Columbia Mall prepares to host first Planet Aid clothing drive

The environmentally friendly holiday drive will accept used clothing and shoes, regardless of their condition.

Columbia police search for two armed suspects in connection to North Columbia motel robbery

Columbia police are looking for two armed suspects in connection with a robbery at a north Columbia motel, which sent one person to the hospital.

Columbia woman goes on trial Monday on charges in fatal crash

The driver's defense will include evidence that suggests the driver had been sexually assaulted just before she drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 and caused the crash that killed a 35-year-old man.

Benton painting, once a gift to Churchill, returns to Westminster

The story of the homecoming of Thomas Hart Benton's "The New Fence" — which had been payment to Sir Winston Churchill for his "Iron Curtain" speech — is one of coincidence.

Missourian launches CoMo Crime Tracker

A new tool built by the Columbia Missourian lets you explore local crime, right down to the street where you live. And the information is updated every day.

MU students think of goals for final 27 days of the year

The Missourian asked six women at MU what they hoped to achieve in the final 27 days of the 2014.

Activists protest outside Opus development leasing office

The opposition to The District Flats, a residential high-rise to be built by Opus Development Co., continued Thursday with a protest outside the apartment building's leasing office.

UPDATE: New Provost Garnett Stokes brings experience from Florida State, Georgia

Stokes will start at MU at the beginning of February. She succeeds Provost Brian Foster, who retired in December 2013.

Former Missouri football player arrested on suspicion of burglary and stealing

Lee was a freshman wide receiver and had been dismissed from the team last month "for disciplinary reasons," according to previous Missourian reporting.

Title IX administrator finalist Hayes speaks about preventing sexual assaults

Andrea Hayes has worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Boone County since 2007. MU athletics director Mike Alden asked her to serve on a compliance committee last spring, where she helped implement Title IX policies for the athletics department.


MBS Realty Partners wins approval for rezoning

MBS Realty Partners is asking that about 2.5 acres on the south side of Ash Street and east of Fairview Road be zoned for planned office use.

MU Health Care enters joint venture in Callaway County

Nueterra will own approximately 65 percent with MU owning the other 35 percent.

Joyce Steere loved to entertain

She sang with the Mother Singers because it allowed her to show off her goofy side, her daughter-in-law Carrie Steere said. "It combined her love of singing, and any chance she had to embarrass her grandkids was a good thing."

Renovations to Paquin Tower to begin in spring

The downtown building will get new paint, lighting, cabinets, doors, floors, appliances and windows.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival announces 2015 dates and passes

The 2015 pre-sale passes will provide savings from this year's expected rise in prices.

Online petition calls for East Campus improvements

Residents of East Campus express concerns that a lack of lighting encourages crime.

Christmas tree prices stay stable in Columbia

Prices for Christmas trees may increase nationwide due to a decrease in demand and higher fuel costs last summer, but local sellers' prices have stayed stable.

Garnett Stokes appointed next MU provost

The MU News Bureau issued this news release Thursday morning.


Andrea Hayes, assistant prosecuting attorney for Boone County, is finalist for MU's Title IX job

Hayes will participate in a forum at 3:30 Thursday in the General Services Building.

Journey for Justice runs into hostile counter-protest, keeps marching

Somebody shot the window out of the back of one of the buses traveling with the march, activists said.