Crews clear roads, but cold temperatures, more snow coming

Two to three inches of snow fell across Boone County Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. City crews worked quickly to clear first and second priority roads and moved on to treating residential streets.

The Public Works Department said Columbia's main roads are now "passable" after two to three inches of snow fell Wednesday night.

Columbia's English Language Learners program grows with demand

The school district's ELL teachers work with students who collectively speak 60 languages. The ELL teachers face the challenge of addressing each student’s needs individually.

Josh Henson to show off revamped Missouri football offense to alma mater

Missouri's offensive coordinator has been the catalyst for the team's offensive turnaround in 2013. On Friday, Henson will play his alma matter in the Cotton Bowl in arguably the biggest test of the season. 

Missouri football coordinator Dave Steckel and his defense are under scrutiny

The Missouri defense had a great year until Auburn ran over it in the SEC Championship game. Now, defensive coordinator Dave Steckel and his "Misfit Toys" are preparing for Oklahoma State.

Columbia volunteers will install water filters in Haitian villages

In the past two years, volunteers with a program by the United Methodist Church to bring take water filters to Haiti have installed filters in 190 homes, and on their next trip, they plan to install 180 more.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri football prepares for former Big 12 foe in Cotton Bowl

The Missouri Tigers find themselves in familiar territory this week as the team prepares to face Oklahoma State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday.

Missouri men's basketball aims to keep home win streak alive

Missouri has recorded 80 consecutive wins at home versus nonconference opponents, a streak it hopes to hold onto when it meets Long Beach State on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Flu cases in Boone County double; H1N1 prevalent

During the last week of December, the number of flu cases in Boone County nearly doubled over the previous week. H1N1 flu is partly responsible. Health officials are hoping more residents will get vaccinated before the season peaks this month and next.   

Missouri women's basketball gets first SEC win

The Missouri women's basketball team started conference play with a win, defeating the Ole Miss Rebels 85-76 on Thursday.

If the SEC and Big 12 were celebrities, who would they be?

Ahead of Missouri's impending Cotton Bowl game against former Big 12 foe Oklahoma State, we asked fans what celebrities they think embody each conference.

Columbia College names two finalists for president

The Columbia College selection committee has named two finalists for the position of president, Scott Dalrymple and Randall Hanna. The college's board will meet Jan. 17 to discuss the final selection.

Tolton boys basketball wins overtime thriller

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School needed overtime to beat Eldon 81-75 on Thursday.

Columbia College women's basketball tops Park University

The Columbia College women's basketball team defeated Park University (Parkville, Mo.) 84-78 on Thursday.

Hickman girls basketball remains perfect, beating St. Joseph Benton

The Hickman High School girls basketball team defeated St. Joseph Benton High School 48-40 on Thursday. The win puts the Kewpies at 10-0 for the season.

TELL US: What's the view where you work? (And how does it compare to this robot?)

We want to know what's unusual about the view where you work. Email If you can, include a picture.

Water and Light proposes program to expand city's use of solar power

The Water and Light Advisory Board suggested the city install 100 kilowatts of solar capacity each year.

UPDATE: Man charged in Columbia gunfire incident arrested Thursday night

Columbia arrested Limetro A. Wiltz Thursday night. Wiltz was charged earlier Thursday in connection with shots fired Dec. 3. The incident is thought to be part of a feud between two groups responsible for five recent gunfire incidents.

FROM READERS: Social media cleanse leads to anxiety-free month

Rock Bridge senior Brittany Cornelison realized in her month-long social media fast that the social distractions didn't shake her focus so much as the anxiety caused by missing out on new information. "(Social media) is like a drug; we cannot get our fill, so we keep coming back."

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The year of Edward Snowden — criminal or hero?

Because of Edward Snowden, Americans know today that Big Brother is, in fact, watching.

Craig Wenger worked for Century Link in Columbia for 37 years

Craig Wenger died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He was 61.