City Council approves Trial E for new ward boundaries

Trial E expands the First Ward west to Silvey Street. It moves Columbia Mall into the First Ward and splits part of the Park DeVille neighborhood.

Trial E, which expands the First Ward to the west, was approved by a 6-1 vote. The trial redraws the city's political boundaries based on the 2010 census.

Regency trailer park rezoning request to be postponed

The attorney of the development asks that the request to rezone Columbia Regency mobile home park be tabled until Nov. 21.

Forest protections for MU fuel called national model

Foster Brothers, a wood products company in Auxvasse, will supply the wood chips for a new wood-burning boiler under construction at the MU power plant. The contract includes conditions to protect the health of Missouri forests.

City Council votes against selling Fano to fired Columbia police officer

The City Council voted against allowing former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders to buy Fano, the dog he patrolled with. All but one council member supported the city manager's recommendation against selling the dog.

City Council tables Regency rezoning proposal, discusses snow removal changes

A rundown of Monday's City Council meeting includes topics addressing the Columbia Regency mobile home park, winter snow removal, Rainbow Softball Center renovations and the Grindstone sewer project.

Columbia continues to fall behind in affordable housing objectives

Columbia will be entering the third year of a five-year plan meant to improve access to affordable housing, but it is falling behind in roughly half of 42 objectives in the 2012 Housing and Community Development Action Plan.

Columbia Transit drivers to start enforcing evening fares

MU students have benefited from lenient bus drivers since the City Council rejected contracts with apartment complexes.

Missouri women's basketball continues journey of team building, growth

Second-year Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton says the team is on a "journey," and she expects great success in the growth, maturity and building of the program.

After long wait, Missouri lineman Sheldon Richardson set to make first start

Two years after Missouri initially recruited Sheldon Richardson, an injury to a teammate has set the stage for the junior defensive lineman to finally appear in the Tigers' starting lineup.

Wrongful death case brought against Columbia, The Links apartment complex

The family of a woman who died while trying to rescue a man from floodwaters on a Clark Lane detour in 2008 says the city of Columbia and several groups connected to The Links were negligent.

PHOTO: Paris Road collision leaves at least one person hospitalized

At least one person was hospitalized from the car accident.

City seeks input on update to parks master plan

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will hold a meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Shots fired at Douglass Park on Sunday

The shots were fired at around 6:20 p.m.

Missouri football players cheer Missouri volleyball team to win

Missouri senior libero Priscilla Armendariz said she enjoys seeing fellow athletes at matches, especially football players. 

Mary Jo Buttafuoco keynote begins sorority's philanthropy week

Mary Jo Buttafuoco, a survivor of a point-blank gunshot wound to the head, kicked off Alpha Chi Omega's pihilanthropy week with a keynote speech.

Missouri Senate votes to keep Republican presidential primary in February

Missouri legislators debated whether to eliminate the Republican presidential primary scheduled for February or to move it to January. Neither amendment passed.

Columbia Track Club brings runners exercise, camaraderie

On Wednesday night, a group of runners gathers at Hickman High School, sharing in the sport they all love and pushing one another to stay in shape.

Artist brings color, whimsy to downtown Columbia traffic box

Local artist Stephanie Foley is the fourth participant working in a project to paint the city's traffic boxes in hopes of deterring graffiti vandalism and making the downtown area more attractive.

First round of state girls golf finals canceled

The opening round of the Class 2 state girls golf tournament was canceled today because of thunderstorms.

ROCK BRIDGE: Furry friends dress in costume for Lizzi & Rocco's Halloween party

The pet costume event, Lizzi & Rocco's Halloween Party, was held Sunday at Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market.