MFA Oil trying again to build Break Time on Rock Quarry Road

The map shows the proposed location of a Break Time convenience store at Rock Quarry Road and Grindstone Parkway. Neighbors voiced concerns in September about the potential gas station. The city of Columbia recommended the rejection of the proposal while the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval. The neighborhood opposition prompted the withdrawal of the request in the fall. The developer is now back with the request to rezone the property.

After withdrawing its request in October, MFA Oil Co. is resuming its efforts to build a Break Time gas station at the intersection of Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road.

Boone Hospital project could include offices, physical therapy center

The proposed project includes four buildings to be completed in three to 15 years at the corner of Forum and Nifong boulevards. 

Missouri voter ID bill opposed by speakers at committee meeting

The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a similar law in 2006. Both bills were filed by Rep. Tony Duggar, R-Hartville, who wants to eliminate the potential for voter fraud with the bills. No one who testified supported the idea.

$8.3 million gift to benefit Missouri golf, other athletics facilities

The gift will go toward improvements to athletics facilities, including a new clubhouse for Missouri's golf teams.

Norton new star of Rock Bridge boys basketball

Junior guard Nick Norton showed he has become the Bruins go-to player in a 70-47 victory over Jefferson City on Tuesday.

Indoor track meet keeps Rock Bridge athletes motivated

Several Bruins athletes are training to compete in the Big River High School Indoor Track and Field Series.

Fifth Ward candidates disclose campaign donations, spending

The three candidates were required to file new reports eight days before next Tuesday's special election.


MU receives Martin Luther King Jr. replica statue from alumnus

The 2-foot tall statue, a copy of the statue that stands in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, was installed atop a shelf on the Ellis Library lobby's north wall.


MU Museum of Art and Archaeology adds Korean artwork

Director Alex Barker said the three works will deepen students' understanding of Korean culture.

MU Extension kicks off Community Arts Pilot Project in Lexington

MU Extension is in the second year of its three-year arts pilot project. Right now, it's restricted to communities within a 90-mile radius of Columbia, but the plan is to extend it to other communities in rural Missouri.

Ready or not: Social and emotional skills key for academic success among young children

A new body of research shows that the social and emotional skills that children gain, or don't gain, before they enter kindergarten has a profound effect on their life trajectory — academically, economically and socially.

DAVID WEBBER: Will we have more American heroes?

While American heroes can come from sports, movies, the military, single acts of uncommon feats and public service, it's hard to imagine another person gaining similar sustained mythical status as Stan Musial.

ROSE NOLEN: Animals can boost physical, emotional well-being when kept as pets

Two sisters differed for a long time on their opinions about having pets, but eventually, they found the animals were a source of comfort.

Columbia College women's basketball team climbs six spots to No. 18

The Columbia College women's basketball team moved up to No. 18 in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll.

Hickman girls basketball wins big without point guard

Hickman High defeated Wentzville Holt 59-15 on Tuesday despite missing senior Jade Holly, who is out with a concussion.

Rock Bridge girls roll to victory over Hazelwood Central

Rock Bridge girls basketball began its defense of the Webster Winter Challenge on Tuesday evening with a resounding victory over Hazelwood Central, 58-28.

Snow a possibility after two days of record highs

Columbia residents will be putting winter jackets back on as Wednesday's forecast predicts snow and falling temperatures. 


Columbia College men's basketball stays at No. 1 in NAIA poll

Columbia College men's basketball is the unanimous No. 1 team again in the NAIA after victories last week over Harris-Stowe State and William Woods Universities. 

Tolton Catholic drops its Southern Boone Classic opener

The Tolton Catholic boy's basketball team lost its opening-round matchup in the Southern Boone Classic on Tuesday evening to top-seeded Fatima High School 76-55.

Rock Bridge's Dressler, Hickman's Holly nominated for McDonald's All American Games

Columbia high school seniors Hannah Dressler and Jade Holly were nominated for the McDonald's All American team.