Nixon appoints two new UM System curators

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed David Bradley and Wayne Goode to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Tuesday. The two will start immediately but will have to be confirmed early next year when the Missouri Senate goes back into session, Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said.

Boone County survey shows desire for healthy living

The Boone County Healthy Lifestyle Survey shows residents are trying to improve their eating choices and exercising habits but have noticed a lack of resources.

Missouri on alert for mysterious bat illness

White-nose syndrome has devastated bat populations in North America, and scientists are trying to find the reason before the disease spreads to the southern states. A significant decline in the bat population could lead to more mosquitoes and moths, since bats are a primary predator of nighttime insects.

Missouri to create statewide broadband network by 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday the creation of MoBroadbandNow, a program that seeks to implement a fiber-optic broadband network throughout Missouri within five years.

School bus bullying addressed at student transportation conference

School administrators and bus drivers learned Tuesday how to make school buses a safe haven for students as part of the Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation conference, which will continue all week.

School Board seeks to increase communication, community involvement

At the Columbia School Board's retreat Tuesday, members and other district officials brainstormed ways to involve the community further in its policy-making process.

MU student among few picked to attend Michael Jackson memorial

MU senior Zach Moss was one of fewer than 10,000 winners of a global lottery for highly sought-after tickets to Tuesdays extravagant, star-studded Michael Jackson memorial.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU student attends Michael Jackson's memorial

MU student Zach Moss entered his name in an international lottery to go to the Michael Jackson memorial. He was one of about 8,750 winners worldwide.

MU Extension workshop to tackle issue of pasturing cows

The practice, which is often used as a cheaper alternative to feeding cows in centralized facilities, now includes nearly 20,000 cows on Missouri-based pasture dairies.

Woman charged in fatal Current River boat crash

Radeena Proffer of Poplar Bluff has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a johnboat collision in southeast Missouri.

Kansas City among 7 possible mercury storage sites

Kansas City and six other areas in the U.S. are being considered as locations for the storage of large amounts of toxic elemental mercury.

RiseUp, behind paper insert on race, owes creditors $6 million

RiseUp Publications LLC and its parent company, Ellis Management Marketing Group Inc., have filed for bankruptcy.  RiseUp owes roughly $6 million to multiple creditors.

Environmental groups to discuss Ozark riverways plan in Kansas City

A meeting is to be held in Kansas City this weekend to examine plans for the management of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.

Missouri legislation to expand newborn disease screenings

The state is to add five lysosomal storage diseases to the list of 67 diseases for which babies are already screened.