UPDATE: One person shot near Garth Avenue and Worley Street

Officer Gamal Castile canvasses the park outside Grace Covenant Church at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Sexton Road Friday afternoon for possible evidence in a shooting incident that occurred earlier that day.

Officers are still canvassing the area looking for information.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will voters pass Columbia Public Schools' $120 million bond issue?

Voters rejected a property tax increase in April 2008.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bill banning certain uses of antibiotics in animals is necessary

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.) says her bill would only ban using antibiotics in animals for nontherapeutic purposes.

COLUMN: Grandmas go ga-ga over baby Gus

There are certain perks to having the first-born grandchild in the family, but grandmas sometimes need to be reminded not to go overboard.

DEAR READER: Newspapers find original stories

Of local news coverage, newspapers generate the most original reports. The Missourian exemplifies that trend and will continue to do so in the coming semester.

UPDATE: Two arrested, one sought in afternoon shooting

The man believed to be the shooter is still at-large, police said.

Bluegill could be commercialized for food markets

Scientists at Lincoln University and MU Extension have have developed techniques to speed up the bluegill's growth while simultaneously making it heavier, both economic incentives for a fish farming venture in Missouri.

Costly turnover a rare mistake for impressive freshman

For most of the season, Michael Dixon Jr. has played like a seasoned upperclassman, so it came as a surprise when he committed a turnover late in the game against Texas Tech.

Untreated wastewater spills into east Columbia lake and stream

The water overflowed from a clogged line in the 2200 block of Lake of the Woods Road. The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the impact the spill will have to public health and the environment.

Where to donate for Haiti earthquake relief

A list of relief agencies provided by InterAction provides options for giving to Haiti earthquake relief.

UPDATE: East Columbia collision kills one

One woman who was in a two-car collision Friday morning died at University Hospital that afternoon.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Examining gay marriage around the world

In the United States, 31 states have passed laws to outlaw gay marriage while six states have permitted it.

Three injuries reported in Friday morning crash

The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway WW and Olivet Road.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings

List of closings for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

UPDATE: MU professor learns brothers survived Haiti quake

Some in Haiti are keeping their family and friends informed of their well-being through Facebook posts.

New chambers for City Council nearly complete

Amenities will include wireless Internet, plasma screens, remote-control cameras and 200 chairs that can be moved when needed. Much of the construction was done with recycled and renewable materials.


Potential mayoral candidate hopes to get youth involved

At 23, Columbia resident Sean O'Day has announced he will run for mayor of Columbia. He is the fifth candidate to enter the race.

Dignitaries attend Columbia's wastewater plant groundbreaking

A $62 million overhaul of the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant got under way with a groundbreaking on Thursday morning.

Four arrested after Columbia SWAT team serves warrants

The arrests include suspicion of burglary, drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child.

Community to mobilize for 2010 census

Local leaders say a high rate of returns on the census will help Columbia receive funding based on the population.