Bullets and sparks could fly after Columbia City Council members review a report on Monday outlining options for allowing hunting and fireworks within the city.
After reviewing the report, the council could request that city staff draft an ordinance allowing these activities on recently annexed land. There would be restrictions, however, concerning where hunting and shooting fireworks would be allowed.
Mid-Missouri law enforcement officers learned techniques for improving firearms safety and increasing convictions during an all-day seminar Thursday at the Daniel Boone City Building.
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms division of Kansas City conducted the presentation. The seminar was part of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a program set up by the Justice Department to reduce firearm violence, said Jeffrey Fulton, assistant special agent in charge at the ATF’s Kansas City office.
While it is often overlooked, the ability to produce original research is key to a doctor’s ability to care for patients. On Thursday, the MU School of Medicine showcased its students who conduct research long before they become practicing physicians.
A small group of MU medical students displayed their original research projects at the school of medicine’s annual Research Day.
As part of an ongoing initiative aimed at achieving higher levels of seat belt use, Missouri law enforcement agencies are to beginning another round of their “Click It or Ticket” campaign Monday.
The campaign, which is part of a national effort to increase the use of safety restraints, will run through Dec. 1. Police will emphasize increased enforcement of all Missouri’s traffic laws and have a “zero-tolerance” stance on safety belt laws. The effort is to increase awareness and compliance with these laws.
A group of buildings along North Ninth Street and several downtown properties are one step closer to being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the State Historic Preservation Office reviewed and approved the nominations on Friday. Debbie Sheals, a local preservationist, spent several months preparing some of the nominations and documenting the history of downtown Columbia.
The next time MU freshman John Hall wants to watch a movie, he’ll pay to see it.
Recently, Hall downloaded the movie “Freddy vs. Jason” using a peer-to-peer networking software called Kazaa. Not long after that, he was served a copyright infringement notice because he was sharing the movie over the Internet. Because of the violation, Hall was required to attend a class on safe computing, hosted by MU’s Information and Technology Services. “I received a phone call from IATS, and when I called them back, they looked up my name and told me exactly what time I got caught and what movie it was,” Hall said.
For years Bob Aulgur spent his days in the courtroom defending and prosecuting local residents, but now he has taken a seat on the other side of the bench.
Aulgur is the new presiding municipal judge for Columbia and brings with him years of experience as a local defense attorney and assistant county prosecutor.
It’s that time of year again. I’m up to my eyeballs with lists of things to do so that I can “enjoy” the holidays. And heading the list is shopping for gifts. I try to buy each member of the family four gifts — one nice present and three stocking stuffers. With 28 folks in this family, you do the math.
If you’ve been reading my column, you know I began shopping for presents the week after last Christmas. This worked fairly well when the grandchildren were younger because they were delighted with anything I gave them. And that’s still the case with my two 2-year-olds. I’ve never understood why parents spend more than $10 on babies who couldn’t give a whit about what’s in the package and are quite content tearing paper and eating ribbon.
In a low, clear voice, Arthur Case asks his dog, Kate, to “come bye.” The 6-year-old Border collie bears down and edges her way toward a flock of sheep that waits at the fence line. Case lifts the temporary barrier, and Kate drives the sheep past their owner and along the Missouri River bottom levee where they were grazing.
“She’s the one I have to rely on,” Case says as Kate leads the ewes to a driveway that winds up to his rural Hartsburg home. “She saves me a half-mile walk every day,” he continues, gesturing toward the muted copper hillside that surrounds his property in the distance.
JEFFERSON CITY— Having lost before a trial judge, some school districts on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to consider their claim that Gov. Bob Holden exceeded his constitutional powers by cutting state school spending to balance the budget.
At issue is Holden’s decision to withhold nearly $200 million from elementary and secondary education this year, claiming the legislature failed to provide sufficient revenue to cover the budgeted expenses.
Rosalina smiles out from a photograph above Butch and Debbie Putnam’s desks. Her little-girl pigtails, mischievous-looking dimples and big brown eyes could break the heart of anyone, but none more so than the woman who was so close to calling Rosalina her daughter.
The Putnams have been trying to adopt the 6-year-old from Guatemala for almost two years.
Five food delivery drivers have been threatened and robbed by a man wielding a wooden club in less than a month, according to Columbia police.
On Wednesday, two food delivery drivers were robbed of cash in separate incidents, the fourth and fifth such robberies since the middle of October, according to Columbia Police.
Academic programs under review at MU have two months to justify their existence.
Six departments that include programs targeted for review will be required to submit a detailed report of their operations, which will be evaluated according to four criteria developed by a subcommittee of MU’s Strategic Planning and Resource Advisory Council.
The lights went off in Ashland last week, and when they came back on, they were powered by a temporary transformer on the back of a truck at AmerenUE’s facility at New Bloomfield in Callaway County.
A tap changer, a device that regulates voltage for a power transformer, exploded Nov. 4, Ameren spokesman Mike Cleary said.
The Russell property won’t be cut in two if the Parks and Recreation Commission has its way.
At a public hearing Thursday night, the commission voted to recommend a development option for the property that would not extend Cunningham Road through the 90-acre park. The property was donated to the city by the late F. Garland Russell in April 1999.
Dressed in black, Hickman sophomore Brandon Davis listens for his cue over his headset, both hands clenching the vertical rope. All at once, he furiously begins pulling, alternating hands to reach above his head and pull down the rope. Slowly and steadily, the curtain opens on the first scene of Hickman High School’s “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
The musical, which has been in rehearsalfor seven weeks, will open Wednesday and run through Nov. 22.
Traffic problems on Route WW seem to be mounting, and some Boone County officials believe they are destined to get worse.
That’s why they want to take the lead on a study of traffic patterns along the highway, which bisects a corridor that’s increasingly ripe for development.
Many mid-Missourians know the Eastern black walnut by those large, green balls with a slightly pungent aroma that litter lawns and sidewalks this time of year. Encased in their protective husks is an inner shell that makes even the heartiest squirrel think twice, giving this cousin of the more popular English walnut the reputation of being a tough nut to crack.
Researchers at MU’s Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin are hoping to change this. While black walnut connoisseurs are willing to put in the extra effort to get at the fruit’s strong, flavorful nutmeat, researchers at the center hope to boost the black walnut’s commercial prospects by improving the characteristics of Missouri’s state tree nut.
General Growth Properties, Inc., announced plans this morning to redesign Columbia Mall's food court. The food court's current design has been in place since 1985.
The construction plan, which has been in the works for a couple of years, includes expanding the window wall of the Cafe Court into a rotunda shape and giving the indoor atmosphere a "streetscape design."
A halftime show of a different kind is in store for fans Saturday at MU’s football game against Texas A&M. A live feed from Baghdad will connect deployed Missouri Guardsmen with the fans at Memorial Stadium.
With a potential attendance of more than 60,000 people, this could be the largest videoconference in history, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Smith.