MU study shows high-protein breakfast curbs hunger

The MU 8 high protein diet study, led by assistant professor Heather Leidy, shows signs of increased satiety and better glycemic control.

Candlelight vigil to honor 43 missing students in Mexico on Wednesday

After the vigil the Hispanic American Leadership Organization will host a screening of the documentary "The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students."

City terminates contract with Columbia Star Dinner Train for money owed, safety concerns

The company will no longer be allowed to operate its train on city property effective Dec. 31.

United Missouri Bank robbery suspect escapes on bike

The robbery, the fifth in Columbia since Friday, occurred around noon Tuesday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Antlerless portion of the firearms deer season is less successful than last year

Despite the decrease in antlerless kills, the total number of deer taken in Missouri this year is up 4 percent from 2013. The Missouri Department of Conservation also reports chronic wasting disease in Adair County.

2 armed men rob Columbia smoke shop We B Smokin

The armed robbery Monday night at We B Smokin is the fifth in Columbia since Friday.

Columbia School Board approves gun policy, transportation contract

The Columbia School Board approved a policy that will allow two security personnel in the district to carry firearms. Student Transportation of America was selected to become the district's new transportation provider.

Boone County employees in same-sex marriages eligible for survivors benefits

Boone County employees in legally recognized same-sex marriages are now eligible for survivors benefits after a decision from the Missouri County Employees' Retirement Fund last week. This announcement follows the Barrier v. Vasterling decision in October.

Petition submitted to recall Columbia councilwoman

City Clerk Sheela Amin will review the signatures to determine whether the petition to recall First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick is valid. Readers can review the petition to see who signed it.

Blood sample storage crux of Columbia woman's defense on trial in fatal accident

The defense will also try to use the possibility that Kelli Smith was sexually assaulted in the hours before the 2012 accident to explain why she was driving the wrong way on Interstate 70.

UPDATE: Swallow Hall renovations to include new lecture hall, improved classrooms

The renovations will create 6,000 square feet of additional usable space, including a new lecture hall. Some of the original flooring and doors will be preserved.

Video game development a growing industry in Missouri

Between 2009 and 2012, the number of video game developers in the state increased by nearly three times. A renewed interest in the industry has led MU to bring back a class called Introduction to Game Design.


Local activist Monta Welch keeps laboring for a better world

Monta Welch, the head of Peoples' Visioning, is a tireless advocate for many causes.

MU sophomore Allison Mann walks past Allen's Flowers

Allen's Flowers is one of many downtown shops decorated for the Christmas season.

Columbia woman facing prostitution, weapons charges in connection with July killing

Rebecca Buschman was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies at 12:28 a.m. Monday after a warrant was issued Thursday. The weapons charge is a Class D felony and the prostitution charge a Class D misdemeanor.

MU Children's Hospital $3.1 million NICU renovation complete

MU Children's Hospital unveiled the $3.1 million renovation of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Monday. The hospital will now be able to care for more newborns.

Teenager injured in single-vehicle accident

Trey Keith, 17, was injured in a single-vehicle accident about 7:55 p.m. Sunday.

Two arrested Friday across from Hickman High School

Authorities were notified after a Hickman assistant principal noticed a silver vehicle doing doughnuts — intentionally spinning, for fun — in the Boys and Girls Club parking lot, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in an email. The parking lot is located across the street from Hickman.

Inside the vehicle was an unmarked prescription pill bottle. The contents were and empty zip lock bags. 

Jimmy John's restaurant robbed at gunpoint Sunday night

The Jimmy John's on Range Line Street was robbed Sunday night by three men dressed in dark clothes, hooded sweatshirts and masks.

Infants can learn basic swim skills to save themselves in the water

Parents enroll infants as young as 6 months in swim lessons to learn potentially life saving skills.