Columbia's six wards: Census data reveals demographic differences

Roll over each ward to find out demographic information, such as median age and ownership rates.

The Missourian used computer-mapping software to determine the demographic characteristics of Columbia's six wards after reapportionment.

El Ray park owner uninterested in delaying closure

Despite an appeal by the Boone County Commission, Whirlwind Properties has no plans to keep the El Ray Mobile Home Park open until June 1. Whirlwind is currently being cited for public nuisance violations. 

Five Missouri players named to All-Big 12 football teams

Sophomore running back Henry Josey and senior tight end Michael Egnew were named to the All-Big 12 First Team. Senior defensive end Jacquies Smith, sophomore cornerback E.J. Gaines and junior punter Trey Barrow were named to the All-Big 12 Second Team.

Fake bomb threat prompts evacuation of Boone County Courthouse

After evacuating the building Wednesday afternoon, authorities determined the threat was false. The Boone County Sheriff's Department currently has no suspects.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the State Historical Society has put up the Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Wednesday marks 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

More than 2,400 people died in the attacks, which ultimately prompted the entry of the U.S. into World War II. Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans and others will attend Wednesday morning's remembrance ceremony. 

Residents meet in Fifth Ward to discuss Comprehensive Plan

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Helen Anthony said infrastructure was important to the residents in her ward.

Hickman students invite Derrik Sweeney to speak about Egypt arrest

Hickman High School’s chapter of Amnesty International invited Derrik Sweeney to talk to students and faculty about his arrest in Tahrir Square.


MU chancellor's residence displays ornaments made by children

On Wednesday, the MU chancellor's residence was visited by first-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary. They were excited to see ornaments they had made decorating the home's Christmas tree.

YOU VOTED: The best player in Missouri men's basketball history is Derrick Chievous

Take a look at some of the highlights from our bracket competition to determine the answer to the question: Who is the best player in Missouri men's basketball history?

Additional date added to Children's Christmas Express train ride schedule

Tickets for the dinner trains sold out quickly, but the Columbia Star Dinner Train decided to add another date to accommodate customers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lesson from Pearl Harbor — don't sit on the sidelines

The anniversary of Pearl Harbor reminds us that the United States needs to be a leader in international affairs.

Mid America Brick hopes winter work stoppage will be temporary

The Mexico, Mo., company said it will suspend brick production and lay off most of the company's 34 hourly workers.


UPDATE: First snow in Columbia causes slippery road conditions

Tuesday's snow and ice led to a large amount of accidents throughout the mid-Missouri area. Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol attributed the large number of accidents to the timing and surprise of the snowfall.

DAVID ROSMAN: A look at racism from many directions

Discrimination exists. Whether it is based on skin color or religion makes no difference; discrimination is part of our daily lives. If you claim not to discriminate against others based on any criteria, you are probably lying to yourself.

North Carolina might have new coach

Sources are telling The Associated Press that Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora has accepted an offer to become football coach at North Carolina, which Missouri is set to play in the Independence Bowl.

Teens arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault

The victim had set up a meeting near the Walmart on West Broadway to sell an electronic item to the two 17-year-olds.

Missouri relaxes casino ban for problem gamblers

Problem gamblers can now remove themselves from the state's casino exclusion list after being on it for at least five years.

Missouri gets $5 million disaster-recovery grant from FEMA

The $5 million will aid with long-term recovery for people hit by tornadoes and flooding.

Missouri panel OKs suggestions for disaster response

A Missouri House committee that has been studying disaster response made a recommendation to make it easier for health care providers from other states to help.