Lightning strikes house in west Columbia

Lee Morehouse was on his back deck when lightning struck his house Wednesday evening. He and his dog, Frank, were not injured.

CrimeStoppers increases reward for tips in Rickie Dunn's homicide

A $2,000 cash reward is being offered for tips leading to an arrest and conviction in the homicide of Rickie Dunn. "I just want people to help and give us the peace that we need," Dunn's sister said.

Flash flood watch issued for Boone County

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Boone County. The warning was set for 7 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday afternoon.

'The Hunting Ground' documentary could spark discussion about rape on campus

The film, directed by Kirby Dick whose film "The Invisible War" brought attention to sexual assault in the military, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. 

New hospital in Columbia to replace mobile home parks

The mobile home parks owner, Whirlwind Properties, announced last week that it plans to close the parks by Oct. 1. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Roger Allison works on his farm in Armstrong

Roger Allison has worked on his farm in Armstrong, Missouri, northwest of Columbia, for 40 years. Last week, Missourian photographer Loren Elliott followed him through a day's duties.

King, Preis retain seats on Columbia School Board by comfortable margins

Columbia School Board incumbents Christine King and Darin Preis won additional three-year terms. 

City Council rejects CVS plan over dissatisfaction with design

The pharmacy company has failed to listen to city staff's suggestions for how the site at Broadway and Providence Road should be developed, city manager says.

Voters share their thoughts on Tuesday's municipal election

Polling places will remain open until 7 p.m. Columbia City Council, Columbia School Board and Boone Hospital Trustee races are on the ballot, along with two city propositions.

Hoppe's last bill could block Shakespeare's demolition, add protections for historic properties

The City Council approved the bill on first reading, and it's scheduled for a final vote April 20.

Man with connection to fatal hit-and-run of MU student turns himself in

Jonathan Redmond was charged with failure to stop and render aid.

MU faculty share concerns about Title IX requirements

MU faculty members asked two Title IX experts about their role in mandatory reporting and why representation for complainants and respondents was restricted during a hearing. 

Death notice for April 7, 2015

Death notice for Stephen Goodwin.

Report: Detroit a model city in clearing rape-kit backlog

Detroit had about 8,700 untested rape kits dating back to the 1980s in 2009. The city has since used them to identify at least 87 serial rapists.

Council discusses community improvement district, passes Battle annexation

If approved, the community improvement district will levy nearly a half-cent special property tax and a half-cent sales tax. A board of directors will be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the council.

'Unanimously loved': MU student remembered at candlelight vigil

Beta Theta Pi fraternity held a candlelight vigil to remember MU student Paul Miltenberger, 20. He died early Sunday in a hit-and-run accident in Dallas.

Columbia AmeriCorps organizations to be recognized this week

More than 120 AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps volunteers serve in Columbia. Members of those organizations will be recognized this week at the Mayors' and Commissioners' Day of Recognition for National Service.

Eastside Tavern owner Sal Nuccio says he's out of Columbia City Council race

His withdrawal drops the field from nine candidates to eight.


MU associate professor first this year to win UM System award

Gavin King, an MU associate professor of physics and biochemistry, was presented with the President's Award for Early Career Excellence Monday.

MU student killed in Dallas hit-and-run

Paul Miltenberger was visiting his family in Southlake, Texas, for Easter. He was a member of the MU chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.