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Despite encouraging signs, Hinkson Creek remains an impaired stream

Four of 11 test sites (in red) at Hinkson Creek are considered unable to fully support aquatic life​, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

A report shows the creek can partially support life.

19-year-old man arrested in connection with attack on ex-girlfriend

Columbia police say the man entered the woman's house while she was asleep.

GetAbout Columbia hosts 'How to Bike with Kids' workshop

Cycling instructors Rachel Ruhlen and Gina Overshiner provided parents with tips Saturday on how to help children bicycle safely during a workshop sponsored by GetAbout Columbia.

ANY QUESTIONS: What happened with the proposed cell tower at Battle High School?

The proposed communications tower would enhance radio, cellular and wireless internet signals, but no action has been taken on the project yet.

Columbia School Board formally opposes Amendment 3

The board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution that opposes Amendment 3, which will be on the state's Nov. 4 ballot. The board was also updated on the 2014 summer school program.

Plan to improve Cosmo-Bethel Park open to public input Thursday night

Cosmo-Bethel Park will undergo lighting and trail improvements by spring of 2015.

Jane Goodall wows a crowd of more than 4,000 at Mizzou Arena

The primatologist and activist discussed her past research and her current environmental goals.

MUPD, MU spokesman discuss sexual assault reporting

All three of the reports were sent to police by MU's Title IX office and are evidence of the university's recent push for increased awareness of sexual assault and Title IX.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation awards four grants

Columbia Public Schools Foundation announced its grant recipients for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday.

Bob Geldof talks about the artist's call to activism

At Westminster College, Geldof tackled the theme of the annual Hancock Symposium, "So, You Say You Want a Revolution? The Arts and Culture in Action" saying that when art and politics collide, they form the basis for social change.

Columbia Public Schools not notified about shots-fired incident

A shooting Thursday in Cosmo-Bethel Park near Gentry Middle School did not trigger the notification system, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Columbia man arrested in connection with firearms theft

A man already on probation was arrested on suspicion of theft of three guns and ammunition.

Free twilight walking tour to highlight Columbia places of worship

The Historic Preservation Commission's third Twilight Walking Tour of the year is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. The tour will focus on seven historic places of worship in the Columbia community.

Skateboarder injured in collision with cyclist

The skateboarder, freshman Tyler Laudeman, was transported to University Hospital and is listed as "in good condition."

Chadwick proposes age increase to buy tobacco products

First Ward councilwoman sponsors a bill that would raise legal age limit for purchase of tobacco products to 21, and another bill to ban smoking of e-cigarettes indoors. 

Historian leads efforts to preserve original stretch of Boone's Lick Trail

County government officials say there are no park funds remaining in the budget, meaning there are more obstacles to cleaning up historic site than just its ankle-high grass and fallen trees.

CoMO Connect draws riders in August

Ridership figures for Columbia's new public transit system, CoMO Connect, show early success.

 

Title IX officials investigate two reports of rape near MU campus

These are the first two reports of rape during the 2014-2015 academic year. On Sept. 9, campus police reported a sexual assault near Jesse Hall.

 

Judge sets Ryan Ferguson lawsuit deadlines, trial date

Deadlines for pretrial procedures were extended by U.S. Circuit Judge Nanette Laughrey.

Missouri Students Association video says 'Enough is Enough' to sexual violence and assault

The Missouri Students Association emailed a video titled "Enough is Enough" to MU students Tuesday morning along with a letter that encouraged students to attend Safe Mizzou 2014's Personal Safety Fair. The video features students and administrators speaking out against sexual violence and assault in the MU community.

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