Suspect in teen killing [Photo]

Alyssa Bustamante, 15, has been charged as an adult in the first-degree murder trial in the killing of a 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

Nixon, Universities Freeze Tuition Again [Graphic]

For the second year in a row, Nixon and university leaders in Missouri have agreed to keep in-state tuition for undergraduate students at four-year public colleges and universities for 2010-2011 at the same rate it was in 2008-2009 and this year. If approved, this will be the second year in a row that they have agreed to a tuition freeze. Click on the schools in the graph portion to see how its tuition percentage change compares to
other universities or four-year institutions in Missouri since 1999.

Pregame Playmakers: Directing MU's Homecoming [Video]

For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.

Each year, three members are selected to direct the next year's plans. Liz Braun, a senior, was chosen last year as a tridirector.

She worked nearly yearround to select new members and then worked closely with them, coordinating several events including the parade.

The committee originally wanted only 125 entries for the parade. Braun, however, drove the 158th entry to signal its end because so many community and campus organizations wanted to participate.

In the hours before the parade started, Braun and the rest of the committee hustled to put eight months of efforts into one morning's event.

God's Girlz dolls accessory kits [Photo]

Kerusso currently offers two accessory kits for the dolls. The kits allow girls to change the look of the doll by adding boots, cell phones, purses and even pet dogs.

"Dixie Swim Club" rehearsed at Stephens College Warehouse Theatre [Photo]

From left to right, Kaitie Huffman, Denise Saylor and Olivia Howell react to a comment made by another actor's dialogue during the tech rehearsal of "Dixie Swim Club" at Stephens College Warehouse Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Columbia.

"Dixie Swim Club" rehearsal [Photo]

Actors Olivia Howell, left, backs away from Simone Elyse, right, as she attempts to intimidate her during a rehearsal of "Dixie Swim Club" at Stephens College Warehouse Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Columbia. The play's first performance is 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and will run though Saturday, Nov. 21.

2010 MU football schedule [Graphic]

The Missouri Athletics Department released the 2010 football schedule on Wednesday after filling the last opening with San Diego State University.

Nixon speaks at MU about tuition freeze [Photo]

MU student leaders watch as Gov. Jay Nixon gives details regarding the agreement to freeze tuition for undergraduate in-state students on Nov. 18, 2009, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. "By helping keep higher education affordable, we are taking bold steps to prepare the workforce that will move Missouri forward," Nixon said.

Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor goes for a rebound against UT-Martin's Andres Irarrazabal in Tuesday's game at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon passes the ball downcourt against UT-Martin on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Tigers chase the ball vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon, top, and guard Marcus Denmon scramble for a loose ball in the Tigers' victory Tuesday against UT-Martin

TIgers' defense pesters UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon, left, and Miguel Paul, right, put defensive pressure on Tennessee-Martin's Cataurius Taylor during Tuesday's Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's basketbal player Keith Ramsey vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri sophomore forward Keith Ramsey jumps to grab a pass in the second half as UT-Martin's Delrico Lane, left, and M.J. Brown on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri senior guard J.T. TIller, center, scrambles for a loose ball against Tennessee-Martin's Delrico Lane, left, and Terrance Coleman on Tuesday night the Tigers' victory at Mizzou Arena. Tiller left the game with an injured ankle early in the second half.

East Columbia development [Graphic]

The Boone County and Columbia planning and zoning commissions held a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future use of an undeveloped area east of Columbia. Current proposals include the addition of two road extensions, one road improvement and the annexation of the Richland Road project area.

Lining up for the grand opening [Photo]

Cars wait in a line for the extension of Providence to open up Tuesday near McKnight Plaza. The extension, jokingly called the "Gateway to the North" by Mayor Hindman, links neighborhoods previously accessed only via Range Line Street.

Commending hard work [Photo]

Mayor Darwin Hindman and various members of the community listen Tuesday as City Manager Bill Watkins commends the hard work that led to the extension of Providence Road near McKnight Plaza.

Wrestler returns to MU as assistant coach [Video]

All-American wrestler Matt Pell returns to MU as an assistant wrestling coach. He describes how his past experiences prepared him for his current job.

Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers against UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri and Clemson are so similar they have even crossed paths on the recruiting road. Missouri's Laurence Bowers says he got attention from Clemson. "So it is actually a game of Tigers versus Tigers,” Bowers said.

New Missouri assistant coach Matt Pell [Photo]

Matt Pell, bottom, says he knew he wanted to be a coach after he graduated from MU in 2007. "I realized that I’m good at wrestling, and I want to make an impact on people’s lives," Pell said.