HackMizzou holds second annual hackathon

Hackers from different colleges traveled to MU for the second annual HackMizzou, a three-day weekend hackathon.

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Candlelight vigil held for MU student, Tolton teacher nears completion of Tiger sculpture

Also included in this week's top-stories are Missouri basketball's dismissal of one of its guards, a feature on an MU student who uses prosthetics technology to achieve his dream of becoming a police officer and changes to the University of Missouri System's health plan options.

Sexual assault reported in MU residence hall

A woman reported a sexual assault that occurred early Friday morning, according to a Clery release from the MU Police Department.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: The Rock Bridge Bruins dance team, a robotic arm and Paws in the Park

A tiger sculpture, a candlelight vigil and people munching on chili and chicken make up this week in photos.

Urban farm holds 5th annual Harvest Hootenanny

Part of Smith Street was blocked off for the event, and the organizers set up a tent on the pavement — a stone's throw away from where much of the food was grown.

Despite cold, thousands participate in breast cancer race

The fifth annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure raised a little less than $50,000 on Saturday for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Pooches strut their stuff at Paws in the Park

Thousands of dog lovers attended the 11th annual Paws in the Park hosted by Second Chance. The event featured a dog diving competition and a silent auction.

Youth council angles for a voice in Columbia city politics

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said the city could benefit from working with the Youth Advisory Council.

Invasive Asian carp popular at Columbia supermarket

Enticed by Mark Morgan's unusual chili recipe, some customers at Moser's supermarket on Saturday became the first buyers of Asian carp in mid-Missouri. The carp are an invasive species, and Morgan believes that serving the carp as food is the answer to controlling their numbers.

Suspect in burglary shot in early morning confrontation

Columbia resident William Harper was arrested after being released from the hospital, where he was treated for a bullet wound.

Expo teaches Columbia community about energy efficiency

Hundreds of Columbia residents learned ways to save energy and stay safe at this year's energy efficiency expo at Central Missouri Events Center.

Judge rules against Opus restraining order, schedules hearing for November

The judge said stopping the project would harm Opus, but allowing it to proceed wouldn't immediately harm the plaintiffs.

Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri names new executive director

Lindsay Young Lopez, the new executive director of the Food Bank, looks to bring energy, enthusiasm and a new perspective to the center.

UM System chancellors hope enrollment continues to increase

At a UM System Board of Curators meeting Friday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the university will continue to seek high-achieving students.

Thursday's record rain keeps Columbia roads closed

Heavy rainfall Thursday kept seven Boone County roads closed Friday.

Thursday's rain beats an 87-year record in Columbia

The rainfall on Thursday broke a record from 1927.


Village Square Park to close after years of negotiation

A lease between the Parks and Recreation Department and First Christian Church ended in 2010. After several meetings, city officials and church representatives decided to close the park, but regular visitors are unhappy about the change.

Columbia organization prepares youth to walk the runway for a cause

Students participating in the YEZ fashion show first learned how to model their leadership and self-esteem before taking to the runway on Saturday.

Tigers on the Prowl help charities raise money

Buy a tiger and help a Missouri charity was the theme of Tigers on the Prowl auction.

Columbia animals to be blessed in annual ceremony

The Blessing of the Beasts brings together human and animals in a special ceremony. This is the fourth year for the event.