Dozens of firefighters responded to an outbreak of flames at O'Reilly Auto Parts early Sunday morning. The fire caused damaged to multiple businesses and kept fire crews on the scene into the afternoon.
O'Reilly Auto Parts, which was in the strip mall on Business Loop, caught fire Sunday morning. The fire completely destroyed the store and caused heavy damage to the rest of the strip mall.
It was a great Sunday for Missouri softball player Nicole Hudson. A 7-0 victory gave the Tigers a three-game sweep of Baylor and just a few hours down the road, her father reopened his Domino's Pizza restaurant in Joplin that was destroyed by last year's tornado.
The best Missourian photos last week included children playing in the warm weather, Columbia establishments observing Earth Hour and a fire at a Columbia strip mall.
After coming back to tie the game, the Tigers let up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, falling to the Aggies 7-6 on Sunday in College Station, Texas.
Congregations from across the Columbia area gathered together to observe Palm Sunday, a holy day one week before Easter, that commemorates Jesus Christ's return to Jerusalem.
Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith won the Associated Press Coach of the Year award, the softball team swept Baylor and the baseball team lost a series to Texas A&M.
Readers took interest in stories about the designation of some dog breeds as "bullies," the Columbia fire chief's preparation for a dance contest and the mysterious death of a homeless woman in a St. Louis jail.
Kelly Hooper and other traveling weather servicemen try to be on the scene of of a weather crisis within 24 hours of the first call for help with the goal of keeping "an incident from happening within an incident."
The trend of extended study abroad for young students has increased among South Korean families. Many of these students go to school in college towns such as Columbia.
Leery of knocking off a sitting lawmaker and possibly dividing loyalties among fellow lawmakers in Jefferson City, legislative leaders worked to avoid having two previously elected officials from the same party face each other in a primary.
Active mosquito larvae and ticks have already been spotted in St. Louis County and because of the warm early spring, they have a better chance of surviving into the summer.
After the Joplin tornado and other ones that caused damage, premiums increased 5 percent between July 2011 and this March, according to Missouri's Department of Insurance.
With every move Spence makes in Missouri's 2012 governor's race, Democrats have countered by highlighting his connections to Reliance Bancshares Inc., which has yet to repay a penny of its federal bailout money. Spence said he was making an effort, in good faith, to help the financially strapped bank recover.
In a test that starts Monday, five weather service offices in Kansas and Missouri will use words such as "mass devastation," ''unsurvivable" and "catastrophic" in a new kind of warning that's based on the severity of a storm's expected impact.
Websites and magazines claiming to have put together lists of colleges and universities that are military and veteran friendly are misleading the public by not disclosing that they are often paid by the institutions they highlight.
More than 30 percent of Americans have bachelor's degrees, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. But what is the value of that degree in today's (and tomorrow's) economy?
Ask Matt LaCasse about the idea of opportunity as the American Dream, and you'll get an earful.
I grew up in southwest Missouri, and was always very aware that I was living in the Bible Belt. So it surprised me to learn that, far from being distinct, Missouri is actually a pretty good representation of the country as far as religion goes.