Schools committee recommends that Field turn into early childhood center

Columbia Public School's Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee recommended that Field Elementary School be turned into an early childhood education center and that Bearfield School students go to a property on Bethel Street that the district is  buying.

Nixon appoints new Missouri economic development director

David Kerr comes to the state from the Kansas Commerce Department, where he has served as the department's director since 2007. He will begin the job Nov. 9, but must be confirmed by the state Senate when the General Assembly returns to session next year.

Many carve their first pumpkin at Multicultural Community Hour event

The Multicultural Community Hour held a special pumpkin carving event on Thursday afternoon that attracted international students and adults. For many, this was their first chance to take part in the Halloween tradition.

Journalists discuss future of industry at Stephens College

An opening event for Dianne Lynch's inauguration was a keynote and panel discussion on the future of American journalism Thursday night.

Difficult Dialogue discusses issues of race and civility

MU Difficult Dialogue brought up the difficult discussion topic of race on Thursday. Five people opened the discussion on race and discussed its impact on them.  "We're not really taught to talk about race respectfully and productively," MU sophomore Emily Luft said.

Rare comics found in basement to be auctioned

The collection of more than 3,000 comics are likely to sell for more than the house they were found in.

St. Louis police looking into cops' second jobs

The St. Louis police department is investigating whether some officers are working their off-duty security jobs while they're on duty.

Teen charged in death of homeless Kansas City man

Isaiah N. Betts was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Dwayne E. Smith, who was left unconscious in a street after surveillance cameras captured a male, being accompanied by another male, strike him in the head. Smith was later run over by a car.

Empire Electric seeking 19.6 percent rate increase

Empire District Electric Company's request would mean a monthly increase of $19.21 for a residential customer. The request was filed because the company is looking to recoup money invested in building coal-fired generating units.

COMMENT: 10 Things you didn't know about Colorado

After making its first primetime television appearance last week, "10 Things" is going back to its roots. From Robin Williams to Ralphie the Buffalo to city-wide animal regulations, here are 10 things you didn't know about Colorado.

Missouri football's Hoch uses math skills to his advantage

MU lineman Dan Hoch has always been good at math. He has used that ability to tutor teammates, and this year it has made him the recipient of impromtu math quizzes in the locker room.

Missouri linebacker Ebner gets back outside after meniscus surgery

The sophomore linebacker's love for the outdoors extends beyond football into hunting and fishing.

Playoff hopes alive for Hickman and Rock Bridge football

Certain scenarios need to play out for the Kewpies and Bruins to stay in the playoff hunt.

Hickman's football team mindful of mental preparation

Hickman's football practices haven't been that physical this week because the team is making sure it is mentally prepared to play rival Jefferson City in a crucial district game.

Bruins defensive line keys success

The Rock Bridge football team has put together its best season since 2006, and much of the credit belongs to the defensive line. Here is a closer look at each starter.

Missouri cross country team prepares to host Big 12 meet

Columbia's A.L. Gustin Golf Course will host Saturday's Big 12 Conference meet for the second time in MU's history. A combination of strong senior leadership and a motivated group of freshmen gives the Missouri women's team a chance to contend with the best in the conference.

MU men's cross country team looks to overcome illnesses

After several of the athletes on the Missouri men's cross country team fell ill, coach Jared Wilmes directed the focus to recovery. They are now healthy and prepared for the conference meet Saturday.

MU women's golf team balances academics, constant travel

The team had five tournaments during its fall schedule, each of which took place during the week.

MU student creates international Pink Hijab Day

The MU Muslim Student Organization promotes breast cancer awareness and cultural understanding by donning pink head scarves. Hend El-Buri is the founder of Pink Hijab day, an international breast cancer awareness initiative.

Gov. Jay Nixon announces $204 million in new budget cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon announced budget cuts which will cause almost 700 full- and part-time jobs to be eliminated in state departments.