MU researchers block consumption in binge-eating study

The team deactivated a brain region associated with emotion in rats in an effort to address overeating disorders and related problems.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center to auction decorated bras

Funds raised from the decorated bras will support breast cancer projects at the cancer center.

MU staff, faculty not included in Nebraska game parking recommendations

A task force that determined parking and early dismissal recommendations for the MU-Nebraska football game on Oct. 8 did not include representatives from the staff or faculty councils. MU employees are being asked to adjust their schedules or use vacation or personal time to leave campus early.

Police said multiple church break-ins could be connected

Alive in Christ Lutheran Church on Southampton Drive, Congregation Beth Shalom on Green Meadows Road, Columbia Chinese Christian Church on Rock Quarry Road and First Baptist Church on Broadway were burglarized or vandalized overnight Tuesday.

School Board committee discusses retirement incentives, cap on sick days

Superintendent Chris Belcher proposed raising sick day compensation as an incentive for teachers to notify the district earlier that they plan to retire or resign.

Kansas man wins lottery prize during embezzlement case

Man wins $96,000 in lottery after allegedly stealing $87,750 from a Kansas Company to support an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets. The prize money will go toward paying his restitution.

Hallmark to cut 225 to 250 jobs

The latest job cut announcement adds to the 550 to 750 reductions announced by the company in April.

Kansas City man linked to murder by cat hair sentenced

Forty-five-year-old Henry Lee Polk was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole, plus 120 years, for first-degree murder. Cat hair found in the 41-year-old victim's pocket matched with two cats from Polk's home.

Nearly 500 flu cases reported in St. Louis County

These flu cases have helped fill up the emergency room at St. Louis Children's Hospital and doubled the number of kids with flu-like symptoms at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

AP pollsters talk Missouri football

The Missourian asked some of the Associated Press pollsters from around the country about their rationales for ranking the Missouri football team, and what would need to happen for the Tigers to imporve their ranking.

Rock Bridge football team uses option to boost offense

After 1-9 seasons in 2007 and 2008, Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile knew he needed to make some changes. He completely revamped the Bruins offense, which now runs the option 35-40 times a game.

Hickman lineman embraces role as team leader

Josh German, a junior lineman on the Hickman football team, is an unassuming student off the field. During practice and at games, however, German transforms into an aggressive team leader and mentor for other players.

Luetkemeyer's health care message raises many questions

The message Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer mailed out makes some interesting conclusions about the cost and access of health care.

Americans make enemies with people over politics

American's inability to separate government from people leads them to make enemies with entire cultures based on political decisions.

Who was Kenji Jackson before he was a Tiger?

“Changing to safety could have been the best thing that ever happened to me,” Missouri safety Kenji Jackson said. “I don’t know if I’d be here as a running back.”

Today's Question: Should Obama fly to Copenhagen for Olympic bid?

With the domestic problems the U.S. is facing and the possibility Chicago might not be chosen as the 2016 Summer Olympics host city, President Barack Obama's trip is seen by some as risky.

Health company representatives seek to recruit MU health students

Nearly 40 vendors gathered Thursday afternoon at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus to speak with health professions students.

Health care panel encourages students to be informed

The Associated Students of the University of Missouri hosted a discussion about health care on Thursday. A panel of experts took questions from students about some of the more controversial issues surrounding the health care debate.

Columbia's Gans park open to public

Gans Creek Recreation Area, a 320-acre former cattle farm destined to become part of a southeast megapark, is, for now, a quiet place to wander fields and forests.

U.S. seeks ban on texting truckers, bus drivers

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday prohibiting texting while driving for federal workers on government business.