Riders give new COMO Connect bus system a go

"We had a few problems with buses missing stops, but other than that, we had a successful morning," Columbia transit manager Drew Brooks said about COMO Connect's first day of operation.

Columbia City Council tables student-housing project

The Columbia City Council unanimously tabled a student-housing developer's rezoning request and development agreement.

Public forum planned on Columbia zoning update

The public on Tuesday can review the first phase of new city subdivision and zoning rules and provide feedback.

Deputy arrests 3 on burglary charges during check of unoccupied house

The Boone County sheriff's deputy checking on a Rocheport house that had recently been broken into saw two people fleeing. Another person was in a car in the driveway.

City council votes to put property tax increase proposal on Nov. ballot

Columbia City Council decided to put a property tax increase before voters on Nov 4.

Columbia City Council tables proposed changes to marijuana laws

The Columbia City Council unanimously tabled an amendment to the city's marijuana ordinance, which would decriminalize the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants for personal use.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: UM System employee salaries available

You can view the salaries of UM System employees from 2012-13 in a database put together by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

African group emphasizes importance of preserving culture at 15th anniversary

Descendents of Oduduwa join on the chapters 15th anniversary to share the traditions, culture, clothing and values of Yoruba culture.

VOTERS GUIDE: What you need to know before Tuesday's primary election

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information about polling place locations is available at the Boone County Clerk's website.

Pro-Israel community gathers in support of Israelis in current Gaza Strip conflict

Members of Columbia's Jewish community gathered Sunday evening at Congregation Beth Shalom to express their support for Israel in its current conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Food allergies challenge children, parents in unexpected ways

Food allergies are on the rise, and experts are not sure why. But Columbia families like the McFetterses and the Popes are well aware of their impact on daily life.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Mother serves special snack, family cherishes charred memories

This week cherished memories, a special snack and a beautiful balloon caught the eye of Missourian photographers.

COMO Connect launch party celebrates new bus system

A launch party was held at the MU Student Center to celebrate the new COMO Connect bus system, which will be introduced Monday.


Spirited Singers performances resonate among seniors in retirement centers

Broadway Christian Church's Spirited Singers share a love of singing and bringing music into Columbia senior centers.


Prosecutor, others urge residents to take second look at Amendment 5

Amendment 5, which will go before Missouri voters on Tuesday, will make the right to bear arms inalienable, among other things. But Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight said the law will have many unintended consequences and will make the community less safe.

Columbia Public Schools opposes proposed marijuana decriminalization

Because the school district receives federal funding for drug and alcohol prevention programs, it will not support a proposed amendment to the city's marijuana laws, Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said.

3 gunfire incidents reported in Columbia; 1 injured

The early morning incidents occurred around 701 Big Bear Blvd., 716 Business Loop E. and the 1400 block of Avatar Court.

After house fire, couple cherishes what was salvaged

After Tuesday's fire destroyed their home, the Ewings managed to salvage precious items.


Results of MU academic career survey give snapshot of faculty satisfaction

The results, released Wednesday, are from the first Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey conducted at MU.

Columbia man accused of possessing, promoting child pornography

Scott May, 57, was charged with first-degree promoting child pornography and felony possession of child pornography Thursday after an investigation that began in May.