MU Multicultural Center takes on Stephanie Hernandez Rivera as coordinator

Her personal goal as the coordinator is to create an environment where students can ask questions and challenge preconceived notions

Three arrested after stolen car sparks high-speed chase

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested three people after a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning in pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen from Iowa. The chase led deputies from Boone County to Moberly.

The Upper Crust closes its downtown location

The Upper Crust on Elm Street closed Sunday. An Italian restaurant will take over at the location.

Lawsuit seeks to block vote on teacher tenure

A proposed ballot initiative would limit tenure protections for Missouri teachers. Two Missouri teachers are suing to try to prevent the initiative from going to a vote.

Boone County housing market down in May, up overall

Fewer homes were sold in Boone County this May than last year. But since last May, more homes have been sold year-over-year, and those homes spent less time on the market.

Despite the frequent storms, June rainfall normal

A quick look at a National Weather Service climate report shows that Columbia received average amounts of precipitation in June.

Fourth of July events in central Missouri

This week, residents around mid-Missouri will be celebrating the country's birthday in style. Here's a listing of some of the parades, fireworks shows and live music performances that will be taking place.

ANY QUESTIONS: What is that brick structure for?

Have you ever wondered what the brick tower-like structure on the east side of Pavilion at Dobbs is?

Intruders drink beer, steal tools from closed steakhouse

Mackenzie's Prime was struck with bad luck again. Less than a week after a fire forced the restaurant to close prematurely, intruders broke in to the building sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning.

July 4 run honors Mormon leader Parley P. Pratt and his escape from jail

The event will be the 175th anniversary of Parley P. Pratt's escape from Boone County jail and the 20th anniversary of the four-mile commemorative run.

TELL US: Do you live in a historic home?

Live in a World War I era (or older) home? A Missourian photojournalist is interested in your story — and your home's history.

Attorney Milt Harper collapses during court hearing

Milt Harper, a former prosecuting attorney and associate circuit judge in Boone County, was taken to Boone Hospital Center around 3 p.m. Monday. He was in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said at about 8:30 p.m. No updates were available.

Columbia reacts to Supreme Court ruling in Hobby Lobby case

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that closely-held corporations, in this case craft-supplies giant Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cabinet maker, cannot be required to provide coverage for contraceptives. 

Broadway Christian Church promotes literacy with little library

The little library at Broadway Christian Church looks like a birdhouse and is set up on the honor system: Anyone can take a book, read it and return it, or put another in its place.

University Village closes, demolition to begin shortly

The MU-owned apartments were nearly empty Monday, though some remaining residents were cleaning their apartment so they could fully move out. The university has not yet decided on a long-term plan for the site. 

Summer doesn't slow down Kappa Delta sorority sisters

About 15 members of the MU sorority returned to clean and decorate their house during marathon weekend.

Rental utility usage data now available on city website

People can now access data regarding utility usage and cost history of rental properties online. The new feature will allow the public to access usage data after office hours.


ANY QUESTIONS: Who painted the murals in 1110 South College Ave.?

In 1979, two artists painted murals in the building 1110 S. College Ave. A reader asked us to find out where they are now.

UPDATE: Man shot in home invasion

The victim was shot in the stomach by one of three men who broke into his house in the 5300 block of Trikalla Drive in the Lake of the Woods area.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: MU School of Medicine seeks diversity, Missouri player chosen in NBA draft

Stories about minority underrepresentation in the MU School of Medicine and Missouri players making the NBA draft were the most read this week.