GetAbout Columbia to offer gardening tips on free walking tour

The Monday night tour will include the CBS/Newman Interfaith Garden, Rock Bridge Christian Church Garden and Stormy's Meadow.

Hallsville girl has Special Olympics goal

The teen, who was born with microcephaly, says she will compete in her sports.

UPDATE: Inmate convicted in Columbia deaths wants execution halted over drug question

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri man have asked a federal court to postpone his lethal injection, claiming two top officials with the Department of Corrections lied under oath about use of the sedative midazolam in executions.

ALS chapter prepares to hold Saturday fundraiser

The Mid-America chapter of the ALS Association will hold its first Walk to Defeat ALS in Columbia on Saturday. The walk is free, but donations are encouraged.


Workshop teaches homeowners how to maintain, preserve houses

Bob Yapp is conducting a three-day hands-on workshop Sept. 4 to 6 in Columbia. Thursday's session was about repairing wood floors.

MU Faculty Council discusses Title IX, Thursday football games

Additional faculty and staff training on Title IX and a new website were among changes discussed at Thursday's Faculty Council meeting. A potential plan for Missouri to play in Thursday night football games next season was also brought up.

Tomato Festival opens community's eyes to vegetable varieties

Annual event at Bradford Research Center featured tasting of more than 270 types of tomatoes and peppers.

Engineering clubs showcase tech toys to court new members

MU's College of Engineering and its student clubs hosted a recruiting fair to attract new students today in Peace Park.

Man scheduled for execution in Columbia killings requests stay

Earl Ringo Jr., who received his death sentence in connection with a robbery at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia that resulted in the death of two employees, requested the governor appoint a board of inquiry to examine if a racial factor played a role in his trial.

$2.4 million could be returned to flight investors

American Airlines flights to Chicago and Dallas from Columbia Regional Airport have been mostly profitable for the past 18 months.

'Cooper's Landing' piece selected as city's annual commemorative poster

The poster depicts local musicians, wooden soldiers and cyclists along the river port. It was chosen from a pool of 87 entries by a jury of five people from Columbia's culture and arts community.

Bus ordinance sparks debate at City Council meeting

The city of Columbia has begun enforcing an ordinance prohibiting private sector buses from using the bus pullout in front of the MU Student Center on Rollins Street.

No one injured in house fire in north Columbia

The owners had left about 25 minutes earlier. In 1996, the family's previous home caught on fire.

EZGO shuttle offers service to St. Louis airport

A new shuttle bus company named EZGO shuttle bus started business in August. The service started by taking passengers to the St. Louis airport, but will add a Kansas City route soon.

Mizzou's Twitter account throws down some Beyoncé-style sass

Mizzou's official Twitter account has become more casual and personal lately. Today, the account celebrated Beyoncé's birthday with abundance of gif's.

Columbia Water and Light release total cost of July 7 storm

The storm left more than 14,000 Columbia residents without power and caused the first call for outside help since 1981.

MU again explores idea of hotel, conference center

An email sent Wednesday to MU employees included a survey to help the university determine the need for a hotel and conference center near campus.

Former Columbia police officer sues department, city after reinstatement rejected

Chris Kelley was hospitalized, put on four-month leave and eventually fired after he failed to pass the Columbia Police Department's fitness-for-duty evaluation.

Man sentenced to 15 years for setting up deadly drug deal

Samuel Butler previously pleaded guilty to attempted distribution of a controlled substance. He was accused of setting up a drug deal that ended in the shooting death of Anthony Unger.

Providence Road crosswalk improves safety for pedestrians, slows motorists

An MU study indicates that the zigzag crosswalk on Providence Road near Douglass High Schoolhas increased the number of "safe crossings" and has helped decrease traffic speed in the area.