UPDATE: One man injured, three others flee home after two separate fires in Columbia

Both fires had been extinguished before firefighters arrived on the scene.

We can't smell it, but he can: Dog's special training protects owner from gluten

Elias, a 100-pound Beauceron, protects owner Hollie Dennis with his ability to detect gluten.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Fireworks light up night sky, children explore music

This week children exploring art, soccer players connecting to the community and a fireworks display caught the eye of Missourian photographers.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Woman tries to put life together after tragedy, Kappa Delta prepares for recruitment

This week's most read stories include the story of how Ashland resident Angela Anderson is living with the death of her two children two years later and how one of MU's sororities is getting ready for fall's recruitment week.

Hickman High School football coach arrested for DWI

Hickman High School's head football coach Arnel Monroe was arrested early Sunday morning on charges driving while intoxicated.

Two injured after shots fired on West Worley Street

A woman and a teenager were injured after a shooting on the 300 block of W. Worley Street.

City of Hope soccer camp unites refugees

City of Hope's camp started its fourth week Saturday morning.  Taw Taw, who came to Columbia from Burma in 2009, was one of about 25 participants. 

UPDATE: Fire in northeast Columbia home displaces three residents

Columbia Fire Department units arrived at 2701 McClure Drive just after midnight and found flames coming out of the front of the house. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Two overnight shootings in Columbia leave one man injured

Police were investigating gunfire incidents that occurred Friday night and early Saturday in Columbia. One, at Downtown Optimist Park, sent a man to the hospital and left 29 shell casings at the scene.


Columbia man shot while driving in Moberly on Saturday

The 29-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at University Hospital and released. An investigation is ongoing.

Columbia woman accused of knowingly exposing others to HIV

The woman was arrested as part of a crackdown on prostitution in which the Columbia Police Department worked with the FBI.

Fire in the Sky lights up Columbia on Fourth of July

The 62nd annual fireworks display drew thousands to downtown Columbia's parks and rooftops Friday night. J&M Displays, an Iowa-based fireworks supplier, provided the entertainment.

Opus Development Co. moving forward with housing project construction

The City Council will have the option to authorize Opus to temporarily close sidewalks and parking lanes so it can begin construction. The city has already issued Opus a demolition permit and land disturbance permit.

Brunswick pair spends Fourth of July in summer ritual with produce stand

It's sweet corn season for Alvis "Frisky" Clark and Wilma Clark. They returned to Columbia on Friday to set up their annual summer produce stand.

Gunshots strike house, parked car in central Columbia

Columbia Police responded to multiple reports of  shots fired at the intersection of Worley Street and McBaine Avenue at 12:34 a.m. Friday.

Landscaped escapes: Nine Columbia residents show off their lawns

How do our residents use their backyards? In honor of the Fourth of July and backyard warriors everywhere, staff photographer Matt McCormack asked nine residents to show off how they use their outdoor space in the summertime. These are their stories.


Services for Humane Society director to be held Tuesday

The memorial service will be held noon on Tuesday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St.

Man injured in central Columbia shooting

A 39-year-old man was taken to an area hospital Thursday evening after a shooting at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Oak Street. His injuries were not life-threatening, and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Children's deaths start life of awareness-raising for Ashland woman

Angela Anderson knows about loss. Two of her children died in the Lake of the Ozarks on July 4, 2012. The tears come less often these days, and she's ready to begin sharing her story.

Columbia's consultant paints bleak image of central Columbia

The report argues for a tax-increment financing district, but one council member said statements within it are "outrageous."