A murder unanswered: The aftermath of Tevin Nelson's death

Taquaisha Nelson, center, hugs her mother Trinia Nelson, right, as they visit the grave of brother and son Tevin Nelson on Dec. 26 at Log Providence Cemetery. Tevin's father, Keith Holmes, left, looks on his grave as well.

Tevin Nelson, a 21-year-old black man, was shot in the head outside Peppers Nightclub on Oct. 30. In the aftermath of his death, his family has struggled to move on as the toxic relationship between blacks and police has stalled the search for his killer.

Historic Short Street bricks removed for construction of garage, hotel

Workers removed the bricks from Short Street Tuesday in anticipation of construction on a new hotel and parking garage in the area. They will be held at a secure site until they are ready to be used in repairs of the city's remaining brick streets.

Two file for council seats

Bill Tillotson and Bill Pauls filed as candidates for the Columbia City Council. Tillotson plans to run for the Sixth Ward seat and Pauls plans to run for the Second Ward position.

Tina Meier brings anti-bullying message back to Columbia schools in expanded visit

Tina Meier, whose teenage daughter, Megan, killed herself after online harassment, returns to Columbia to educate parents and community members about the dangers of bullying and cyberbullying.

MU researchers' plasma brush aims to ease pain at the dentist

MU researchers hope to make trips to the dentist more comfortable with a new brush that could make fillings last longer and less painful to replace.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tevin Nelson's family mourns his death

Tevin Nelson's family visited his grave on Dec. 26 to place flowers and wish him a Merry Christmas. Tevin died Oct. 31 after he was shot in the head outside of Peppers Nightclub in the early hours of Oct. 30.

True Media company to move home office to Business Loop 70

True Media, an independent media strategy and communications company, will move to a new headquarters on Business Loop 70 W.

7th Annual MFA Oil Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff will be held in February

The annual chili cookoff sponsored by MFA Oil benefits The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and is scheduled for Feb. 18. Teams can register through Jan. 26.

Fire units from Columbia and Boone County assist with Linn Creek fire

Firefighters from Columbia and Boone County responded Thursday to a regional call for mutual aid after a fire broke out at a commercial building in Linn Creek.


Jeong Im homicide report submitted to crime center

MU Police will seek a fresh set of eyes on the Jeong Im homicide investigation.

Mountain lion trapped in Missouri released

Officials say the animal was an estimated 2 years old, showed no signs of being held in captivity and was in excellent physical condition

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Drug company payments to doctors

ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, tracks, by state, the payments that 12 drug companies give to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs.

Winds fan small fires in Boone County

With a multitude of fires occurring on a balmy first Friday in January, Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District offered some safety tips for people who decide to burn during the winter. 

Charges dropped against driver in fatal shooting

Prosecutor Mark Richardson said Thursday the charges were dropped because evidence in the case showed that a single shooter acted alone in the death.

Planning and Zoning Commission approves rezoning request

The Unity Center of Columbia asked for an exception to subdivision regulations so it wouldn't have to construct a sidewalk.

Missouri receives more disaster recovery money

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping to rebuild a Joplin hospital. The grant is one of many aimed at helping communities recover from last year's natural disasters.