Finally: Restoration of 'Blind' Boone Home nearing completion

Exterior renovations to the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home, built in the 1880s, are largely complete, and crews are working to restore the house's interior.

When the work is finished this summer, the historic house will be ready to serve as a space for community gatherings.

Remains of Vietnam War veteran return to Centralia 45 years after helicopter crash

On Saturday, 45 years after his Army helicopter crashed in enemy-occupied Cambodia, Rodney Griffin will be memorialized in his old high school gym.

Massive U.S. flag effort helps honor Sgt. Rodney Griffin

Larry "The Flag Man" Eckhardt led volunteers who helped line the route being used for the funeral procession of Sgt. Rodney Griffin, who died nearly 45 years ago on active duty in Vietnam.

UPDATE: MU announces $1 million gift for LGBT coverage

The $1 million donation will create the Timothy D. Blair Fund for LGBT coverage in journalism.

WEATHER FROM PLANET BOONE: Soggy Saturday and sunny Sunday

It will be a soggy Saturday for cardboard boats, but a sunny Sunday will greet Earth Day festival attendees.

Son builds sustainable life on family's land

Police identify woman in I-70 roadside fatality

Kaycee A. Blackburn, 24, was found dead under the Providence Road overpass at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday. She appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.


Columbia residents reminisce about their first jobs in town

What was your first job in Columbia and how much did it pay?

Death notice for April 23

Death notice for Mary Harris.

Odles buy Bengals, Casablanca property in downtown Columbia

A spokesman for the family of developers says there are no immediate plans for the site.

Columbia police do not have video of Adair shooting, chief says

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said the Columbia Police Department does not have any body camera footage of the April 15 shooting in the Hitt Street Garage. MU police does have video, but it has not been released to the public.

Fire on Sweringen Road kills family's 4 pets

A family was not at home when a fire started at their house at 7556 Sweringen Road and took the lives of their two dogs and two cats. 

MU police seek information on early Wednesday morning assault

The MU Police Department issued a Clery release Wednesday evening about an assault that occurred early Wednesday morning in a parking lot near Tiger Avenue and Stadium Boulevard. Police are offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.


Suspect arrested after armed robbery at Budget Host Inn

The suspect stole a laptop a charger, a cellphone with its charger and a case for the laptop computer. No one was injured.

UPDATED: MU notifications differ in recent incidents on and near campus

Here is a breakdown of how MU Alert has handled notifications over the last week concerning the safety of students, faculty and staff.

UPDATED: MU Student Center evacuated after bomb threat, Memorial Student Union emptied as precaution

MU Student Center and the Memorial Student Union were evacuated after a bomb threat was called in Tuesday evening.

First 10 artists announced for 2015 Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and the Punch Brothers were among the 10 artists announced for the 2015 Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Tuesday evening at The Tiger Hotel.

Holocaust survivor shares hard story at MU about life in hiding

Holocaust survivor Jerry Koenig shared his story Tuesday afternoon in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

UPDATE: MU student arrested in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti

Bradley Michael Becker, 18, has been charged with second-degree property damage, upgraded to a felony under Missouri hate crime statutes. 

$350,000 donation from AT&T to benefit Mizzou K-12 Online students

Students in areas around the world with limited Internet access will be able to download assignments to a mobile app then complete them while offline.