Columbia sign painter keeps the tradition of hand-lettering alive

In the 1980s, Crockett retired from teaching and moved to Texas to perfect hand lettering. Here he was hired by a veteran sign painter who put the art into perspective for him.

Forwards impress in Missouri women's basketball team's final exhibition

Missouri won 79-53 against the Quincy Hawks in Tuesday's exhibition women's basketball game.

Cardoso's first goal advances Hickman to district championship

Daniel Cardoso, a foreign exchange student from Brazil, scored his first goal of the season to lead to Hickman's 1-0 win over Blue Springs South in district semifinals.

Practice players have important role in Missouri volleyball's success

How does the undefeated Missouri volleyball team prepare to play specific teams? Part of the secret is two MU students: senior volunteer assistant coach Matt Porter and sophomore practice player Derek Koetter.

Robert 'Buddy' Shaw loved hunting, worked as bricklayer

Robert V. "Buddy" Shaw of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was 80.

Rock Bridge soccer defeats Smith-Cotton in district semifinals

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team defeated Smith-Cotton 4-2 in the Class 3, District 9 semifinal tournament Tuesday. The win advances Rock Bridge to the district finals.

Robert V. "Buddy" Shaw, Oct. 10, 1933 - Nov. 5, 2013

Robert V. "Buddy" Shaw died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was 80.

Rock Bridge Elementary School raises funds for a new track

Rock Bridge Elementary School has raised enough funds to build a track on its property. Construction is expected to start in the spring.

Barbara Ann Cox of Columbia dies at 59

Barbara Ann Cox of Columbia died Oct. 16, 2013. She was 59.

Man charged with armed criminal action, assault and resisting arrest

Joshua Lee Hendren was charged with armed criminal action, second degree assault and resisting arrest at 3501 New Haven Road on Nov. 4.

Barbara Ann Cox, March 24, 1954 - Oct. 16, 2013

Barbara Ann Cox of Columbia died Oct. 16, 2013. She was 59.

Man arrested in connection with sexual misconduct incidents

Anthony Michael Sada, 26, of Brookfield turned himself in to the Columbia Police Department in relation to a sexual misconduct in Cosmo-Bethel Park that was reported  Sept. 10.

Vehicle fire temporarily shuts down North Brown Station Road

A passenger vehicle fire temporarily shut down North Brown Station Road around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. No one was injured, and firefighters do not know the cause of the fire at this time.

Real-time reactions to Ryan Ferguson decision

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District granted Ryan Ferguson's request to vacate his 2005 conviction for the murder of Kent Heitholt.

FROM READERS: Fairview students collect 2,669 items for food bank

Fourth- and fifth-graders at Fairview increased collections over the 2012 food drive.

City Council action: Nov. 4, 2013

Were you unable to attend Monday's Columbia City Council meeting? The Missourian was there and took notes. This report is available to Missourian digital members.

ROSE NOLEN: Shared memories, experiences make us stronger

Our mobility as a society costs us in many ways. We live in many houses and several neighborhoods, and our environments are constantly changing.

Media outlets respond to Ryan Ferguson decision

Local, state and national news organizations covered the breaking news of Ryan Ferguson's vacated conviction. Many also posted and updated stories throughout the day.

People react to Ryan Ferguson's possible release

The Western District appeals court said Ferguson could be released by the state within 15 days if prosecutors do not file notice of a retrial.

Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Taken together, the results in individual states and cities yielded no broad judgments on how the American public feels about today's two biggest national political debates — government spending and health care — which are more likely to shape next fall's midterm elections.