A series of thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through mid-Missouri on Sunday, leaving one woman dead, two people missing and numerous reports of broken windows, dented cars and downed power lines.

MU meteorology student tracks storm that killed one in Sedalia

While many residents of Boone and surrounding counties were scurrying for shelter from intense thunderstorms and tornadoes Sunday, Steve Lack was driving straight toward the worst of the weather.

Columbia Teachers Association to propose base teacher salary of $33,000

The Columbia Community Teachers Association will propose to increase base salaries for Columbia teachers by $1,500 and set a minimum salary of $33,000 at the Columbia Board of Education’s meeting tonight.

Prospective networking

Imagine you are applying to college. You are accepted at three universities and now you have to make a choice. Which school will you attend for the next four years?

Tracking a digital movement

Through the CDiG Graduate Certificate Program, MU’s Center for the Digital Globe offers its students an opportunity to keep up with the global society here at MU.

Program stresses cultural diversity

An MU program seeks to have children understand the world better and discover the value in differences. Kaleidoscope, a program organized by MU’s International Center, allows international students at MU to share their culture with students from preschool to high school.

Ex-officials aid fire district campaigns

When a former governor, thousands of dollars and a history of controversy are combined in a small county board race — one that has been quiet in the past — the question is, why all the attention?

Opinions sought on waterfowl hunting season

Waterfowl hunters are much like the rest of the public when it comes to change, said Andy Raedeke, a waterfowl biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Film examines religious leaders’ support of Nazi Party

In 1933, when Adolf Hitler rose to power, many of Germany’s religious leaders viewed the Nazi Party as a vehicle for the country’s spiritual revival. Three men in particular ­— all prominent Protestant theologians — saw Hitler’s ascent to power as God’s blessing.

Tigers complete romp; drop rubber game

Leisa Frey admits that there is something weird about her first name, which is pronounced like “Lisa.”

Bruck falls just short

Over the winter, University Field was renovated. A new drainage system was installed under the grass to help keep the field dry. The scoreboard was moved from left to center field. And the outfield fence was painted black and lowered from six feet high to five.

Johnson overtakes Kenseth on last lap to win

LAS VEGAS — It took Jimmie Johnson 270 laps to get to the front Sunday, but that was soon enough.

Evolution becomes hot topic at school board luncheon

How intelligent design, creationism and evolution should be taught in Columbia Public Schools dominated discussion as school board candidates addressed the Boone County Democrats Muleskinners Club on Friday.