Paxton-Keeley Elementary School was among the local participants in the multi-state Great American Shakeout Earthquake Drill.
Road projects are also a factor for the committee to consider because it found that a main concern of district parents is the safety of their children.
Mississippi and Louisiana governors issued flood warnings Thursday and declared states of emergency.
Storms and floods have been ripping through southeast Missouri and five southern states. How has the flooding affected you so far? Do you plan on aiding any of the affected areas? How?
At least 280 people have been reported dead following a storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes in the Southern United States on Wednesday.
Missouri officials argued at a federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau that intentionally breaking the Birds Point levee would send a rush of water over a huge chunk of valuable farmland. The judge left the bench Thursday without issuing a decision in the dispute.
In a surprise pick, Missouri's Aldon Smith went to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 7, and Blaine Gabbert followed at No. 10.
Columbia College first-year softball assistant Joe Henderson has energized the Cougars with a fun-first mentality and deep passion for the game.
Former Hickman standout Tucker Bounds is starting to make a name for himself on the Missouri track and field team.
For the 18th straight time, the Rock Bridge baseball team came out victorious Thursday, defeating Kirksville 4-2 at Rock Bridge.
Several universities are trying to improve their diversity — but by income, not race.
The Rock Bridge boys golf team placed first at the district golf tournament in Lebanon.
As the Missouri legislature adjusts political districts for 2013, Columbia could get shuffled from the vanishing 9th District to similarly-rural District 4.
The Columbia Police Department honored employees today with its annual awards ceremony. Among the recipients was the 2010 Officer of the Year, Detective Joseph Jackson.
The program would funnel billions of taxpayer dollars into the coffers of insurance companies and eventually either increase expenses or reduce coverage for recipients.
The death toll from the wave of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States on Wednesday has risen to over 200. On Thursday, Alabama residents returned to their homes to survey the damage.
The storms Wednesday spawned tornadoes and winds in five Southern states: Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. All five states have reported fatalities; 128 have been confirmed dead in Alabama.
A report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will eventually be sent to the state. Then Gov. Jay Nixon can seek federal assistance for areas damaged by the tornado that hit the St. Louis area Friday.
The fire, which caused $5,000 of damage, may have been caused by incense.