Snowstorm prompts city to cancel transit, trash collection services

Trash, recycling collection and city buses are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday because of the coming snowstorm.

EPA unwavering on Hinkson Creek

Upholding its designation of stormwater as the primary pollutant, the EPA recommends a 39.6 percent reduction in urban stormwater runoff.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What precautions should residents take to deal with this winter storm?

A blizzard warning is in effect until noon Wednesday.

COLUMN: Professors should recognize student time commitments

Every professor wants his or her class to be a student's No. 1 priority, but other responsibilities make some classes more important than others.

No word on Bowers' playing status for Oklahoma State game

In Monday's Big 12 teleconference, MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson declined an opportunity to predict whether junior forward Laurence Bowers would play.

UPDATE: Forecasters expecting up to 21 inches

The approaching winter storm is being described as "crippling."

LETTER: Doisy's sister expresses gratitude, relief at trial's end

Becky Doisy's sister commends the key players who closed her missing sister's case.

Local grocers race to restock as storm nears

Columbia grocery stores were unusually busy Sunday night as customers prepared for a winter storm.

Missouri National Guard called up for blizzard duty

Gov. Jay Nixon dispatched 600 citizen-soldiers Monday afternoon in preparation for the coming snowstorm. The guard members will be helping the Highway Patrol and local authorities.

Boone and Callaway county courthouses closed Tuesday

The Boone and Callaway county courthouses will be closed Tuesday. The decision to open Wednesday will be made Tuesday afternoon.

GALLERY: Root Cellar shoppers prepare for storm

With a blizzard drawing near, consumers headed to the Root Cellar to purchase groceries and other supplies.

Columbia residents stock up for winter storm

Here's a list of the 'essentials' some residents bought at Walmart on Monday.

MU Campus Services work around weather issues

The university must continue to staff most dining halls and other essential services. Some employees will sleep on campus overnight to ensure they can work.

Columbia Emergency Operations Center prepares for oncoming snowstorm

City and county officials met to discuss emergency plans Monday because of the anticipated snowstorm. While the Columbia Emergency Operations Center was partially activated that afternoon, the center is prepared to fully activate if needed.

A roundup: Warming Center and shelter services Feb. 1-4

Many of the locations listed will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 2-1-1 for updated information.

Mizzou Advantage starts undergraduate research programs

Three undergraduate research teams will test out three new projects for Mizzou Advantage.

MoDOT braces for upcoming snowstorm with salt

One of the biggest concerns to arise out of the approaching snowstorm is the expected ice accumulation. Cities across the state are salting roads and slick spots in preparation.

Mid-Missouri cattle ranchers prepare livestock for blizzard

Cattle ranchers are stocking up on hay in advance of the storm. A potential problem for the cattle is the moisture they will have to endure.

Historic Preservation Society gala rescheduled due to snow

The Historic Preservation Society's "2011 Most Notable Historic Property Gala" has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Columbia Public Library Friends Room.

Columbia businesses making adjustments for winter storm

Various businesses in town were taking steps to prepare for Tuesday's winter storm.