UPDATE: Victim of apparent suicide identified

MU police confirmed that the apparent suicide victim was Jonathan L. DeHaven, 55. He was a chief laboratory animal technician at MU's Office of Animal Resources.

Crowd continues to grow for Missouri women's basketball

The Missouri women's basketball team played in front of a crowd of 1,875 in its 66-48 victory over Sam Houston State. The Tigers are now 10-1 on the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Road construction on U.S. 63 moves ahead

he $9.8 million state project at U.S. 63 and Route H began in August and is on schedule to open in fall 2012. Crews have also finished the bridge foundation at Turkey Creek and the center pier for the Route H bridge. 


Missouri men's basketball defeats Old Dominion

Missouri (13-0) defeated Old Dominion (6-7) 75-68.

Nixon names new Missouri economic development chief

Jason Hall has been selected to lead the state Department of Economic Development. Hall has been the director for the Missouri Technology Corp. since 2009. The appointment needs Senate confirmation.

Columbia College women defeat Peru State

Tournament play continues Saturday in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic.

MoDOT on schedule for U.S. 63-Route H interchange

The $9.8 million state project at U.S. 63 and Route H began in August and is on schedule to open in fall 2012.

Missouri lawmakers consider more health care measures

A measure proposed in the Missouri Senate would amend the state constitution to bar governments from requiring people to have health insurance and from penalizing them for paying their own medical bills.

Columbia College men's basketball loses

Cougars vs. Cancer Classic continues Saturday.

City to hold public hearing on priorities for community development

The hearing will be to discuss public infrastructure, community facilities and services and other needs for community development.

MoDOT launches smartphone app to check state road conditions

The Missouri Department of Transportation launched "The Traveler Information Map", which offers updates on road conditions, work zones, flooding and incidents.

VIDEO: A family moves on from Columbia Regency mobile home park

Melissa Dinwiddie, a Columbia Regency resident for seven years, decided to move her family and home sooner rather than later after the property's owner decided to close the mobile home park. She and her family — her four children, mother and brother — are still settling into their new community.

Road work in Boone County set for first week in January

Short Street between Broadway and Walnut Street will close until 2013. Route H will remain closed at U.S. 63 until late 2012, and adjustments made to improve the safety and traffic flow near Columbia Mall will be removed.

EZ Park cards will be available again this January

After updating the EZ Park system, the Public Works Department will start selling newer versions of the original cards.

Target Nurse-In draws attention to breastfeeding rights

After a woman was harassed by Target employees for breastfeeding in a store in Texas store, a national movement developed to breastfeed in Target stores everywhere on Wednesday.

Police seek suspect in armed robbery at Midwest Petroleum on Paris Road

An undisclosed amount of money was taken. There were no injuries.

Office of Neighborhood Services moving to Columbia City Hall

Responsibilities include connecting to neighborhood associations, property maintenance code enforcement in residential areas, rental property enforcement and the city's volunteer programs. The entire staff will be making the move throughout January.

Action aboard airplane creates reluctant hero

A Kansas City firefighter helped restrain a man who lunged at an airplane's cabin door. A Muslim, he is sensitive to the negative perceptions of some in the post-Sept. 11 world. But he says what he did that day was in keeping with the teachings of Islam.


Cicadas lead list of Columbia's top stories in 2011

The topic of cicadas tops both local and total readership and includes multiple stories that showed up in the top 50 lists. The stories drew in almost 80,000 page views. 

DEAR READER: Cicadas are back! It's the top stories of 2011

The Missourian’s most-read list is based on use, not opinion, that is by the number of readers who clicked on the online version of the articles at