The move addresses what Superintendent Chris Belcher described as "rumors and chatter regarding a possible violent act." The school district and the Columbia Police Department investigated the rumors and could find no credible evidence to the reports.
The bill, prefiled by Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, would allow teachers and school administrators with concealed carry permits to bring firearms to schools.
Gun stores in Columbia and across the country are reporting increased sales.
Columbia's first snow brought power outages and ended 310 consecutive days without snowfall.
Some Columbia residents responded to Ann Curry's calls for kindness in memory of the Connecticut tragedy.
It was the Tigers' play under the basket that ultimately earned them a 69-55 victory over Murray State on Thursday evening at Mizzou Arena.
Columbia Public Works continue efforts to clear roadways.
Marie Olson, the human resources officer with the 175th MP Battalion in Columbia, talks about balancing overseas deployment with motherhood.
Robert Smale, an MU professor of Latin American history, says that not even the Mayans believed the world would end this year.
The No. 12 9-1 Tigers attained a 3.06 grade-point average, the highest in more than a decade.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame put Pressey on the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year watch list Thursday afternoon.
The storm, which dumped a foot of snow in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, was part of a system that began in the Rockies earlier in the week before trekking into the Midwest. It was expected to move across the Great Lakes overnight before moving into Canada.
We need tough gun safety measures, starting with bans on assault weapons and on high-capacity ammunition clips. And we need background checks before all gun purchases.
Darin Preis likes the direction of the Columbia School Board and, as Paul Cushing's replacement on the board, looks forward to contributing to issues including transportation and drawing in various perspectives.
Cooks in the Kitchen is a program through Services for Independent Living that teaches adults with disabilities basic cooking skills and how to feel comfortable in a kitchen.
The Boone County Commission plans to put out a call for applicants to the board that will make decisions about the quarter-cent sales tax for children's mental health, which passed with 57.2 percent voter approval on Nov. 7 and will take effect April 1.
Gun owners should have, by now, come up with a way of demonstrating a commitment to preserving a right to bear arms that involves holding one another more accountable.
MU Extension developed a mobile app that identifies about 400 weeds.
A Hickman High School student crossing Providence Road was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning. The student was not seriously injured.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a news release Thursday the right to own guns isn't the issue. She says what's needed are "commonsense laws that respect that right but prevent the mass slaughter of innocent Americans."