Opelousas., La., recovers from Gustav with help of Mo. National Guard

The 1139th Military Police Company of the Missouri National Guard helps the devastated town in Louisiana

Initial work on new St. Louis bridge to begin Monday

Drilling in the river will help geology crews make decisions about the foundation and footing of the bridge.

Coalition for Life event a success despite Palin's absence

The Republican National Coalition for Life event, held during the Republican National Convention, went off smoothly despite vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's absence.

Body of baby handled by Warren Funeral Home exhumed

The body of an 11-day-old girl was disinterred from a Fulton cemetery Tuesday after the girl's family raised concerns that her gravesite might not actually contain her body.



SEMO wins, even if it doesn't score, in game against MU

Council discusses easing bus fare increases

City Council discussed amendments that would use funds to soften a proposed bus fare increase and provide a continuation of the Paquin Tower recreation program at its final work session for the 2009 fiscal budget.



MU defensive end leaves team

Hulshof plan to give $15,000 bonus per teacher

The Republican gubernatorial candidate hopes to convince people to teach math and science with gradually increasing annual bonuses.

Sanders' death ruled a homicide

The Boone County medical examiner's office ruled the death of 53-year-old Columbia resident Helen Sanders a homicide in its final autopsy report, but Columbia police will not reveal the cause.



Graduate student begins composting program at MU

Twice a day for about 10 weeks, students will pick up food scraps from Rollins Dining Hall, combine them with manure from the Stephens College stables and mix them together in a composting bin. The compost produced will help fertilize the Saint Joseph and Sustain Mizzou community gardens.

MU graduate joins UM System’s communication leadership team

Cindy Pollard brings higher education experience to her new job as associate vice president of the strategic communications office.



Anonymous donor gives $5 million to St. Louis Symphony

After years of financial problems, the Saint Louis Symphony will be able to use the gift to focus on its audience.

Body found in Va. might be that of southeast Mo. man

 Investigators say the body might be that of John Dunivan, a former Butler Coutny clerk who was charged with child sodomy.

Panelists to discuss religion and politics

A forum titled "Politics and Religion - God in the White House" is being held during MU's School of Journalism centennial, focusing on the involvement of religion in the political arena and the public's views on this trend.

Boone Electric workers get heavy workload in Louisiana

Boone Electric Cooperative workers are currently in Louisiana to restore power after Hurricane Gustav. The outages are greater than what workers experienced during restoration efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

Ex-teacher gets prison sentence for sex acts

A jury this summer found 48-year-old Cathy Heminghaus guilty of statutory sodomy, sexual contact with a student and supplying liquor to a minor.

Suspect in 8 killings will face death penalty in Illinois

Nicholas Sheley is charged with murder in the death of 65-year-old Ronald Randall, the June deaths of a 93-year-old man in Sterling, Ill., and an Arkansas couple found dead in Jefferson County. Those cases are being tried separately. 

UPDATE: Body found in Va. might be that of southeast Mo. fugitive, police say

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday a passport and other evidence found at the scene indicate the body is likely that of John Dunivan, who went missing more than a year ago. Missouri authorities have sent forensic information to a Virginia medical examiner's office to try to confirm the identity and cause of death.

MU unfairly values corporate model over academics

President of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors wants more competitive salaries for MU professors in order to retain its top professors.

GetAbout Columbia’s “Bike to Work” days start Friday

The program, which will encourage people to commute to work or school via bicycle, is a partnership with the PedNet Coalition.