MU student representatives oppose nuisance ordinance

At the Nuisance Party and Property Task Force meeting Wednesday, MU student government representatives said the proposed nuisance party ordinance goes too far.

Wal-Mart decides against local ads

Wal-Mart Stores has decided against buying more advertisements in local newspapers after a test in two states showed the expense is not justified, the world’s largest retailer said Wednesday.

MU law professor in his eighth year awarded Kemper

This year’s fifth and final William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award was presented to MU Law Professor Stephen Easton in front of his colleagues, family and students.

Protesters take aim at Graham for response to midwifery bill

JEFFERSON CITY — About 30 supporters of reforming the state law that governs midwifery gathered outside of Sen. Chuck Graham’s Capitol office Wednesday afternoon, a week after he filibustered a bill that would legalize lay midwifery.

Engineers join PRIDE’s efforts

The dean of MU’s College of Engineering met with members of Positive Impact! Regional Diversified Enterprise, or PRIDE, on Wednesday to form an official partnership that would expand the proposed center’s offerings. Engineering students and faculty would serve as mentors for First Ward children, introducing them to the field of engineering and promoting greater interest in math and science.

History contest comes to MU

The shaping moments of our nation’s past will be re-animated this weekend in a competition featuring some of the brightest minds of Missouri’s future.

Relaying for a cure

If Jamie Custer has her way, the interior portion of Stan­kow­ski Field will shine bright with luminaries in honor of Andy Fluhart on Saturday during Relay for Life.

A survivor’s story

‘Having cancer makes you aware of the things you have like your hair and a voice,” said Melissa Horn, an MU senior and Survivor Chair on the Relay for Life steering committee. Horn was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, a form of lymphatic cancer, in her senior year of high school.

Former MU assistant a candidate for SEMO job

Jay Spoonhour, a former MU hoops assistant, was busy preparing for a job interview even as his replacements were being named Wednesday. Spoonhour is one of three finalists for the Southeast Missouri State head coaching job and will interview at SEMO Friday.

State voucher bill comes under fire

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri House members found their chamber surrounded by demonstrators Tuesday protesting a bill they called a voucher system for Missouri’s inner-city school students.

Shaken baby syndrome: What you need to know

Officials are linking a Columbia man’s guilty plea of second-degree assault of his son to injuries that are consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. This momentarily loss of control by a caregiver can be tragic for infants.

Election results

Boone County Fire Protection District Board

Hoppe secures council seat handily

Second and Sixth Ward voters chose two experienced community volunteers in Tuesday’s municipal election, rejecting the Columbia development community’s bid to place two Realtors on the City Council.

Voters end Fay’s school board tenure

Newcomers Michelle Gadbois and Steve Calloway knocked out Elton Fay in the race for two seats on the Columbia School Board on Tuesday. The four-term incumbent said Tuesday evening that he thinks his support of artificial turf was a bigger factor in his defeat than his public remarks about religion in the schools.

COURTHOUSE: Voters approve sales tax for building expansion

A new countywide sales tax will pay for an expansion of the Boone County Courthouse, but the public shouldn’t expect the work to begin soon.

Spending of MOHELA funds debated

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislative wrangling over how to spend the $450 million expected from the sale of college loans continues to raise questions over whether the money will even be available.

K.C. voters won’t raise new roof

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County voters split Tuesday on a pair of tax measures to fund upgrades to Kansas City’s sports stadiums, approving a sales tax for renovations and refurbishments but rejecting a separate business tax for a rolling roof at the Truman Sports Complex.

Tigers fight glare in return to field

The drill looks simple.

Two Tigers wait for WNBA draft pick

This afternoon, Christelle N’Garsanet could be facing an interesting choice over her plans for the summer.

Sibling camaraderie

Growing up, Marcie and Katie McMahon never really got along. They bickered and fought as most siblings do at a young age. Now 20 and 19 respectively, the two are more than just best friends, they’re teammates.