Police issue warrant in connection with shots fired on Quail Drive

Police issued the warrant for Lucius Clarence Bowers' arrest Friday afternoon.

UPDATE: Storm slows Midwest commute, buries Plains in snow

Powerful wind gusts created large snow drifts on many roadways, making navigating the slick conditions a challenge. Accidents and slide-offs were reported from Kansas to Michigan as the storm pushed east Friday.

Missouri diver Bonuchi wins second title at SEC Championships

David Bonuchi finished the 3-meter event with a score of 441.95, a season-best for the junior.

Kansas City, St. Louis airports open, flights canceled

On Friday morning, websites for both airports showed several early-morning flights canceled but more listed as on time as the day proceeds.

FROM READERS: Columbia native starts public art project, This Is Your Rock

Dar Hosta James is an artist who writes and illustrates books as well as makes paintings. Recently, she started a public art project where she paints small rocks and leaves them for the passers-by to find.

Despite heavy snow, students fill Campus Bar & Grill Thursday night

Thursday's winter storm left cars stranded on main roads and businesses across Columbia shutting their doors early. Downtown areas received about 11 inches of snow.

In tough part of St. Louis, cloistered nuns continue to pray

In what city leaders often refer as one of St. Louis' most dangerous neighborhoods, the Pink Sisters pray around the clock.

Hospital volunteers prove to be priceless

Volunteers assist with almost every operation of a hospital, and do so for a variety of reasons.

Mid-Missouri artist brings soldiers to life

Local artist Essex Garner is crafting thousands of photos of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry into "Art: Portraits of America, The Buffalo Soldier."

UPDATE: Springfield police cordon area after shooting

Lt. Ben King said the detective grazed by the bullet was treated at the scene for the injury.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Time for Missouri Republicans to follow Rick Scott's lead

If one of the nation's top tea party governor's can accept Obama's Affordable Care Act, then so should our own lawmakers in Missouri.

McCaskill urges passing of Violence Against Women Act

McCaskill says the act will provide resources to help law enforcement save lives of women.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Bill could lead to making even thinking illegal

Rep. Mike Leara's wants to criminalize proposing any kind of gun control legislation. What's next?

LIVE UPDATES: Friday's weather conditions, cancellations and road conditions

The Missourian's staff is collecting a list of cancellations, updates about the weather and road conditions.

Friday road conditions in Columbia: See our live updates, and contribute your observations

Tell us about the road conditions where you are and what areas drivers should avoid.