Freezing rain and sleet covered the town Friday, leaving a crystalline glaze of ice over Columbia. Many local schools and businesses closed for the day to keep students and employees safely off the roads.
Guest speakers at the event urged public participation and addressed ways to influence social reform.
The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at the Walmart on West Broadway late Friday evening.
The Boone Regional Beekeepers Association partnered with the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program for the beginner's class.
Debt was wiped for 11,108 families in St. Louis city and county.
Spotty power outages were reported midafternoon; Flights at Columbia Regional Airport were canceled beginning at midday.
Closings include Columbia Public Schools, MU and other local colleges. Dicey driving conditions predicted for most of Friday.
Response to the decision to have Mondays off has been positive, Sturgeon School District Superintendent Geoff Neill said.
The 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Awards honor those who work for and exemplify the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr.
To start, the multi-state project will look at inmates, officers and conditions with an eye toward innovation.
Columbia is $84,000 short of its goal, in part because of one less week of kettle collections.
Harold's Doughnuts celebrated its fifth anniversary on Thursday. Glazed and sprinkle doughnuts are the bakery's most popular treats.
Republican Gov. Mike Parson says he'll fight efforts to expand the number of people eligible for government health care.
$2,000 grant from Boone Electric Community Trust will send Future Business Leaders of America to conference in Springfield.
A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is growing in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.