Anniversary of atomic bombings remembers lives lost, looks to future

Attendees gathered to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, communicating the message to strive for peace now, and for the future.

After bull attack, second thoughts and a long recovery

Bill Gibson reflects on July 17, the day his wife, Judy Gibson, was attacked and nearly killed by her favorite pet — a 1,200-pound bull.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri football returns, lanterns promote peace

This week peaceful lanterns, football drills and a dancing father-son duo caught the eyes of Missourian reporters.

MU art exhibition shows East-West exchange

"East-West Dialogues: Paintings by Chinese Visiting Scholars & Their Hosting Art Professors," on view through Friday, is the culmination of a visit by four Chinese art scholars and the exchange and interaction between the Chinese artists and MU art professors.

Fair offers free school supplies, haircuts and health care

The fair was open to elementary students and high school seniors alike. Local health care professionals were on-site to perform vision, dental and hearing screenings. Children received free haircuts and school supplies.

Armed men break into Apple Tree Court home, abduct man, steal car

A man was abducted and a car was stolen from a residence at the 200 block of Apple Tree Court early Saturday morning, police said.

Personnel file shows former police officer Rob Sanders had history of disciplinary action

The former police officer is seeking to reverse his termination from the force. Sanders was fired in September 2011 after he shoved a prisoner into the wall of a holding cell, injuring the man’s back and head.

Day campers participate in stream simulation

During a three-day camp, participants in the Jr. Naturalist Day Camp explored caves, worked on service projects and learned about wild life.

Stretch of Scott Boulevard set to reopen after five-month construction project

Completion of the latest round of work, part of a project that began in 2009, leaves a section from Vawter School Road south to Route KK as the final phase.

Man to die by lethal injection for 1998 murders at Columbia restaurant

Fifteen years after being sentenced to death for a double homicide in Columbia, Earl Ringo Jr.'s execution date has been set for Sept. 10.

Two killed after police sent to wrong address in St. Louis

St. Louis police say two people were killed after officers called to a violent domestic dispute were instead dispatched to the wrong address.

Police Department to get drug incinerator from health department

A drug incinerator was purchased by the Public Health and Human Services for the Columbia Police Department to to dispose of illicit drugs.

Fire crews bring apartment fire under control in five minutes

Columbia Fire Department crews were called to a structure fire at Kitty Hawk Manor Apartments Friday afternoon

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of arson in July fire

The July 5 fire caused more than $75,000 in damage to the home.

Health department to offer free vaccines Tuesday evening

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will offer free vaccines to students from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at its clinic, at 1005 W. Worley St.

West Briarwood Lane to close Monday

The lane will be closing south of Ivy Way in order to replace a storm water drainage pipe.

EnCircle equips autistic young adults with technical skills

The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.

Code Camp Columbia teaches young programmers the craft of coding

A new weeklong day camp teaches kids the basics in hopes of expanding Columbia's coding community.

Informant: Charles Bell was shot at home by someone he knew

An affidavit was filed with the 13th Circuit Court for Boone County the day after a "cooperating citizen" gave the Boone County Sheriff's Department information about Bell's death, including details pertaining to the location and disposal of his body.

Health fair to offer free screenings, school supplies

The Boone County Back-to-School Health Fair for children entering grades K-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Family Impact Center, 105 E. Ash St.