UPDATE: McDavid asks council to use surplus funds for 'Blind' Boone home renovations

Since the city purchased the house in 2000, the Blind Boone home at 10 N. Fourth St. has sat empty.

Mayor Bob McDavid asked the City Council to use $500,000 of budget surplus to complete the renovation of the home at 10 N. Fourth St.

Alternative to Providence Road construction plan could save more than $1 million

City Council will hold a public hearing in two months on the possibility of rescinding the first phase of the Providence Road-Grasslands construction project, which was passed on Nov. 19.

Raymond Barnes, Feb. 13, 1937 — Feb. 17, 2013

Raymond Barnes, Feb. 13, 1937 — Feb. 17, 2013

Missouri House Democrats file bill to expand Medicaid coverage

An estimated $8.2 billion would come to the state from the federal government to pay for the expansion in the first seven years.

Rock Bridge boys basketball works to improve rebounding

In the Bruins' eight losses, their opponents are averaging 62.8 points per game.

Missouri freshman gymnast wins first event for Tigers

Miranda Eubank, a Louisville, Ky., native, won the uneven bars title at Friday's meet at the University of Kentucky.

Columbia Farmers' Market to remain at ARC on annual lease

An annual renewal of a lease for the farmers market will probably continue until a permanent pavilion is built.

Frontier Airlines' flights to Orlando will end in May

Mayor Bob McDavid said the decision is no surprise given that the flights were not profitable.

NCAA to move forward with University of Miami investigation

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Monday in a teleconference that, after an external review, the association would move forward with its investigation surrounding the University of Miami.

Boone Hospital announces new cancer center

The inpatient unit will cost $7.2 million, and construction will be completed in 2014.

Columbia, Boone County seek sales tax for 911, emergency management

The tax, which appears as Proposition 1 on the April ballot, would generate more than $9 million a year.

UM System, others give feedback on performance-funding model

The University of Missouri System and other groups worry the new funding method would affect not only new but also base funding.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: State of the nation's youth

This dashboard graphic shows the many factors impacted by pre-kindergarten education as cited by President Barack Obama in his annual State of the Union address.

Columbia disc golfers set to compete on national tour

Columbia disc golfers Adam Morrison, 19, and George Smith, 41, are starting the national tour this weekend in Las Vegas.

Missouri wrestling assistant coach Nick Marable wins gold medal in Bulgaria

Nick Marable, a U.S. men's freestyle wrestler and an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Missouri, was victorious at the Dan Kolov International Tournament. 

Four Missouri volleyball players to try out for national teams

Missouri volleyball players Lisa Henning, Molly Kreklow, Whitney Little and Regan Peltier earn national team tryouts. 

Missouri baseball team loses key infielder to hand injury

Dillon Everett, the Tigers' most experienced infielder, announced on Twitter that he underwent X-rays on his right hand Monday. He will be inactive this weekend when Missouri travels to Memphis.

George Hayes loved baseball, horse racing, family

George Hayes was a family man who passed on his love of baseball and gambling. As a minor league player, he played against Mickey Mantle and Satchel Paige.

Gary Naugle Sr. built Columbia homes, foundation for family

Gary Naugle Sr., founder of the Naugle Company, died at the age of 72 on Sunday. The  company has built more than 500 houses and completed more than 4,000 remodeling projects in the Columbia area. 

Gary E. Naugle Sr., Feb. 21, 1940 — Feb. 17, 2013, of Columbia

In 1969 he came to Columbia where he served as founder and president of The Naugle Company for 40 years. He and his company built over 500 new homes with over 4,000 home improvements.