Great Circle to build second group home in Columbia

Great Circle, an organization providing behavioral health services to children and their families, received a conditional use permit to build its second group home in Columbia.


Death notices for Feb. 14

Death notices for Edward "Wayne" Calvin, Jennifer Golden, Waunettia Straight, Alexander A. Lising and JoAnn Clark.

Matthes to Columbia Council candidates: You'll have to hit the books

Council hopefuls learn Saturday that, if elected, they would have to read the equivalent of 'War and Peace' every two weeks. The 12 candidates also learned bout "hot topics" in each ward.

Owner to shutter SoCo Club after 15 years

The building's owners plan to put the property up for sale after the nightclub is closed Feb. 22.

Missouri Pay It Forward sponsors Valentine's Day clothing drive

Missouri Pay It Forward executive director Sylvia Sprinkle said she hopes to expand the Columbia-based event across Missouri next year.

Thank A Farmer Week cultivates appreciation for Boone County farmers

The Boone County division of the Missouri Farm Bureau will be handing out coupons and information Saturday to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles and the importance of farming.

Highway Patrol arrests Boonville man after car chase

After leading a state trooper on a car chase, Robert Jean Jackson, 40, slipped in a creek, hit his head and was subsequently arrested.


Annual TreeKeepers training to begin Tuesday

The classes will cover topics including tree identification, pruning and planting.


Entrepreneur Diana Kander left legal profession to mentor students, others

Diana Kander learned her entrepreneurial spirit from her parents. The family started making dental products in their basement after they came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1989, when Kander was 8 years old.

Black History Month Celebration features song and dance

The second part of a three-part celebration of Columbia's Black History Month brought out a small group of Columbia residents who danced and laughed the night away.

MU students hold candlelight vigil for Chapel Hill shooting victims

At a vigil for the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shooting victims, MU students hold a moment of silence, share speeches and recite poems.


Disability Commission has reservations about roll carts

Hilly driveways and snowy sidewalks could present extra challenges for the proposed roll carts, the members said at a Thursday meeting.

Columbia city website goes down after cyber attack

As of Thursday afternoon, the Columbia website was still experiencing issues after a cyber attack. It was unclear if this attack was related to previous attacks on the Columbia website, said Mark Neckerman, information technologies assistant director.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of selling synthetic cannabis

Robert Eugene McTye, 38, was arrested after the Boone County Sheriff's Department learned that synthetic cannabis was being sold at Room 110 of Royal Inn.

'MizzouThon' pledges $1 million to MU Women's and Children's Hospital

MizzouThon has set a five-year goal to help renovate a hospital wing at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital.

MU students celebrate 'puppy love'

The Missouri Student Union hosted the event as part of its "We Love Our Students" monthly program. 

Invasive Asian carp may soon be on the menu at MU dining halls

Selected MU students taste-tested Asian carp dishes and shared their reactions on Tuesday at the Sabai Culinary Development Kitchen. Results are helping MU Campus Dining services decide whether to serve carp in campus dining halls.

Two men wanted for armed robbery

Two men, one armed with a handgun, attempted to rob a man in the rear parking lot of Boone County National Bank branch late Wednesday morning.

Ashland adults enjoy monthly Wii Bowling

Southern Boone County Public Library hosts Wii Bowling for adults on the second Monday of every month.

Mid-Missouri Venture Club to help area startups

The club would give local startups an opportunity to vet their ideas with business professionals. The first meeting is set for the spring.