Gospel Explosion recollects the past, looks toward the future

Members of Columbia's Black community gathered at the annual Gospel Explosion & Soul Food Musical Celebration at St. Luke United Methodist Church Sunday. The event is held in honor of Black History Month. The event offered community members an opportunity to recognize past and present leaders, and called new ones to action.

The annual Gospel Explosion event brought community members together to commemorate the history of the local black community, but it was also an opportunity to look toward the future.

MU Department of Residential Life meets with University Village residents after walkway collapse

MU's Department of Residential Life hosted a meeting for University Village residents to update them after a building's walkway collapsed Saturday morning.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Columbia firefighter is killed after walkway collapses at University Village apartments

Lt. Bruce Britt was a 23-year veteran of the Columbia Fire Department. He died trying to evacuate residents of University Village apartments after a walkway collapsed Saturday.

Former emergency management director files lawsuit against city of Columbia

Zim Schwartze, former emergency management director, is suing the city for wrongful termination and asking for damages of at least $451,000.

Missouri baseball drops final game of weekend

Despite rallying from behind to tie the game in the sixth, the Tigers gave up six runs in the final inning and lost 11-5 to Cincinnati at the Wake Forest Invitational.


THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: A hero remembered and True/False prepares

This week Missourian photographers captured images of an athlete catching air, a candlelit vigil and True False Film Fest preparations.

2 Columbia residents found in Kansas after being reported missing

Lauren Pond and Stephen Clithero, who went missing Sunday, were found by Kansas State Police on Sunday afternoon.

Officials to hear questions and concerns from Columbia First Ward residents

The city will be hosting its second ward meeting for First Ward residents Monday. Representatives of various city departments will address Columbia's budget and priorities.

Memorial services for Columbia firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt set for Thursday

Memorial services have been set for the Columbia firefighter who was killed when a walkway collapsed at an MU-owned apartment complex.


Missouri women's basketball team struggles to make shots in loss to Tennessee

Missouri struggled to knock down shots in its 56-50 loss to No. 10 Tennessee at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. Four Tigers scored for Missouri as the team shot just 29.2 percent from the field.

Robbery at gunpoint reported early Sunday morning in northeast Columbia

Three men demanded and took an undisclosed amount of money from two victims.

Carl L. Toalson Jr. owned and operated Toalson Glass, died at 56

Carl L. Toalson, Jr. owned and operated Toalson Glass for 20 years with his wife, Nancy. He died Feb. 22.

Carl L. Toalson, Jr., April 24, 1957 — Feb. 22, 2014, of Columbia

Carl L. Toalson, 56, owned and operated Toalson Glass in Columbia for 20 years.

Accident rates improving for older drivers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says it's time to give credit where credit is due: Seniors are generally good drivers.

Thousands pay tribute to dead Springfield girl

Thousands of community and family members attended a candlelight vigil for Hailey Owens in downtown Springfield Saturday evening. The 10-year-old Owens was killed Tuesday after being abducted while walking home from a friends house.