Departing CEO: Missouri Theatre needs $1 million to regain footing

In an interview after announcing his retirement as chief executive officer of the Missouri Theatre, Eric Staley said the theater needs more money and a structural reorganization.

State primary voter registration deadline is Wednesday

Registration is required for first-time voters and new Missouri residents, and for people who have changed their address or name.

The week in comments: Tanning tax, BP oil spill, YouZeum, rural broadband

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting, including highlights of the 24 comments offered on a column about the oil spill.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What can Columbia do to address gun violence?

Columbia police said the three recent incidents of shots fired are related, but they have not identified a reason behind the sudden increase of gun violence.

Body likely belonged to man missing since May, examiner says

A medical examiner said the body, suspected to be Edward Acosta's, suffered injuries consistent with a fall.

Missouri residents say there's hope in small-scale wind power

Most wind energy is generated on large-scale farms, but if it were produced at a smaller home or business level, residents say that could lead to self-sufficency for those involved.

Therapeutic service dog helps soothe Missouri preschool students

Waco, a Labrador Retriever, works with the students at the Youth In Need Head Start preschool in Wentzville, helping them remain calm and focused in the classroom.

Pilots N Paws uses ground, air to find animals homes

The SEMO Animal Rescue Alliance finds pilots to volunteer their time to fly animals from shelters to new homes, even if they are hundreds of miles away.

Missouri ranked 49th nationally in Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Former Missouri baseball player Bond selected for Triple-A All-Star Game

Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube to perform for Blue Note's 30th anniversary

Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube plan to bring their “How the West Was One” tour to Columbia on Friday, July 30, to celebrate of The Blue Note’s 30th anniversary. 



North Missouri teen dies in tractor accident

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Curtis D. Stallo of Salisbury.

UPDATE: Zootoo renovations come together at Central Missouri Humane Society

Check out a schematic drawing of what the renovated space will include, now added to the story.

Columbia surgeon dies in car accident Saturday

Paul Shurnas, 44, died after his car became airborne west of Columbia.

Former Tiger Ian Kinsler selected for 2010 MLB All-Star Game

Former Missouri baseball player Ian Kinsler will make his second MLB All-Star Game appearance on July 13 in Anaheim, Calif.

Cycling community rallies around BMX track

For Columbia resident Steve Carroll bicycle motorcross is not about the intensity of the ride or the painful crashes, it's about providing a fun opportunity for his 7-year-old son, Augie.

SLIDESHOW: Columbia residents celebrate Fourth of July weekend

Many residents visited Memorial Stadium on Sunday evening for the Fire in the Sky event.

Human remains recovered near Rock Quarry Road

Human remains were found in a wooded area near 1411 Rock Quarry Road. Items belonging to Edward Acosta were found near where the body was located, according to Columbia police.

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church members place flags on veterans' tombstones

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church members place flags on the tombstones of 32 veterans at the church's cemetery. The veterans fought in wars dating back to the Revolutionary War.    

Columbia Dart Association enjoys area's high level of play

Mike Mudd of the Central Missouri Dart Association says Columbia is right in the middle of a darts hotbed in the Midwest.