Columbia's Project Homeless Connect provides food, haircuts

Project Homeless Connect provided residents in need with haircuts, backpacks filled with hygiene supplies, and transportation to the driver's license office Thursday.

Groups such as Love INC, MedZou Community Health Clinic, veterans organizations, housing services and the Daniel Boone Regional Library were on site to provide assistance and information about their free services.

Three's company for Boone County recorder's office despite election fever

Three deputies are running to replace their retiring boss in the Boone County Recorder of Deeds Office. Instead of conflict, the office is filled with laughter and friendship. 

Opus building plans approved; opponents' petition certified

City officials have approved Opus' plans to demolish three buildings downtown and replace them with a six-story, 260-bed apartment complex. A petition against the development was certified.

2 arrests made in connection with 2011 disappearance of Harrisburg man

Boone County Sheriff's deputies now consider Charles Bell's 2011 death a homicide investigation.

Hickman basketball's Jimmy Whitt includes Missouri in top nine

Hickman High School hoops star Jimmy Whitt has narrowed his list of colleges to nine. He said he cut down his list of colleges by talking to several of his AAU teammates from KC Pump N Run.

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

Local farmers speak out against 'Right to Farm' amendment

A group of farmers gathered at the Missouri Rural Crisis Center to protest Amendment 1 on Tuesday's ballot.

Memoir-writing group works to preserve Columbia history

Members of Winn's Orphaned Writers have met on Tuesday mornings for six years. They gather to share their writings, encourage one another, preserve the past and provide companionship.

Tennessee enters preseason football camp relying on newcomers

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season.

Two Columbia homes struck by bullets overnight

A chase followed after reports that shots had been fired on the 4500 block of Rice Road.

FROM READERS: Missourian reader John Hall captures hot air balloon photo

John Hall, who has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years, frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings.

Party to celebrate launch of COMO Connect

The celebration will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the MU Student Center. The new bus system begins operating Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Right to Farm' is for corporations, not families

The “right to farm” measure, in the form of Amendment 1, doesn’t make good sense as an amendment to our constitution.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Imprecise language raises questions about "Right to Farm"

The selective wording in both the amendment and ballot language leaves too much room for interpretation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Farm amendment would do more harm than good

The Missouri Farmers Union, the Humane Society of Missouri, the League of Women Voters of Missouri and many agricultural and economic experts oppose the bill.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community will miss Jerry Wade

Jerry will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to work with him.

U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

The statement said the cease-fire was critical to give civilians a much-needed reprieve from violence. During this period, civilians in Gaza will receive humanitarian relief and have time to bury the dead, take care of the injured and restock food supplies. The time also will be used to repair water and energy infrastructure.

Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times.

Cardinals top Padres 6-2 on trade deadline day

Pitcher Shelby Miller teared up after the game when talking about teammate Joe Kelly, who was traded to Boston earlier in the day.

Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer in first NFL camp

Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.