Ceremony honors fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt

An informal park dedication ceremony was held Friday at Sterling W. Wyatt Park to honor U.S. Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012.

New bus brings information on changes to city bus system

The COMO Connect Information Bus will be driving information about the new bus system from various high-traffic areas across Columbia next week.

Water main break closes Ash Street between Providence Road and Fourth Street

A water main break on Ash Street on Saturday morning has closed the street between Providence Road and Fourth Street. Four businesses lost water from the break.

Special tree debris pickup scheduled

The Columbia Public Works Department announced a special pickup for storm debris to take place July 19.

Leaky pipe causes electrical fire off of Route O

The fire started behind a basement shower and caused around $5,000 in damage.

Public Works Department to set up drop-off points for spoiled food

The two drop-off locations are at 1005 W. Worley St. and 909 Fairview Road. The program came about after people complained about food spoiling as a result of storm-related power outages.

UPDATE: Meningitis vaccine to be required at Missouri's public colleges

The vaccine requirement — already in place on all University of Missouri System campuses — takes effect next summer.

Anniversary dinner, first since husband's death, brings unexpected kindness

A Boonville woman carried on the tradition she and her late husband kept for 30 years — having dinner at a Columbia Red Lobster on their anniversary. She didn't have to pay a dime.

Advisory boards oppose marijuana growing proposal

Two city advisory boards voted Thursday to stop pushing proposed amendments for growing marijuana forward.

Tigers on the Prowl artists paint for a cause

Twelve unique tigers painted by mid-Missouri artists were unveiled Friday at Columbia Mall.  People can vote for their favorite tiger by donating to the tiger's charity online until Oct. 3.

Columbia Water and Light reported zero outages Friday afternoon

Columbia Water and Light reported zero total power outages in the Columbia area as of Friday afternoon. Any customers without power should call 875-2555.

Mid-Missouri group marches in protest against Middle East violence

A procession of Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation members marched to the  Columbia offices of Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to voice their concerns about violence in the Middle East.

Columbia crews work to restore power to hundreds still in dark

Columbia Water and Light spokeswoman Connie Kacprowicz said that the areas still without power were those where downed power lines and tree debris made accessibility difficult for utility workers.

The Blue Note, Mojo's sale spurs social media reaction

The not-so-secret sale of Richard King's The Blue Note broke on Wednesday. Public response was mostly positive, though a few felt the sale was bittersweet.

Columbia man injured in cooking fire

A news release from the Columbia Fire Department said the 77-year-old man's injuries were not life-threatening.

MU Libraries awarded $400,000 to aid recovery from mold damage

The grant comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funding began July 1 and will continue for a year.

MU Summer Rep Theatre presents comedy, ingenuity

The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two full-stage plays directed by Cheryl Black and Jim Miller as well as two productions of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Community Band serenades public at Stephens Lake Park

The free monthly concert series held at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater on Thursday featured trumpet and xylophone solos.

Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe returns to practice

Hickman High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

Walking tours to showcase Columbia architecture, history

The Historic Preservation Commission will host Twilight Walks, which begin July 31.