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Car smashes into truck, pump in gas station accident

A white Kia sedan crossed the northbound lanes of Paris Road and crashed into a gas pump and a parked truck at the Phillips 66 FastLane at 2116 Paris Road on Saturday afternoon.

Columbia manufacturer to build interactive pinball machine

Von Davis is teaming with Gunther's Games owner Wes Upchurch to create Pinball Gremlins, which will incorporate new and old-style gaming features. The partners are using Kickstarter to raise the money.

Price coming down for low-income students at UMKC

As at UMKC, net price for the lowest-income students also dropped on the university system's Rolla and St. Louis campuses. But at MU in Columbia, that price has crept up a few hundred dollars each of the last two years.

Harrisburg fence made from found objects a local landmark

Terry McBride bought the home on Route J in 1999 and inherited a yard full of stuff. In 2003, he decided to hang found objects along the 200-foot fence at the edge of his property.

Five judicial candidates vie for Division V seat on Circuit Court

Three Democratic and two Republican candidates hope to fill Judge Larry Bryson's position as Division V associate circuit judge.

University Village demolition to begin Monday

MU accepted a $378,490 bid from Marschel Wrecking LLC to complete the project. The Fenton company had the lowest bid that included the services needed to properly tear down the apartments, an MU spokesman said.

Campers learn about music — then 'rock out'

Compass Music Camp lets aspiring young musicians perform in bands. They'll hold a concert Saturday to showcase what they've learned.

Socket customers in Hallsville left without Internet service

CenturyLink, the company that owns the telephone lines, stopped providing the wholesale services that Socket Telecom uses to offer high-speed Internet to its customers in the Hallsville area, Socket marketing manager Allie Schomaker said.

Columbia police seize heroin from Mikel Street home

The subject of the search warrant wasn't at the home when officers searched it Thursday night. Officers were looking for the person Friday.

Columbia man pleads guilty to statutory sodomy

Roger Dale Baker was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Woman acquitted of trespassing at Columbia clinic

Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler ruled Thursday that Kathy Forck did not trespass while participating in daily prayer vigils at the clinic.

Couple's wartime romance captured in daughter's book

In "Sailor's Mail," Marsha Knudsen draws on her parents' letters and diaries to tell their World War II love story. It was the early years of a marriage that would last 63 years.

Summer business camp inspires young entrepreneurs

The Build-a-Business Camp taught teenagers about business management, as well as valuable life lessons.

MU High School to offer free high school education to employees

Starting in August, eligible MU employees will be able to take online high school classes for free.

Columbia social media users excited about the weather

The weather was cool, but the Instagram filters were cooler. See what Columbia residents had to say on social media about this week's temperature drop.

Woman seriously injured after being attacked by bull

The 69-year-old suffered severe lacerations to the head and right leg, broken ribs and severe internal injuries after a bull attacked her in a pasture outside her home southeast of Columbia on Thursday.

Boone County Fair to feature dog show, dock jumping

Those who plan to attend the 2014 Boone County Fair can look forward to fur-filled events: DockDogs diving and the 4-H Dog Show, plus much more.


MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Columbia's Islamic community observes Ramadan

In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, Columbia's Islamic Center of Central Missouri hosted an iftar dinner.

UPDATE: One dead after shots fired on Wagon Trail Road

Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at 6120 Wagon Trail Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A 47-year-old man died from the altercation, and a 36-year-old womanwas taken into custody as a suspect.

 

Repeal group submits additional signatures for Opus petition

Repeal 6214 had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to submit 140 additional signatures as part of an amended petition designed to block the city's second development agreement with Opus Development Co.

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