The greatest dog history forgot

While one dog has become a national hero, it is the story of another that deserves all the praise.

Sutton thrilled to be a Tiger

MU sophomore Jarrett Sutton had all but given up trying to walk on to the Missouri men's basketball team, making his spot on this year's Tigers roster extra special.

Abortions contribute to violent culture

President-elect Obama's abortion policies are lending to our culture of death, and it is important that Congress oppose the Freedom of Choice Act.

Individual interpretation of First Amendment brings problems

Abuse of freedoms are an unfortunate side effect of the First Amendment. Families must work together to combat illiteracy and survive difficult times.

School Board discusses budget deficit solutions

The seats were filled at the Columbia Public School Board meeting Monday night where district finances took center stage. The district is facing a projected $3.2 million deficit.

Condom dispensers installed in MU residence halls

After a two-year campaign, the Missouri Students Association announced Monday the installation of six condom dispensers in MU residence halls.

Brush catches fire behind Orr Street Studios

A small brush fire broke out behind Orr Street Studios on Monday evening.

Police searching for male suspect after assault

The Columbia Police Department is currently looking for a suspect in an assault on a 19-year-old female. The suspect is a man approximately 6 feet tall in his 30s with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a dark bandanna over his face.

For drivers, text messaging is becoming most dangerous distraction

According to research by a British transportation agency, texting while driving is more dangerous than simply talking on the phone in a car. It is even more hazardous than drinking and driving.

Man injured after losing control of motorcycle

Robert A. Durrett, 20, was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after a motorcycle accident.

Christensen meets new team

Dave Christensen, Missouri's offensive coordinator, said he is not looking to use his new post as the head coach at Wyoming as a stepping stone to bigger coaching jobs like other UW coaches in the past.

Two pedestrians injured in hit-and-run accident, police say

Two Columbia pedestrians were injured in a hit-and-run incident Monday evening as they were crossing Rogers Street, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Hickman senior wins $20,000 at national math and science competition

Ashok Cutkosky thought he had failed when he didn't prove the initial task he had set out to accomplish, but his adviser showed him otherwise.

Kewpies boys basketball moves to 5-0

The Hickman boys basketball team beat Blue Springs South 63-51 on Monday at the Blues Springs South Tournament to improve to 5-0 this season.

Kitchen fire on Ash Street contained

There were no injuries and about $5,000 worth of smoke damage caused by the fire.

MU Bassoon Ensemble plays Christmas tunes at retirement center

Instruments resembling stove pipes, made of rich wood and over nine feet tall, produced both mellow and bouncy Christmas melodies for the residents at the Boone Landing Retirement Center on Monday afternoon.

MU professor answers questions about terrorist attacks

Two involved in 2007 home invasion plead guilty

Jamie C. Harris pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and felony sexual assault. He received 15 years for the robbery and seven years for the sexual assault. James T. Harris pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree burglary and will serve an 11-year jail sentence. Both were 15 at the time of the incident.

Documentary details history of Missouri newspapers

The documentary “Trustees for the Public: 200 Years of Missouri Newspapers” tells the story of Missouri's news industry. The Missouri Press Association will screen the movie on Thursday evening at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU.

Lambert Airport closes 12-gate section

To save $900,000 in maintenance and electricity costs, the airport opted to close the 12-gate section of the airport on Monday.