DanceWalk COMO parades through downtown Columbia

On Friday, DanceWalk COMO started its parade at Artlandish Gallery and marched through Downtown Columbia to end where it began.

On Friday, DanceWalk COMO started its parade at Artlandish Gallery and wound through downtown to end where it began.

New study examines where Columbia residents buy food

A recent study looks at the food environment and issues with access to food in Columbia. The study found that 28 percent of the population is "food insecure."

Columbia residents asked to limit water use while equipment is repaired

The Columbia Water and Light Department is asking residents to curtail water usage while crews repair a malfunctioning water softening basin at the water treatment plant.




Columbia man arrested in connection with recent robbery

Edward Brown, 32, was arrested Thursday and charged with felonious restraint, armed criminal action and first-degree robbery.

Tombstones from 1800s vandalized in Far West Cemetery near Centralia

Law enforcement officials are seeking information about vandalism that knocked down 14 tombstones. 

MU Police Department seeks reaccreditation

An assessment team will arrive Sunday to evaluate MU police and determine if they are eligible for reaccreditation.

Marlins beat Cardinals 3-2 for 3rd in row

Ricky Nolasco allowed an unearned run in six innings and Jose Reyesgot the go-ahead RBI with an infield hit in the seventh, leading the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday

Smyly strikes out 10 in Tigers win over Royals

The win got the Tigers (42-42) back to .500 for the first time since May 15. They had failed the last eight times when needing one win to reach the mark.

Missouri players Thomas, Taylor help USA win softball World Cup

Missouri players on the USA National Softball team helped lead the team to win its sixth World Cup.

All-out MU smoking ban comes July 2013, 6 months earlier

MU Faculty Council is moving forward to earlier adoption of a total smoking ban on campus. Staff Advisory Council and student groups have already approved making campus smoke-free by next July instead of January 2014. 

Street repairs may slow traffic on Broadway

Lane restrictions will slow traffic at the intersection of Broadway and William streets Monday for repairs. Work is scheduled for completion Friday afternoon.

TELL US: What is your view of the American Next?

We want to hear want to hear your hopes, dreams, fears and desires as part of the next generation of Americans.

Myah McCrary, a recent Hickman graduate, receives NAACP award

The Outstanding Service and Community Youth Achievement Award honors one youth each year for strong academics, community involvement and overall character. McCrary will attend MU in the fall and said she hopes to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.

FROM READERS: For MU student from Ozarks, dreams not defined by perceptions

Zack Martin, a junior at MU, shares his thoughts on growing up in the Ozarks and the stereotypes surrounding it as well as what it means to him to be part of the American Next.

Missouri House leader rejects call for special session on Medicaid expansion

Steven Tilley said the House will opt out of a special session to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's provisions on Medicaid expansion and how Missouri will handle them.

Nixon signs changes to Missouri sentencing laws

The legislation enacted Friday allows some nonviolent felony offenders to receive 30 days of credit toward their probation or parole sentences for every month they go without a violation.

Missouri Republicans to debate in U.S. Senate race

Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, Todd Akin and businessman John Brunner are to meet at 7 p.m. Friday in St. Louis for a debate.

New Missouri law backs cellphone tracking for police

The legislation enacted Friday requires phone companies to cooperate with police by tracking cellphone signals of 911 callers, or by pinging a phone's location when there is danger of death or serious physical injury.

Missouri man gets life for killing wife at restaurant

Prosecutors said Keith Kellner confronted 44-year-old Pam Kellner in December 2010 and shot her in the chest as they talked at a booth in the fast-food restaurant.

St. Louis police say boy shot in fireworks dispute

The boy was wounded in the leg and taken to a hospital in stable condition.