Change in Reactor Field game-day parking opens space for donors

The decision to locate media and game-day employee parking in the Reactor Field lot has prompted complaints from tailgaters and students. The change makes better parking available for donors to the Tiger Scholarship Fund.

Boone County's budget for indigent burials runs dry

Boone County budgeted $3,000 for indigent services in 2009. By the last week of August, the county had used up the reserved funding and will have to dip into emergency funds for future indigent arrangements.

Artist throws twigs at glass nest

Susan Taylor Glasgow's 10-foot glass nest sculpture is the centerpiece of an exhibit at MU's George Caleb Bingham Gallery through Oct. 1. Artists from around the world contributed to the communal piece.

Rock Bridge volleyball captains look to change team mentality

Rock Bridge volleyball senior captains Lauren Croll, Shelby Ringdahl and Lizzie Frericks think they have what it takes to turn the team into a winning one.

Two artists reflect on personal experiences in 'Seeing Visions' work

Friends and artists Byron Smith and Gladys Swan are telling people about their lives through painting. Their artwork will be on display at the "Seeing Visions" event at Orr Street Studios.

Heightened drunken driving enforcement results in 26 arrests

The Boone County Sheriff's Department made the arrests during part of a statewide campaign called "You Drink & Drive, You Lose."

Missouri soccer captain leads team by example

Meghan Pfeiffer's work ethic and perspective serve as an inspiration to her teammates.

Fairview Elementary evacuated after microwave catches fire

No one was injured in the small fire, which originated from an electrical problem with a microwave.

Columbia Missourian's finances improve after reorganization

Following a major reorganization last March, the newspaper has cut $1.02 million from its annual operating expenses.

MU installs hand sanitizer dispensers to combat H1N1's spread

The university installed 700 dispensers this week, but there haven't been checks to make sure the highly flammable devices meet fire regulations. The plans were approved, and maintenance workers are aware of the regulations.

Columbia Public Schools in danger of losing Career Ladder program

Teachers and legislators met with the Columbia School Board on Thursday morning to discuss the Career Ladder program which is now in jeopardy.  The program gives monetary bonuses to teachers who spend time with students outside of their contractual time.

Muslims in Columbia view Sept. 11 with sorrow, some frustration

On the 8th anniversary of Sept. 11, Muslims in Columbia reflect on the tragedy and the role it played in transforming the place of Muslims in America.

Sept. 11 training exercise sparks confusion in DC

Coast Guard chief of staff said he will review procedures after media reports that shots were fired in the Potomac brought the FBI scrambling to the river. The chief said later that no shots were fired as part of the exercise.

9/11 marked with mourning and a spirit of service

Families of victims were joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a ceremony in lower Manhattan to remember those who were lost.

Sept. 11 service at Missouri Capitol mixes tones

Service remembers those who died on 9/11 as well as those who lost their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

LifeFlight helicopter forced to land after hitting birds

The helicopter landed in a field after a run-in with birds caused a broken window.

Former state Rep. Marilyn Williams dies

The former state representative from southest Missouri died of cancer.

Former Sen. Talent remains active on security issues

Former Sen. Jim Talent supports a new bill to mandate security standards at American labs housing the world's most dangerous germs.

Sept. 11 memorial service scheduled in Jefferson City

A memorial service is scheduled at the Capitol this morning to remember September 11, 2001.

Missouri employers urged to be ready for flu season

The St. Louis County Department of Health said employers should begin preparing for flu season, which could result in many workers out sick.