Ebola precautions most likely unnecessary, Columbia Fire Department said

Emergency medical technicians initiated the infectious disease protocol as a man was rushed to University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said the man likely does not have the disease. A Fire Department official called the decision to initiate the protocol the result of "an abundance of caution."



Local tattoo artist inks out past mistakes

The tattoos that Pete Tieman got when he was younger didn't age with him, and he's not the only person to outgrow tattoos.

Karis Church member plans move to Japan to spread Christianity

Drew Glosson plans to join a ministry in Tokyo with a growing Christian community, preach the Gospel and build a network of Christian communities throughout Japan.

Hundreds of children harmed by detergent 'pods,' study says

Most weren't seriously harmed, but over the past two years, one child has died and 30 went into comas after ingesting the products.

Hard-line U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke loses another Vatican job

The removal of Burke as head of the Holy See's supreme court was widely expected in church circles.

U.S. bishops struggling under Francis' pontificate

With Pope Francis moving toward crafting new policies, some bishops and conservative Catholics have been left confused by the pope's actions and statements.

MU nursing students teach preschoolers the importance of hand-washing

Board games, puzzles and music helped teach Eugene Field School students healthy hand-washing and hygiene habits. This was the first of eight sessions led by MU nursing students.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: For MU student, learning to adapt is part of the performance

MU graduate student Julie McGinnity hopes to keep performing in operas, but sometimes other people's expectations of her abilities get in her way.

Study: BPA absorption accelerated by skin care products

BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.


Health Department to hold Saturday flu clinic

A limited number of vaccinations will be free on a first-come, first-served basis. Flu vaccinations are otherwise available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Columbia teen follows family tradition with top bowling accomplishments

Devin Klotz comes from a family with a history in bowling. Now 17, he belongs to three bowling teams and frequently participates in bowling tournaments, leagues and other games.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't continue to subsidize developers in Columbia

Anti-Prop 2 groups representing developers are trying to convince voters that the lion’s share of the cost of new roads for new developments should continue to be heavily subsidized by taxpayers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reduce taxpayer cost for new development

Let's use existing taxpayer dollars for road maintenance and snow removal on existing roads. Vote yes on Prop 2

Missouri researchers studying respiratory virus

More than 1,100 cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in the United States since August.

NYU professor speaks at MU about emotions in medical practice

Danielle Ofri read an excerpt from her book and discussed the positive and negative effects of emotion during a visit to MU. 

As autism diagnoses increase, therapy and treatment services strive to keep up

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been increasing in recent years. Meanwhile, there aren't enough clinical and educational resources to keep up with demand.

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to raise awareness of food allergies

Two Columbia mothers urge people to remember children with food allergies and invisible disabilities. There are "all types of little ones out there," Tara Arnett says.

Smurf quartet raises funds downtown

Four locals camped out at the intersection of Broadway and Ninth Street for Job Point's fifth annual Local Celebrity Apprentice Fundraiser on Tuesday.

MU professor shares research, experience as mother who adopted children across racial lines

Colleen Colaner and other researchers at MU are working together to create an online hub about family communication that is designed to help adoptive, interfaith, transracial and other non-traditional families.

MU student's death highlights difficulties of balancing Type 1 diabetes, college life

MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.