Columbia schools extend emergency-monitoring radius

The school district's security officials now receive a text message whenever police respond to an incident within 2,000 feet of a school.

Free career coaching for women set for Saturday

Even the Odds, sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, will help women with the skills needed to find and keep a job. It will also feature a fashion show.

New gym speeds up kickboxing workouts in circuit training

Jason McClary opened a franchise of 9 Round Fitness and Kickboxing in southeast Columbia.

Diamond earrings stolen from Buchroeder's Jewelry

Three men escaped with a pair of diamond stud earrings valued at $20,000 after a "small scuffle" ensued, according to the store's owner.

MU student admits to setting multiple fires in Hawthorn Hall

Keiser Witte has been charged with two felony counts of arson. He admitted to setting a fire in Hawthorn Hall on Saturday and other small fires there earlier.


Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for southern Boone County

A severe thunderstorm warning has been posted for southern Boone County, including the city of Columbia, until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

UPDATE: MU student who died Monday remembered at candlelight vigil

Cale Boedeker was described as thoughtful, caring and enthusiastic by those at Tuesday's vigil. Boedeker, 19, appears to have died of natural causes Monday night, according to an investigator with the Boone County Medical Examiner.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Dawson Shoe Repair a Columbia landmark for nearly 100 years

The cobbler's shop on South Eighth Street has been around since the 1920s, but the Wood family has operated it since 1956.

Nate Irvin wants to ease marijuana laws for Missouri's 4th District

Democratic candidate Nate Irvin said federal law needs to change to match public opinion in Missouri's 4th District. Incumbent Vicky Hartzler disagreed. Libertarian Herschel Young said he would go further.

After 12 years, Tolton coach almost finished with tiger sculpture

Lonnie Tapia, a soccer coach and art teacher at Tolton High School, is almost finished with a sculpture he began when a red maple tree fell in his yard over a decade ago.


Columbia and Boone County shell out nearly $300,000 for Ryan Ferguson lawsuit defense

With six remaining defendants who are either current or former Columbia Police Department employees, the city's bill in the case will rise.

Prices for new UM System health care plan raise questions

Some UM System employees say they're facing a tough decision in choosing from one of three benefit plans.

Columbia police find blood but no victims at Hanover Boulevard

Columbia police said people in two cars parked next to each other in the 1600 block of Hanover Boulevard started fighting and shots were fired. The SUV sped away from the scene.

Missouri swimmer arrested in connection with Hawthorn Hall fires

The swimmer is suspected of setting Saturday's fire, as well as one in January.

Missouri Supreme Court will choose judge for Opus case

Boone County Presiding Judge Jodie Asel on Monday asked the high court to assign a new judge to the lawsuit filed by two Columbia residents against the city of Columbia and Opus Development Co.

Boone County residents unload prescriptions in drug take-back event

The Drug Enforcement Administration collection yielded nearly 150 pounds fewer than the previous collection event, which occurred in April. After this collection, the DEA will implement a new disposal program.

Lighting ceremony held for fallen Missouri soldiers

A ceremony was held Sunday evening to honor Missouri military personnel who had lost their lives in war. Luminaries were lit at Cosmo-Bethel Park around dusk to honor the fallen soldiers and their families.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Missouri learns from Indiana loss, Yik Yak app causes safety worries

In this week's most-read stories, a comic strip bombshell gets a book written about her, a Missouri freshman volleyball player shines on the court, and we list 10 things you might not know about South Carolina.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri football's last-minute win over South Carolina, Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

This week, Missourian photographers also captured the South Farm Showcase and the rescue of a maintenance worker who fell into the Boone County Courthouse dome.

Two men arrested on suspicion of Saturday shooting

Christopher Herron of Columbia and Leonard Jordan Jr. of Grandview, both 19, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and unlawful use of weapons.