New students and their parents gather at Columbia's kindergartens Wednesday night to meet their new teachers and scope out their future classmates.
Several council members commented on the proposal put forth by the Columbia Police Officers Association to not put a proposed tax to pay for more officers on the fall ballot and the mayor's decision to no longer support the increased property tax proposal.
The schools are being constructed to relieve some elementary school overcrowding problems in developing parts of Columbia.
College football coaching staffs have ballooned in size and importance over the years, but there is one ingredient still commonly missing: a special teams coordinator.
Mayor Bob McDavid retracted his support for a property tax increase after representatives of the Columbia Police Officers' Association held a public forum Tuesday at which they said the tax increase is unnecessary.
The candidates will be interviewed over the next few weeks and will participate in public forums while on campus.
An anti-violence committee may be a far better early step than an arbitrary increase in police officers at the taxpayers expense.
While funding public safety must be the No. 1 priority of Columbia's revenue expenditure, levying a special tax to cure an ongoing problem sets a dangerous precedent.
The high court did not state in its orders why it decided now to set execution dates. Executions essentially have been on hold in Missouri since the court declined last August to set dates for six inmates.
Alcohol servers will be required to become certified beginning in January 2014. They have the option to take free online courses to meet the requirement.
Allen, 35, was arrested Tuesday night in connection with four different cases of domestic violence against the same victim, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
Police officers arrested a Columbia man in connection with a Saturday burglary in the 5600 block of Majestic Circle.
Lynna Relford-Jones, 43, of Moberly, was the driver of 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that was hit by a white 1999 Ford F-150 on Tuesday evening, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
If the military allows sanctioned chaplains to minister to the needs of the troops, then it must meet the needs of all of the troops, including the servicemen and -women who are atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and secular humanists.
The Battle High School competition cheerleading squad practiced Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
School nurse Courtney Stout led a sun safety awareness program at Oakland Middle School. Oakland's efforts were rewarded by an American Academy of Dermatology grant for a new sun shade structure outside of the school.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.
Officials determine that stormwater pipe system testing was the cause of a neon green substance found in a Columbia creek.
The drug cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent without raising the risk of dying of an aggressive form of the disease as earlier results hinted it might.