Occupy COMO adopts an official statement

After starting it's fourth week of occupation outside the Daniel Boone Building, Occupy COMO adopts an official statement of their purpose.

Tigers' secondary facing big test against Oklahoma State

Shaky at times this season, the Tigers' secondary will face its stiffest test yet this Saturday against Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden and wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

Rock Bridge girls golfers win Class 2 state championship

The Bruins shot a team score of 352 on Tuesday at Sedalia Country Club, defeating seven other Missouri high schools to win Rock Bridge’s first girls golf state championship.

Kayaker pulls into Cooper's Landing during 4,000-mile trip

Andy Bugh has been kayaking the Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson River system since June in order to raise money for a school for the deaf in Honduras and to complete a lifelong ambition of paddling through the middle United States.

Occupy COMO to discuss proposed manifesto

The manifesto will be discussed during the group's regularly scheduled general assembly at 8 p.m. Tuesday outside of the Daniel Boone Building.

Petition to recall councilman Daryl Dudley falls short

Although the petitioners failed to collect the necessary signatures to recall Dudley, the petition leaders say the passage of Trial E means the petition was a success.

City adjusts snow removal strategies, focuses on residential streets

The Public Works Department revealed snow removal policy changes at a Columbia City Council work session Monday. The department eliminated the "critical street" designation to allow a quicker response to residential streets during snowfall.

Family is priority for owners of Fischer Farms in Jefferson City area

Fischer Farms has become a favorite fall attraction in Jefferson City with a corn maze and pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Father, daughter enjoy coach-player relationship for Hickman volleyball team

Chloe and James Kome share a close relationship both on and off the Kewpies' volleyball court, but it's a relationship that is changing.

Columbia's domestic partner registry provides benefits to couples

The registry makes it easier for homosexual couples or unmarried heterosexual couples to gain access to benefits such as health insurance. It also makes it easier to designate a partner as a beneficiary in a living will.

Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord event will give students taste of filmmaking

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord event will come to Jesse Auditorium Oct. 26 for a night of short films, live performance and filmmaking. HitRECord was founded as an "open-collaborative production company."

Boone County residents can claim property through online database

Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway developed a website that allows residents to see if they have any unclaimed property and to claim it if they do.

PHOTO GALLERY: Finding Columbia's fall foliage

Mid-October is the peak of fall colors in Missouri. Several of the Columbia Missourian's readers contributed photos of the vibrant foliage from around the county.

Parks and Recreation to develop master plan with public input

Columbia Parks and Recreation held a master planning meeting, as it does every 10 years, to hear public input on how the city can improve its facilities.

Environmentally conscious band Guster to play at MU

Guster has worked with more than 100 bands — including Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow and Coldplay — to make their tours more environmentally friendly.

Kansas City police want more from parents of missing baby

It's been 10 days since the parents of a missing baby have spoken to police. However, the child's mother has given television interviews since then.

MU undergraduate enrollment is fastest growing in Big 12, AAU

Undergraduate enrollment at MU has increased by 32 percent since 2002, and total enrollment has jumped 29 percent.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislative snub to Boeing could cost Missouri hundreds of jobs

Representatives in Congress passed a nonbinding resolution in support of Virginia-based Lockheed Corp. and snubbed Boeing, the biggest defense contractor in Missouri.

Food bank director creates burger for charity

Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director of The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, created a burger for Stadium Grill’s Great American Burger Challenge to benefit the food bank’s Buddy Pack program.

Former Hallsville water district employee arrested on suspicion of stealing

Michelle Leverenz was charged of writing unauthorized checks to herself which she was the office manager of the water district.