After house fire, couple cherishes what was salvaged

David and Evelyn Ewing lost their home and most of their possessions in a house fire on Tuesday afternoon. The quilt Evelyn Ewing's grandmother hand-stitched for their wedding, old photo albums and a handmade box were among the items the fire spared.

After Tuesday's fire destroyed their home, the Ewings managed to salvage precious items.


Incoming MU School of Medicine class dons first white coats

Members of the MU School of Medicine's class of 2018 received a white coat Friday, a tradition that symbolizes their first steps to becoming physicians.

Results of MU academic career survey give snapshot of faculty satisfaction

The results, released Wednesday, are from the first Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey conducted at MU.

Columbia man arrested, accused of producing, possessing child pornography

Scott May, 57, was charged with first-degree promoting child pornography and felony possession of child pornography Thursday after an investigation that began in May.

Sheriff's Department confirms draining pond in Bell homicide case

A pond near routes J and EE is being drained and searched in response to a tip the department received in the Charles Bell case. Bell was reported missing Sept. 18, 2011.

Former MU chancellor Brady Deaton honored with Missourian Award

Brady Deaton will receive a 2014 Missourian Award on Sept. 27. The award is given to Missouri citizens who have made contributions to their community and the state's vitality.

United Way approves funding for local community projects

The Heart of Missouri United Way distributed funds for projects at 10 local agencies addressing affordable housing, homelessness, food security and domestic violence.

Jewish groups to host event in support of Israel

Local Jewish organizations will host an event Sunday evening supporting Israel in its current conflict.

ENGAGEMENT: Elizabeth Hobbs, John Clay plan 2015 wedding

The couple are planning a May 24, 2015, wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.

Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

The Peace Corps is working to bring the volunteers home as quickly as possible and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say people without a known exposure don't need to be screened but should monitor their health.

Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

Gov. Nixon calls for review of UMKC rankings

Gov. Jay Nixon's request was in reaction to The Kansas City Star's recent investigation of the validity of claims made by the Henry W. Bloch School of Management that may have led to the rankings.

Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

Kansas City councilmembers have unanimously voted to ban people from openly carrying firearms within city limits.

Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

Statewide voter turnout on Tuesday is projected at nearly 1.1 million people — about 27 percent of the almost 4.1 million Missourians registered to vote.

Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

Secretary of State Jason Kander has until next Tuesday to officially certify — or reject — initiatives to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor has asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the Nov. 4 general election. That would enable his successor to take office immediately.

Mokane man enjoys restoring tractors, showing them off

His collection includes machines from John Deere, Farmall, Massey-Harris and Minneapolis Moline with model years ranging from 1939 to the late 1950s.

Missouri teen completes half of solo river trip

James Welborn, a recent Webb City High School graduate, has reached the halfway point of his solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River — just in time to celebrate his 19th birthday with family.

Columbia's Project Homeless Connect provides food, haircuts

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.