One Read panel narrows selection to two books

Now is the time for the public to decide which book will be chosen for the community to read for One Read this year.

As rapid growth continues, downtown's future remains uncertain

The relatively open-ended C-2 zoning guidelines that govern downtown development might be a reason why student housing has sprouted up in recent years. An amendment to the zoning card was added by the Columbia City Council to restrict height of buildings and to require adequate parking.

One last round: Speakers duke it out over propositions at candidate forum

Propositions 1 and 2, as well as the Columbia City Council's role in citizen's lives, were discussed at the final candidate forum Thursday night.

UPDATE: LSU's Kurpius chosen as next dean of Missouri School of Journalism

David Kurpius, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management and a professor in the Manship School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University, will succeed Dean Mills, who has led the Journalism School for 25 years.

Derby Ridge Elementary wins CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grant

CenturyLink awarded a $1,967 grant to the school to fund a mobile technology station.

Columbia's Pedestrian Safety Campaign kicks off, cracks down on cyclists, jaywalkers

Starting Wednesday, Columbia police issued warnings to pedestrians and bicyclists violating traffic laws, such as jaywalking or biking on sidewalks. On Monday, the Police Department will start issuing tickets. 


Sierra Club endorses Rasmussen for First Ward council seat

The club selected Rob Rasmussen based on his responses to the club’s questionnaire about environmental issues.


Patricia's Foods recycling drop-off removed as Moser's takes over location

Patricia's Foods is losing its recycling drop-off location as it switches ownership to Moser's Foods. This is the third recycling site the city has discontinued. 

City Council candidates discuss strategies for creating jobs, boosting economy

Candidates from the First, Second and Sixth wards answered Missourian reporters questions regarding economic development strategies.

City Council candidates offer their 2 cents on downtown development, zoning

All 13 candidates for three open Columbia City Council seats weighed in on the future and past of downtown Columbia.

Flashlights in hand, children dash in the dark for eggs

Despite steady rain, Columbia children and their parents gathered Wednesday night for the annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt in the Riechmann Indoor Pavilion.

Death Notice for April 2, 2015

Death notice for Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Columbia woman arrested on suspicision of cutting a man, smashing car windshield

A Columbia women was charged with armed criminal action Thursday after cutting a man's wrist and smashing the windshield of his car. 


Gunfire hits Columbia home, vehicle Wednesday night

No injuries were reported in the incident near Oak Street and Unity Drive, but a residence and a vehicle were damaged by gunfire, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. 

Kurpius sets sights on diversity, innovation at MU journalism school

The incoming dean of MU's School of Journalism says he hopes to improve racial, ethnic and gender diversity, and entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.

Shakespeare's to be demolished, temporarily relocated

The move will only be temporary, and the iconic Columbia pizza place will reopen in its original location by 2016.

Columbia third-grader returns to normal life after brain cancer diagnosis last year

Doctors say any traces of cancer left in Aiden Taylor show no signs of growth, and he is back in school full time.

Cardboard boating season begins with Dumpster dive

Racers gathered materials to construct their entries for the Float Your Boat fundraiser on Wednesday night at Johnston Paint and Decorating.

Three MU professors receive Kemper teaching excellence awards

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin surprised the first three of five MU professors — Nicole Monnier, Elisa Glick and Berkley Hudson — with the 2015 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on Wednesday.

Pepe's Tacos to be sold at Rose Music Hall

Pepe Perez will continue operating his food truck in addition to selling food at events at Rose Music Hall.