Retiree Fred West spends his free time line dancing at various locales in mid-Missouri. He is the lone male in a group of female senior citizen line dancers who call themselves "Wild Older Women."
Temperatures have been rising slowly over the past several decades in Missouri, causing cardinals to sing sooner, some birds to move northward and different species of plants to thrive in more northern climates. Scientists say now is the time to take action.
Parents and children gathered Sunday to celebrate this year's Purim carnival at Congregation Beth Shalom.
A Missourian reporter learns first-hand that reality TV has some truth to it — and, so far, he's made it to the third round of casting.
Army Pfc. LaVena Johnson's death in Iraq in 2005 was ruled as a suicide by Army investigators, however, her family is reveiwing evidence and death scene photos, which they think point to signs of murder and possibly sexual assualt.
Members of the MU Extension 4-H are sewing baby sleepers for the Columbia Regional Hospital. These sleepers reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and help teach parents proper swaddling techniques.
Parking downtown is a struggle for churchgoers, especially during festival and football game weekends.
Questions have been raised about Angel Food Ministries, a non-denominational Christian charity that sells low-cost food boxes, after an FBI raid on the group's headquarters. The charity is also facing a lawsuit filed by two of its board members.
These are bad times for the economy, so Columbians are turning to churches to get help managing their money.
Artist John Bramblitt has lived in darkness since 2001, but he still sees in color. Bramblitt is in Columbia this week giving workshops for artists, students and teachers as part of the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology's "Driven" exhibit. The exhibit showcases the work of artists with disabilities.
Columbia is set to be rich with live music this weekend, including orchestras and a jazz ensemble. Two master classes are part of the lineup.
Usually in storage, a noteworthy cross-section of historical clothing will be presented to raise money for the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection.
An MU professor and fitness specialist with MU Extension helped develop the pyramid to simplify new government exercise information.
The Worleys live in a small house filled with memories and collectibles.
Festival co-director David Wilson estimated 23,000 tickets were sold at last weekend's film festival, up nearly 5,000 tickets from last year.
Festival veterans weigh in on what gives True/False the edge over other screenings.
Moviegoers watched a secret screening at the "Reel Gone Round-Up," a True/False Film Festival event. The showing took place in the Bull Pen livestock barn Sunday morning.
KaShaye Mathews, 15, of Columbia has learned to excel in ways doctors who diagnosed her with autism never thought possible.
The event also features music and other forms of art.
There are no definite figures on conversions to Islam, but scholars say the shift is more about an approach to individual salvation. One Columbia woman started her college education as a Christian and ended it as a Muslim.