The Blue Note, Mojo's sale spurs social media reaction

The not-so-secret sale of Richard King's The Blue Note broke on Wednesday. Public response was mostly positive, though a few felt the sale was bittersweet.

Columbia man injured in cooking fire

A news release from the Columbia Fire Department said the 77-year-old man's injuries were not life-threatening.

MU Libraries awarded $400,000 to aid recovery from mold damage

The grant comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funding began July 1 and will continue for a year.

INTERACTIVE: A 360-degree panoramic view of storm damage

Monday's storm tore holes in Stephen Bybee's roof and uprooted a tree outside his Spring Valley Road home. Take a 360-degree look at the damage there, as well as the damage on West Boulevard.

MU Summer Rep Theatre presents comedy, ingenuity

The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two full-stage plays directed by Cheryl Black and Jim Miller as well as two productions of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series.

Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe returns to practice

Hickman High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

Walking tours to showcase Columbia architecture, history

The Historic Preservation Commission will host Twilight Walks, which begin July 31.

Conservation agency warns pet owners on coyotes

The Missouri Department of Conservation reports a recent spike in calls to its Columbia regional office from residents who have spotted roaming coyotes.

Richard King passes torch, sells The Blue Note, Mojo's

Richard King is selling the Blue Note and Mojo's after 34 years as a force on Columbia's music scene. Matt Gerding and Scott Leslie, who own the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wis., are the new owners and will take over in October.

Columbia community rallies for Second Chance after roof damage

The storm Monday night knocked out power at Second Chance's warehouse, took off parts of the roof and ruined about 70 percent of the pet food. But the 55 cats staying there were OK.

Task force reports progress on Hinkson Creek cleanup

The public got a glimpse Wednesday night of what was being done to improve water quality in Hinkson Creek as the Collaborative Adaptive Management Stakeholder Committee held a meeting to present its progress report.

Emergency declaration aimed at aiding Columbia's storm recovery

City manager Mike Matthes declared an emergency Tuesday in the wake of Monday night's storm. As of Wednesday evening, around 1,300 Columbia Water and Light customers were still without power.

Hunters, conservation department discuss possible changes to deer hunting regulations

In an effort to get feedback on possible new deer hunting regulations, the Department of Conservation held its final open house in Columbia on Wednesday

Columbia residents pick up debris from storm

Columbia's residents converged at the Capen Park Mulch Site on Wednesday after a summer storm with heavy winds damaged numerous trees throughout the city and surrounding area.

Bridge over Business Loop 70 to close for demolition Friday

Starting Friday, the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70 will be closed through mid-September. A section of Business Loop 70 will be closed over the weekend while the bridge is being demolished.

Residents without electricity remain patient, positive

A neighborhood makes do and forms bonds without electricity. "People have come together. I've met neighbors I hadn't even seen before," Marion Drive homeowner Vince Hawkins said.

Columbia proceeds with natural-gas deal despite environmental questions

A report published by Columbia's Environment and Energy Commission in May explores alternative fuels for the city's fleet. The city has already reached an agreement with a natural-gas distributor for 15 years.


Final list OK'd for transportation tax includes Boone County projects

Over the course of the tax's 10-year lifespan, Boone County would receive nearly $70 worth of funding for transportation improvements.

UPDATE: More than 1,500 still without power after Monday storms

Power has been restored to a majority of the more than 14,000 who lost power during the storms. But Columbia Water and Light said in a statement that not all outages will be fixed before Wednesday.

Power in Fairview Road area expected to be restored Thursday night

Crews are still working to restore power to other areas, including Spring Valley Road, Lynnwood Drive and Brandon Road.