City Council postpones vote on six-month abeyance for downtown demolition permits

The abeyance would affect the sale and demolition of the Niedermeyer apartment building. An attorney for Collegiate Housing Partners, which plans to buy the building, said CHP would be forced to sue if the abeyance is enacted.

Columbia City Council votes to eliminate EEZ Advisory Board

The Columbia City Council votes to disband EEZ advisory board. The city's effort to establish an Enhanced Enterprise Zone ended with the vote.

Sid Sullivan recruited to run against McDavid for mayor of Columbia

A group of concerned citizens recruited Sullivan, who ran for mayor and lost in 2010, to challenge incumbent Bob McDavid in the mayoral race.

City Council makes push for using public transportation

The council approved free fares on FastCAT during the True/False Film Festival from Feb. 28 to March 3.

Golden Corral on Clark Lane receives bomb threat call

Officers were searching a restaurant at Clark Lane after an anonymous bomb threat call.

New Polish restaurant to open on Locust Street

A new restaurant called Cafe Poland is opening this week at 807 Locust St., serving up  pierogies, sandwiches and borscht. 

Illinois senator assesses Mississippi River rock-removal effort

Sen. Dick Durbin and newly elected Rep. Bill Enyart, both Democrats, were briefed by the Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard about the work before touring by boat the site near Thebes in southern Illinois that has grown especially worrisome to the barge industry.

ANALYSIS: State tax-cut plans tempered by caution in 2013

In many states, the exuberance to cut taxes during the 2013 legislative session suddenly has been chilled by worry about the potential consequences. Cautious state officials are now talking about the need for "thoughtfulness."

Junior college basketball player commits to Missouri

Missouri's newest recruit Keanau Post was described by his coach, Jay Harrington, as a mobile and athletic 6-foot-11 260-pound player.

Missouri moves up to No. 10 in the AP Rankings

Missouri remains the highest ranked team in the SEC, with Florida right behind the Tigers at No. 11.

Missouri basketball's Pressey named SEC player of the week

Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points against Bucknell. The Tigers play again at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

GENE ROBERTSON: In wake of Newtown, support and nurture young people

Arming and disarming are but empty gestures if people grow up in an environment that indicates the way to address issues is to win and make someone or something lose.

Ready...Set...Learn! works to instill love of education

Annika Lunceford and Katie Pease opened a new early childhood learning center in Columbia that enrolls children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and can handle up to 44 children.

Nixon to give Missouri State of State speech Jan. 28

The speech, scheduled to start at 7 p.m., will outline the governor's proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year and discuss his policy proposals.

FROM READERS: How an app is born

Missourian reader Luke Miller, developer of a camera-sharing and picture-taking app, shares how he turned the idea from a concept into a full-fledged product.

Car hits Tiger Tots center on Paris Road

The accident caused an estimated damage of about $10,000, said Paul Prevo, the owner of Tiger Tots.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia Public Schools bond tracker shows district's capital projects

Columbia Public Schools shows a list of its capital projects funded by bond issues that have been passed since April 2010.

Alabama bashes Notre Dame in BCS title game

Quieting the Irish on the first drive, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years.

Education advocacy group gives Missouri low marks

A report by StudentsFirst says the state should make teacher effectiveness the driving factor in decisions about pay, tenure or layoffs.

Deal restores severance pay for military gays

The American Civil Liberties Union said the $2.4 million settlement covers more than 180 veterans who received only half of their separation pay under a policy that went into effect in 1991, two years before "don't ask, don't tell" became law.