UM group interviews potential president

The search for the next University of Missouri System president is down to a single finalist.

City gives OK to property owner’s downtown redevelopment plan

Jon Livingston plans to create a mixed-use building on his lot at 1109 Locust St. A duplex on the site would be torn down. The lot lies within an area targeted for redevelopment by the city.

Suspect in Break Time robbery arrested

A Columbia man was arrested Monday in connection with a robbery of a Break Time convenience store.

Mizzou grant program works for female faculty in the sciences

The sciences have always been historically male-dominated, especially for science faculty. The Mizzou ADVANCE grant program is working to educate others and research the issue.

Gans Road construction officially begins

Construction of the $7.9 million U.S. 63 interchange with Gans Road brings the promise of access to a biotech corridor in south Columbia.

Snow expected for the holiday despite current weather

Although the temperature has been unusually high, the National Weather Service predicts snow Thursday.

Councilwoman, Salvation Army still in need of donations for Thanksgiving dinners

First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton and the Salvation Army will be hosting dinners on Thursday, Nov. 22, but they are still in need of donations of pies, cakes, and turkeys.

Internet hoax victim's family seeks legislative reform

The story of a girl who killed herself after receiving cruel messages on the Internet is prompting calls from her family for legal reforms to better protect against online harassment.

Assault, robbery suspect turns himself in

James Pitucha, 39, is suspected of assaulting and trying to kidnap a woman and then stealing a man's car.

Truman Veterans Hospital works to enhance mental health assistance

Truman Veterans Hospital added two positions on mental health assistance for veterans. According to a study, 20.3 percent of active soldiers and 42.4 percent of reserve soldiers needed mental health treatment or were already receiving it.

Man robbed in his apartment

A 22-year-old man was tied up and his apartment robbed at about 8 p.m. Saturday, Columbia police said.

Missing MU student traveled to Korea

Ye Won Lee, a 27-year-old MU student reported missing by her family Sunday, apparently flew to Korea without notifying her family.

Midwest Petroleum robbed early Monday

Police said two men entered the convenience store at 2712 Paris Road at 1:08 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk while displaying the handgun and Taser.

Relocating I-70 further north in Columbia will help traffic flow, city growth

Expanding the existing highway will not solve long term issues; Columbians should consider creating an I-70 bypass further north.

American citizens should fight for their veterans

American politicians and citizens should fight for better benefits for the people who fight for their country.

Leaders must support troops with action, not just words

We must call on our legislators to provide better treatment to veterans.

Thanksgiving dinner 2007: The main course

What is Columbia cooking up for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Residents share their favorite holiday recipes.

Local view: Repealing the smoking ban

MU men's basketball team<br>faces ranked opponent for first time

Missouri's game against No. 12 Michigan State marks the first time this season the Tigers play a ranked opponent, and it will also be the first time MU is not the favorite to win.

MU women's swimmers win invitational

The No. 18 MU women’s swimming and diving team won the Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday.