MU's Kalen Grimes suspended

Senior forward Kalen Grimes was suspended indefinitely today by MU head basketball coach Mike Anderson.

Head Coach Mike Anderson suspends Kalen Grimes

Power plant leaks mineral oil into creek

Cleanup continues on Flat Branch Creek after mineral oil leaked into the waterway Sunday afternoon.

Individual income tax collections boost state revenues by 5 percent

State revenues grew 5.2 percent during Missouri’s recently concluded fiscal year, due largely to a strong increase in individual income tax collections.

MU announces plan to cut costs and boost faculty salaries

MU announced today that it is launching a three-year financial plan to cut costs and increase faculty salaries.

Complete text of the MU news release of the chancellor's financial plan

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor Brady Deaton has announced the launch of Compete Missouri, a three-year financial plan for the University of Missouri-Columbia. Compete Missouri will focus on retaining and recruiting the best faculty to teach students and to perform the research that improves the quality of life and the economy for all Missourians.

Jane Froman Singers are on tour in China

Columbia College's Jane Froman Singers left Sunday for a 10-day tour of China that includes the Beijing International Choir Festival.

Smoke ban petition still alive

Sunday’s heat was not enough to keep local business owners from collecting signatures for a petition to snuff out the smoking ban.

Piecing together a cast

Whether armed with head shots and resumes, or simply coming on a lark, nearly 40 hopefuls trickled through Stephens College’s Helis Communications Center on Sunday afternoon to audition for roles in an original short film, “Pieces Parts.”

Stem cell reports offer little info

MU complied with a new constitutional amendment requiring all institutions conducting human embryonic stem cell research in Missouri to make a description of their research available to the public.

Potter fans excited for midnight magic Tuesday

Harry Potter junkies from Missouri to the Middle East, rejoice — you’re about to get a major Harry fix. Ten days of pure Potter bliss will soon ensue.

Higher ed law to give board more authority

A new Missouri law, which takes effect Aug. 28, will give the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education more authority to coordinate higher education in the state.

Summer musicals geared toward children

This summer, 90 young actors and the young audiences who come to watch them can get a little something out of two musicals, “High School Musical” and “Seussical,” showing at the TRYPS Children’s Theater.

BOONE LIFE: Two parties in one

The Van Sickles’ birthday party is more than just a community social. It’s an opportunity for friends and neighbors to gather in an informal setting, celebrating to the talents of artists from around the state.

National holidays unite citizens

With the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, what are the country’s commitments to traditional values on this July 4th?

State school funds depend on judge

In the coming weeks, Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan will single-handedly decide a key case involving the state’s multi-billion-dollar school funding plan.

If you want volunteers, look here

Midwesterners are more likely to volunteer their time than are people elsewhere in the United States, according to a government study being released today.

About 100 racers face Tall Oak Challenge

The sound of cow bells cheers on the riders as more bikes fly past a clump of trees, on their next run through the 5 1/2-mile course Sunday at the Tall Oak Challenge mountain bike races.

Cardinals get double dose of good news

The irony of being in a career-worst power slump when he was persuaded to participate in Monday night’s Home Run Derby was lost on Albert Pujols.

Dorothy Roudebush, women’s rights activist, educator, dies

Dorothy Coleman Roudebush, an educator and lifelong activist for women’s rights, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure and dementia, her family said Sunday.