Flash flood watch issued for Boone County; large hail and tornado warnings possible

Columbia could experience heavy rains, damaging hail, potential tornado warnings and flash floods between Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Dr. Marvin Lindsey Mack was doctor, friend

Dr. Marvin Lindsey Mack of Columbia died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was 62. In 1989, Dr. Mack opened the Walk-In Medical Clinic. He treated many patients of all walks of life until his death.

EU ambassador visits Columbia, discusses importance of EU-U.S. partnership

João Vale de Almeida, the European Union ambassador to the U.S., called for more cooperation between the U.S. and the EU and presented a proposed new trade partnership between the two. He said Missouri will directly benefit from a stronger trade and investment cooperation.

Former CIA analyst discusses Iraq War, NSA

Ray McGovern spoke at a social justice lecture on Tuesday at MU on topics such as the Iraq War and the Edward Snowden leaks.

Jazz Rep Lab offers setting for community to learn, perform music

The Jazz Repertory Lab, started by Columbia musician Sutu Forté in 1997, meets on the first Thursday night of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia.

Public Enemy rapper Chuck D visits MU, discusses rap, education

Chuck D visited MU on Tuesday night to give a Black History Month lecture that was postponed from February because of inclement weather.

Ginny Chadwick's First Ward campaign draws on experience, community

The MU graduate student is the only First Ward candidate who has raised money for a City Council campaign.

Previous sex offender arrested for accessing child pornography

A man was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force on charges from a previous child pornography investigation.


Faith Voices of Columbia members voice support for health care expansion

The Missouri NAACP President Mary Ratliff said the Faith Voices of Columbia gathering was a historic moment. Members came to the Second Missionary Baptist Church to discuss health care expansion Tuesday.

MU offices relocate during Jesse Hall's summer renovations

Renovations are estimated to cost $9.85 million, according to the MU News Bureau.

Historic properties celebrated at 15th annual 'Most Notable' event

The Columbia Historic Preservation Commission presented designations of this year's Most Notable Properties to their respective owners Tuesday night at city hall. Five properties were recognized.

Wilkes Boulevard church dedicates space to day shelter for homeless

Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church dedicated its second floor to Turning Point, a resource center to be used as a day shelter for homeless and low-income people and a meeting point for job interviews. It is the new home of the Columbia Interfaith Day Center.

Severe storms expected in Columbia

Hail, damaging winds and tornadoes could accompany the storms, which are expected to arrive early Wednesday morning and last until Thursday night.

Boone County's warmer weather signals the end of field burning season

Stephen Phillips said Tuesday was one of the last opportunities to carry out a controlled burn on his field before the grass starts growing again.

7 educators honored by Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence

Columbia Public Schools educators selected as this year's Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence honorees were surprised with the announcementin their classrooms and offices Tuesday morning.


Administrators surprise five MU professors during class with $10,000 award

About 20 MU educators were nominated for the 2014 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, which includes a $10,000 check. The five winners were chosen according to student testimony and colleagues' evaluations.

Second flight to Chicago starts Wednesday

The new flight will depart Columbia at 6 a.m. Another flight will also begin departing Chicago at 6:35 p.m.

Third suspect in Tolston homicide extradited to Boone County

Police arrested Jimiah Lambert, 20, in New Orleans on March 6. All three suspects in the case are charged with second-degree murder..

Columbia man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 car crash

The driver of the car that struck a pick-up truck, killing one passenger and critically injuring the driver, was 20 years old at the time and testified he'd been served at least four beers at Deja Vu.

New park brings benefits to Alpha Hart Elementary

A city park with a number of kid-oriented features is being built about a block from Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School. Teachers and parents are excited about the addition of the Norma Sutherland Smith Park to the area.