MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Music livens up farmers market

Columbia Farmers Market patrons could hear the sounds of music from John Galbraith while perusing tents and stands of local vendors at the open-air market on June 28. 

Gunshots strike car, residences on Sanford Avenue early Wednesday

The Columbia Police Department responded to reports of gunshots on the 400 block of Sanford Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured, but shots hit two residences and a parked car.

Tree service workers have long day after storms

One of Nelson's Tree Service's stops was a house on West Boulevard where a 75-foot hackberry tree fell over.

UPDATE: Crews work to restore power; clean-up from heavy storm continues

The Columbia Fire Department responded to more than 40 calls between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Tuesday mostly related to storm damage. Much of the damage was concentrated on the west side of Columbia, and after enduring a night of destruction, residents woke up Tuesday morning to pick up the pieces.

Columbia man totals car driving home in storm, finds tree on house

A Columbia resident lost all but his most precious belongings during the storm Monday night.


Shaken by storm, resident counts her blessings

Columbia resident Donna Simmons woke up Tuesdaymorning to fallen trees on her house and car and piles of tree limbs in her front yard. She said she is "lucky to be alive" after the storm.

Gov. Nixon vetos bills to redefine 'livestock' to include captive deer

Gov. Nixon has vetoed two bills designed to move regulatory oversight for captive deer ranches from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture.

MU sets single-year fundraising record

MU has raised $164.5 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year, surpassing its fundraising goal of $150 million and beating the record by more than $4 million.

STORIFY: Columbia residents share photos of storm damage, cleanup

The Missourian collected reactions and photos shared by Columbia residents on social media.

Foster children in dire need of homes in Columbia, statewide

In recent years, the number of children in foster care in Missouri has reached a record high, but the number of licensed foster homes in the state has declined.

Winds topple 80-foot electrical poles on west side

The poles carried a high-voltage transmission line, which is used to carry large amounts of electricity. Power is expected to be restored by early Tuesday afternoon.

Storms damage campus buildings, cars

The storm caused structural damage at the Virginia Avenue South Housing construction site and damaged several university vehicles at MU.

Despite damage, thunderstorms not unusual for season

Thunderstorms hit Missouri Monday night causing damage across the state.

Council votes to allow Opus Development Co. to close sidewalks and roads

Council's approval of the sidewalk and parking lane closure permit will allow Opus to immediately close the sidewalks and parking lanes through July 2015 to accommodate construction.

What to do with fallen tree limbs

Because of storm damage and fallen trees, Columbia Public Works asked that residents understand the procedure for tree limb removal from streets and sidewalks.


Hunters invited to share thoughts on deer management at meeting

The deer population in Boone and other counties has declined, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is responding with changes in hunting regulation. Hunters, property owners and others can give their opinions on overall management issues at an open house on Wednesday in Columbia.

High water leads to rescheduling of Missouri River 340

The Missouri River 340, a boat race across Missouri, has been postponed to Aug. 12 because of flooding.

Construction begins on two bridges; traffic delays expected

Two bridges on East Broadway, Route WW will be under construction until at least mid-August. To avoid delays, drivers should seek alternative routes.

COMO Connect class allows bus riders to learn about new routes

Columbia residents came to COMO Connect's Wabash Station for a free class about the new bus routes that go into effect Aug. 4.

Deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 election is Wednesday

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 primary election is Wednesday. Here are the registration requirements and more useful information.