Santa's helpers man the phones

Columbia's Santa hotline buzzed with hundreds of calls Saturday.

Boone County deputies recover meth supplies after vehicle fire

A Friday night car chase ended after deputies laid spikes on Route Z.

Gunman robs Denny's, escapes

The robbery happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Nobody was hurt.

Students, community members march for Eric Garner

In the wake of a grand jury decision to not indict the New York City police officer responsible for killing Eric Garner, about 100 protesters congregated at Tiger Plaza on Friday night to march for justice. They walked to Francis Quadrangle with signs hoisted above their heads as a repertoire of chants grew louder. 

Santa to answer phone for holiday wish lists

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, a holiday hotline will take calls from children ages 3 to 10.

Lytro camera at SEC Championship in Atlanta

Missourian photojournalist Tim Tai gives the Lytro Illum camera a test drive at the SEC Championship.

Activists plan to submit signatures for Chadwick's recall Monday morning

The First Ward councilwoman is being targeted for her votes in favor of the Opus development project and against a marijuana decriminalization bill, along with her proposal to ban alcohol in Douglass Park.

Boone Hospital Center finishes $2.1 million renovations

Hospital staff, patrons and other community members gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for new facilities at Boone Hospital Center.


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.