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Parking restricted for bike lane painting

Workers will mark bike lanes from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Friday on Washington Avenue between Hickman Avenue and Wilkes Boulevard.

Columbia Board of Education discusses budget cuts, school improvements

The Columbia Board of Education held a special session Thursday morning to discuss long-term plans related to district funding and school improvements. Topics of discussion included next school year's budget reductions and the status of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

Coach Gary Pinkel appears in motorcycle safety awareness ads

Motorcycle deaths declined dramatically in Missouri and across the nation in 2009. MU football coach and motorcycle enthusiast Gary Pinkel has teamed up with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety to keep the focus on motorcycle safety.

Missouri clean energy advocates seek McCaskill's support

The group that gathered outside Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in downtown Columbia hopes to show the senator that many Missourians support moving forward legislation on climate change.

MU students aim to improve Columbia airport's terminals

MU architecture students presented airport terminal renovation designs to the Columbia Regional Airport advisory board Tuesday. The board is interested in the possibilities that would allow the airport to expand sometime in the future.

Macon prepares for President Barack Obama's visit

President Barack Obama will visit the small farming community of Macon on Wednesday, and residents are showing mixed emotions regarding the event.

Churchill's great-grandson discusses Winston's legacy in America

Jonathan Sandys, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, spoke Friday in Fulton about the impact of his great-grandfather's legacy on his own life and its continued relevance in today's world.

Columbia-based media site Newsy.com releases iPad Application

Newsy.com released an application for the iPad Wednesday. The free app allows users to search for and download the site's content to the tablet. Users can then share content via social networking sites, comment and rate videos, customize playlists and connect to Newsy's sources.

Fire badly damages Centralia mobile home

A fire in a mobile home south of Centralia on Wednesday morning caused significant damage to the home, but there were no injuries reported.

Part of Chapel Hill Road closing Monday morning

Beginning Monday morning, a construction project will close a portion of Chapel Hill Road.

Author speaks on using science to combat poaching

Author Laurel Neme spoke at the MU Life Sciences Center about crime against wildlife, specifically poaching and trafficking of endangered species.

UPDATE: Former Columbia man admits to conspiracy

Ali Mohamed Bagegni, former secretary of Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency, faces up to five years in prison for illegally sending money to Iraq during Saddam Hussein's reign.

UPDATE: Police warn residents of scam risk in southwest Columbia

Columbia police seek man in connection with scams.

Police warn residents of scam risk in southwest Columbia

According to an alert from the Columbia Police Department, a male in his late 20s has been appearing at residents' doors requesting personal information or entry into their homes.

Wintery mix expected to continue through Sunday

Up to 2 inches of snow accumulation is also expected through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

Parkade Center celebrates St. Patrick's Day with bagpipes

The Parkade Center, Columbia's oldest mall, is seeing new life as Moberly Area Community College moves in. For the second year, it celebrated St. Patrick's Day with bagpipes.

Census Bureau assures confidentiality, but privacy concerns persist

Even while the U.S. Census Bureau states the census information is kept safe from unwanted eyes, some citizens are concerned that their private information, which is obtained through the census, can be used against them by the government.

BLOG: 10 easy ways to get environmentally friendly this spring

For some, "going green" might mean a complete lifestyle change: switching to solar energy, installing a geothermal heating system or growing food. But for many, drastic changes are out of the question. Fortunately, there are small changes that will not only help us "go green," but might also help us save a little green.

In Columbia, historian stirs emotions about presidents

Nationally-recognized presidential historian Michael Beschloss told little-known stories about presidents and offered his opinions on the most note-worthy U.S. leaders. 

California to vote on "Cuss Free Week"

The California state Assembly will vote Thursday on a resolution calling for a statewide "Cuss Free Week." If passed, the annual event will occur the first week of March and encourage all citizens to refrain from swear words.

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