Teach For America recruits recent college graduates and working professionals to teach in low-income, inner-city schools. In Missouri, several MU graduates are working to improve education in St. Louis.
With the prospect of a 25 percent reduction in state revenue to the UM System staring us down, it's likely that many Columbia residents — even those not directly affiliated with the university — will feel the impact.
Authorities say the ring drove undocumented immigrants to nearly two dozen states, including Missouri.
Thirty governors have now received letters containing suspicious powder in letters postmarked in Texas. So far, the powder has tested harmless.
The city says it is frustrated with the way the company has handled the deal, missing deadlines and changing administrative staff. The City Council will vote to rescind its agreement with the company during Monday night's council meeting.
For five consecutive years, Columbia Public Schools has won the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's "Distinction in Performance" Award. It's the first time the district has won the award five straight years.
Jessica Hentoff is the executive and artistic director of a circus school run out of the City Museum in St. Louis. She brings together children who normally wouldn't cross paths and unifies them through circus training and performances.
The UM System Board of Curators prepared itself at Friday's meeting in St. Louis for what curators repeatedly said could be a difficult year.
In the past, some governors have used fee offices as a reward to political supporters.
The Highway Patrol said Horst Gunter Sabla shot his wife to death. Her remains were found encased in concrete by hunters.
Police say a 16-year-old girl was the victim of a stabbing Thursday night. The suspect in the incident is still at large.
In the last 10 years, people on average have lost about an hour of sleep each night, chipping away from 7 1/2 or eight hours to just 6 1/2 or seven. It's a pattern that transcends age; professionals, students, teens and others are among many people who aren't getting enough sleep.
Competitive beer pong players are turning the game into an industry for beer pong tables, accessories, social networking sites, tournaments and even statistic-tracking software.
A number of churches in Columbia, including those in the Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian traditions, celebrate Advent with special services, prayers, hymns, decorations and other activities during the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
A fire was also set at the vacant home on Dec. 1, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release. This time, damage was estimated to be $18,000.
The railroad operator expects fourth-quarter revenues to be down 5 percent from a year earlier and annual growth to slow to less than 10 percent.
The closure was originally scheduled for Sunday, but rain in the forecast has motivated Transportation Department officials to move up the closure.
Former Crawford County collector Danny Wayne Gladden was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for federal tax evasion.
Dorothy Lee, a native of Bonne Terre, gathers gifts for those who might otherwise not receive any holiday presents. Last year, she provided gifts for 870 people; this year, it has been more difficult to get donations.
The proposed ordinance would fine goose-feeders a maximum of $500 and a jail sentence of up to six months.