Cold and forecast snow welcome weather for deer opener

First accumulating snow of the season expected on Saturday afternoon with around one to two inches forecast.

Registration opens for Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

An African-American composer and student writings will be showcased at 22nd annual celebration on Jan. 15.

UPDATE: 15 Columbia residents indicted for drug trafficking, prostitution conspiracies

15 Columbia residents, and 12 others from Fulton, Boonville, Jefferson City, Sturgeon, Kingdom City and Springfield, Missouri and Murphysboro, Illinois, were charged in the 56-court indictment.

Youth centers, better police-community relations among task force's recommendations

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence presented a series of recommendations Wednesday that range from building new youth community centers to improving police-community relations.

Woman dies in car crash Tuesday near Fulton

A Mokane woman died in a car crash Tuesday while heading east outside of Fulton. 

Ebola precautions most likely unnecessary, Columbia Fire Department said

Emergency medical technicians initiated the infectious disease protocol as a man was rushed to University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said the man likely does not have the disease. A Fire Department official called the decision to initiate the protocol the result of "an abundance of caution."



Citizens Police Review Board addresses department use of body cameras, Tasers

At Wednesday's meeting, the assistant police chief talked about how technology is impacting the police force.

Talks on marijuana legalization in Missouri to be held Thursday

The talks are part of a series of events that supporters of marijuana law reform are holding this month.

MU council formed to advise chancellor about budget allocation

The Budget Allocation Advisory Council consists of 20 members who are faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students. Five are permanent, and 15 serve two-year terms.

Man who shot ex-girlfriend gets life in prison

According to court documents, Alfonso Rodriguez said he shot his former girlfriend in the neck because he was angry that she was dating other men.

BATTLE RISING: Students at Battle High prepare for 'Cinderella' debut

Battle High School students work behind the scenes to create the stage for their upcoming musical production, "Cinderella," which opens Friday.

Local tattoo artist inks out past mistakes

The tattoos that Pete Tieman got when he was younger didn't age with him, and he's not the only person to outgrow tattoos.

Columbia Recycles Day encourages wisdom with waste

Columbia residents are encouraged to take selfies while recycling and post them online as part of a promotion for America Recycles Day.

Karis Church member plans move to Japan to spread Christianity

Drew Glosson plans to join a ministry in Tokyo with a growing Christian community, preach the Gospel and build a network of Christian communities throughout Japan.

Wreath-laying at Memorial Student Union sparks memories of veterans

This year’s ceremony was preceded by the opening of the new Blue Star Memorial next to a sidewalk on the east side of the Memorial Student Union.

Veterans Treatment Court helps veteran get back on track

Donald Stevens hasn't had a drink since May 1, 2012. He credits the Veterans Treatment Court, which started in Boone and Callaway counties in July 2013, for helping him stay sober.

Five streets in new subdivision will be named after veterans

The streets, which will be part of the new Parkside Estates subdivision, will be named to honor veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War.

Documentary screening highlights dangers of plastic

The showing was part of an effort by local groups to eliminate single-use plastic bags from the checkouts of Columbia groceries.

Students at New Haven Elementary honor veterans through music, pictures and stories

New Haven Elementary School continues its annual Veterans Day tradition by honoring veterans from Lenoir Woods Senior Living.


Historic mural at Fort Leonard Wood illustrates segregation in Army

A mural painted by a black soldier and artist during World War II is going to be restored with the help of MU professors.