Boone County Fire Protection District could spend $30,000 on chief search firm

At a board meeting Thursday morning, the Boone County Fire Protection District began the process of selecting a new fire chief. The fire board could spend between $9,500 and $30,000 on the search.

MU Gymnastics to compete Saturday at Ohio State

MU gymnastics look towards Saturday's competition against Ohio State, Illinois and Michigan State to iron out it's standing in the season's first quad meet.

Unique rule keeps MU gymnasts focused on team

The “touch rule,” as Drass calls it, requires each member of Missouri’s gymnastics team to go up to a teammate who just performed and touch her, usually in the form of a high-five or pat on the back.

Power in rural southeast Missouri won't be fully restored until next week

Tuesday's ice storm that hit southeast Missouri knocked out power and heat for thousands of customers. AmerenUE expects power to be fully restored by the middle of next week. The company has brought in trailers for those who need a warm place to stay.

Stephens stars lose at McKendree

Megan Sheffield led Stephens with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Cougar men scrape by Harris-Stowe in second half

The Columbia College men's basketball team, 15-6 overall, won 70-57 over Harris-Stowe on Thursday in St. Louis.

Columbia College women win in St. Louis

Columbia College women's basketball, ranked 16th in the nation, won its 20th game of the season Thursday.

Tough night for Kewpies wrestlers

The Hickman wrestling team lost 46-34 to visiting Mexico on Thursday night.

Missouri lawmakers vote down raises for state officials

Lawmakers cited the economy as reason for voting against pay raises. A citizens' commission had suggested pay raises for judges, legislators and statewide elected officials. Both the House and Senate votes easily cleared the two-thirds requirement for rejecting the commission's salary plan.

Lebanon man will be tried after wife found dead in November

Sharon Sabla, 57, was found dead Nov. 15. A probable cause statement said her husband, Horst Gunter Sabla, admitted to shooting her and encasing her body. He will be tried for first-degree murder.

Father charged with murder, incest gets attorney

A public defender will represent the accused, who is being held in the Cass County jail. The charges against the father include second-degree murder and two counts of incest, among others. His court date has not been set.

UPDATE: 120,000 still without power in southern Missouri

The count of homes and businesses without electricity rose on Wednesday with the addition of 25,000 outages.

Nixon's proposed budget relies on stimulus package

The governor said 1,300 state jobs would have to be cut and 50 programs would have to be trimmed or eliminated to balance the budget.

Young Tiger guards struggling away from home

Miguel Paul, Kim English and Marcus Denmon continued their struggles outside of Mizzou Arena in Wednesday night’s 88–72 loss at Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum.

MU could soon be responsible for Missouri mental health center

The state Department of Mental Health is moving toward transferring responsibility for its mental health center in Columbia to MU Health Care.

LETTER: U.S. must develop its own energy

Besides wind and solar energy, nuclear power offers the next best alternative to securing America's energy-independence.

How will Nixon pay for his grand ideas?

The governor laid out some important promises in his State of the State speech Tuesday night, including reiterating his call for no budget cuts to higher education and a pledge of balancing the budget with no new taxes.

Nixon repeats pledge to spare higher education from cuts

He also made suggestions for how the University of Missouri should spend its money.

Missouri women's basketball coach promises changes after loss

Missouri coach Cindy Stein was unhappy with the way her team played in a 68-60 defeat to Oklahoma State.

School choice up to parents

What if public schools are eventually federally consolidated in essence, and other choices regulated awayunder the guise of "quality control" – in order to essentially protect us from ourselves?  Well, at least we'd be free from the concerns of having a local school board to complain about.