Five years later, Hurricane Katrina resonates with two Columbia women

Xiomara Mann, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, thumbs through her father's old records — some of the few belongings she brought to Columbia after evacuating five years ago. Though her journey was exacting and tiresome, the New Orleans native has found a new home in the Midwest.

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina touched down on the Louisiana coast. Now, two local women reflect on their journeys from New Orleans to Columbia.

Peace Nook celebrates two decades in Columbia

Supporters of the Peace Nook gathered in Stephens Lake Park in recognition of the organization's 20 years in the community. 

The Week in Comments: Taser vote, puppy mills, the First Amendment

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.

Third member of MU football program arrested for DWI

Long snapper and backup tight end Beau Brinkley was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Police investigate reports of gunshot at Gateway at Columbia apartments

The Columbia Police Department received two reports of the gunshot just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

Missouri women's soccer falls to No. 1 North Carolina

The Tigers lost 6-1 against the Tar Heels in the Carolina Nike Classic.

One woman remains in fair condition after accident

The woman was a passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a bus on Interstate 70.

ANALYSIS: Is a military campaign key to re-election for Skelton?

In what's expected to be a tough election for Democrats, Rep. Ike Skelton is hoping to keep his seat by focusing on military issues. Skelton is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and his district is home to Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood.

Missouri receiver Jimmie Hunt gets football education while out with injury

The freshman has received an education from his teammates while sitting on the sidelines with an sprained ankle. He has missed the crucial on-field experience that he needs in order to play, though, so there's a good chance he will redshirt this season.

Kansas City's Liberty Memorial approves $5 million in projects

The World War I memorial and museum would restore a wall marking the only location where the five Allied commanders met at the same time and help prepare the museum for the war's centennial in 2014.

Police chief from Hawk Point killed in crash

Paul Fricke, 37, was also a sheriff's deputy in Warren County. He drove off the road and hit a utility pole. He was dead at the scene.

Springfield woman drowns in Table Rock Lake

Shelly Kessler was 27.