Christine Weaver, 55, was a teacher, volunteer

Christine Weaver, a St. Louis native, had a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree, and received the 1996 Governor's Volunteer Award for her work with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County.

Spring snowstorm drops more than 7 inches on Columbia

A meteorolgist with the National Weather Service said Columbia received 9.2 inches of total snow accumulation Sunday. Approximately 7 to 8 inches settled on the ground.


Christine Weaver, 55, of Greenville, NC

Christine Cain Weaver passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013.

LIVE UPDATE: Spring snow hits Columbia

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in St. Louis said between 5 and 7 inches of snow have fallen in Boone County so far today. The heaviest accumulation has passed, and Columbia can expect to see a maximum of 2 additional inches of light snow and flurries for the remainder of the day.

For Missouri men's basketball team, next season brings more questions

The Missouri men's basketball team faces replacing top players, off-the-court issues and a stronger Southeastern Conference next season.

Missouri lawmakers to return from midsession break

This week, House legislators have set aside six hours for debate on the annual budget. It must be approved by May 10 in order to take effect in July.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas proven successful in working for community

Ian Thomas has thoughtful and energetic ideas that would benefit the whole city.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McDavid is most qualified, should continue as mayor

Bob McDavid had a successful first term and should be elected so he can continue helping Columbia move forward.

Columbia College emerges from MU's shadow

Columbia College, a former Christian women's college just seven blocks from MU, is making its own mark in higher education with its continued growth, online degree programs, satellite campuses and athletics success.

City Council candidates discuss downtown zoning

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their answers to a question about downtown zoning.


UPDATE: Midwest sees spring transform into winter weather

The National Weather Service said parts of Colorado and northwest Kansas saw 10 to 15 inches of snow Saturday. Boone County had 7 inches by mid-morning Sunday.

Kansas City fights violent crime with carrot-stick program

The Kansas City Police Department hopes its newest effort to fight violent crime — dubbed the "No Violence Alliance," or NoVA — will reduce Kansas City's homicide rate, which is five times higher than the national average.

A summary of the bills before the Missouri legislature

A listing of bills before the Missouri legislature at its mid-session break.

Prison chief's death highlights safety concerns

Correctional professionals say the growing influence of prison gangs, their ability to communicate with affiliates on the outside and the ease with which people can be found and tracked online have made their jobs even more dangerous.