PHOTO GALLERY: Columbians protest in support of Pussy Riot

Columbia residents gathered outside the Daniel Boone City Building on Monday in support of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

Columbia residents protested Monday outside the Daniel Boone City Building in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

City Council narrowly passes fireworks possession ordinance

The Columbia City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to approve an ordinance banning fireworks possession within city limits, with an exception made for sparklers. 

One last standing ovation for humor columnist Irene Haskins

About 250 people gathered for the service honoring Ms. Haskins, a longtime humor columnist for the Columbia Daily Tribune. In a fitting tribute to the way she lived her life, Ms. Haskins' memory was eulogized with smiles, jokes and musical performances.

Volunteers package meals for Kenyans at the Parkade Center

Parkade Center manager, Ben Gakinya, came from Kenya and is now helping those in his native country.

Handbell director finds joy in her choir

Columbia native Cookie Hagan uses a distinctive teaching method to lead an adapted handbell choir of seniors and those with disabilities.

Mizzou Pharmacy now open at MU Student Center

Mizzou Pharmacy, MU Health Care's ninth pharmacy, accepts the same insurance plans as the other eight locations.

Missouri football team wants Green-Beckham more involved

The Tigers were certainly glad to see top recruit Dorial Green-Beckham finally reach the end zone for the first time Saturday, but coaches say they need to get him the ball even more.

COLT railroad celebrates 25th anniversary Tuesday

The city will host a celebration at the COLT Transload Facility, 6501 N. Brown Station Road, on Tuesday morning.

Boone County residents turn in nearly 500 pounds of prescription drugs

The event sought to make people aware of prescription drug abuse and environmental concerns.


MU team developing iPhone app to combat partner abuse

The step-by-step app helps women evaluate the danger level of their relationship and outlines strategies for staying safe.  

MU civility campaign echoes others around the country

Civility campaigns have played out at several campuses include Rutgers, Tulane,  American University and the University of Memphis.

Slow start hampers Vanderbilt football team

Vanderbilt will visit Missouri on Saturday night for the first time since 1958. Each team is looking for its first Southeastern Conference victory.

No. 1 Alabama football team enters open date before tough stretch

After a string of blowouts, the heart of the schedule awaits the Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) upon its return from an off week.

Nurse Sydney Denninghoff was known for her kindness, generosity

Ms. Denninghoff died on Friday Sept. 29, 2012. She was 60 years old.

Columbia ranks 10th in list of best college towns

American Institute for Economic Research looks at factors such as education and quality of life.

FROM READERS: New control of government is crucial

Frequent Missourian commenter Frank Christian describes his motivation for being conservative and staying politically aware.

PHOTO GALLERY: A new windmill takes shape

GlenMartin Holding Co. employees worked Monday afternoon to put together a windmill off Stadium Boulevard.

City error leads council to table Rock Quarry rezoning request

Mayor Bob McDavid called it "a matter of fairness" for the council vote to be postponed to allow Rock Quarry residents another opportunity to present a valid petition.

LED sign on corner of Broadway and Stadium attracts attention, complaints

After complaints about A.W. Smith Law Firm's LED sign on Stadium Boulevard and Broadway, the Columbia City Council introduced an ordinance Monday night to consider prohibiting or limiting the installation of such signs in the future.

Ray L. Quick loved music, poetry

Ray L. Quick of Hallsville died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. He was 62.