First Night Columbia participants had the opportunity to attend multiple events in 12 venues for the annual New Year's Eve celebration.
Among the items to be discussed at Tuesday's meeting are rent abatement for mobile home residents in closed parks, a report on the establishment of a shelter for the homeless on Old 63 and plans for a new terminal building at Columbia Regional Airport.
The Cougars are 12-5 on the season with the win.
In the final day of the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic the NAIA-No. 23 ranked Cougars defeated No. 12-ranked Campbellsville University Tigers 86-70.
The cause the of death has not been determined. The victim had a history of heart problems and high-blood pressure and had previously had a stroke.
From a near blizzard in February to violent spring storms and a humid summer filled with cicadas, 2011 was a year for extreme weather in Columbia.
Here is a sampling of Columbia restaurants that will have different hours over the New Year's holiday weekend.
The first of the 77 million baby boomers turns 65 this year. At least 1.5 million seniors are gay, a number expected to double by 2030, according to SAGE, the New York-based group Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders.
Missouri's Republican legislative leaders are refining their goals for "economic development" in 2012 to focus on incremental changes to workplace laws that they hope will cause the business climate to inch upward — even if only by a matter of degrees.
One option it examined would provide nighttime passenger train service between Fort Worth, Texas, and Newton, Kansas. Another would establish daytime service between Fort Worth and Kansas City.
If government budgets were once an eye-glazing topic, they moved to the top of the public agenda in 2011 as state and local governments faced some of their most difficult decisions since the national recession began in late 2007.
As the General Assembly session's opening nears, House and Senate leaders have yet to resolve their bitter differences over economic development legislation.
The annual First Night celebration included art, performances and family events in venues throughout downtown Columbia. Unusually warm weather resulted in bigger-than-expected crowds for the New Year's Eve event.
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.
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.
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 (13-0) defeated Old Dominion (6-7) 75-68.
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.
Tournament play continues Saturday in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic.