Death notices for April 16

Death notices for Bobby Bieri, John Townsend and Annette Ingram.

UPDATE: Arrest warrent issued for suspect in Demaret Drive shooting

The Boone County Sheriff's Department issued an arrest warrant Thursday night for Eddie Lee Holmes Jr., 27

Toga Day celebration links Roman mythology, modern culture

Columbia Independent School celebrated its annual Toga Day celebration Wednesday to honor ancient Roman culture. Nearly 130 students participated. 

Black Excellence Awards honor 10 MU students

The awards ceremony was held at Middlebush Auditorium on Wednesday night as part of Black Love Week 2015.


MU Libraries proposes fee for expanded hours, upgrades, collections

The fee would start at $5 per credit hour and would increase $2 a year per credit until the 2021 school year. Students will have the chance to vote on the fee in the Missouri Students Association election in November.


Local gardeners learn to confidently cultivate mushrooms

Workshop instructor Gregory Ormsby Mori said his goal was to demystify the mushroom and show local residents how easy the species is to grow.

70 pounds of marijuana seized in I-70 stop

A Florida man was arrested after 70 pounds of marijuana and $8,000 were found in the car.

Police seeking suspect in Keene Street robbery

The Columbia Police Department is searching for a 51-year-old man involved with an armed robbery Wednesday evening.

Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway to be next Missouri state auditor

Nicole Galloway has been Boone County's treasurer since Gov. Jay Nixon appointed her to the position in April 2011. She was elected to a four-year term in 2012.


Bitcoin Baron, suspect in attack on city of Columbia website, arrested

An Internet vigilante charged with felony computer tampering in Arizona goes by the same alias as the person behind the denial of service attacks against the city of Columbia's website.

Police investigate anti-Semitic messages found in MU residence hall

On two consecutive days, anti-Semitic messages were drawn in a stairwell of Mark Twain Residence Hall, including a swastika and threatening messages.

Boone County neighborhood needs loan to pay for sewer hookup

Residents of the Manchester Heights subdivision northeast of Columbia are going to close their lagoon and connect to Boone County's sewers, and they're taking up to $270,000 in loans through the county to get the job done.

Springtime means T-ball time for Columbia children

Last week, Missourian photographer Shelby Baseler caught a moment when a 5-year-old girl was getting her first lessons in playing T-ball.

Beeler recommended to lead Benton STEM Elementary School

Beeler is the assistant principal of Mill Creek Elementary School and worked with students in poverty for 18 years. Current Benton principal Troy Hogg is moving to the Kirkwood School District.

Columbia School Board approves attendance area proposal

The boundaries for the 2016-2017 school year will establish an enrollment base for Beulah Ralph Elementary School and eliminate trailers at Mill Creek and Russell Boulevard elementary schools.

Ill-fated rescue reveals communication breakdowns, erroneous "pings"

Help arrived too late for Randy Fennewald after he fell off a bluff south of Columbia in October. The outcome of an hours-long search to find him raises questions about the reliability of technology used to trace the location of 911 calls and communication in the field.


Six volunteers, Calvary Episcopal Church take home Hero Awards

Each winner received a trophy along with a $400 check for their nonprofit organization.

88-year-old man receives probation for stabbing his wife

Donald Rowland, 88, will live with his oldest daughter and her husband, with assistance from a 24-hour home care service.

Columbia Police Department concludes Pedestrian Safety Campaign week

Officers issued fliers and about a dozen citations during last week's Pedestrian Safety Campaign in an effort to educate pedestrians and bicyclists about stricter enforcement of violations.

Body of arrowhead hunter missing since last week discovered

Gary Skaggs, 47, was found beneath a bridge over Bear Creek on Sunday afternoon.