Bikers take on Missouri countryside and heat for BikeMO

Sarah Schatsiek, 25, from Jefferson City, took part in the BikeMO 2014 fundraising event Saturday. She was challenged by the 65-mile route under extremely hot weather.

Hundreds of MU students volunteer community service for Step Forward Day

Organizers said an emphasis was placed on getting first-year students involved to let them know that organizations in the community needed help.

Big crowds, broken bones and berserk cattle — all in a day's work at the Ashland rodeo

"Everybody in this business gets hurt," said 12-year rodeo clown Johnny Dudley at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo.

Budget faces criticism, questions from City Council

To make up the budget shortfall, City Council members debated several cost-saving measures, such as eliminating the trash bag voucher program and revenue-generating policies, such as raising city utility rates.

MU Human Environmental Sciences dean announces retirement

Stephen Jorgensen has been at MU since 2001 and will retire effective Aug. 31, 2015.

PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen continue tradition of painting the M

The M, measuring 95 feet high and 90 feet wide, has been a Memorial Stadium staple since 1927 when it was built with leftover rocks from the stadium's construction.

Commercial dog breeding in Missouri: Part 1 - What a difference a law makes

The Canine Cruelty Prevention Act has resulted in an increase of state-led prosecutions against noncompliant commercial breeders and "puppy mill" operators.

Eclipse chaser: How to view the 2017 solar eclipse in Columbia

People with the special solar filters on telescopes and glasses will be able to look directly at the sun and see "the very first bite where the moon is passing in front of the sun's disc," Michael Bakich said.

Commercial dog breeding in Missouri: Part 2 — The cost of doing business

George and Elaine Craig have been breeding since 1979, but they fear the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act may run them out of business.

Commercial dog breeding in Missouri: Part 3 — What you need to know as a consumer

Animals bred under abusive or neglectful conditions can develop a number of health problems. This article gives you tips on what to watch out for when buying a family pet and how to help if you suspect anyone of illegal or substandard breeding.

Poster sale at MU is colorful start to new school year

The poster sale at MU's Lowry Mall runs through next Friday.


12-year development council director moves to community service job

Don Stamper will help communities with the AmeriCorps program, which is part of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

One in custody after Moberly bank robbery Friday afternoon

At least one person was still at large Friday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol searched a cornfield using helicopters.

Welcome Back 2014: What you might have missed over the summer

The Missourian's 2014 "Welcome Back" edition offers a glimpse of what has happened around Columbia over the summer.

MU welcomes students with Midnight BBQ

The barbecue drew thousands of excited students to Rollins Street. The event, which is part of the Fall Welcome Week, featured food, games and music.

Columbia front and center for total solar eclipse in 2017

An American Astronomical Society workshop this week at MU will begin planning outreach and educational activities in advance of the spectacle.

Alarm causes evacuation at Two Mile Prairie Elementary School

The Boone County Fire Department responded to an alarm at Two Mile Prairie Elementary School caused by a malfunctioning wall heater putting off smoke.

COMO Connect still working out kinks

Almost three weeks after its Aug. 4 launch, the COMO Connect bus system is getting positive reviews, despite some glitches.

MU receives $2.4 million for endowed chair in cancer research

A national search will begin soon to find a researcher to occupy the endowed chair.

Pizza Tree back in business, to offer full service in October

Pizza lovers will soon get a taste of Pizza Tree’s rectangular and specialty pies again as it opens doors this fall at 909 Cherry St. in downtown Columbia.