Curators reject part-time attorney for MU students

Under the pilot program, MU would have had a part-time attorney to represent students in matters related to housing and debt collection. A similar program exists at the University of Kansas.

Three Columbia residents arrested in Mississippi

Three Columbia residents were arrested earlier this week in Mississippi on suspicion of possessing and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Alternate transportion: What's missing from the mix?

Despite increased efforts to promote green traveling, residents have been slow to look toward these options.

Boone County law enforcement seeks sex offender

A Boone County man is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.

Division of Fire Safety keeps tabs on carnival rides

Rides at carnivals and amusement parks are undergoing spot checks from the Missouri Department of Public Safety.  The inspections have not located any problems so far.

Missouri Theatre kicks off summer music festival

The Hot Summer Nights Music Festival, which provides a taste of world-class music and fun, returns Saturday for a two-month run of performances from world-renowned violinists to a Beach Boys cover band.

Sol House provides transitions for homeless Columbia youths

The live-in shelter is available for 16- to 21-year-olds who have struggled living on their own. The program tries to provide its residents with the tools they need to be successful. Residents and former residents share their stories about their lives before, during and after their time at the house.

Council considers having citizens 'pay as they throw'

The city council reviewed a report detailing a new approach for collecting trash from Columbia residence, moving away from a flat rate to a system where people pay for how many bags they throw out. Council may address it again in October because of other priorities, says Councilman Jerry Wade.

Stephens College’s “Jerks and Freaks” takes risks for education

Dan Schultz, director of Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute focuses on educating and preparing his students for finding a job. This Friday students will show the second piece, “Jerks and Freaks,” an edgy, avant-garde production of 26 original works created by the students over the last two weeks.

Sedan collides with garbage truck on Vandiver

A man was taken to the hospital with neck injuries Thursday after the car he was driving collided with a garbage truck on Vandiver Drive between Westfall Drive and Parker Street.

Missouri governor promotes new economic development law in Columbia

Gov. Jay Nixon visited the Missouri Career Center in Columbia on Thursday to promote newly signed legislation that eliminates Missouri's corporate franchise tax for most of the businesses that pay it and enlarging the tax incentives available for employers who expand their payrolls or plant

MU's graduate school dean leaves after 25 years of service

Pamela Benoit accepted a position as provost at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

MU student's hail research piques interest of national agencies

MU undergraduate John Moon is conducting research on hail, which he hopes will help radar systems more accurately predict hailstorms. The National Weather Service and the National Severe Storms Laboratory are both interested in his research.

Plans approved for new tower at University Hospital

The finance committee approved $203 million for the tower and $1 million to design renovations for Mark Twain Hall.

Zoning request for Peppers Nightclub land voted down

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted down a proposal to recommend general commercial zoning for land that houses Peppers Nightclub on Thursday.

Missing boy, Christian Ferguson, to be honored in St. Louis parade

Christian Ferguson, a boy who disappeared in 2003, will be among those honored in a parade this Saturday in St. Louis. His mother, Theda Thomas, helped to organize the event.

Humane Society needs help naming two new equines

A miniature donkey and miniature horse were recently born at the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. The Humane Society of Missouri is holding a contest to name them.

Bond, McCaskill join union rally against job cuts

As a result of Department of Defense cuts to two aircraft programs, 16,000 jobs could be lost. The regional impact would mean $32 billion in lost annual revenue.

St. Louis suburbs' immigration law upheld

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a lower court's ruling in favor of the city of Valley Park's law that prohibits the hiring of illegal immigrants.