Columbia runner experienced chaos at the Boston finish line

Bill Washington of Columbia recounts the scene at the finish line of the Boston Marathon as the explosion sent plumes of smokes into the air. The silence after the blast was soon followed by screaming, he said.

City Council strikes down Break Time proposal

The proposal from MFA Oil Co. and 8 Ball Commercial to rezone 2.05 acres of land from agricultural to planned commercial property originally was met by heavy opposition from area residents. Some changed their minds after MFA made concessions. The council voted 5-2 to deny the rezoning.

City Council votes to rescind approval of Providence Road/Grasslands project

The costs of the project and destruction of eight homes was cited by several councilmembers as the reasons for rescinding their vote. A new plan, Option 8a, estimated at $2.1 million, combines several alternative plans for improving the roadway.

Suspect in Daniels' slaying was sole beneficiary of his estate

According to court records released Monday, James Thompson lied to police about where he was when Brian Daniels was killed. Investigators also discovered a financial motive for the crime.

Emily Miller's return helps Hickman soccer win second consecutive game

Sophomore goalkeeper Emily Miller returned after two-game absence to recover from concussion-like symptoms to help Hickman beat Troy Buchanan 2-0 Monday night.

Columbia Schnucks might be affected by fraud

As many as 2.4 million cards might have been compromised, according to a news release. Only card numbers and expiration dates were obtained. No names or addresses were taken.

Obama: Boston culprits to feel 'weight of justice'

"We will find out who did this. We'll find out why they did this," President Barack Obama said.

AGGREGATION: Where to find live coverage of Boston Marathon explosions

Reports are streaming out of Boston after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We've aggregated a list of sources for live coverage of the explosions.

Columbia runners in Boston Marathon appear to be safe

All the Boston Marathon runners who listed themselves as being from Columbia have been accounted for and appear to be OK.

MFA offered compensation to neighbors who opposed Break Time proposal

A rezoning request to accommodate plans for the convenience store at Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road appears on the Monday City Council agenda.


UPDATE: Missouri official resigns amid concealed guns flap

The federal Social Security Administration said that it mistakenly informed U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer that investigators had read an electronic list of people with permits to carry concealed guns in the state.

Marie Steinwachs, sustainability pioneer, continues work at MU Extension

Marie Steinwachs work with the Household Hazardous Waste Project garnered national acclaim two decades ago. Now, she works with engineering students to help companies improve their environmental practices.

FROM READERS: It would have been my daughter's first birthday

Shane Epping shares the story of his family's journey, in text and photos, and of his daughter, who died one day before she was born.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Men's Basketball banquet held at Mizzou Arena on Monday

The annual Missouri Men's Basketball Banquet was held at Mizzou Arena on Monday. Players celebrated the end of their season and watched a highlight reel from the games.

Injured outfielder for Missouri softball team lost for the season

Kayla Kingsley suffered a season-ending right knee injury Sunday against Arkansas. She had been the starting center fielder for seven of the past eight games.

Rock Bridge golf wins Helias Invitational

The Rock Bridge boys golf team won the Helias Invitational with a score of 299. Four sophomore Bruins finished in the top four spots of all the individual competitors.


Missouri track and field members set personal records at Ole Miss Invitational

Sophomore Katrine Haarklau moved up to No. 12 in the national rankings after finishing first in the heptathlon.

Transfer to Missouri tennis learns nothing is easy about SEC play

Missouri tennis player Cierra Gaytan-Leach transferred from Texas to Missouri in July. In her first season on the Tigers, she has played against some of the best competition in the country. 

Former Hickman student given probation for carving racial slur into vehicle

A former Hickman High School student was sentenced Monday in a 2-year-old case for vandalizing another student's vehicle with a racial slur.

Boone County native Tom Bass may have road named in his honor

A former slave, Tom Bass was one of the first black athletes to gain international fame. He also invented the Tom Bass Bit, designed to protect a horse’s mouth during training. The former southbound lanes of U.S. 63 may soon be named after him.