Two years ago, Iman Labadia, a practicing Muslim for 16 years, was surprised by an FBI visit to her home. A few months later, a co-worker at Labadia’s office approached her with a fearful confession: Because Labadia wore a hijab, the traditional facial scarf worn by Muslim women, the co-worker was afraid that one day Labadia might come into work to “blow herself up.”
With Missouri leading the nation in methamphetamine production, an initiative was launched Tuesday to help children left in the wake of meth lab busts.
Guaranteed tuition, which would set students’ tuition for four or five years, will no longer be considered for the University of Missouri System. However, UM system President Elson Floyd will present an alternative proposal to curators when they meet this week in Kansas City.
JEFFERSON CITY — Restrictions on the morning after pill are part of an anti-abortion package unveiled for the coming Missouri legislative session.
A scam exploiting the age-old distaste for jury duty has caught the attention of Missouri officials who are warning the public against the identity theft hoax.
In its 37th year of service in Columbia, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri has received its second national award this year.
Student staff from The Maneater, MU’s student newspaper, said more than 1,500 copies of the newspaper were stolen from at least eight campus locations Tuesday.
The walls are going up on the Flagstone Building at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Flagstone. But they aren’t going up piece by piece. They are going up wall by wall.
Renowned social justice author Jonathan Kozol warned a packed MU auditorium on Tuesday night that segregation “has returned with a vengeance” to America’s public schools.
Residents, including those of Park Avenue public housing, criticized the Columbia Housing Authority on Tuesday for not addressing their concerns regarding the proposed demolition of the 70 Park Avenue homes.
To be honest, Sean Washington said he didn’t know much about College of the Ozarks forward Michael Bonaparte.
Quinton Day should be familiar by now. The University of Missouri-Kansas City standout’s story has been written, as has that of his teammate, Tim Blackwell.
The Hickman boys’ basketball team knows it will go through some growing pains this year. The team has one senior and its lack of experience showed Tuesday.
Some things just take on a life of their own.
Andrea Seabaugh was perfect from the free-throw line and the Bruins girls’ basketball team outlasted Cor Jesu Academy 51-40 in St. Louis on Tuesday.
The Kewpies lost to Kirksville 44-32 on the road Tuesday.
The MU athletic department made a donation of $3,431 to the American Red Cross. The money is going to the Red Cross’ hurricane-relief fund. The organization received the donation Nov. 21 and the money represented a portion of the funds collected during the annual Fall Craft Show on Nov. 6.
The Styling Zone hair salon, a vibrant green building situated across from Columbia College’s softball field, is usually closed on Sundays. Its slogan, “Where Looking Good is Understood,” might appropriately explain the weekend evening transformation of the salon into a meeting place for “Sista2Sista,” a new Columbia girls outreach program. Sista2Sista is geared to assist young girls through awkward stages in their adolescence.
Richard Schwartz, dean of MU’s College of Arts and Science, will step down from his position this summer. With extra time in his schedule, he said he plans to promote his four crime novels, which are being reissued over the next year by Midnight Ink.
Despite an overall decrease in drunken driving among college students, a study by an MU researcher has found that many will drink and drive despite the consequences.