Columbia Area Career Center has one-day Valentine's flower sale

Floral and plant design class students of the Columbia Area Career Center held a Valentine's Day sale, showcasing their own floral arrangements.

Heartland Men's Chorus takes cause to the road

The Heartland Men's Chorus, a choir made up of mostly gay men, sang for civil rights around mid-Missouri on Wednesday.

Columbia city council refutes forum assertion about Skala

Five City Council members, after a candidate forum question about whether drinking has compromised Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala's ability to work with his colleagues, say the answer is no.

The Week in Pictures: Snow and sports

The week started with a chant of 'Who Dat?" as the Saints brought a Super Bowl championship to New Orleans. Whiteouts struck the East Coast and even Texas. And if the Lone Star State can get snow, Columbia is not immune; school was cancelled on Monday and Tuesday. The remaining days were filled with preparations of love and competition, as Valentine's Day nears and the Vancouver Winter Olympics begin.

UPDATE: 3 dead, 3 hurt in Alabama campus shooting

A Friday shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville killed three and injured three. The shooter, who local television stations reported is a university faculty member, is in police custody.

Winter storms hit from sea to snowy sea

A rare series of storms have led to snow in 49 of 50 U.S. states.

More MU police on the prowl Friday

MU Police Capt. Weimer says the extra officers will focus on drunk drivers on campus.

Bill Clinton returns home after heart procedure

Cardiologist Allan Schwartz said former President Bill Clinton's angioplasty Thursday went "smoothly".

Missouri Supreme Court ruling called groundbreaking

Lawyers are calling a court ruling the first of its kind. The results of a case Tuesday could mean more protection for employees in future lawsuits against employers.

Global Journalist: The election of Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rica's first woman president, brings discussion

While Laura Chinchilla prepares to lead Costa Rica, Yulia Tymoshenko lost her bid for Ukranian president. Panelists talk about the future of women leaders around the world.

St. Louis Zoo might start charging admission

A state senator is proposing a bill that would allow a handful of St. Louis attractions to charge visitors for admission.

Weekend snow predicted in Columbia

About 3 inches of snow is expected to fall between Saturday night and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

UPDATE: MU College of Arts and Science seeks portrait artist

The MU College of Arts and Science is looking for an artist to paint the next portrait in its collection of paintings of major donors to the university. The portrait will be hung in Lowry Hall, and applications will be accepted until April 15.

Rocheport man challenges incumbent for Boone Hospital Center board position

Long-time board member Barbara Weaver will seek another term, but Ronald Gini of Rocheport will challenge her, sparked by a personal experience at Boone Hospital Center.

French-style interchange proposed for Stadium, I-70

A diverging diamond interchange, popular in France, is being proposed for the intersection of Interstate 70 and Stadium Boulevard. It would be only the second in the United States. The first, in Springfield, is popular.

Proposed bill would make driving tests English only

The proposed bill would require all Missouri driver's license tests to be administered in English. Immigrant rights and social welfare groups testified in opposition.

Phelps' absence gets mixed reactions

The announcement that Michael Phelps will not be competing in the Missouri Grand Prix has a varying impact on different people.

Firefighters ask about safety issues, budget

Five of the six candidates for mayor of Columbia attended a forum hosted by firefighters on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLEY: Swimmers race to the finish at Missouri Grand Prix

The event features a strong roster of international competitors, giving swimmers the chance to go against the best in the world. 

Missouri gymnasts fill different roles

Each Missouri gymnast, aside from senior Brooke Boehmer, trains on every event. It’s something coach Rob Drass said he thinks makes the team more competitive.