Columbia residents at Boston Marathon describe explosion aftermath

Columbia residents share their personal experiences from the Boston Marathon with photos from before and after the tragedy.

Three Columbia residents and an MU alumna who ran in the Boston Marathon were trying to figure out their next move following Monday's tragedy.

Affordable housing plan unveiled for Garth Avenue and Sexton Road

The Columbia Housing Authority plans to form a partnership with the city of Columbia and the Columbia Community Development Corp. to develop more than 140,000 square feet on the properties for low-income residents and families.

Future Battle High juniors explore school on first student tour

Key stops on the tour included the band and choir rooms, performing arts center, gym, classroom wings and outside facilities.

Columbia Water and Light replaces transformer downtown

Eighth Street from Broadway to Cherry Street was blocked off while a transformer was replaced.

For Rock Bridge girls soccer, one goal is plenty against Quincy

Junior Laurie Frew's goal in the 42nd minute proved to be the game winner for the Bruins.

More rain, thunder expected in Columbia throughout April

As a large storm system passes through the area, Columbia residents can expect more precipitation and severe conditions.

FROM READERS: Columbia pastor shares his reaction to violence at Boston Marathon

Steve Swope writes that physical and emotional wounds will not be erased by attempts at justice, and he encourages us not to give into hatred.

ROSE NOLEN: 'Silver spoon' workers no different from others

The "silver spoon" stereotype works against the character of people born into family businesses, but in reality, these workers can be just as excellent as others.

DAVID WEBBER: The most pivotal year in America

Important historical events in America between World War II and the end of the 20th century, 1979 was the most pivotal year in post-World War II America until Sept. 11, 2001.

UPDATE: Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies repeatedly pleaded for members of the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard.

Kewpies baseball team rained out again

Rain again prevented Hickman and Jefferson City for meeting for the first time this season.

Missouri softball team slips out of Top 10 in national rankings

After going 1-2 against Arkansas last weekend, the Tigers continue to fall in the national rankings.

UPDATE: American Airlines halts flights after computer system crashes

Flights in the air were allowed to continue to their destinations, but planes on the ground could not take off.

Several roads will be closed for repairs beginning Friday

Roads in the Georgetown subdivision area will be open only to residents and emergency vehicles starting Monday.

FROM READERS: Lions Clubs serve lunch at Special Olympics

On Saturday, the four Columbia Lions Clubs and the Hartsburg Lions Club went to Rock Bridge High School to serve lunch to the participants in this year's Special Olympics spring games.

Columbia City Council action from April 15 meeting

Here's a look at some of the actions taken by the Columbia City Council at its Monday meeting.


FROM READERS: Stephens College's Ten Ideals reveal identities at Honors Convocation

The Ten Ideals is a concept that dates back nearly a century at Stephens, a list of 10 virtues that Stephens women adhere to. This year, the entire group has embodied creativity, President Dianne Lynch said.

Restaurant manager, 8-year-old among bomb victims

Three people died, and more than 170 others suffered injuries that included severed limbs, shrapnel wounds, broken bones and head trauma.

Blues edge conference rivals Vancouver in important shootout victory

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock got his 600th career win against the franchise he beat for his first victory when his Dallas Stars won at Vancouver on Jan. 22, 1996.

Royals the latest victims in Braves' hot streak

Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla homered in the eighth inning, and Juan Francisco hit a pair of solo shots earlier in the game to help the Braves win their 10th straight with a 6-3 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night.