Historic Preservation Commission proposes alternate Providence Road plan

The Historic Preservation Commission held a public hearing Thursday evening to get feedback on its alternative plan for addressing traffic congestion in and around the Grasslands neighborhood. Commission members believe that a private alley connecting streets in the neighborhood is a better idea than full-scale streets that would require the demolition of eight homes.

A plan to alleviate traffic on Providence by adding two roads in the Grasslands neighborhood has drawn opposition. An alternate proposal by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission is also drawing criticism.

Missouri women's basketball holds off Florida at home

The Tigers saw leads as large as 12 points and deficits as large as seven points in a 69-64 victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

Thomas Jefferson tombstone prepped for trip to Smithsonian for repairs

The roughly 180-year-old monument, which has rarely been publicly displayed since it was dedicated to MU in 1855, will be sent to the Smithsonian Institution for repairs on Friday.

Missouri wrestling's Porter makes most of his shot

Fifth-year senior Todd Porter enters MU wrestling's starting lineup after being a back-up for four years.

UPDATE: Curators approve tuition and fee increases for UM System

The increase sets the average tuition and required fees for an MU in-state undergraduate at $9,343 beginning in summer 2013.

Fifth Ward council candidates' backgrounds, issues summarized

A special election for the Fifth Ward seat will be Feb. 5 to fill the vacancy of Helen Anthony, who resigned last year.

Guard completes mission in Columbia College men's basketball victory

Cougars guard Derrick Dilworth finished with 14 points, two of which came on an electrifying left-handed jam, in Columbia College's 89-53 victory over Williams Baptist on Thursday.

Missouri women's basketball coach sees growth in her team after Florida win

When the Tigers scored to pull ahead of Florida 66-64, Tigers coach Robin Pingeton thrust her arms into the air, still clutching her clipboard. "We talked about how our backs were against the wall and how we were going to respond," she said.

Activity center planned for city's Waters-Moss Wildlife Area

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation department held an interested parties meeting Jan. 31 to discuss proposed plans for Waters-Moss Wildlife Area.

Missouri gymnastics team set for Beauty and the Beast meet

Missouri is set to hold the sixth annual Beauty and the Beast event Friday at the Hearnes Center, a unique event featuring simultaneous gymnastics and wrestling competitions.

Missouri men's basketball looking for right equation to solve road woes

It’s only February, and with Wednesday night’s 73-70 loss to LSU, the No. 17-ranked Missouri men's basketball team already has as many losses as last year’s team.

Historic Guitar Street display to open in city building

Warren Dalton pieced together the story of Guitar Street, named for John Guitar, who owned a dry goods business in town. The exhibit is housed in the Daniel Boone City Building. 

Theater director Terry Berliner visits Hickman drama students

The New York director is in Columbia to lead Stephens College's production of "The Tempest."

GEORGE KENNEDY: Adopt cautious optimism after Nixon's State of the State

While House Speaker Tim Jones set the majority against nearly everything Gov. Nixon supported, there is reason to find optimism — but tread with caution.

Boone County real estate becoming a seller's market

With high buyer interest and the rising cost of homes, 2013 looks to be a bright year for Boone County real estate.

Fifth Ward council candidates offer suggestions for airport expansion

The three candidates say the airport is important to the city and its effort to attract business, and offer suggestions as to how to expand the airport.

Tolton Catholic rebounds in Southern Boone Tournament with victory over Linn

Tolton Catholic boys basketball responded to an opening-round loss in the Southern Boone Tournament with a 65-51 victory over Linn. 

Columbia College women's basketball wins 10th straight AMC game

The Cougars beat Williams Baptist (Ark.) College 59-55 on Thursday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

GUEST COMMENTARY: We need city leaders that understand and support planning

Columbia needs to move away from its current stance on city planning and move toward a more constructive agenda.

Lisa Smith of Columbia died Sunday

Services are pending at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home.