Battle assistant principal is dedicated to students, both inside and outside of school

Battle High School is Rachel Bennett's "home away from home." The assistant principal and single mother of seven balances her fierce dedication to her students with her children at home.

Title IX administrator candidate at MU addresses measuring success, facilitating conversations

Ellen Eardley, the third candidate for the position, explained how her background in law and women's studies would make her ready to go in the job, if chosen.

Candlelight memorial held for Peshawar victims

Dozens of people showed up, some holding signs saying, "The smallest coffins are the heaviest" and "#prayforpeshawar."

Columbia looks to fund electric projects, stormwater upgrades

In April, Columbia voters could see a ballot with a proposed stormwater utility rate increase and an electric utility bond issue of $60 million.

Snow is expected during Thursday's morning commute

Total accumulation is anticipated to be between 1 to 2 inches.

Third candidate for Title IX administrator to speak Wednesday

Ellen Eardley will meet the public at an open forum at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in room 2501 in the Leadership Auditorium in the MU Student Center.


Two Columbia men arrested in connection to stolen vehicle

Two Columbia residents were arrested after a Boone County Sheriff's deputy located a vehicle reported stolen from Callaway County in the Budget Host Inn parking lot.

Columbia decides against funding the Missouri High Steppers

On Monday, the Columbia City Council chose not to allocate funds to the Missouri High Steppers. Founder Rolando Barry was encouraged to continue his search for the group's new practice location. 

Columbia City Council rejects plan to study retail market, recruit new business

Columbia City Council members felt private interests should help bear the costs of the proposed contract with Retail Strategies.

Ashland man arrested in connection with Tuesday night burglary, assault

The Boone C0unty Sheriff's Department was investigating the incident, which was apparently the result of an ongoing dispute between two men.

FROM READERS: Stephens College students foster pets for Second Chance

Students at Stephens College are able to foster cats and dogs through Second Chance, a partnership that is beneficial for both students and animals.

Prosecutor seeks change of venue in Addison's crash

Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea said he thinks media coverage of the late October wreck in downtown Columbia will prejudice prospective jurors in his case.

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture marks success, plans expansion

The winter months give the center some time to stop farming and start planning expansion of its programs to Centralia and beyond.

USS Columbia battle flag debuts at Columbia City Council

When the USS Columbia submarine launched in 1994, it was named for three U.S. cities called Columbia. At Monday's council meeting, our Columbia was presented with the submarine's battle flag.

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture extends reach into local schools

Eight schools in Columbia are now working with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture to develop their outdoor classrooms.

First night of Hanukkah draws dozens to MU Student Center

Several dozen people gathered around a 9-foot menorah for a lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri.

Engine stalling contributes to fatal airplane crash near Boonville airport

The Bellanca model airplane diverted to a Boonville airport to avoid dense clouds before crashing into a soybean field, killing the pilot and seriously injuring three passengers.

Fairview United Methodist joins Room at the Inn as winter shelter

Room at the Inn aims to house up to 50 people at each of its host sites during the severely cold weather this year.

Online literacy initiative attempts to get tablets into the hands of children

Columbia READS! is asking for donations of old tablets to provide children with access to online books.

First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary spread holiday cheer at MU concert

Dozens of elementary students converged on the steps of MU's Memorial Union on Tuesday to sing holiday songs despite the day's cold weather.