Dual-language immersion program proposed at Columbia School Board meeting

If approved, the proposed Spanish and English immersion program would start for kindergarteners during the 2015-16 school year.

Camp Adventure summer camp begins at Stephens Lake Park

Camp Adventure hosted around 30 kids at Stephens Lake Park on Monday.

Columbia roller rink marks years of hockey success

Willie Trent, his son, Mike, and his daughter, Emma, use Empire Roller Rink to hone their skills and become national champions.

Three drivers speed toward nationals after Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby

Forty-three drivers raced through downtown in the 2014 Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby on Sunday. Three racers will advance to nationals in Akron, Ohio.

Repeal 6214 submits another petition to block Opus development

Petitioners turned in a referendum petition Monday designed to repeal Opus Development Co.'s amended agreement with the city.

Priority projects funded by proposed sales tax hike unveiled

A proposed three-quarter cent sales tax increase would fund a number of major transportation projects and improvements in Columbia and the state, including reconstruction of the I-70 and U.S. 63 interchange.

Anderson, Slive make stop in St. Louis for SEC Picnic

New Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson would like to start winning big recruiting battles in St. Louis.

UPDATE: MU names interim Title IX coordinator

MU named Linda Bennett to the position of interim Title IX coordinator. She's currently an assistant to the provost and an associate professor of learning, teaching and curriculum.

UPDATE: MU engineering dean will step down from position Sept. 1

MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson will step down from his position in the fall. Thompson's 20-year tenure saw increases in research and education programs offered by the school and a doubling in undergraduate enrollment.

UPDATE: Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

Thirteen percent of schedulers in the facility-by-facility report on 731 hospitals and outpatient clinics reported being told by supervisors to falsify appointment schedules to make patient waits appear shorter.

Summer Lunch in the Park program begins

For the 14th year, the Health Department will provide free nutritious lunches to children during the summer months. 

FROM READERS: Fostering pets saves lives. Can you help?

Fostering animals from the Central Missouri Humane Society helps create space and prepare pets for adoption.

Missouri Symphony Society dedicates Missouri Theatre's stage and auditorium

Missouri Theatre's stage and auditorium were dedicated to instrumental members of the Missouri Symphony Society on Saturday.


Columbia man arrested on charges of endangering child, domestic assault

Elijah Fox-Brown was arrested Monday in connection with an incident in which he is accused of trying to light someone's hair on fire, throwing a brick through a windshield and striking a child on the back of the head.

Entrepreneur couple's 'aha moment' spawns fashion website

The Columbia company 9th & Elm will mark its first anniversary Tuesday. Elly Bethune said she realized the online platform's potential after watching the growth of a fashion shop that she and Clay Bethune founded in Columbia in 2006.

Missouri marketing company plans expansion

Columbia-based Influence & Co. plans to add 22 jobs. The company started two years ago and helps other businesses create and distribute content.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Central Missouri Humane Society has 'puppies galore'

Puppies and children gathered last week at Forrest Rose Park for the Central Missouri Humane Society's "Dogs and Puppies Galore" adoption event. 

Postal Service warns of scam emails

Some Columbia residents have reported receiving fraudulent messages, a U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman said. The email contains a virus that could steal personal information from a users computer. 

Quick pushes Kings to brink of Stanley Cup

The All-Star goalie made 32 saves during the Kings' 3-0 victory over New York in Game 3 on Monday night.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia Fire Department's fire safety measures accessible

The Fire Department's website has suggested ways for residents to prevent or cope with fire and extreme weather.