Smart spoke to a crowd of more than 1,200 at Jesse Auditorium on Friday night about her nine-month ordeal at the hands of her captors. Her visit came less than a month after a 10-year-old Springfield girl was kidnapped and killed.
Peter Stiepleman, who will become superintendent of Columbia Public Schools in July, said one of his priorities will be focusing on enrichment, opportunity and achievement gaps within the district.
Candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from an audience of more than 30 people at a candidate forum hosted by the Boone County Muleskinners on Friday.Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, did not attend.
Parents gathered in Speakers Circle to get more signatures on their petition to relocate the University Village day care. The day care is scheduled for demolition after the student housing development closes June 30. No plans for the future of the center have been announced.
Boone County Collector Pat Lensmeyer has withdrawn as a candidate for the November election. She has served as collector since 1995.
Adam and Justin McMillen mix wood, concrete, metal and glass to create signs, furniture and more for local businesses looking for an edgy aesthetic. Their clients include The Blue Note, Mojo's and Broadway Brewery.
Will Paulus came home from a doctor's appointment early Tuesday afternoon to find that four of his chickens were gone from his yard.
Warm and sunny weather beckoned climbers back to the wall at Capen Park. MU freshmen John Kelly and Tyler Williams were two of the climbers this past week.
Boone County Sheriff's deputies served two drug-related search warrants in the past two days, one of which led to an arrest.
Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Derby Ridge Drive and Bold Ruler Court at 9 p.m. Thursday in response to reports of shots fired.
Stiepleman is a former principal of West Boulevard Elementary School. In 2010, he was hired as assistant superintendent for elementary education for the district.
At the MU Faculty Council meeting Thursday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced two new administrative appointments. The new appointees, he said, would be instrumental in his plans for restructuring the graduate school.
Police arrested Deazjon Ramon Brown, 18, Thursday morning. He faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the March 10 shooting at Ultra Mart..
Zack Jefferson has been charged with armed criminal action and first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jon Spurling in his rural Harrisburg home on Aug. 15, 2011.
An investigator with the Boone County Sheriff's Department found a home network that offered child pornography through a file-sharing program, according to a news release from the department's Cyber Crimes Task Force.
A shooting victim drove through the Interstate 70 median before arriving at the house of a woman who drove him to the hospital, police said.
Panelists and community members met Wednesday evening to discuss the effects of climate change on the environment and society.
The "Proud to Be" series collects fiction, essays and poems written by veterans. The anthology is published by the Southeast Missouri State University Press.
Harpo's Bar & Grill in Columbia will raise money for the Missouri Children's Burn Camp in remembrance of Lt. Bruce Britt.
With a financially minded approach and a revised mission statement, Rosenbaum is guiding the University of Missouri Press toward self-sustainability.