Colorful March March parade kicks off True/False Film Fest

Colorful characters gathered for the March March parade starting at the Boone County Courthouse Square and ending at the Missouri Theatre. Characters included puppets and the performing Hulagans to kick off the True/False Film Fest on Friday.

March March, the kickoff parade for the True/False Film Fest, featured participants dressed in brightly colored costumes who danced down Ninth Street on Friday.

Missouri cities resist legislation that would change control over telecom companies

The bills would set pricing standards and limit local say over utility placement, but companies say the changes are necessary to curb price abuse and expand connectivity.

Rock Bridge wins last-second thriller on Senior Night

Rock Bridge came back from a 16-point deficit in the first half to beat Helias Catholic High School 55-54 on the Bruins' senior night.

Hickman Senior Night wasn't supposed to happen for Juwan Mahaney

An ankle injury just days before his sophomore season didn't hold back Hickman senior Juwan Mahaney, who played the most minutes of his varsity career in win over Eldon.

STORIFY: What's the food scene like at True/False?

The True/False Film Festival is known for its films, but how about its food? Social media posts from participants and businesses suggest food is a priority at this year's fest.

Winter storm watch in effect Saturday evening through Sunday

Columbia residents can expect 5 to 9 inches of snow and sleet from Saturday evening to late Sunday night. Early forecasts suggest temperatures Sunday and Monday are not expected to leave the teens, with wind chills as low as 15 below zero.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Please cancel this pity party for the rich

The super rich have thought up new ways to help themselves grab more money and power at society's expense.

Thornbrook residents share concerns about southwest school plans

Columbia Public Schools representatives, civil engineers and architects addressed concerns of Thornbrook Subdivision residents regarding the building of an elementary school in southwest Columbia.

Battle boys basketball not discouraged about losing record

The Battle High School boys basketball team finished its first regular season 5-18. But head coach John Burns said there are more important things than winning, such as being a good person on and off the court.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri insurers must consider new forms of cancer treatment

Health insurance providers in Missouri have been ducking their obligations to pay for new forms of cancer treatment, those that involve pills and liquid ingestion instead of intravenous drugs.

FROM READERS: How I fought my eating disorder

Ryan Branson thinks men with eating disorders are stigmatized. He shares his own story about fighting the disease. Currently, he's doing more research to help other men dealing with eating disorders.

Missouri gymnastics falls to No. 1 LSU

In the den of the No. 1 team in the country in a meet with important postseason implications, Missouri gymnastics posted its third highest score of the season in a losing effort at LSU.

Missouri women's tennis loses to South Carolina in 1st SEC matchup

The Missouri women's tennis team lost its Southeastern Conference opener 6-1 on Friday at USC Field House in Columbia, S.C.

Charles Linwood Tomlin was accomplished guitarist

Charles Linwood Tomlin of Traverse City, Mich., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was 60. He attended MU and established a studio and music store.

Charles Linwood Tomlin, July 11, 1953 — February 25, 2014

Charles Linwood Tomlin of Traverse City, Mich., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was 60. His three great loves in life were his children, his music and his dog, Petey.

Police receive several reports of catalytic converter thefts from cars

The thefts are reported to happen during the day, most often from vehicles from the 1990s and early 2000s, according to a release from MU police.

MU buildings not subject to regularly scheduled structural inspections

University buildings such as the MU-owned University Village apartments do not receive formal structural inspections. Instead, maintenance workers make note of problems they spot when they make repairs or improvements inside buildings.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Complex net of regulations causes hardship for business owners

The regulatory process to start or grow a business needs to be reformed and simplified so that ordinary people trying to make a living and grow their businesses can do so without unnecessary hoops to jump through.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon releases $132 million to renovate state buildings

Gov. Jay Nixon had put a hold on the money when the 2014 budget took effect last July. But the governor said Friday he's releasing the money because of an improving economy.

Missouri bishop dies in Ireland after cancer fight

Retired Roman Catholic Bishop Raymond James Boland died Thursday, surrounded by family in Cork, Ireland. He was 82. He was the leader of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph from June 1993 until May 2005.