Shakespeare's to be demolished, temporarily relocated

The move will only be temporary, and the iconic Columbia pizza place will reopen in its original location by 2016.

Columbia third-grader returns to normal life after brain cancer diagnosis last year

Doctors say any traces of cancer left in Aiden Taylor show no signs of growth, and he is back in school full time.

Pepe's Tacos to be sold at Rose Music Hall

Pepe Perez will continue operating his food truck in addition to selling food at events at Rose Music Hall.


Drop-in Baby Café offers community and clinical help for breast-feeding mothers

Missouri's first Baby Café has officially opened in Sedalia, providing free, drop-in consultations and a safe space for new mothers to seek out support and community advice on breastfeeding. 

Boone County Commission tables rezoning of property east of Battle High School

The commission wanted to wait to vote on the rezoning request until it had more information regarding the property's access point to Route Z.

Man arrested after allegedly hitting woman with car, ramming vehicle with children inside

The man allegedly hit the woman in the legs with his car and then rammed into her vehicle while her three children were inside.

PHOTO GALLERY: Robert Lotz fishing for crappie

Robert Lotz has been fishing for crappie in Missouri for 50 years.

St. Louis prosecutor lectures on grand jury process amid protests

Bob McCulloch was invited by members of the student chapter of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.

MU Police Chief Jack Watring to leave department this week after 44 years

MU Police Department Chief Jack Watring began his law enforcement career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1958 before joining MU police in 1971. He was named chief in 2003 and will retire effective June 15. 

Prospective hospital trustees and candidates for City Council, School Board attend public forum

Forty people filed into Second Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday evening for the NAACP-hosted forum.

Ed's, Sunset Mobile Home Parks to close, residents given 6 months notice

The property where the parks are located was zoned for commercial use and annexed by the city of Columbia in 2007.

Community garden connects international students

"Cougarden," a program named after Columbia College's cougar mascot, will be the centerpiece of an effort to bridge the age gap between Columbia's international students.

Columbia City Council candidates file finance reports 8 days before election

Candidates for the three available council seats filed reports detailing funds raised and spent during their campaigns.

Columbia man found guilty of possessing child pornography

The man was sentenced to five years in prison after being charged with possessing fewer than 20 pornographic images of minors.

Sixth Ward council candidate Peters wants to bring council, community together

The physician and MU professor said polarization is hindering progress in city government.

Euliss wants to bring fiscal responsibility to council through Sixth Ward seat

The chief financial officer of Boone Electric Cooperative said the city isn't spending taxpayers' money as wisely as it could.


Death Notices for March 31

Death notices for Dorothy Yoder, Allen Hoefelman and Kevin Crane.

Second Ward council candidate Paul Love feels need to mount a challenge

The president of the Parkade Neighborhood Association says the only way to change government is to get involved.

Second Ward incumbent Michael Trapp says campaign is easier this time around

The Parkade neighborhood resident and interim director of Phoenix Health Programs says idealism must be balanced with pragmatism.

First Ward candidates discuss jobs, criticism at forum

Candidates talked about learning from previous First Ward council members and staying in touch with the people of the First Ward.