Moldy books in Columbia cavern leave large price tag for MU Libraries

Mold creeps through the binding of MU-owned books located in Subtera, an underground, off-site storage facility. All 600,000 volumes stored in the limestone cavern must be treated or destroyed and represent 20 percent of the MU Libraries collection.

More than half a million books and journals stored in a Columbia underground warehouse fell victim to high humidity. The resulting mold damage is not covered by insurance, nor is the storage company financially liable for it, according to a contract between the company and the University of Missouri System.

UPDATE: Slick conditions cause dozens of accidents on Columbia roads

Freezing temperatures and rain combined Friday to create a driving nightmare during the evening commute. Public safety officials responded to dozens of injury accidents.

MAP: Injury accidents reported to police and fire Friday evening

Severe winter weather Friday evening led to numerous injury accidents across the city. Here is a map of the injury accidents reported to 911 dispatch.

MU athletics director Mike Alden responds to Sasha Menu Courey's story

MU athletics director Mike Alden said the university's initial response to news reports about the suicide of a former Missouri swimmer who said she was raped more than a year before her death could have been handled better.

Lost history: Fairview Cemetery reflects buried history

Robert Grant doesn't want Fairview Cemetery to be lost to history like the defunct Grant Cemetery, where many of his distant relatives were buried. So it's meaningful to him that Fairview, which his family maintains, is being recognized by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Truman to represent Missouri at national mascot competition

Truman has been selected to compete at the National Cheerleaders Association’s national competition.

Missouri swim coach on Menu Courey case: 'Always room for investigation'

Missouri swim coach Greg Rhodenbaugh has shifted his focus to helping his current swimmers instead of defending his role in the Sasha Menu Courey tragedy.

UM curators discuss renovations to engineering facilities

Gary Ward, MU interim vice chancellor of administrative services, made the case that renovations to Lafferre Hall, home of the College of Engineering, would create a more suitable environment for labs, classrooms and study facilities.

Los Angeles land bought by company tied to St. Louis Rams

A franchise relocation to Los Angeles would require approval from three-fourths of NFL team owners.

PRINT SUBSCRIBERS: Full Sports stories available

Due to a printing error, the full stories from the Sports page were not available in print Friday. Here are links to those stories on our website.

Missouri women's basketball's bench shines in upset victory

Backed by a big effort from the bench, Missouri women's basketball upset No. 16 Vanderbilt 59-54 at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night. The win was Missouri's second against a ranked team this season.

No. 10 Missouri wrestling falls to No. 9 Oklahoma State

Missouri falls to 6-2 on the season. Both losses have come against top-10 opponents. 

MU swimming goes for NCAA cutoff marks in last-chance meet

Missouri swimmers kicked off day one of the final tune-up meet before the Southeastern Conference Championships in mid-February.

Man pleads not guilty to sex trafficking, promoting prostitution

Kenyata Dewelz Miles pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution.


MU graduate Richard Eugene Wilson was an electrical engineer

Richard Eugene Wilson of Glen Burnie, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. He was 58. He was an MU graduate and an electrical engineer.

Eyewitness accounts: Icy roads slow commute, present danger

The Missourian collected accounts and information from residents who drove through the icy conditions, responded to accidents or were watching the roads Friday evening.

Richard Eugene Wilson, March 20, 1955 — Jan. 29, 2014

Richard Wilson graduated from Hickman High School and MU and worked as an electrical engineer in Maryland. He died at 58.

James Homer Parker, Jan. 30, 1943 — Jan. 21, 2014

James Homer Parker served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was an avid fisherman. He died at 70.

Vietnam veteran James Homer Parker loved to fish

James Homer Parker of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 21. He was 70 years old. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was an avid fisherman.

Freezing rain and snow expected for the weekend

Columbia is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday. Residents should expect snowy and icy conditions for the rest of the weekend.