Victim in fatal shooting received $4.9 million settlement after 2005 fire

After receiving severe burns in a fire in his apartment in 2005, Daniels won $4.9 million in a civil suit against the management company, alleging that the smoke detectors didn't work due to improper maintenance.

MULTIMEDIA: As cold, rain descend on MU, students show some color

The campus received more than half an inch of rain Tuesday. A short stop-motion video shows colorful rain boots and umbrellas at MU.

North Korea-born journalists share their stories at MU

The journalists arrived in Columbia as part of a Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange funded by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated by the East-West Center in Hawaii. They shared their experiences living in and leaving North Korea.

Snow expected Tuesday night in Columbia

There is a 30 percent chance of snow Tuesday in Columbia with snow already falling in northwest Missouri.

$2 million gift to MU will go toward sustainability research

MU received an unrestricted gift of $2 million from car rental company Enterprise Holdings. This gift will be used to support sustainability research and education at MU.

Columbia schools' engineering, science program draws student interest in first year

The district registered last year with Project Lead the Way. Introductory courses based on the program's material have been offered to Columbia high school students.

Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner to speak at MU

The first part of Kushner's "Angels in America" will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this week and next week at the Rhynsburger Theatre. A free reading of the second part of the play is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

ROSE NOLEN: We must send a message to Congress about gun laws

The vote against background checks for gun owners proved that Congress is in favor of special interest groups rather than U.S. citizens.

St. Raymond's Society helps struggling families, single mothers

After an anti-abortion march in Washington, D.C., Mike Hentges started the organization to assist struggling pregnant women after they give birth.

FROM READERS: Stephens College faculty, staff receive recognition for outstanding accomplishments

A 2000 Stephens graduate, Dan Schultz traded his acting career — which included stints on Law & Order and in the movie Chapter 27 with Lindsay Lohan — to return to his alma mater to help future actors avoid silly mistakes that could be detrimental when starting a career.

DAVID WEBBER: Change social practices to dampen partisan politics

The American government can not work properly under the constraints of hyper partisanship

Workers repair traffic light damaged by turning truck at Ninth and Elm streets

The light was damaged when a large truck turned too tightly at the downtown Columbia intersection.

Missouri softball team No. 11 in national rankings

Missouri improves one spot in the USA Today/NFCA poll and remains the same in the Softball poll.

Columbia residents asked to turn in old, unwanted prescription drugs

Drop-offs will be accepted at specific locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Stretch of East Nifong Boulevard will be closed Thursday

Final pavement repairs will result in additional lane restrictions through 5 p.m. Friday, according to a Department of Public Works news release.

Rock Bridge vs. Hickman baseball game postponed again

No make up date has been announced.

FROM READERS: MU student implements nutrition plan for after-school program

MU student Lauren Sedlacek recently developed a nutrition and curriculum plan for Grade A!, an after-school program at For His Glory Ministries.


Mary Mildred Dothage, 88, died Monday

Mary Mildred Dothage, 88, was married to her husband Waldo Dothage for more than 60 years. They met in San Francisco during World War II, when he served in the Navy and she helped with the wartime effort.

Betty 'Jean' Dierker, 86, died Monday

Mrs. Dierker loved her family, her country home and the mountains.

Betty “Jean” Dierker, May 22, 1926 – April 22, 2013, of Harrisburg

Betty "Jean" Dierker loved her family, her country home and the mountains.