Held scoreless, Missouri offense spoils cannon surprise

MU's Cannon Crew loaded its howitzer, which celebrates each scoring play, with 75 mm blanks for the first time since 2012 — but the Tigers never scored.

Couple robbed at gunpoint near hotel on I-70 Drive

The assailant took a man's wallet and ran east.


Man arrested in connection with meth dealing

The arrest came after police served a search warrant Friday afternoon at a northeast Columbia home.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Senior citizens turn out for popular Mature Living Festival

Hundreds turn out for free health screenings, a fashion show and exhibits.

County clerk says Amendment 6 on November ballot is wrong for Missouri

Early-voting advocate Wendy Noren explained at a luncheon Friday why Amendment 6 is not the right step forward for early voting in Missouri. 

Rain causes problems for Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

While the lack of rain earlier in the season was great for the pumpkin crop, showers on Thursday and Friday are making it harder to harvest them for the event. Despite these problems, the festival will still go on.

Annual Fairview Fever Festival brings in funds, family fun

Rain didn't stop the fun for the students, teachers and family members attending Friday's Fairview Fever, the school's largest fundraising event of the year.

​Deer-related auto accidents increase in October, mating season main cause

Mating season is a large contributor to the increase of auto accidents involving deer during the last three months of the year.

Willie Nelson concert postponed

The concert has reportedly been postponed due to illness. Staff at the University Concert Series are working with Willie Nelson's management team to reschedule the concert.

Columbia K-9 Officer Urac remembered as the unit's veteran

A German Shepherd who served as a K-9 Officer for the Columbia Police Department died Thursday morning after battling a gastrointestinal disease for several months.

Alpha Gamma Rho thanks community for support

Alpha Gamma Rho said the community showed extensive support following fraternity member Cale Boedeker's sudden death on Sept. 29.


Disabilities Commission endorses proposed ordinance to ease penalties for growing marijuana

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe's bill would allow Columbia residents to grow up to two marijuana plants without suffering felony prosecution.

Stephens to add master's programs for screenwriting, physician assistants

Stephens College screenwriting graduate students will be greeted with a tip of the hat from Kermit the Frog on their way to class for one of the college's new master's program as they enter the gates of the Jim Henson Studios.


New ROTC cannon keeps football tradition booming

After nearly 60 years, Little Joe no longer provides the traditional boom after a Tiger score on Faurot Field. You can help name the replacement.

The District opposes funding recommendation for downtown infrastructure

Although The District does have the power to issue bonds, paying for utility projects is not its primary purpose, the board says.

100 YEARS OF KEWPIES: A special report

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Hickman Kewpie, the Missourian took a closer look at the history of the unique mascot.

Chadwick hopes to decrease teen smoking by raising age to buy tobacco products, e-cigarettes

The proposal also would add e-cigarettes to the list of products banned indoors under Columbia's 2006 indoor air policy. But e-cigarette activists say it's unfair to demonize a device that can help smokers quit.

Rocky Fork Lakes shooting range debuts extensive renovations

Modifications include more safety features and a roof over the shooting stations. The range reopened Oct. 1.

MU Faculty Council members discuss strategic plan, Title IX

MU faculty council members addressed the MU Strategic Operating Plan, Executive Order 41 and Title IX. Council members expressed concern that they have not been trained for mandatory reporting.

Vietnam veterans from mid-Missouri honored with flight to Washington

The group of veterans visited war memorials and returned Wednesday night.