New chief operating officer set for Boone Hospital Center

Rose Fowler is a former vice president of operations at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Wisconsin. She will take over as chief operating officer on Nov. 3.

Stephen Webber offers solutions to Ferguson problem

In a speech to the League of Women's Voters on Wednesday, Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, emphasized the need to increase funding for police officers, the minimum wage and the justice system, implying that people should be willing to pay for the society they want to have. 

Columbia police arrest teenager after vehicle chase ends in crash

Kaylen J. Hayse, 17, was taken into custody late Tuesday night in connection with leaving the scene of an accident following a vehicle chase on Raleigh Drive.

Rock Bridge marching band places fourth in competition

The Rock Bridge High School marching band had its best performance at the Fort Zumalt North River City marching band competition under first-year director Patrick Sullivan.

Derby Ridge principal recommended to lead Battle Elementary

Jeri Petre will be recommended to become principal of the elementary school set to open next year.

Grant to fund MU research about learning elementary mathematics

The $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation will help answer the question of how to ensure that elementary school students have access to high quality mathematics instruction.


Les Bourgeois Vineyards celebrates annual Crush Festival

The festival featured grape stomping, wine tasting and fishing at the vineyard’s pond. Employees at Les Bourgeois spent the previous night harvesting grapes.

Devoted mother Joan Moonan Pinnell enjoyed music, travel

Joan Moonan Pinnell of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. She was 94.

MU junior Trey Makler wins composition prize for his piece, 'Elysium'

MU student Trey Makler was awarded the Sinquefield Composition Prize. For his piece of chamber music, "Elysium," he found inspiration in a photo of Forest Park.

Columbia names new director of economic development

Stacey Button was chosen to take Mike Brooks' position as the city's new director of economic development. Brooks will retire in November.

Almeta Crayton's legacy to be celebrated at Douglass Park on Saturday

People will gather to remember "a little short black lady that didn't have a good hairdo and a driver's license," but who brought the community together, one organizer says.

Man pleads not guilty to July shooting that injured two women

One woman was hospitalized with the injuries she suffered from the shooting.

Record-setting rainfall disrupts school athletics, park construction

Only halfway through the month, this is the third-wettest October in Columbia's history.

Columbia police seek public's help in downtown shooting investigation

Officers found a cartridge casing near several popular bars on Broadway on Sunday morning. 

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in Range Line accident

Police said the driver swerved to avoid a car that crossed the median into incoming traffic.

As deadly bat disease spreads, Columbia researcher offers hopeful answer

More than 6 million bats have died of white nose syndrome since its discovery in the U.S. in 2006. As frustrations for an effective response mount, an MU-based researcher has come up with one of the most promising defensive strategies.


MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Roller derby team wants to return home to Columbia

Members of the CoMo Derby Dames are attempting to raise money for new flooring that would allow them to play competitively in Columbia.

UPDATE: Halfway through, October inches to third-wettest on record

As rain continues Tuesday, the month is already the the third wettest October on record, with more than half the month still to come.

Columbia School Board approves more staff for special needs students, tables girls lacrosse funding

The School Board also approved more than $30,000 in building renovations.

Q&A: New Columbia College President Dalrymple talks about plans for future

The new president wants to make it easier for students to do things such as register for classes and buy textbooks. "Our goal is to try to make it as easy as buying a book on Amazon," he said.