Friends, family remember shooting victim DeAudre Orlando Johnson at candlelight vigil

From left, Shelia Lankford, Tonisha Jones and Resa Jenkins attend a candlelight vigil held for 17-year-old Deaudre Orlando Johnson, who died of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning. The vigil was held in the circular drive at the Columbia Housing Authority Administration building Tuesday evening.

A candlelight vigil was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday near the site where DeAudre Orlando Johnson, 17, was shot Monday night. Johnson died Tuesday morning, making his the second shooting death in the past two weeks.

Andy Rosburg enjoys journey with Missouri men's basketball team

After following the Missouri men's basketball team as a fan for the past three seasons, Andy Rosburg walked-on to the team and has been savoring his time as a player this season.

UPDATE: Teenager shot, killed near Douglass Park

A 17-year-old shot Monday evening near Douglass Park died Tuesday morning at University Hospital.

League of Women Voters questions City Council candidates about taxes, planning

City Council candidates fielded questions from a packed house at the Daniel Boone Regional Library on Tuesday. The municipal election will be held April 3.

MU students discuss ways to improve Columbia's transit system

Students met at Memorial Union on Tuesday night to share ideas on how to improve the city and university's transit system.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students compete at the Columbia Daily Tribune Regional Spelling Bee

Priscilla Liow, 14, won the contest by correctly spelling "neptunium." She will travel to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held May 27 through June 1 in Washington, D.C.

Norfolk State prepares to play Missouri in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

The Spartans (25-9) earned a No. 15 seed after winning their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament title.

Columbia's Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary closing after 14 years

Co-founder Jim Johnson said other rescue groups in Columbia, such as Project Precious Paws and Second Chance, can pick up any slack that might result from Happy Tails' closure.

Self-proclaimed radical librarian to speak at MU on Monday

Jessamyn West, a librarian with a passion for social justice and public service, will discuss the digital divide during "An Evening With Jessamyn West" on Monday at MU's Memorial Union.

Gov. Jay Nixon defends aid program for blind Missourians

Gov. Jay Nixon called for funding of a program providing aid to more than 2,000 blind Missourians to be restored. The program is in danger of being eliminated to restore Nixon's cuts to higher education.

ROSE NOLEN: We should memorialize, continue to fight for women's rights

This generation and future generation should continue to fight for women's rights, in remembrance of the women who gathered at Seneca Falls Convention and stood for equal rights, and preserve the rights.

Missouri baseball overcomes hit-by-pitches to outlast North Dakota

Five Missouri batters were hit by pitches in the team's 10-7 victory over North Dakota on Tuesday. Missouri's pitchers didn't fare much better, hitting four batters of their own. Brannon Champagne contributed five RBIs in the win.

Third Ward town hall meeting discusses Columbia's surplus snow-removal budget

One Third Ward resident attended the meeting held by the Columbia Public Works Department to help decide what should be done with the estimated $300,000 in excess snow-removal budget funds.

MU's Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs to become autonomous

The school will become an independent college on Thursday. It has been a part of the MU Graduate School since its founding in 2000.

Symposium at MU connects policymakers, scientists

Engineering student Marc Canellas helped to organize the symposium to address the intersection of politics and science, and how the two fields can better work together to achieve efficient public policy.

Study shows Crosscreek apartments will generate less traffic than previous plans

New trip estimates for the Domain apartment complex to be built in Crosscreek show less traffic than previous development plans.

Final bus trip gives Columbia chance to reflect on transit

A bus trip organized by Columbia city officials to the University of Illinois left some shocked by the differences between the Columbia transit system and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.

Columbia to hold Neighborhood Congress on Saturday

Columbia residents are invited to a Neighborhood Congress event this Saturday in the City Hall. The event will include discussion on the city's new comprehensive plan, Neighborhood Response Team and other issues.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe knows her ward, Columbia

Barbara Hoppe, Sixth Ward councilwoman, works "on behalf of the collective best interests of our city and all its citizens."

GUEST COMMENTARY: Glenn Beck promoted a marketplace of opinions

While Glenn Beck's views may seem extreme, his willingness and ability to profess his opinions makes him a "crusader for the First Amendment."