Burned traffic signals lay in front of the smoldering apartment complex at the corner of College Ave. and Walnut Street. Fire crews were still spraying water onto the burned Brookside apartment complex at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Smoke could still be seen rising from some torched portions of the property on its corners. The apartments were due to open August, 2012.
The fire started Sunday morning around 5 a.m. In a message to renters, on the Brookside Facebook page, the company said about 30 percent of the complex will be completed by the end of August, when leases begin.
Celebrate the long weekend, even if you don't get Monday off. Soak some sun on the Katy Trail at the Pedaler's Jamboree. Watch plays that you haven't seen since that middle school field trip. Check out some Native American art or an indie rock show. There’s plenty to do!
When you imagine a hacker, you’re probably thinking of someone banging away at a keyboard, doing something shadowing and illegal on the internet. These days a lot of hackers are banding together, and it’s far from illegal. They’re forming groups called hackerspaces--community workshops where hackers (some of whom prefer the term “makers”) get together to build robots, modify electronics and socialize.
One man’s historic building is another’s nightmarish living conditions. Listen to the audio to hear former MSP inmate Joshua Kezer talks about what it was like to be incarcerated for 10 years in one of the oldest prisons in the U.S.
Emily, a former heroin addict, talks about her struggle for sobriety at the town-hall meeting. Emily, who didn't share her last name with reporters, has been sober for five months, the longest stretch since she was 13.
Columbia Police started seeing an increase in the number of heroin-related arrests and overdoses beginning about six months ago. Heroin is now the number-one drug the department investigates. Last night police held a town-hall meeting to inform residents about the growing threat.