3 gunfire incidents reported in Columbia; 1 injured

The early morning incidents occurred around 701 Big Bear Blvd., 716 Business Loop E. and the 1400 block of Avatar Court.

After house fire, couple cherishes what was salvaged

After Tuesday's fire destroyed their home, the Ewings managed to salvage precious items.


Results of MU academic career survey give snapshot of faculty satisfaction

The results, released Wednesday, are from the first Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey conducted at MU.

Columbia man accused of possessing, promoting child pornography

Scott May, 57, was charged with first-degree promoting child pornography and felony possession of child pornography Thursday after an investigation that began in May.

Former MU chancellor Brady Deaton honored with Missourian Award

Brady Deaton will receive a 2014 Missourian Award on Sept. 27. The award is given to Missouri citizens who have made contributions to their community and the state's vitality.

United Way approves funding for local community projects

The Heart of Missouri United Way distributed funds for projects at 10 local agencies addressing affordable housing, homelessness, food security and domestic violence.

Jewish groups to host event in support of Israel

Local Jewish organizations will host an event Sunday evening supporting Israel in its current conflict.

ENGAGEMENT: Elizabeth Hobbs, John Clay plan 2015 wedding

The couple are planning a May 24, 2015, wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.

Columbia's Project Homeless Connect provides food, haircuts

Groups such as Love INC, MedZou Community Health Clinic, veterans organizations, housing services and the Daniel Boone Regional Library were on site to provide assistance and information about their free services.

Three's company for Boone County recorder's office despite election fever

Three deputies are running to replace their retiring boss in the Boone County Recorder of Deeds Office. Instead of conflict, the office is filled with laughter and friendship. 

Opus building plans approved; opponents' petition certified

City officials have approved Opus' plans to demolish three buildings downtown and replace them with a six-story, 260-bed apartment complex. A petition against the development was certified.

2 arrests made in connection with 2011 disappearance of Harrisburg man

Boone County Sheriff's deputies now consider Charles Bell's 2011 death a homicide investigation.

Local farmers speak out against 'Right to Farm' amendment

A group of farmers gathered at the Missouri Rural Crisis Center to protest Amendment 1 on Tuesday's ballot.

Memoir-writing group works to preserve Columbia history

Members of Winn's Orphaned Writers have met on Tuesday mornings for six years. They gather to share their writings, encourage one another, preserve the past and provide companionship.

Two Columbia homes struck by bullets overnight

A chase followed after reports that shots had been fired on the 4500 block of Rice Road.

Party to celebrate launch of COMO Connect

The celebration will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the MU Student Center. The new bus system begins operating Monday.

In Columbia, Missouri Rep. Wright presses for lobbyist reform

John Wright, D-Rocheport, held a town hall meeting in Columbia on Wednesday night, proposing solutions for ending the influence that lobbyists have in the Missouri legislature.

Back-to-school shoppers to get weekend break from state sales tax

Columbia and Boone County governments opt out of the 'holiday' on state sales tax.


Yoruba cultural association to celebrate 15 years in mid-Missouri

Columbia's Yoruba cultural association will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this Saturday evening. The event will include drum music, a fashion show and a guest speaker from Nigeria.

Health department provides free vaccinations

Free vaccines will be administered on Saturday morning at the health department clinic at 1005 W. Worley St.