UPDATE: Pedestrian hit by van on College Avenue

A silver Chrysler van was turning left from Rollins Street northbound on to South College Avenue when it collided with a woman walking toward the MU campus, a bystander said.

Johnny Wright dies four years into sentence for Becky Doisy's murder

The Columbia man convicted in the 1976 murder of Becky Doisy requested medical parole the week before his death. Johnny Wright, who was convicted in 2011, died on Jan. 15.

Avenue of the Columns construction enters next phase

The project will cost about $750,000, to be paid from city revenue funds.

Activist Jeremy Root says he's in it for the long haul

The attorney who led the charge against the Opus student apartment project is driven by the ideals of justice and democracy.

Motion to ban single-use plastic bags doesn't get full support

Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas said he didn't think switching to other kinds of  bags would be difficult for people in Columbia, if they were pushed to do so.

UPDATE: Boone County sells bonds for emergency management facility

A Milwaukee financial services firm won the competitive offering for $13.3 million worth of bonds.

City Council puts electric grid upgrades, stormwater bill increases on ballot

The Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a $63.1 million bond issue for the electric utility upgrades and proposed increases in stormwater utility bills on the April 7 ballot.

Advisory board recommends airport changes to accommodate more passengers

The Airport Advisory Board recommended changes to Columbia Regional Airport that would accommodate increased passenger loads resulting from the introduction of larger aircraft earlier this month.

Columbia Public Schools' Enrollment Study Committee postpones boundary line decision

Committee members raised several points of contention that got in the way of agreement over school attendance zones that will affect several elementary schools.

South Providence Medical Park helps meet Columbia's growing health care needs

The new facility staffs about 250 and allows room for expansion.


MU breaks spring enrollment record

A record-breaking 32,588 students have enrolled at MU for the spring semester.

Ruffin, Nuccio seek First Ward City Council seat; Banks opts out

With three weeks to go before the filing deadline, the central City Council vacancy continues to attract candidates.


Children lead candlelight march for King's dream post-Ferguson

More than 100 people gathered Monday night at Douglass High School to participate in a candlelight march to honor the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Craft Beer Cellar offers global taste of beer and promotes local brews

The Craft Beer Cellar opened Sunday in downtown Columbia and provides customers with free samples of its diverse inventory.

Proposed ballot measures, bag ban among agenda items for City Council

The Columbia City Council's regular meeting was moved to Tuesday night because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday.

Speakers at King memorial service urge community to move forward

More than 100 people joined hands in display of solidarity at annual event.

Stephens College honors Martin Luther King Jr., diversity with weeklong events

Spearheaded by students, Stephens College Diversity Week featured a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday night at Kimball Ballroom. This is the college's first Diversity Week.


MU Counseling Center will offer 24-hour support

A new phone service will give students counseling help when the main office is closed. It will be available at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Community reflects on King’s legacy at annual Poor People's Breakfast

The event was the first of several planned in observance of the civil rights leader's birthday.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Public libraries' mission remains steady as technology evolves

Public libraries are gathering places that foster lifelong learning, said Mitzi St. John, public relations director for the Daniel Boone Regional Library.