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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.

Car crashes into Hallsville post office

The Hallsville post office now has a 5-by-3 foot hole after a woman crashed her car into the building Wednesday.

UPDATE: Officials investigating Texas crash as a crime

U.S. law enforcement officials say this is an isolated incident.

Officials probing plane crash into US tax office

The plane crashed into an Austin, Texas, based office of the Internal Revenue Service. The fire department said at least one person was missing and two people were taken to the hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: School is out, doctor is in

With schools closing in observance of President's Day, some children participated in "Doctor Day," YouZeum's School's Out program on Monday. The event offers education and entertainment for children on days when school is out of session.

UPDATE: MU student misses "Jeopardy!" final

Lindsay Eanet, a senior at MU, lost a spot in the finals for the "Jeopardy!" College Championship on Wednesday night.

Columbia resident suffers burns from house fire

A woman is listed in serious condition as of 4 p.m. Monday after a fire in her home.

UPDATE: ATM taken from convenience store

Early Wednesday morning the Boone County Sheriff's Department received a call about a van that was backed up to the front door of a convenience store north of Columbia. When deputies arrived they found the ATM was missing.

UPDATE: Three people assaulted in home invasion

Three men reported being assaulted and bound in their home late Tuesday night. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had no suspects.

Snow, rain expected north of Interstate 70 this weekend

Parts of Missouri and Illinois could see two to four inches of snow from Thursday to Saturday.

UPDATE: MU student reports rape outside fraternity house

Police have no suspect in the reported rape of an MU student that took place outside the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house early Saturday morning.

Families fighting Alzheimer's voice concerns at community forum

A state task force intends to bring the results of its findings to the governor and the General Assembly.

Tigers team up with Red Cross for Haiti relief

The MU athletics department announced Wednesday that it will give Tiger fans a chance to donate to Haiti relief efforts. Student volunteers will collect money for the American Red Cross at the Jan. 23 home basketball game.

City accepting applications for boards and commissions

The Columbia City Clerk's office announced it is accepting applications for 26 available positions on various city boards and commissions.

Many motions heard in Sanders murder case

Daniel Sanders, 20, appeared in court on Wednesday for a motion hearing. Sanders was arrested in August 2008 after a Columbia police officer found the body of Sanders' mother beneath a tire in his trunk. He is accused of drowning her and trying to hide her body.

 

UM reacts to possible breach of student Social Security numbers

The University of Missouri System cannot determine how many of 75,000 tax forms had visible Social Security numbers in the envelope window, but the Social Security Number Remediation Project will eliminate Social Security numbers from as many information systems as possible by next year.

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