Watch Columbians read the New York Sun's response to Virginia Hanlon's letter from 1897 in this video, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
Vaccination rates for people age 65 and older plateaued in the 2013-14 flu season.
High school student Tristen Shaw writes about why she's working for Alzheimer's research in honor of her grandmother.
The National Fire Protection Association reports, between 2003 and 2006, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 240 house fires each year that started with Christmas trees.
Get the latest on Santa's whereabouts with NORAD's Santa Tracker.
Former Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith boarded a plane for Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 17 to sign a contract to be the coach at the University of Tulsa.
The athletic department was able to release the news through a press release on April 28 that former Missouri player and assistant Kim Anderson was the new basketball boss.
Violent protests broke out in suburban St. Louis after a black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.
Columbia College and University Hospital both have big holiday light displays, but both handle them differently.
State figures show the Missouri National Guard had $7.1 million in costs, including for salaries, meals, fuel and supplies as of Wednesday.
Winter systems tend to be much more difficult to predict as there are more variables in the winter than there are in the summer, said Kenton Gewecke, a meteorologist with KOMU 8.
School gives up annual candy fundraiser to emphasize new guidelines that discourage sweet treats and other unhealthy snacks in the classroom and lunchroom.
Columbia pilot turned to Christianity in times of uncertainty and doubt.
GlaDos the robot can recognize faces and speech, as well as sing and dance. Smithton Middle School students chose songs for GlaDos to play as a type of "robot karaoke."
Mississippi Power told The Associated Press about 300 customers were still without electricity by midday Wednesday, but most would have power by the end of the day. Four people died in the storm and at least 20 were injured.
The road will be open between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m. nightly.
Students raised enough money to buy two heifers, three sheep, two water buffalo, two goats, three flocks of chickens, two flocks of ducks, a share of a llama and 10,000 honeybees.
If Christmas is about "tradition," then we have lost the spirit of the winter holiday season. Retail has really taken over, starting the "season" on Thanksgiving Day, and it is a shame.
Many people are comparing the deaths of two New York City police officers with those of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice. But the situations behind these events aren't the same, and the discussion is twisting people into picking sides in a senseless fight.
Battle won their first football championship in the program's first year of playoff eligibility.
This year's top two stories carried a negative tinge, but there was plenty of good in 2014, too.