments and a street-level grocery store.

Missouri seed company gets low-interest loan

The $3.4 million loan is one of the largest ever made through the state's linked deposit program.

University gets EPA grant to fund program aimed at reducing pollution

The money will go toward creating a minor degree and expanding an internship program.

Thanksgiving traditions unable to stand test of time, technology

Distance between family members makes the holidays less family-oriented.

MU Police Department receives re-accreditation

The department's accredidation is valid until 2012.

Consumer Product Safety Commission moved too slowly on crib safety

Consumer advocates have complained for years about drop-side cribs, which are now being recalled.

Crayton invites Columbia's hungry to this week's Everybody Eats!

Almeta Crayton, hosting the event the past 12 times, continues to seek volunteers for the Everyone Eats! program.

Beginnings: A stronger bond with God

Wale Aliyu's Christian baptism on Nov. 11 was the end and the beginning of a spiritual journey for the 23-year-old Columbia resident.

Columbia babysitter charged with shaking 1-year-old

Tiffany L. Zane, 31, has denied police's claims that she shook a baby under her care.

Two local teens participate in NY Macy's Parade

Two Columbia high school band members will represent Columbia in the New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as members of the Macy's Great American Marching Band.

Man robs Petro Mart early Monday morning

The Petro Mart on College Avenue was robbed by  a man with a handgun Monday morning.

O'Fallon man charged with hate crime in Walmart incident

An O'Fallon man has been charged with a hate crime following an incident in which police say he and his brother attacked black families coming out of a Columbia Walmart.

Columbia police investigate two possible sex crimes

Police have arrested a man accused of sodomizing a sleeping woman at a party and are investigating a separate incident that occurred at a downtown night club.

Central Missouri Big Brothers Big Sisters wins public service award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri won for its volunteer recruitment campaign that focused on getting more men involved in the organization.

MU student donations seven times those of KU counterparts

In a contest to raise money for United Way, MU students contributed significantly more than KU students to win the competition.