Columbia's Old 63 park to be named in honor of local veteran

The Parks and Recreation Commission will recommend that the City Council adopt one of three new names for Old 63 Roadside Park.

Rep. Chris Kelly open to marijuana legalization

A planned open forum for discussing marijuana policy in the state of Missouri eventually turned into a pep-rally of sorts for its legalization Thursday night at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Missouri football wants to slow down Indiana's offense the ethical way

Normally, football teams will do whatever it takes to slow down the other team. But Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says there are some ethics involved when it comes to stopping a fast-paced offense like the Tigers will see against Indiana on Saturday night.

Columbia School Board considers nature-based elementary school program

A full-time nature elementary school for fifth-graders in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is under consideration for the 2014-15 school year.


Parking today, park tomorrow: MU students to transform curbside spaces into public spaces

Two metered parking spaces between the MU Student Center and the Agriculture Building will be transformed into miniature parks Friday as part of PARK(ing) Day.

Columbia's planning commission votes to recommend CVS rezoning

The proposal to rezone land near Flat Branch Park will now move to the city council. 

Faculty Council creates Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute panel, requests records from UM Press

The Faculty Council representative on the chancellor search committee also updated the council on the committee's progress.

Founding members of Black Alumni Organization reflect on time at MU

Mable Jones Grimes and Barbra A.B. Horrell will be honored at the Black Alumni Celebration this weekend.

Panera Bread's downtown Columbia location to close

The downtown bakery and cafe in the historic Hall Theatre on Ninth Street will close at the end of the year.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Food scarcity remains problem in mid-Missouri

One in six people in the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri service area face times when they don't know where the next meal is coming from.

Columbia offers family-friendly weekend events

Looking for something to do this weekend other than Roots 'n' Blues? Check out the South Farm Showcase, the 36th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show or the Englewood Clubhouse mutton and ham supper. 


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Properly used child safety seats protect lives

Consistent child safety seat and safety belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Lightning shortens Rock Bridge versus Hickman softball game

The Hickman-Rock Bridge softball game Thursday night was called off in the third inning, as the teams were tied 1-1, because of lightning.


Columbia College announces Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Gerald Brouder will be inducted into the Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame. Brouder added six sports to the school during his time at Columbia.

Missouri volleyball stays focused despite national recognition

Heading into this weekend's Mizzou Classic, the Tigers (11-0) currently possess the nation's best record. They are the only undefeated team in the Southeastern Conference and one of only 12 in the country.

Missouri eFiling System will increase public access to court documents

The Missouri electronic filing system will allow citizens to access electronic court records in any Missouri court.

Mystery object cracked glass panel of East Walnut parking garage

Parking Utility staff said the ninth-floor glass panel was struck by an unknown object. A dead bird was found nearby, but staffers were unable to confirm whether the bird had struck the glass.

1 injured, home destroyed in Wednesday fire near Harrisburg

A person was injured and a home destroyed in an accidental fire near Harrisburg on Wednesday.

Almost ready: Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ begins Friday

The annual celebration of music and food will take place in Stephens Lake Park this year.

Columbia citizens committee to inform voters about sewer bond proposal

Mayor Bob McDavid has announced a 20-member panel to raise awareness about the city's proposed improvements to Columbia's sewer system.