Jones following lead of Rucker, Coffman

Sophomore Andrew Jones hopes to follow in the footsteps of standout Missouri tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman.

The tight end position has been well represented the past two seasons for the Missouri football team, and sophomore Andrew Jones hopes to continue that success.

Today's Question: Should Missouri give $700 million to fund higher education improvement projects?

Given the state's debt and recent cuts by the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, is now the time for Missouri to be giving its colleges and universities more money?

LETTER: Steinmetz makes great points on concealed-carry legislation

Katy Steinmetz' column "Concealed weapons won't increase safety" explained exactly why guns shouldn't be allowed on college campuses. Her column should be required reading for the lawmakers who approved the measure.

Iran's answer to journalism: Jail the journalist

The imprisonment of U.S. correspondent Roxana Saberi in Iran poses a threat to openness of information everywhere.

Washington accepts new role on and off football field

Running back Derrick Washington has stepped up as a leader on the Missouri football team and is expected to be a more prominent part of the offense next season.

Missouri baseball wins third in a row

A rally in the ninth inning gave the Tigers a win at No. 21 Kansas State, pushing Missouri's record closer to .500 in Big 12 Conference play.

Opposition groups take to the street

Groups in Thailand, Moldova and Georgia are demonstrating to show their displeasure with governments in power.

Missouri House approves $700 million university bond issue

The approval of the proposal, which would allocate $700 million to university construction projects through bonds, comes as a House committee considers using federal money for the projects, whose funding was suspended earlier this year.

MU guest lecture focuses on identity of black female adolescents

Sheila Walker, a guest lecturer at MU on Friday, conducted two years of ethnographic research in Los Angeles County on how African-American girls form their identity.

Three children found dead after Holts Summit house fire

The siblings died of carbon monoxide poisoning after their two-story Callaway County home caught on fire early Friday morning.

Counterfeit merchandise seized from Columbia store

Between $50,000 to $60,000 was seized by the Columbia Police Department from New York Fashion in Parkade Center.

Fewer snow days means earlier end to Columbia Public Schools

This school year will end June 2, two days ahead of schedule, because not all days scheduled to be missed because of winter weather were needed.

Columbia Tomorrow panel discusses urbanization, development

The panel of city officials discussed different directions and goals for Columbia's future.

Downtown Columbia board stands behind executive director

After calling a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss allegations of misconduct against Executive Director Carrie Gartner, the Special Business District Board has decided to support Gartner, citing her "consummate professionalism."

Future uncertain for central-city grocery project

The land at the corner of Garth Avenue and Sexton Road, once the site of a future grocery store and apartment complex, will be switching hands once again because of financial issues.

Columbia, state leaders attend Walking School Bus, ribbon cutting

Mayor Darwin Hindman and Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond attended two health-conscious events, one as a part of the Walking School Bus program and the other at a dedication of the newly created MKT Trail Plaza.

Triangle Coalition protests evangelist Brother Jed, harassment of LGBT individuals

An MU student organization for LGBT students and allies staged a silent demonstration in honor of the National Day of Silence and to object to some of the evangalist's comments.

Boone County Courthouse to celebrate 100th anniversary with open house

The event on Saturday will include tours to show off the courthouse's recently completed renovations.

Central Missouri Humane Society still in the running for million dollar makeover

Voting to determine which animal shelter will win a $1 million makeover from will end April 19.

Boone County deputies find 3 pounds of marijuana in vehicle on Interstate 70

Three pounds of marijuana were found during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 between U.S. 63 and Lake of the Woods Road, according to a news release by the Boone County Sheriff's Department.