City of Columbia debuts Facebook page

The city's fan page has received 493 likes in its first week. It will be used to communicate and engage community members with general information about things happening in Columbia.

Columbia's Food Bank receives award for aiding senior citizens

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will be recognized at a ceremony Tuesday morning for its efforts to provide job training for low-income senior citizens.

Merriam-Webster reveals new word list

Included in the more than 100 new terms are "tweet," "helicopter parents," "bromance," "cougar" and " boomerang child." Oh, and don't forget about "fist bump."

Emerald ash borer threatens Gateway Arch trees; replacement plants considered

The public is invited to comment on the issue via the National Park Service's website.

Walmart now streams videos on its website, in competition with Netflix

Walmart began streaming videos Tuesday. Movies are available at to rent or to purchase, but there is no subscription available.

Benjamin Franklin post office might be among closures

The Postal Service might close the post office located inside a house once owned by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was the first postmaster general for the U.S.

U.S. government to regulate medical apps for iPhone, Android, other devices

The Food and Drug Administration said it will begin regulating some smartphone applications that combine with medical devices.

4,500 couples celebrate at mass wedding reception in Indonesia

About 15,000 guests attended the mass wedding reception in Jakarta. The couples were from low-income backgrounds and received free marriage certificates.

MU science professor receives $50,000 award for embryo research

University of Missouri curator’s professor Randy Prather received a $50,000 prize Tuesday for his mammalian embryo research.

Army Corps of Engineers sent land acquisition letters to Missouri landowners

A corps spokesman called the timing of the letter a coincidence and a mistake. The letters said the corps has the "authority to acquire land" in the Missouri River basin.

Dispatch from Joplin: Reclaiming our unalienable rights

On the Fourth of July, the people in Joplin smiled and participated in familiar Independence Day activities. The time for mourning the destruction was over.

Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs

The final NASA space shuttle launch is set for July 8. The launch marks the end of a 40-year, $196 billion investment that some shuttle program supporters say never lived up to its initial promise.

DISPATCH FROM JOPLIN: We can be ourselves again

An MU student discusses how she deals with being asked about her hometown, Joplin, now that it is a recognizable name.

Court archives reveal Missouri slaves' fights for freedom

Kenneth Winn, director of public services for the Missouri Supreme Court, will discuss newly uncovered documents telling the stories of Missouri slaves trying to earn freedom before the Civil War at an event Tuesday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

St. Charles Road closure delayed until Tuesday

The planned closure is delayed one day due to weather.

Eccentricity outranks tornado warnings at the True/False March March parade

Participants in the True/False parade marched on, despite weather.

GALLERY: Students line up, camp out for MU-KU basketball tickets

Students began lining up Thursday evening for tickets to the upcoming MU-KU men's basketball game, which went on sale Friday at 7 a.m. The game will be held March 5 at Mizzou Arena.

Boone County treasurer remembered as dedicated worker, loving mother

Boone County Treasurer Jan Fugit died Tuesday at Boone Hospital Center of unforeseen medical issues found during a routine operation a few weeks ago. She was 43.

Services for Jackman to be held Saturday

Services for Vicki A. Jackman are to be held 5 p.m. Saturday at Parker Funeral Service & Crematory.

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