Record enrollment but limited faculty concern MU's College of Human Environmental Sciences

The MU College of Human Environmental Sciences' limited space and number of faculty will be obstacles as members of its large freshman class go on to later courses.

Stimulus protest channels the Spirit of 1773, tea party style

Hundreds of protesters voiced their displeasure with the $787 billion economic stimulus by holding their own Boston Tea Party in Flat Branch park on Thursday.

Students promote fashionable fundraising with clothing lines

Six fashion design students showcase their clothing lines in the third Model Citizen Fashion Show. The show raises money for the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Columbia musicians to embark on three-city Austria tour

The Jane Froman Singers of Columbia College are teaming up with the Columbia Civic Orchestra for a nine-day tour of Austria. The two groups will perform a preview of their tour Sunday evening at Columbia College.

Columbia Catholic's auction proceeds will go to improvements

Columbia Catholic School will use its annual fundraiser, which is Saturday at Boone County Fairgrounds, to raise money for improving security at the school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers beat Red Raiders in quarterfinals of Big 12 tournament

Images from Missouri's 81-60 victory over Texas Tech.

Stephens' 'Fuddy Meers' explores challenges of communication

"Fuddy Meers," a new play at Stephens College, revolves around characters experiencing roadblocks to communicating clearly, including a lisp, a stroke, dyslexia and schizophrenia.

Lenoir Woods to end child care services

Effective this summer, Lenoir Woods will no longer offer its child care services.

Missouri Sunshine group aims to pursue transparent government

The Missouri Sunshine Coalition plans to hold workshops informing journalists, public officials, attorneys and residents of their rights regarding public records.

Motorcyclists could run some red lights under Missouri bill

The bill would give motorcylists who run red lights after waiting an "unreasonable" amount of time a defense if pulled over by police officers. Proponents say many motorcycles are not large enough to activate traffic lights sensors, leading to backups in left-turn lanes.

Senate makes Missouri's private jails accountable

In a nearly unanimous vote, Missouri senators on Thursday gave approval to a bill that would make private jails subject to state regulation.

Jobs bill stalls in Missouri Senate

Rather than adopting a bill aimed at job creation that Gov. Nixon had requested, legislators this week introduced a substitute bill that would phase out certain tax credits pending legislative review.

Rock Bridge's Harry wins big award

Katherine Harry, a senior center on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, has been named the Gatorade Missouri Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Harry helped lead the Bruins to the quarterfinals of the Class 5 state championship and a state championship last season.

Columbia College faces Lee University in NAIA men's basketball tournament

The Cougars and Flames come into the game with identical 26-7 records. The game starts at 2:15 p.m., next Thursday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

Columbia College faces Cambellsville in NAIA women's basketball tournament

The Cougars are 28-4 and ready to get back on the winning track after losing the championship game of their conference tournament.

Missouri lawmakers' plan would cap ATM fees for jobless benefits

About three-quarters of Missourians receiving jobless benefits — or about 100,000 — receive payments through MasterCard debit cards while others use alternatives such as direct deposits into their bank accounts.

Former Missouri lawmaker wants misdemeanor sex charge dismissed

The trial for the former Republican House member from Frontenac will begin Thursday.

Church shooting suspect held in St. Louis, to return to Illinois

The man charged with shooting Rev. Fred Winters of Maryville, Ill., has been released from the hospital.

Motorcyclist dies after fleeing Missouri State Highway Patrol

Loren Ryan, 20, lost control of his motorcycle while being pursued by state trooper.

Dead baby with multiple injuries found in Riverview home

Police took an 18-year-old man in custody.