UPDATE: Cotton balls scattered in front of MU's black culture center

Cotton balls lie scattered in front of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Feb. 26. Witnesses said the cotton balls were thrown around the building between 1:30 and 2 a.m. early that morning.

MU administrators and students are upset after cotton balls were found scattered in front of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center early Friday morning. It is considered by MU administrators as a racist act.

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Deaton releases statement on MU Black Culture Center incident

After Friday's incident outside the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton released a statement.

COLUMN: Don't add more seats to City Council, it won't help

The new council chamber and upcoming Census provide a perfect excuse for adding two or more members to the Columbia City Council. We shouldn't fall for it.

MU Police investigate incident at Black Culture Center

Cotton balls were scattered in front of the center overnight.

Hickman basketball loses district finals in overtime

Kewpies loses to Holt in district finals 64-62.

Missouri gymnasts set career highs, school records to beat Illinois State

Danielle Guider sets three personal marks as Missouri beats Illinois State 196.875 - 194.4 at the Hearnes Center on Friday.

Rock Bridge beat Troy to win the District title

Bruins were looking to hold on to their district championship title as they faced Troy Buchanan High School on Friday night.

Freshman pitcher starts strong for Missouri baseball

The Missouri baseball team defeated Florida Atlantic 4-2 on Friday afternoon in Auburn, Ala.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should news organizations let users delete their comments as social media sites do?

Tracey Greever-Rice, a Fourth Ward candidate, recently and unofficially had her comments removed from the Columbia Daily Tribune's Web site. This violated the Tirbune's "Terms of Use" policy, which is similar to the Missourian's.

Missouri softball beats Michigan in extra innings

After seven innings, Missouri's softball team was tied with Michigan 1-1. It would take extra innings for the Tigers to pick up the win.

Missouri softball team defeats No. 4 Michigan in extra innings

Taylor last but not least in Missouri men's basketball team's pregame

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor always takes the last shot during pregame shootarounds, a ritual he's had since the start of last season.

Collision on Providence brings traffic to crawl

A five-car accident on Providence Road inhibited traffic on Friday night.

Lenten Fish Fry offers fun for all

Conservation Department FAQs on chronic wasting disease

State officials reported Thursday that a captive white-tailed deer in northeast Missouri has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Here are some frequently asked questions — and answers — about the disease from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Missouri woman behind agricultural Ponzi scheme gets 9 years

The northeast Missouri woman's scheme defrauded farmers out of more than $27 million.

Missouri women's basketball reaches out to community

Even with all the struggles for the women's basketball team on the court, the players have been able to shine off the court. With all the volunteer work, the team makes a positive impact in the community.

Developers request tabling of Richland Road annexation

An attorney for the developers sent a letter to the council Friday requesting the proposal be tabled until July 19 to allow the East Columbia Area Plan study to take place.

Home and Lifestyle Expo opens at Hearnes Center

Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle is holding its 50th annual expo from Friday to Sunday at the Hearnes Center.