Nene Rwenyaguza reunited with his wife and four children Thursday night at the Columbia Regional Airport. The family was welcomed at the airport by nearly 50 of Rwenyaguza's friends.
Nene Rwenyaguza hasn't seen his family since 2002, when his small Congo village was raided by rebel forces. His wife and children were presumed dead for nearly seven years, but he never gave up hope. The family will finally be reunited.
According to the camp's website, the "program is designed for campers to experience the joy of writing and playing music" and learn from community musicians.
The Parks and Recreation Department held its last public meeting on the Grindstone Trail before the matter goes to the Columbia City Council next month.
As of Jan. 1, it will be mandated for hospitals to use the screening for critical congenital heart disease on every baby born in Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill no. 230, also known as "Chloe's law" last week.
Public meetings on playground plans are scheduled for Thursday evening and Saturday morning. The goal is to have the project complete in summer 2014.
Two book exchanges opened this week, one on Crestland Avenue and the other nearby on West Rollins Road. Run on the "trust system," the little libraries allow anyone to walk up and borrow a book.
Cooler temperatures are likely to sweep through the Midwest and into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions by Saturday. They might be accompanied by severe thunderstorms.
Decision could be a good deal for students through the 2015 academic year, but then interest rates are expected to climb above where they were when students left campus in the spring.
In the preseason poll released Thursday, the Crimson Tide received 182 first-place votes out of a possible 243. Missouri was picked to finish sixth in the Eastern division.
The bridge is part of a larger project to improve roads around Battle High School.
A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that America's continuing health woes may be more tied up with social inequality than health care.
A general sales tax is an ineffective and unethical way to fund transportation improvement because not everyone uses the roads equally.
Fair events are scheduled to begin Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson Tide's ultra-focused coach didn't let 1,000-plus reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days change his process-oriented approach.
Charles Atkins, 85, died of cancer. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A.W. "Babe" Manns died Thursday, July 18, 2013. He was 97.
Three elementary schools will be completed by December; high school should open in August 2014.
Reader Matt Ingram writes about participating in Summer Repertory Theatre at MU, which this year includes "Anything Goes" and "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."
Charlie Atkins was a long time Columbia businessman who owned and operated Roth’s Department Store.