GUEST COMMENTARY: MU leading the way in alternative energy

MU won't eliminate coal use overnight, Chancellor Brady Deaton says, but the campus has made considerable steps in that direction.

2 suspects in Mohler family sex case appear in court

Jared Mohler of Columbia pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing children. A March trial date was set for his father.

UPDATE: Missouri might have to cut more from budget

Revised figures released Monday predict tax revenues for fiscal year 2010 will be 6.4 percent less than the previous year, which means officials might have to cut an additional $200 million from the state budget.

Columbia College women's basketball team streaks to 12th win

The Columbia College women's basketball team earned its 12th straight victory Monday night with a 74-44 win at McPherson (Kan.) College.

Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary has its first day of school

The new school's students, who moved from Field Elementary, found a bigger building with updated technology and contemporary design.

Hickman wins at Rolla girls basketball tournament

The Hickman girls basketball team ran past Newburg 63-44 on Monday at the Rolla tournament.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are digital 3D movie tickets worth the extra cost?

MU, Navy band officials: Clash of songs just a misunderstanding

Football fans clashed online over the weekend in a verbal brawl about conflicting band performances after the Texas Bowl.


City, college plan work on Range Line Street

The city of Columbia and Columbia College have drafted a collaborative plan for improving a section of Range Line Street along the college campus north of Rogers Street. The project, if approved, would cost a total of about $1.2 million.

How to handle the week's bitter cold

Public officials and an auto mechanic offer advice for meeting some of the challenges created by single-digit temperatures.

Stephens and Cosmo-Bethel Parks open for skating and ice fishing

The parks are open for ice skating and fishing respectively, but note the safety guidelines.

Missouri revenue expected to fall 6.4 percent in 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon and legislative leaders released their joint estimates Monday.

String of frigid days in Columbia could set a record

The National Weather Service doesn't expect Columbia to warm up any time soon. The forecast calls for temperatures below 20 at least through week's end.

Columbia school district starts multiracial identification

Following a requirement by the federal government, Columbia Public Schools is  implementing a new system allows students and staff to identify more than one choice for their race.

Missouri considers parental choice for school districts

Lawmakers are looking into open enrollment policies for public schools, which would allow students to switch schools at will.

2 dead in Las Vegas federal building shootout

A gunman opened fire at a federal building Monday, killing one. The gunman was killed in a running gunbattle.

Kansas City students learn Chinese in elementary school

Children at Trailwoods Elementary are learning Chinese through a partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas. The lessons are designed to teach content besides language; soon, the students will be covering math concepts during Chinese class.

List of witnesses grows for Kan. abortion trial

There are 10 more potential witnesses in a Kansas trial of a man accused of shooting and killing an abortion provider.

Ex-Gov. Matt Blunt welcomes second son

Brooks Anderson Blunt was born on Jan. 1 in Springfield.

Missouri hunters kill 16,000 deer with muzzleloaders

The harvest is a record for the state's 21-year-old muzzleloading season, which lasted 10 days in late December.