First Night is a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration with music, art and traditional festivities.
This year brought the first season of Southeastern Conference action as well as the presidential election, but the top story for Columbia readers wasn't directly related to either.
The National Weather Service is predicting accumulation of 2 to 4 inches of snow in central and eastern Missouri on Monday.
As a new year begins, we look back at hundreds of people in Columbia and Boone County who died in the past 12 months.
The Cougars finished the first undefeated non-conference schedule in program history with an 84-67 win over Culver-Stockton College Sunday.
The Cougars beat St. Gregory's University Sunday in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic.
Hearing her infant son on a baby monitor, Jennifer Whithaus aimed her cigarette for a bucket and returned inside but later discovered her porch in flames.
Marcia Easley, who at one time worked at the Missouri School of Journalism, found time for many hobbies, including quilt-making, dancing and gardening.
Republicans withdrew a long-discussed proposal to slow future cost-of-living increases for Social Security recipients as part of a compromise to avoid the cliff.
Court officials worry that cameras in phones could be used to threaten or intimidate jurors or witnesses in criminal cases.
Starting Wednesday, workers in Missouri will be paid at least $7.35 an hour, an increase above the federal rate of $7.25 because of inflation. A 2006 voter-approved law included an annual cost of living adjustment.
The president's health care overhaul will add coverage for millions of currently uninsured people, but the medical industry also is facing higher taxes and a potential reduction in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.
The executive director of the Missouri Republican Party, who was also a former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, announced his plan to seek the nomination on Friday.
The North Kansas City School District is outfitting four buses that are used for longer trips by band members and sports teams with Wi-Fi.
The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October.
The county intends to recoup the fees in a surcharge attached to 2013 property tax bills.
EPA spokesman Chris Whitley said the barrels posed no risk to nearby residents and showed no evidence of contaminating groundwater.
The Cougars defeated Indiana University South Bend 71-54 on the first day of the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic.
The Cougars women's basketball team beats AIB College of Business (Iowa) 82-52 in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic.
The Missouri women's basketball team could not contain Memphis' Nicole Dickson in a 72-69 loss Saturday in the Tigers' first true road game of the season.