Council discusses community improvement district, passes Battle annexation

If approved, the community improvement district will levy nearly a half-cent special property tax and a half-cent sales tax. A board of directors will be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the council.

'Unanimously loved': MU student remembered at candlelight vigil

Beta Theta Pi fraternity held a candlelight vigil to remember MU student Paul Miltenberger, 20. He died early Sunday in a hit-and-run accident in Dallas.

Columbia AmeriCorps organizations to be recognized this week

More than 120 AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps volunteers serve in Columbia. Members of those organizations will be recognized this week at the Mayors' and Commissioners' Day of Recognition for National Service.

Eastside Tavern owner Sal Nuccio says he's out of Columbia City Council race

His withdrawal drops the field from nine candidates to eight.


MU associate professor first this year to win UM System award

Gavin King, an MU associate professor of physics and biochemistry, was presented with the President's Award for Early Career Excellence Monday.

MU student killed in Dallas hit-and-run

Paul Miltenberger was visiting his family in Southlake, Texas, for Easter. He was a member of the MU chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Police testing spent shell casings faster to solve gun crime

In the two years since Denver began its Crime Gun Intelligence Center, matched shell casings have lead to at least 35 arrests in more than 50 shootings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, at least 13 other suspects were charged with federal gun crimes.

VOTERS GUIDE: Council candidates on the issues

The Missourian asked the City Council candidates questions about major issues facing the city.

WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: New MU journalism dean, Shakespeare's Pizza and Sophie Cunningham

Missouri men's basketball might lose its best player after a dreadful season, and Shakespeare's Pizza on Ninth Street is going to be demolished.

Candidate volume predicts turnout better than fundraising

With nine candidates on the ballot including write-in Chad Phillips, this is the busiest City Council election Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren can remember.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spring blooms blossom around MU campus

MU plants thousands of flowers each year, and Missourian photojournalist Amber Garrett documented some of them Friday with a Lytro camera.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU Remembers, Easter eggs and a day by the lake

It was a busy week to be a kid. Some looked for Easter treasures, some bristled with newfound scientific knowledge and some went to the library to listen to the echoes of a bat-themed book.

How to participate in Tuesday's election

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

No injuries reported in Sunday morning vehicle fire on Providence Road

Before the Columbia Fire Department extinguished the blaze, flames were about twice as high as the truck itself.

Chicago-bound plane gets stuck in mud at Columbia Regional Airport

American Airlines flight 3624 to Chicago veered off the tarmac and into the mud as it was taxiing for takeoff Saturday afternoon.

New trustee will need to monitor pulse of hospital's finances

Two cardiologists are running for chair emeritus Barbara Weaver's position on the Boone Hospital Center's Board of Trustees. Robert Doroghazi and Jerry Kennett differ on the main issue facing the trustees: whether to renew a lease with BJC, which manages the county-owned hospital.

Kids stuff pockets with candy at Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

The city of Columbia's annual event, Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza, brought more than 300 people to Douglass Park on Saturday. 

New season, new stage for Maplewood Barn Community Theatre

The theater's old stage was installed after a fire destroyed it in 2010. That stage was meant to be temporary and wore-out after a short time in the spotlight. Volunteers tore out the old outdoor stage Wednesday and began installation of a weather-durable stage.

City Council candidates describe ward-specific priority issues

Candidates for three seats on the Columbia City Council respond to a question from the Missourian on specific issues in their ward they look to make a priority if elected to City Council — including infrastructure, affordable housing, tenants' protection, public safety and public parking.

Candidates hope to champion personal causes with council election

The candidates for Columbia City Council said there are many causes — increased polarization in city council, transparent fiscal policy, improving infrastructure, diversity — that they hoped the council would resolve during their time on the council.