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

Missouri lawmakers weigh changes to school formula

There has not been enough money in recent years to fully fund the current education formula, prompting concern from some about money distribution problems that could allow certain districts to benefit at the expense of others.

The Club at Old Hawthorne wins award for reuse of former estate home

What is now the Old Hawthorne golf course clubhouse was originally built in 1938 as an exact replica of former President Andrew Jackson's home. After its renovation, the clubhouse was among the winners of the Columbia Image Awards announced earlier this year. 

Missouri men's basketball one of only four unbeatens

Heading into its game Friday at Old Dominion, No. 8 Missouri is 12-0 for the first time since 1982.

Proposed elimination of Columbia's Downtown Leadership Council questioned

At the Dec. 19 meeting of the Columbia City Council meeting, city staff recommended the Columbia Downtown Leadership Council be absorbed by the relatively new Downtown Community Improvement District.

MU police investigate apparent suicide at University Avenue parking garage

MU police closed off the upper levels of the University Avenue parking garage to investigate an apparent suicide. A notification about the incident was sent through the university's emergency alert system.

Missouri women's basketball excelling academically and athletically

While the Tigers player are finding success on the basketball court, many have already achieved great success as students.