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Columbia veteran receives Veterans Service Award for lifetime of volunteering

Lt. Col. Alfred H. Jones has spent more than 13,000 hours volunteering at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Shakespeare's Pizza cancels world record attempt because of weather

The high is expected to be around 38 degrees on Saturday, with a slight chance of rain and snow.

Injured veteran J.R. Martinez urges perseverance

The Iraq War veteran's burns have helped him realize success is a matter of attitude, he said.

Columbia School Board approves new bus transportation service

The Columbia School Board also discussed late start days during winter weather at the Monday meeting. Student Transportation of America's bid was approved to become the new transportation provider for the district.

Provost candidate Stokes speaks about experience at Florida State, University of Georgia

Garnett Stokes, the fourth candidate for MU provost to speak in an open forum, addressed her experiences in leadership at Florida State University and the University of Georgia. 

Groundbreaking ceremony held at future site of southwest elementary school

Columbia School Board members, administrators, Columbia Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and others attended the groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site of Columbia's 21st public elementary school.

Voluntary Action Center seeks sponsors for holiday family program

About 350 families remain in need of help during the holiday season.

Cold weather from northern states headed for Columbia

An Arctic blast fueled by Typhoon Nuri and the polar vortex was already dropping heavy snow in the northern plains.

UPDATE: Illicit Litecoin mining discovered at MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two MU students have been arrested in connection with a *Litecoin mining operation on eight computers in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building.

CATV to air panel about veteran issues Wednesday

The panel will include representatives from the Truman Veterans Hospital and Welcome Home Inc., a homeless veteran assistance group.


Two Columbia men face sodomy charges

Don Landers' faces one count and posted a $15,000 bond; Jerry Colster faces two counts and posted a $30,000 bond.



Man arrested in connection to Break Time, Dollar General robberies

Robert L. Buck was arrested on Sunday after police identified him on security footage in connection with a robbery at the Dollar General store on Vandiver Drive. Buck also implicated himself in Saturday's robbery of a Break Time convenience store, police said.

Winston Churchill's granddaughter speaks in Fulton on anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Edwina Sandys talked about her personal experiences related to the event. The granddaughter of Winston Churchill, Sandys created an art installation in 1989 from remains of the barrier. 

Columbia's 29th Veterans Day parade salutes veterans

Crowds gathered along Eighth Street for the Veterans Day Parade, hosted by MU ROTC, to celebrate and salute veterans.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Election reactions, world records broken and a lesson in hand-washing

A professor shares his passion for music, a student raises money for African schools and a church holds a prayer vigil in this week in photos.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Interactive map explores election outcomes; parents call for changes at sporting events

An interactive map explores the Missouri 2014 General Election outcomes was the Missourian's most-read story this week. Other stories include parents' request for MSHSAA changes after the death of their son and a look at Columbia's first sewing cafe.

Park 7 Group resubmits plans for student apartment complex near Domain

Preliminary plans for the proposed 321-unit complex show a pool, basketball court, tennis court and a club house. 

Police investigating robbery at Smiley Lane Break Time

The suspect fled on foot, heading westbound from the convenience store. Police and a K-9 unit were unable to locate him.


Michael Brown prayer vigils emphasize nonviolence, faith

Speakers at the vigil discussed having peaceful interactions between the black community and police officers and urged non-violent protests if Officer Darren Wilson isn't indicted.