Both fires had been extinguished before firefighters arrived on the scene.
Elias, a 100-pound Beauceron, protects owner Hollie Dennis with his ability to detect gluten.
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's head football coach Arnel Monroe was arrested early Sunday morning on charges driving while intoxicated.
A woman and a teenager were injured after a shooting on the 300 block of W. Worley Street.
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.
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.
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.
The 29-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at University Hospital and released. An investigation is ongoing.
The woman was arrested as part of a crackdown on prostitution in which the Columbia Police Department worked with the FBI.
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.
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.
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.
Columbia Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired at the intersection of Worley Street and McBaine Avenue at 12:34 a.m. Friday.
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.
The memorial service will be held noon on Tuesday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St.
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.
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.
The report argues for a tax-increment financing district, but one council member said statements within it are "outrageous."