Snowfall causes multiple vehicle accidents

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 33 traffic accidents as of noon Monday.

Local hardware stores see light run on snow shovels, salt

Overall, not as many residents have purchased snow-removal supplies this winter, according to the people who sell them. 

Woman taken to University Hospital after sledding accident

The 20-year-old woman hit a tree while sledding and was taken to University Hospital.

New wastewater facility to be fully operational by May

The new Rocky Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant was built to consolidate eight smaller plants into one regional facility. The Rocky Fork project cost about $10.8 million to build.

SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Monday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

Photographer Francis Smith plans to capture a country's Columbias to document America

A New York photographer is using "Columbias" everywhere as a foundation for a massive cross-cultural mission to document American life. 

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Future of Boone County Fairgrounds, Missouri men's basketball woes

Other top stories include David Rosman's column railing against IBM's presence in Columbia and the possible introduction of Asian carp to MU's dining hall menus.

UPDATE: What to know about the winter weather

The National Weather Service's forecast for Columbia calls for 5 to 9 inches of snow between Sunday night and Monday afternoon.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Couples painting class; vigil for Chapel Hill shooting victims

Our photographers captured those celebrating Valentine's Day and mourning the death of three Muslims at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as well as the Missouri women's gymnastics team and fashion students.


Winter storm warning in effect for Columbia, surrounding region

Five to nine inches of snow are expected to fall Sunday and Monday.

City Council to vote on future of ride-sharing in Columbia

If approved, the project would put ride-sharing services on a level playing field with taxi operators.

MU to add housing option for transgender and gender-nonconforming students

The MU Department of Residential Life will be creating a 16-bed space in College Avenue Hall for students who are transgender or gender nonconforming.

Kindergarteners talk about love

For Valentine's Day, the kids in Keri Pratt’s kindergarten class at Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School tell what love means to them. It's about mom and dad, family and caring — and even making a treehouse.

First Ward candidates face public at first forum

Seven of the eight candidates fielded questions submitted by the audience Friday night. Here are a few of the questions asked and the responses given by each candidate.

Q&A: True/False filmmaker Adam Curtis talks about film 'Bitter Lake'

The British filmmaker will receive the True Vision award during the True/False Film Fest in March. In preparation for his visit to Columbia, Curtis talked to the Missourian about his latest documentary, which will be screened during the festival.

Couples, families get creative for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day takes the intangible phrase "I love you" and can make it an all-day affair of gift giving, fine dining and ... $50 tattoos?

UPDATED: True/False Film Fest lineup, times announced

The 12th annual festival will be held from March 5 to 8 in venues throughout the city, showcasing 38 films from around the world. 

Great Circle to build second group home in Columbia

Great Circle, an organization providing behavioral health services to children and their families, received a conditional use permit to build its second group home in Columbia.


Death notices for Feb. 14

Death notices for Edward "Wayne" Calvin, Jennifer Golden, Waunettia Straight, Alexander A. Lising and JoAnn Clark.

Matthes to Columbia Council candidates: You'll have to hit the books

Council hopefuls learn Saturday that, if elected, they would have to read the equivalent of 'War and Peace' every two weeks. The 12 candidates also learned bout "hot topics" in each ward.