Mural discovered during Jesse Hall renovations

Initially thought to be a mural by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton, MU officials are still trying to confirm James Hatfield is the artist of the work found in Jesse Hall.

Boone Hospital to work on William Street, add landscaping

Boone Hospital Center will spend $1.5 million to beautify the East Campus street as part of the hospital's ongoing expansion project.

Kemp prefers direct route

Wes Kemp, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound freshman wide receiver out of DeSmet in St. Louis, is hoping to impress his coaches enough to avoid a redshirt season.

Nothing like the first day of school

Whether it was THE first day for kindergartners and new teachers or just another first day for veteran students and educators, Thursday was the day everyone came together in Columbia City Schools.

MU’s Costello showing steady improvement at quarterback

Reserve redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Costello has developed into a more complete player in the offseason, and he took snaps against defensive starters for the first time this fall in the Tigers’ final preseason scrimmage Thursday.

New Franklin meat processor to halt deer butchering operations

Hunters can no longer bring deer to Jennings Premium Meats unless they remove the bones themselves. The plant is successful enough now it no longer needs the business.

Tiger football fans face new security restrictions

In addition to the standard bag check at entrances to the stadium, fans' items must be able to fit in a 16-inch square plastic box, no deeper than 9 inches, roughly equal to the amount of space under each seat.

Columbia Public Schools enrollment increases

Columbia Public Schools total enrollment for the first day of school increased from same time in 2007.

The few, the beloved, the male elementary teachers

When Nate Hutchings conducted his first lesson at Paxton Keeley Elementary School, he joined the fraternity of male elementary teachers that has shrunk dramatically from what it was nearly 30 years ago.

City wants to raise rec fees to narrow losses

ARC membership fees, league fees and more may get a boost if the City Council agrees.

Parents, toddlers learn new mode of communication

A group of parents and their young children met at the Columbia Public Library on Thursday to learn some simple sign language in order to give parents and their infants more ways to communicate.

Mural uncovered during Jesse Hall renovations

Initially thought to be a work by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton, it now appears to be by James Hatfield, who was treasurer of the College of Fine Arts.

UPDATE: 3 candidates selected for Mo. Supreme Court vacancy

Gov. Matt Blunt now has 60 days to choose one of the three or the nominating commission will make the the final choice.

The Cottages of Columbia strikes deal for city bus service

The student housing complex has bought two buses for the city in exchange for regular service to the area. The city will provide bus rides from MU to the complex.

Columbia Balloon Invitational schedule

The Columbia Balloon Invitational kicked off Friday and continues through the weekend. Click the picture to see a schedule of events. Click here to hear participants talk about the challenges involved in ballooning.

Nader to appear on Missouri ballot in November

The secretary of state's office said Thursday that Ralph Nader supporters submitted more than the required numbed of signatures to get him and vice presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez on the ballot.

Ethics Commission not finished with Koster

Several complaints about Chris Koster's fundraising have yet to be handled by the state Ethics Commission. These were filed by a Lee's Summit resident in June.

Woman faces charges after police find daughter hidden in hole

The woman, who is embroiled in a custody battle, is accused of lying to a Cole County grand jury called to investigate the abduction of the 11-year-old girl from her father's Jefferson City home.

UPDATE: Koster officially wins attorney general race by 780 votes

Margaret Donnelly now has seven days to ask for a recount.

Hulshof promotes energy plan in House speech

He addresses chamber during August recess to encourage exploration for energy in Missouri as well as in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.