Stephens College students design, display "Breaking the Pattern of Breast Cancer" dresses

One dress is made of bubbled bath mats and a shower curtain, another features duct tape and trash bags. They will be displayed in the windows of downtown Columbia businesses in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Artrageous Weekend brings talent downtown

The annual event features the Boone County Art Show, for which the lobby and offices of the Boone County National Bank downtown will be turned into an art gallery.

Police respond to shots fired in northeast Columbia

Police do not have any leads on the suspects at this time. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday is final day to register to vote in Nov. 4 elections

Voter registration will close Wednesday at 5 p.m. Here's what you need to know about registering and what will be on the November ballot.

Joshua Murray sentenced to 10 years in connection with fatal shooting of Tre'Veon Marshall

Only one more case connected to Marshall's death remains open.


Laverne Cox tells her story, talks about role in 'Orange is the New Black'

On Monday night, Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox shared her experiences as an African-American, transgender woman as part of MU's One Mizzou Week.

UPDATE: Man found unconscious near Hickman has died

Police are investigating his death as a homicide. Walter Lige, 59, was found unconscious in the backyard of 801 Washington Ave. at about 2 p.m., and he was taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Second blood moon of year will be bigger than first one

The total lunar eclipse is expected to begin at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday. The forecast predicts clear skies.


Local hospitals invest in 'germ zapping' robots to decrease infection rates

Cleaning robots, like the two recently purchased by Boone Hospital Center, are gaining popularity with health care facilities seeking to bring down the number of hospital-acquired infections.

Accuser in historic Salem Witch Trials found not guilty in MU mock trial

This year's mock trial hosted by the MU law school, "Witches Be Crazy," attracted a strong student-based crowd of nearly 200, Kayla Kemp, publicity chair, said.

MU, AT&T doubles cellular coverage at Memorial Stadium

Athletics department says enhancing football fans' experience is key.

Columbia Startup Weekend boosts businesses

First place in the competition went to, a peer-to-peer rental platform that lets contractors and farmers rent out idle equipment.

Jefferson City woman dies in car crash

Driver of one of the vehicles suffered serious injuries in the accident.

Sexual assault reported in Schurz Residence Hall

A sexual assault was reported at Schurz Residence Hall late Oct. 2 or in the early morning of Oct. 3. This is the second report of sexual assault at MU since Thursday.

Pet memorial added to fourth annual Blessing of the Beasts

More than 20 animals were blessed during the ceremony. People also dropped slips of paper with the name of a lost animal companion into a jar for remembrance.

HackMizzou holds second annual hackathon

Hackers from different colleges traveled to MU for the second annual HackMizzou, a three-day weekend hackathon.

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Candlelight vigil held for MU student, Tolton teacher nears completion of Tiger sculpture

Also included in this week's top-stories are Missouri basketball's dismissal of one of its guards, a feature on an MU student who uses prosthetics technology to achieve his dream of becoming a police officer and changes to the University of Missouri System's health plan options.

Sexual assault reported in MU residence hall

A woman reported a sexual assault that occurred early Friday morning, according to a Clery release from the MU Police Department.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: The Rock Bridge Bruins dance team, a robotic arm and Paws in the Park

A tiger sculpture, a candlelight vigil and people munching on chili and chicken make up this week in photos.

Urban farm holds 5th annual Harvest Hootenanny

Part of Smith Street was blocked off for the event, and the organizers set up a tent on the pavement — a stone's throw away from where much of the food was grown.