UPDATE: Dozens of cars towed, 104 cited under Columbia snow ordinance

The Columbia Public Works Department placed parking notices on cars parked on University Avenue on Wednesday. A new ordinance now requires cars parked on certain streets in Columbia to be moved if snowfall exceeds 2 inches so plows can clear the streets.

The new city ordinance had its first road test with this week's snowfall, and the results were mixed: Some residents moved their cars out of the way, and others didn't.

Snow stories: Snow days bring back memories of days at grandmother's house

Remember the thrill of a snow day when you were a kid? What stories do you have to share about how you spent snow days past or present?

Missouri football excited about 2014 recruits despite class rankings

Missouri's successful 2013 season wasn't reflected in the recruiting rankings, but coach Gary Pinkel isn't worried. 

Missouri football's low recruiting rankings similar to past classes

Gary Pinkel's recruiting classes average 31st in the nation. The class of 2014 is ranked 35th.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Tigers' recruiting class hails from Midwest, Southeast

As of Monday evening, the Missouri Tigers had 27 committed new players for next season. Click on our interactive map to see the name, hometown and high school of each of Missouri's new players.

Films announced for True/False Film Fest

Thirty-nine films were selected for the festival, which will take place from Feb. 27 to March 2. Four of those films were chosen for secret screenings.

Stephens College Equestrian Center prepares for bitter cold

Preparing for even colder days later in the week, Stephens College Equestrian Center staffers volunteered their snow day blanketing, exercising and grooming all 58 horses on the property.

Patches of ice remain on I-70 despite clearing conditions

Drivers should drive with caution to avoid the remaining ice on the roads.

De Smet offensive lineman Andy Bauer picks Missouri

Four-star prospect Andy Bauer chose Missouri over Ole Miss.

Missouri Senate panel blocks UM curator appointment

The motion to endorse Cape Girardeau lawyer Michael Ponder failed Wednesday on a 5-5 vote. Senators took issue with some controversial decisions he made as a member of the State Board of Education.

Veterans hospital enhancing security measures in response to patient death

A Nurse Locator System was implemented in the mental health unit of the hospital, allowing personnel to quickly respond to disruptive patients.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: Contribute your observations

This is a map of road reports from journalists and readers. Help us make it more complete by sharing what you see — out your window or around town.

Missouri wrestling's Drake Houdashelt named MAC Wrestler of the Week

Junior Missouri wrestler Drake Houdashelt can add another notch to his list of accolades this season, maintaining his No. 1 national ranking at 149 pounds for another week and claiming Mid-American Conference honors.

Missouri women's basketball looks to bounce back at LSU

Missouri's women's basketball team travels Baton Rogue, La., to square off against No. 16 LSU. After a road loss to No. 7 South Carolina, the Tigers will look to steal a road win from LSU, which defeated Missouri, 87-68, in Columbia on Jan. 16.

The ones that got away: Best recruits Missouri football missed out on

Thousands of high school football players made their decision on which institution they will call home for the foreseeable future. But some of these soon-to-be student-athletes chose not to attend Missouri. 

Winter weather doesn't freeze Pictures of the Year International judging

Ice and snow didn't halt the beginning of the 71st annual Pictures of the Year International competition.

Rare 'frost quakes' shake up some frozen Midwest towns

When the ground suddenly freezes and expands, earthquake-like rumbles cause loud, popping noises.

Columbia police investigating two reports of shots fired

Police are investigating two shots fired incidents reported in Columbia Tuesday night. No one was injured but police found shell casings at both locations.

Print subscribers: Delays in Wednesday's delivery

Carriers are out making deliveries but some places may not be accessible. Call the Missourian circulation department at 882-5700 if you have questions.

CHARTS: Columbia's coldest and snowiest winters

This winter’s average temperature in Columbia has been higher than that of each of the top five coldest recorded since 1889. So far this year, Columbia has seen 10.3 inches of snow.