A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man whose mother worked at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., located 60 miles northeast of New York City.
Roger and Barbara Giles give friends and Boone County residents free rides in their 1930s sternwheeler boat.
Seventy-four students crossed the stage at Jesse Hall
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut is among the world's worst mass shootings. Take a look at some others.
A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, news outlets are reporting. We've aggregated a list of sources for live coverage of the Newtown shooting.
Students, faculty, staff and leaders of the University of Missouri System weighed in on the most important issues the system faces in the coming year including state funding, fiscal responsibility and graduation rates.
MU journalism graduate, Meng Ren's family traveled from Connecticut and Beijing, China to watch Meng graduate Friday.
Stephens College graduates and their families gathered for Friday's commencement ceremony.
The 40-year Columbia resident said he wants a residency requirement for all future city employees, especially top management. Weitkemper said that if officials aren't living in the areas they work, they are less connected to the issues facing those areas.
The Columbia Police Department trains officers, city supervisors and Columbia Public School teachers and staff to survive shooting attacks.
Experts recommend using simple language, figuring out what a child already knows and and making sure a child doesn't get overwhelmed with information, among other things.
President Barack Obama addressed the shooting in Connecticut, saying that the nation needs to "take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."
The president has ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff on public grounds through Tuesday.
For the second year, eight Centralia churches will stage a recreation of the Christmas story in tableaux around the city's square.
All schools in the district practice lockdown drills regularly, and all staff and faculty have had active shooter training.
The school district's finances earned two awards this past fiscal year. However, an audit of those finances showed a mistake had been made.
Randee Shenkel fosters dogs for Columbia Second Chance. She shares why she fosters and how the dogs have changed her life.
STOP, a court-ordered program founded in 2003, tries to educate people who steal about the consequences of theft to prevent recidivism. The meeting are structured as a dialogue between the participants and officers.
Bruins freshmen Kelley Tackett and Katy Lydon made a splash at the team's first meet of the season last Saturday at Marquette High School in Chesterfield.
Matt McCormick will replace Don Laird as the president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in January or February 2013. Laird, who served as the chamber's president for 24 years, will retire in January 2013.