MU hosts on-campus farmers market

The farmers market on Lowry Mall featured both campus and off campus organizations, including some out-of-town vendors.

UPDATE: Taxpayers to see $20 million increase to state employee pension fund

After suffering an investment loss in the past fiscal year, the pension fund board for state employees will increase the contribution made by taxpayers.

Student loan default rates up 40 percent from 2008

State officials said 4,617 borrowers in Missouri are in default on their student loans and attributed the increase to high unemployment rates.

Fire District chief finalists stress honesty, participatory management

The two finalists for the Boone County Fire Protection District's new chief went through the final stage of the selection process.

Columbia College bucks trend in tough economic times

President Gerald Brouder addressed students, faculty and the media in his state-of-the-college address. Despite tough economic times, Columbia College has been able to hire new faculty and avoid layoffs or a hiring freeze.

Professor to play mbira at Heritage Festival

MU English professor Anand Prahlad demonstrates the mbira, an instrument from Zimbabwe, that he will perform Saturday at the Heritage Festival in Nifong Park.

Kim English speaks his mind

Kim English, a sophomore guard on the Missouri men's basketball team, performed  Thursday night at Poetry at the Park, an event put on by MU's Black Programming Committee.

One Read author Andrea Barrett talks inspiration, craft with audience

Audience members interacted with the author of "The Air We Breathe," a novel that focuses on patients with tuberculosis circa World War I.

MU professors discuss privacy law on Constitution Day

Following concerns from Columbia City Council members over privacy issues, MU professors discussed the history and law of privacy rights.

PHOTO GALLERY: Take Back the Night fights sexual violence

Approximately 150 students and community members took to the streets of MU for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The event aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and was followed by a Survivor's Speakout, where people shared their experiences of sexual assault.

New Central Missouri Food Bank Pantry facility opens

The Central Missouri Food Bank Pantry opens its doors to a new facility.

Executive Director, Peggy Fitzpatrick and Food Bank Board Member, Dave Machens speak to the advantages of the new facility.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Pepper and Friends' says goodbye

The TV show came to an end Friday after 27 years on the air. KOMU will fill its void with "Access Hollywood" and "Inside Edition."

States send mixed message on texting and driving

Many states that have banned texting while driving also have state department-sponsored Twitter accounts to keep followers informed about conditions on the road.

Utah authorities find body of missing BASE jumper

Fort Leonard Wood man went missing while mountain climbing.

U.S. appeals court overturns campaign-finance rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled that the regulations, enacted in 2005 after concerns over the amount of money used to fund attacks in the 2004 election, limited rights to free speech.

Tariffs on Chinese tires affect the global economy

U.S. economic interactions with China are often felt around the globe.

St. Joseph player with Down syndrome scores big touchdown

For Benton and Maryville high schools, Matt Ziesel's touchdown run Monday was a special moment. The 15-year-old freshman made his season debut and scored his team's only touchdown with help from both sides.

Nixon in St. Louis for economy talk

The talk with some of the region's business executives will focus on opportunities and challenges facing Missouri businesses.

SEMO president worried about finances

With stimulus money going away in 2012, the president of Southeast Missouri State University Ken Dobbins said unless state revenue grows significantly, tough financial decisions will be necessary.

Amnesty offered on outstanding warrants in St. Louis County

For people with outstanding warrants in Fenton and Valley Park, Saturday is a day of amnesty. For one day only, they can turn themselves in and resolve their pending cases.