3-D puts new spin on True/False March March

A Missourian photographer took 3-D portraits of True/False Film Fest goers during the festival's March March.

Interactive art installation 'Camera Obscura' adds depth of field

Duncan Bindbeutel constructed "Camera Obscura" in 2014 to help people understand the mechanics of photography. He brought it back this year but added decorative stenciling.

It's fish fry time for the Knights of Columbus

Sacred Heart's Knights of Columbus hosted its first fish fry of the season. An estimated 400 people attended and event organizers said they prepared about 360 pounds of fish. 

MSA to meet with Muslims, veterans about screening of "American Sniper"

Facing pressure from both sides, the Missouri Students Association is in the process of deciding how to handle the movie, which has been scheduled as part of the campus film series.

Gotcha! gives Q Queens' costumes the royal treatment

Aaro Froese has owned the costume shop for about two decades and does his best to help customers find what they need, no matter how unusual or unexpected. "They are the artists," he said. "We are just supplying the materials."

UPDATE: Super Bowl party shooting case ends in mistrial

Thirteenth Circuit Court Judge Christine Carpenter declared a mistrial in the case of Eugenia Dyer because an interview with a witness was not turned over to the defense until after the start of the trial.

Edward Elsea recommended as Lee Expressive Arts principal

Elsea would replace Karen Burger, who announced her retirement earlier this school year.

Remains of mid-Missouri soldier identified after 45 years

Almost 45 years after his helicopter was shot down while flying over Cambodia, Sgt. Rodney Griffin's body has been identified by the U.S. Army. The Centralia man was 21 years old when he went away to war.

Battle annexation passes through planning commission

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request from Columbia Public Schools to annex 116 acres of land located north of St. Charles Road and east of Battle Avenue at its meeting on Thursday. The commission approved the annexation of about 146 acres of land in total.

True/False Film Fest tortoise brought to life in sculpture

A metal and paper machete skeleton of a tortoise hangs lofted above other art pieces in Alley A across from Hitt Street. MU students collaborated with other university and local volunteers to create the sculpture.

Tiny theater shows short films at True/False Film Fest

A Colorado filmmaker opened the door to his trailer-turned-theater Thursday at the True/False Film Festival. Throughout the festival, three free documentaries each under ten minutes long will be shown inside the cinema.


Missourian uses scanner to explore all angles of the news

Missourian photographer Mike Krebs used a Structure 3D Scanner to take photos of the True/False Film Festival. The scanner creates a 3D rendition of the person by assembling about 50,000 mini pictures.

Volunteer training begins Tuesday for city aquatic work

Training classes to become certified to help with Columbia aquatic restoration volunteer project will begin March 10.

MU students, faculty take 'It's On Us" pledge to combat sexual assault

The university is one of approximately 200 schools to join "It's On Us," a campaign initiated by the Obama administration in September 2014.


911 calls increase by 7 percent in Boone County

Telecommunicators received an average of 226 calls per day in 2014, according to a news release from Boone County Joint Communications.

True/False festivalgoers brave cold for tickets

A line of people formed outside the box office Thursday morning as people waited to buy tickets. "I'm taking one for the team by standing out here in the cold," Columbia resident James Tarr said.

Body cameras to capture conversations, conflicts between police and citizens

As the public demands a higher level of police accountability, law enforcement agencies across the country are buying body-worn cameras in huge numbers. Whether they will help alleviate tensions between communities and officers remains to be seen.

Death notices for March 5

Death notices for Doris D. Saxon and Isaac Lee Hollis.

Several flights canceled at Columbia Regional Airport

Flights to and from Dallas and Chicago were canceled Thursday. The National Weather Service predicted continued snow in the Ohio Valley, and rain, freezing rain and sleet in the Southeast.

COMO Connect offers free bus rides during film fest

All routes will be free, including a special festival route that travels among the venues.