Police tow car, seek clues in Jackson death

Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and a family friend, said Friday he had been concerned about Jackson's use of painkillers and had warned the singer's family about possible abuse.

Jackson broke barriers long before 'Thriller'

When Michael Jackson premiered in the 1972 movie "Ben," his voice and charm gave black America an idol to cheer for.

Autopsy planned after Jackson's sudden death

Authorities are hoping to find out whether prescription drugs were involved in Michael Jackson's death. An autopsy was scheduled to begin today, though results likely won't be final until toxicology tests can be completed.

World leaders, musicians mourn King of Pop

Nelson Mandela, Paul McCartney and many more friends and fans around the world mourned Michael Jackson's death and recalled the person he was.

TV helped shape Jackson's image

For better or worse, Michael Jackson was always something to see. His career was shaped and showcased by television, and he was inseparable from the medium.

PHOTO GALLERY: World mourns 'king of pop'

Fans the world over mourned the loss of Michael Jackson after the pop icon died Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering Michael Jackson

The "king of pop" rose to stardom at an early age and quickly captured the hearts of millions. He died Thursday at age 50.

Lost icons: For Generation X, a really bad day

In the 1990s, members of Generation X would sit in bars and laugh about the naivete of the 1960s. Today, they sit around and tell stories about the death of the kings of pop.

'Bruno' premiere blocks Jackson's Walk of Fame star

The Sacha Baron Cohen film was screening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, right next to Jackson's star. Fans trying to get a glimpse Thursday were turned back.

MU Tour Team helps visitors stay cool

The MU Tour Team is doing its best to help visitors and prospective students touring campus by providing water, staying inside as much as possible and taking it slow.

Film crew wraps up Shakespeare's scenes as movie production continues

The fictional movie, "10 Hours a Week," is based on the experiences of a former Shakespeare's Pizza employee and features mostly local actors.

FRANK looks to foster art appreciation among young adults

The group, sponsored by the Missouri Theatre, attempts to cater to the 20- 30-something age range and is “trying to bridge the gap between stuffy classical music and the contemporary." Its monthly meetings bring together a diverse group of young professionals to discuss the arts in an informal atmosphere.

Columbia artist uses nature as inspiration

For fiber artist Jo Stealey, being an artist is more than a job or a way to make a living – it is a way of life.

Columbia's Wine and Food Festival to begin Saturday

The Columbia Wine and Food Festival is scheduled to begin Saturday, followed by eight days of events. Ten local chefs are to create dinners and hors d'oeuvres that are intended to pair nicely with wine tastings. More than 180 wineries are expected to bring wines — more than 400 varieties — to taste throughout the festival.

Concern over food quality, prices leads to home food preservation

MU Extension workshops in food preservation are filling up this year as more people appear to take stock in the quality of their food and the contents of their wallet.

Private shade garden in Columbia to be showcased on tour

Flat Branch Pub and Brewing owners Tom and Anne Smith will have their 6.5 acre shade garden featured as part of the Tiger Pilot Club's sixth annual garden tour.

Despite warnings, flip-flops have become universal footwear

Podiatrists and doctors warn people not to wear flip-flops everyday because it can wear your feet down and make them dry.

5th Wall Productions puts on 'slapstick' Shakespeare

The group's final performances of "The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged" will be at 6:30 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday at the Boone County Courthouse Amphitheater.

Carpe Diem aims to teach Columbia residents about music

Carpe Diem, a new business owned by Alex Innecco and Dianna Long, is here to serve the Columbia community by providing music classes, private lessons, gallery and recital space to its residents.

Sol House provides transitions for homeless Columbia youths

The live-in shelter is available for 16- to 21-year-olds who have struggled living on their own. The program tries to provide its residents with the tools they need to be successful. Residents and former residents share their stories about their lives before, during and after their time at the house.