UPDATE: Teen shot in abdomen; police looking for witnesses

The 18-year-old man was shot Sunday afternoon in an area just west of Hickman High School.

UPDATED: IBM suspended from BUILD incentives for low employment

The company has received millions in incentives from the state since it opened in Columbia five years ago, despite its inability to reach projected job numbers.


Re-enactors participate in the Battle of Hartville

The 2nd Missouri Crows were in charge of scheduling and organizing the event, which mainly consisted of two battles, a period ball, a tea social and a church service.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Map of future Columbia land use

A free 2014 map outlines Columbia's plans for land in future years.

Science Sleuth aims to make learning fun for Columbia kids

Children flocked to MU Agriculture Center on Saturday for an exhibition designed to build excitement for science by teaching it in a fun and engaging way.

Sunny skies greet rescheduled Columbia Area Earth Day Festival

Festivalgoers walked through downtown Columbia as more than 150 booths participated in the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival.


WEEK IN PHOTOS: 'Science Sleuth' event, memorial services for Sgt. Rodney Griffin, Memorial Student Union bomb threat

Other events our photographers attended include the Float Your Boat races for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, renovations of the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home and students at Oakland Middle School presenting their projects for the school's civil rights museum.

Finally: Restoration of 'Blind' Boone Home nearing completion

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

Cardboard boats fight to stay afloat in support of Food Bank

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri hosted the fourth annual Float Your Boat race at Bass Pro Shops Lake with the biggest turnout yet. 

Students converge at MU for National History Day contest

Students in grades six through 12 gathered Saturday at MU to present documentaries, dramatic plays, websites, research papers and exhibits for a chance to represent the state at the national competition in June.

Tears mingle with memories as Centralia says goodbye to fallen soldier

Bikers, well-wishers, family and friends welcomed Army Sgt. Rodney Griffin home Saturday, 45 years after his helicopter went down on a combat mission in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

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.