Columbia's agreements with developers moving too fast, residents say

One of the city's agreements with a student-housing developer, American Campus Communities, has already fallen through. That leaves the city saddled with a $300,000 bill, Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine said.


Columbia City Council agrees to fix brick roads, add more

During the next 20 years, the city will lay a concrete base under Columbia's brick streets to even them up. The city will also develop a list of asphalt-covered brick streets to uncover.


Four Missouri athletes arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession

Missouri basketball players Wesley Clark and Shane Rector and football players Shaun Rupert and Aarion Penton were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Bar hosts MU Irish dancers for St. Patrick's Day

MU's Pure Irish Club has a repertoire that includes traditional Irish folk songs as well as Avicii.

Missouri women's basketball selected to play in WNIT

The Missouri Tigers received an at-large berth to the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Monday. The Tigers play at Creighton on Thursday.

Columbia College men's basketball heads west for NAIA tournament

After winning their third-straight American Midwest Conference title, the Cougars hope to avoid the trek back to Columbia until after the national championship game Tuesday night.

Davidson presents challenge for Missouri basketball in NIT

Missouri coach Frank Haith's yearlong experiment using Jordan Clarkson at point guard has been, from a statistical standpoint, a success. That experiment could involve a new variable Tuesday when the Tigers host Davidson in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at 8 p.m.

Smoke from controlled fires blows into downtown

Several pre-approved, controlled fires — including a 200-acre blaze in the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area — burned south of town Monday. Although the winds only blew between 3 and 5 mph, it was still enough to waft the smoke into town.


Marijuana legalization, state infrastructure among topics at McCaskill forum in Columbia

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill answered questions for more than an hour Monday in a town hall forum in Columbia. Community members asked questions on a range of topics such as foreign policy, marijuana legalization and military issues.

Future of drone programs unclear; MU to offer class this spring

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is offering an introductory drone application class after spring break.

Stephens College softball shut out in doubleheader

The Stephens College Stars softball team lost in back-to-back shutouts Monday night against William Woods University.

Can math classes yield a $1 billion bracket?

Warren Buffett made an offer to pay $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket — and he's feeling confident.

10 things to know about the NCAA tournament

The posturing and politicking is finished. The field has been chosen, the bracket has been set and the madness of March has finally arrived in college basketball.

Phal Sok loved to cook, care for her grandchildren

Phal Sok died Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was 76.

Phal Sok, June 9, 1937 - March 15, 2014, of Columbia

Phal Sok, 76, of Columbia, MO, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Fourth Ward councilman criticizes city staff on downtown development

Ian Thomas expressed frustration about the city staff not bringing up the development agreements earlier and the resulting midday meetings that had to be scheduled.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Sanborn Field weather data

Get real-time weather data and view past weather records for Columbia.

FROM READERS: African-American women are beautiful, have value

Despite their portrayal — or lack thereof — in media and society at large, black women are indeed beautiful and indeed have value.

Cedar Ridge would get new school if next month's bond issue is approved

The elementary school's multi-age approach to learning would likely make the move with students and faculty.

Huskies, Irish, Vols, Gamecocks earn top seeds in women's basketball tournament

The top-seeded Huskies (34-0) are trying for a record ninth NCAA tournament title, which would break a tie with Tennessee for most all-time.