Local businesses offer Tax Day goodies, filing help to Columbia residents

While many business offered freebies to customers for Tax Day, other services focused on helping people file their returns as efficiently as possible.

Columbia School Board sets Battle Elementary boundaries

The board expects the new school to draw about 365 students from the surrounding elementary schools.

Chadwick, Nauser sworn in for 3-year Columbia City Council term

First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt said he was pleased to be followed by newly-elected Ginny Chadwick.

Two MU graduates among Pulitzer Prize winners

Chris Hamby won the award for investigative reporting, and Steven Rich contributed to the Washington Post's coverage of the National Security Agency.


MU freshman pioneers art-lettering business

Karen Spears, who owns an art business she calls The Korean Pears, creates hand-lettered, colorful, abstract paintings.


Report brings comfort to Sasha Menu Courey family, could spark change at MU

Family members said Monday that they are pleased with the findings of an independent investigation into MU’s handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case. MU continues to look at policies and procedures regarding sexual assaults and mental health issues.

'Mizzou Happy' video kicks off Black Love Week at MU

The week's events will include a camp out on the Black Culture Center's lawn, a screening of "School Daze" and a Saturday barbecue.


Exhange program sparks intercultural discussion between U.S., Pakistan

One of the journalists said she sees misperceptions of Pakistani women in the media."We are marching in every field of life," Ghazala Fasih Khan said.

Columbia will see mixed precipitation today, freezing temperatures tonight

Rain and snow is predicted to fall in Columbia until 5 p.m. Monday. A freeze warning will take effect at 11 p.m.

Passions robbed at gunpoint

The suspect selected two videos before demanding money, police said.

Five things to know about Tax Day

Are you ready for Tax Day? The deadline for filing taxes or an extension is Tuesday.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Anglers can use state fishing records as benchmarks

Anglers can use data on the record sizes of fish caught as a benchmark and to set goals for future fishing trips.

MU's Scott Cairns weaves poetry and religion

Scott Cairns thinks of himself as an idiot. He would "very much like to be a fool."

Lunar eclipse sends 'blood moon' over Columbia

Star-gazers will look to the sky Monday night for the first total lunar eclipse since 2011.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Boats and balloons put to the test in competitions

With the nice weather this week, Missourian photographers captured several outdoor happenings, including a hot air balloon event and a cardboard boat competition.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Dorial Green-Beckham released from Missouri football program

Several most read stories this week focused on Green-Beckham's dismissal after an incident in which he was a suspect in an alleged burglary.

Columbia School Board to vote on Battle Elementary boundaries

Students within Alpha Hart Lewis and Two Mile Prairie elementary school boundaries will be affected by the change.

Columbia man dies in car crash on Richland Road

A 39-year-old Columbia man died in a car crash early Sunday morning. He was wearing a seat belt. Excessive speed may have been a factor in the crash.

18-year-old man injured in Columbia shooting

An 18-year-old man was shot Saturday evening. He arrived at a local emergency room in a personal vehicle, and his injury was not life-threatening.

Sheriff's department investigates armed robbery in southwest Columbia

Three people were standing outside their vehicle Friday night when they were approached by six men. Three of the men had handguns and stole items from the victims.