Concrete shear failure caused fatal walkway collapse at University Village, documents show

A walkway at the University Village apartments collapsed on Feb. 22. The MU-run apartment complex was built in 1956 and houses students with children, married students, single graduate students and students older than 21.

A report from a structural engineering firm hired by MU to investigate the cause of the accident found that "water and chloride, and expansion from freeze-thaw action" contributed to existing problems.

Two finalists named in Columbia Public Schools' superintendent search

Dred Scott is deputy superintendent for the Independence School District, and Peter Stiepleman is assistant superintendent for elementary education for Columbia Public Schools.

Ross saves Missouri men's basketball in final minute against Texas A&M

The Tigers spent the entire second half of Senior Night clawing back from an 11-point deficit, eventually taking their first lead with 7.3 seconds left.

Freshmen set table for Missouri's second-half comeback

Freshmen Wes Clark, Torren Jones and Johnathan Williams III gave Missouri a much-needed boost in the Tigers' edgy 57-56 victory.

Local churches begin Lent with Ash Wednesday services

Wednesday marks the centuries-old tradition of Ash Wednesday, a holiday observed by Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and other churches. Ash Wednesday is named for the use of burned palm leaves saved from Palm Sunday the previous year.

Author Stephanie Coontz: 'Cookie-cutter marriages' do not work anymore

Novelist Stephanie Coontz spoke at Columbia College for Women's History Month. Coontz is a professor at TheEvergreen State College in Washington.

Columbia College women's basketball takes AMC quarterfinal 90-43

Sophomore forward Janairrika Bland led the Cougars with 18 points in Columbia College's 90-43 win over Hannibal-LaGrange on Wednesday.

Tolton basketball eases past Linn, advances past sectionals

Fr. Tolton Catholic Regional High School beat Linn High School in their sectional playoff game, 69-49, behind Michael Porter Jr.'s 29 points. Tolton is just two wins away from making it to the state championship game in Mizzou Arena.

MU Circle of Sisterhood to build school in Nicaragua

A dozen women from MU will build a school in Nicaragua this summer to ensure that more girls are educated in the rural community.

Missouri women's basketball exits SEC tournament in first round

The Missouri women's basketball team had offensive outbursts in each half, but the Tigers could not hold on to capture their first SEC tournament victory on Wednesday against Mississippi State. 

Medical tort reform would cap 'pain and suffering' damages at $350,000

Doctors from across the state participated in White Coat Rally Day to press lawmakers for tort reform.

MAP: Missouri Amber Alert cases since 2010

The interactive map shows the locations of 14 Amber Alerts issued in Missouri since 2010.

Missourian Minute: MU freshman practices wheelchair basketball

MU freshman James Bohnett practices wheelchair basketball every weekday morning at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

Kappa Pi Beta is the first Asian interest fraternity in Missouri

The seven members have a range of backgrounds and interests. Phillip Nguyen, 20, the president, was born in California and moved to Kansas City when he was in fourth grade. Nguyen studies civil engineering at MU.

Stephens College softball avoids shutouts, loses two games to Lindenwood-Belleville

Stephens College drops both games of its doubleheader against Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday.

Sochi opens 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Friday

About 700 athletes from around the world gather in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Paralympics.

Tyler Brandon McGee was an Air Force veteran

Tyler Brandon McGee of Columbia died Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was 28.

Three Tigers qualify for track and field NCAA Championships

Kearsten Peoples, Jill Rushin and Markesh Woodson will make the trip to Albuquerque, N.M., next weekend to compete against the nation's best.

Tyler Brandon McGee, June 15, 1985 — March 1, 2014, of Columbia

Tyler McGee served in the Air Force and will be buried with military honors.

ANY QUESTIONS: How well-maintained are Columbia's bridges?

The Missouri Department of Transportation and Columbia Parks and Recreation see a need for major repairs of pedestrian and road bridges.