Columbia tutors, mentors focus on individuals to boost achievement

The Intersection and Project Science are after-school programs that help struggling students in Columbia.

Columbia tutoring leaders and mentors focus on students' individual needs, backgrounds and ways of learning to try to bridge the academic achievement gap and level the playing field.

Neighborhood association discusses storm water, traffic concerns with developers

The North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association talked about development on the corner of Walnut Street and College Avenue.

World's longest-living quadriplegic in critical condition after being struck by car

Janet E. Barnes, who was struck by a car Monday evening while crossing College Avenue in her motorized wheelchair, has played an active role in Columbia.

Details on plan to address problems at Columbia Police Department expected mid-May

City Manager Mike Matthes sent a letter to the mayor and City Council members on Friday outlining a response to an independent review of the Columbia Police Department. Concrete goals for improvement are expected by mid-May.

'Heez on Fire' finds success working from home recording studio

Known as "Heez on Fire," a stage name stemming from his high-school days, Tim Hanson records and manages local artists out of his three-bedroom house.

ROSE NOLEN: People create racial unrest through speech

The language chosen by some people during this presidential campaign to express their displeasure is off the charts.

What changes could look like for the BCS

The conference commissioners in charge of the Bowl Championship Series will meet again to try to sort out the future of the BCS.

Developer of new DoubleTree hotel rents adjacent property for sales office

Dave Parmley, the developer of the new downtown DoubleTree hotel, plans to open a sample guest room near his building site by the end of the year.

Westminster College to establish branch campus in Arizona

Westminster College in Fulton announced it will open its first branch campus in its 161-year history in the fall 2013. The campus will be located in Mesa, Ariz. 

Columbia police appoint additional public information officer

Public relations unit supervisor Sgt. Jill Schlude said she hoped the new appointment would more quickly and efficiently help the media.

Columbia Imagined asks residents to identify goals, objectives of development

Columbia Imagined, Columbia's plan to improve and maintain the local community, is asking for the public opinion of its residents as it enters the fourth of six phases.

Miller County infant survives crash, gives grandparents hope

The newborn grandson is the only thing that brings his grandmother and grandfather out of their depression from losing their daughter, son-in-law and 2-year-old grandson in a car crash.


UPDATE: Woman remains hospitalized after being hit by car

The woman in a motorized wheelchair who was hit by a car Monday near Stephens College was in critical condition as of Tuesday morning. 

Expect low-scoring games in St. Louis Blues' upcoming series

The Blues and Los Angeles Kings were the two lowest-scoring Western Conference teams to make the playoffs. The Blues (165) and Kings (179) also allowed the fewest goals in the league during the regular season.

Lifelong Boone County resident Shirley Jean Traxler enjoyed playing cards

Shirley Jean Traxler of Columbia died Monday, April 23, 2012. She was 76.

Crystal E. Crane loved sewing, old way of life

Crystal Crane of Columbia died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was 92.

Crystal E. Crane, March 5, 1920 — April 24, 2012, of Columbia

Crystal E. Crane of Columbia died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was 92.

Ryan Lee Lewis will be remembered for easy, open smile

Ryan Lewis of Ashland died Sunday, April 22, 2012, following an automobile accident. He was 34.

Joye Patterson, Dec. 28, 1925 — April 16, 2012, of Columbia

Joye Patterson of Columbia died Monday, April 16. She was 86 years old.

Shirley Jean Traxler, Nov. 27, 1935 — April 23, 2012, of Columbia

Shirley Jean Traxler of Columbia died Monday, April 23. She was 76 years old.