Severe storms hit Boone County on Wednesday

Public Safety Joint Communications activated warning sirens across Boone County shortly after 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in response to a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for the southeastern part of the county.

UPDATE: Boston official: Video footage shows bomb suspect

Investigators of the Boston Marathon bombing say they have a suspect but no one has been arrested, despite conflicting reports.

UPDATE: ATF says it never sought Missouri concealed guns list

Mike Campbell, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says there was no joint venture and his agency never asked for or received the Missouri information.

Missouri men's basketball officially announces Keanau Post signing

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith announced Wednesday that four-star recruit junior transfer Keanau Post will be joining the Tigers' roster in 2013.

Battle High School students can expect to receive iPads

The district is expecting to purchase about 1,100 iPad minis for Battle students as a pilot for a new technology initiative for Columbia public schools.

STORIFY: Hail barrage strikes Columbia

Hail as large as golf balls struck Columbia on Wednesday afternoon.

Strong sales, population growth contribute to $50,000 downtown tax surplus

In six months, a half-cent tax on downtown retail sales has outstripped revenue estimates and generated a $50,000 surplus.

Douglass students participate in interview with U.S. Rep. Hartzler

Students asked U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler questions about her stances on gun control, marijuana legalization, national security and national debt.


MU student plans bake sale to help Boston Marathon relief effort

Kappa Delta sorority sisters will sell cake pops, cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats, cookies, brownies and pinwheels at Speakers Circle to raise money for Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Storm could bring hail, flooding and tornadoes to mid-Missouri

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch and a flash flood watch for Boone County.

FROM READERS: Black men contribute to positive community atmosphere

Gene Robertson shares stories of a black men in the Columbia community who are giving back.

Frederick Building under consideration for National Register of Historic Places

According to its National Register of Historic Places nomination, the building at 1001 University Ave. was designed by architect David Frederick Wallace, President Harry Truman's brother-in-law.

J. KARL MILLER: A tribute to a legend and role model, Stan Musial

Former Cardinal player Stan Musial might have been one of the best people to play baseball, due in no small part to his unwavering integrity.

DAVID ROSMAN: Don't jump to conclusions in placing blame

We seem to forget the sheer number of terrorist attacks, foreign and domestic, on United States soil.

Missouri baseball coach doesn't view Missouri State 'as a rivalry'

Missouri head coach Tim Jamieson doesn’t consider Missouri State a rival. Whether it’s competition on the field or in terms of recruiting in-state athletes, Jamieson said only the Bears harbor any animosity.

Columbia College softball dominates in more ways than one

Despite playing at Stephens College's home field, the Cougars' fun-loving spirit came out on top, too, in a doubleheader sweep of the Stars.

Missouri women's basketball player invited to USA Basketball tryouts

Morgan Eye, the Missouri women's basketball team's resident 3-point specialist, received an invitation to USA Basketball tryouts set for May in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Missouri tennis finishes season with first round loss at SEC Tournament

After a 4-2 loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs Wednesday, the Missouri tennis team finished its season with a 9-13 record.

Missouri baseball home game against Missouri State rescheduled

MU athletics has postponed the Missouri baseball team's Wednesday home game against Missouri State because of severe weather threats. The game has been rescheduled to April 24.

MU students donate to Humane Society, play with puppies at Doggy Days event

For every $1 students donated to the Central Missouri Humane Society, they were able to spend 5 minutes cuddling and playing with the puppies.