UPDATE: Paquin Tower staff clean up after fire, flood

Flooding from sprinklers damaged 12 living units Monday night, but no residents were displaced. As staff and management clean up, mildew and mold are the primary concerns.

Huge storm wallops Northeast with ice, snow

Fire, flooding cause damage at Paquin Tower

Investigators say unattended cooking caused the fire.

Rock Bridge discusses future plans for planetarium

The only planetarium in mid-Missouri could open to the public next fall. Charging entrance fees would raise needed funds to update the equipment.

Missouri wrestlers want more than Big 12 titles

Todd Schavrien and Dom Bradley can call themselves Big 12 champions after this weekend, but each Tiger wrestler strives to add a national title to his list of accolades.

Pitching staff leads Missouri baseball to 5-2 win over Gonzaga

Missouri's pitching staff dominated Gonzaga at home on Tuesday. Senior Zack Hardoin picked up his first win of the season, and senior Phil McCormick made his eighth appearance and recorded his first save of the season.

Missouri basketball players Denmon, Ratliffe win AP Big 12 basketball honors

Missouri junior Marcus Denmon was named second-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

Missouri softball's Chelsea Thomas wins player of the week awards

Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas earned several accolades for her performances last week, which included a pair of perfect games.

U.S. marshals wounded in shootout in St. Louis

One of the injured marshals was shot in the head and is in critical condition after a shootout Tuesday morning. 

ROSE NOLEN: America should focus on its own democracy first

The United States should not presume to tell another country how it should run.

St. Louis-area teacher with pornographic past placed on leave

Parkway School District placed a high school teacher on leave after she told her principal of her past work in adult films.

Community initiative takes new approach to obesity

Recent reports on child obesity state that policy changes, in addition to community programs, are key to curbing health and weight problems for American youth.

Youth, neighborhood advocacy seen as key to policy changes

Teaching teens and children to incorporate diet and exercise into their lives is part of a neighborhood advocacy group's plan to curb obesity.

Campaign under way to attract riders — and walkers — to city buses

Cut calories by riding the bus? A new Columbia campaign wants you to do just that.

Food policy council might come to Columbia

Food policy councils can take a while to get off the ground, but they have been shown to promote research, community and good health.

'Food deserts' make healthy eating difficult

Some in neighborhoods in and around Columbia's First Ward have difficulty gaining access to fresh and healthy foods. Experts have termed areas such as these "food deserts."

Columbia mother leads her children to healthier eating

Seeking better food to embrace a healthy lifestyle has been a family affair for the Matchells of Columbia.