City hopes to lure large employer with 'Project Tiger'

The secretive "Project Tiger" aims to bring a sizable company to Columbia, and with it hundreds of jobs. Though a subject of much speculation, mum is the word for those involved.

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre to be rebuilt after tree removal

The fire that burned the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre to the ground last Monday has been ruled suspicious, but the cause remains undetermined. In addition to cleaning up the site, at least 10 damaged trees must be removed.

Greenhouse employing people with disabilities to open in two weeks

Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, formerly Sheltered Enterprises, started the greenhouse to provide jobs in the recession.

Census statistics spur reminder from Mayor Hindman

The response rate for the Census in Columbia was 69 percent on Friday — 3 percentage points higher than Thursday.

Taylor's antics draw laughs from Missouri softball team

While junior Rhea Taylor has lightened the mood for the Missouri softball team, her play on the field is no joke.

Hickman soccer's LaRue has several missed chances in loss to Lindbergh

The loss brings the team to 3-3 for the season. The team will play at home against Rock Bridge on Monday night.

Columbia's third Hy-Vee to open Tuesday

The new grocery store, located at 25 Conley Road near the intersection of U.S. 63 and East Broadway, will open with around 415 jobs.

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

Justice Stevens plans to step down in late June or early July.

Regional first step in Missouri gymnasts' national championship aspirations

The Missouri gymanstics team will host the six-team NCAA South Central Regional Saturday at Hearnes Center. The top two teams advance to the national championship in Gainesville, Fla.

Missouri closing several mental health facilities

Department of Mental Health Director Keith Schafer says about 300 jobs will be cut along with the closed facilities, which will save the state about $7.4 million annually.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Mine disasters capture the world's attention

The recent mine disasters in China and West Virginia lead to serious questions about the safety of mines around the world.

First baseman extends hitting streak, but Missouri baseball team loses to Oklahoma

Missouri (17-12) lost 6-4 to Oklahoma on Friday.

People with autism can benefit from interaction with animals

People with autism of all ages can benefit from the companionship of dogs, according to information at the Fifth Autism Intervention Conference on Friday. Many attendees demonstrated that relationship.

City record system undergoes an overhaul

The City of Columbia is reorganizing and changing its management of city records. The overhaul will save city workers time and make records more accessible.

Six more sentences announced in Cut Throat gang case

Ten defendants connected to the Cut Throat gang, accused of involvement in drug trafficking and multiple shootings, were sentenced in federal court Thursday in Jefferson City.

Columbia College holds memorial for slain student

Kimberly Smith, who died March 29 in Troy, was a Columbia College senior set to graduate in May.

MoDOT installs flashing yellow arrows on College Avenue

The flashing yellow arrows, which replace the "left turn yield on green" signal, were installed along Stadium Boulevard in March.

DEAR READER: Larger population has changed Columbia elections

Campaigning feels like it's all grown up in Columbia, for better and for worse.

Missouri Senate plans inmate budget cuts

On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $5 million cut in county inmate reimbursements.

Speed limit is going lower on U.S. 63

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to lower the speed limit on U.S. 63 from 70 mph to 65 mph.