UPDATE: 11,581 still without power in Boone County; all power restored in Columbia

Boone County residents were left without power Tuesday as melting snow weighed down power lines.


UPDATE: Second winter storm in days blasts central U.S.; three deaths blamed on blizzard

The weight of the snow strained power lines and cut electricity to more than 100,000 homes and businesses.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Tuesday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot, without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

UPDATE: Mediacom restores Internet service

Mediacom Communications Director Phyllis Peters said repairs to the cut fiber lines were completed by 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

As sequestration nears, possible effects at MU becoming clearer

Uncertainty permeates all discussions about the potential cuts in federally supported research and financial aid at MU

Missouri men's basketball team tries not to think about tournament

Missouri coach Frank Haith said his players and staff try their best not to talk about the postseason too much, even with the NCAA tournament just a few weeks away.


Throughout Boone County, power outages define the day

But some Boone County residents found snow-day bliss snuggling with dogs and selling a few more pizzas.

Small roster, inexperience pose challenges to Tolton baseball team

Coach Mike Johnson expects every player to pitch for the first Tolton baseball team this spring.


At greenhouse business, power outage spurs family into action

A power outage following Monday night's snowstorm could have been devastating to Strawberry Hill Farms' selling season, but workers were able to keep temperatures inside its greenhouses stable. 

True/False team works hard to get ready despite the snow

Volunteers work to clear snow from the box office, alleys and the Ragtag Cinema to prepare for the film festival.

Weather has Missouri baseball home opener on ice

The first pitch of the Tigers' home schedule is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Taylor Stadium. Rob Zastryzny is Missouri's scheduled starter.

Rock Bridge, Hickman basketball's district semifinal games postponed

 The Class 5 District 9 tournament resumes Thursday with the girls semifinal games. No. 1 Rock Bridge plays No. 5 Jefferson City at 6 p.m. and No. 2 Hickman takes on No. 3 Camdenton at 7:30. On Friday, the top-seeded Hickman boys basketball team faces No. 4 Camdenton at 6 p.m., and No. 2 Rock Bridge plays No. 3 Jefferson City at 7:30 p.m.


UPDATE: Frontier flight to Orlando takes off, American Airlines cancels flights

As of early Tuesday afternoon the 4 p.m. Frontier Airlines flight out of Columbia Regional Airport was on schedule.

Homeowners can help trees recover after snowstorms

If the tree is young and limber, a homeowner can try shaking off the snow and ice, then using a brace to prop it back up. Take care not to damage the bark. Larger trees need pruning before spring.

Warming center remains open to shelter those affected by the snowstorm

For those looking for shelter from Tuesday's snowstorm, the Salvation Army Harbor House, 602 Ann St., remains open 24 hours a day and offers beds and free meals.

Heavy snow fall likely cause of Break Time canopy collapse

The canopy at the Break Time shop on the corner of Paris and Vandiver roads partially collapsed  late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.

Missouri Republican outlines Medicaid plan

The plan to be introduced Tuesday is billed as a "market-based Medicaid" program that would require private insurers to compete to cover lower-income patients.

LIVE UPDATE: Weather and closing updates

Utility crews work to restore power to homes and businesses in mid-Missouri after a heavy, wet snow left many without power. Electricity was restored to Columbia customers by Tuesday afternoon, but Boone County Electric Cooperative was continuing its work as of Tuesday evening. For Mediacom customers, it was a day mostly without Internet service, but the system was repaired by mid-afternoon.

DAVID WEBBER: Many ways to frame 'How is America doing?'

Although we watch for specific factors in the economy or society, how do we know if America is in decline?

ROSE NOLEN: States should be united, not undermine federal law

Even when we pass a federal law, such as the Affordable Care Act, people are struggling with some states' innumerable attempts to annul them.