Parents, students on edge over soaring tuition

Universities around the country are seeing steep tuition increases this year, following the upward trend.

Columbia man arrested after hiding from police

A Columbia man was in custody Monday evening after fleeing the scene and hiding from police during a narcotics investigation at the Red Roof Inn.

Recycling experiment wins Columbia council's OK

The city will distribute plastic recycling receptacles to several north-side neighborhoods this month and let them use the bins for a year.

Missouri senator testifies before grand jury about pay-to-play

Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee's Summit, said he thought a $35,000 donation from the adult entertainment industry had something to do with his 2005 anti-porn bill being killed.

Superintendents want to share details on troubled teachers

Missouri school superintendents want to make it easier to tell others why troubled teachers lost their jobs.

Former Hartsburg man charged with threatening judge extradited from Texas

A former Hartsburg resident was extradited Monday from Texas to Boone County. Allen Hause is charged with tampering with a judicial officer in connection for leaving five threatening phone messages for 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin Crane.

MU student reports rape outside fraternity house

A 19-year old MU student said she was raped outside of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house early Saturday morning.

'Avatar,' 'The Hurt Locker' lead Oscar nominations

Ten films have been nominated for best picture, instead of the usual five. "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" are leading with nominations for best picture and best director.

LETTER: Concern for higher education's upcoming fiscal year

Barring an unforseen economic turnaround, higher education will continue to see less funding from the state. Here are a few ideas for making the most of the money.

Two Missouri representatives plan to block EPA on greenhouse gases

Representatives Ike Skelton and Jo Ann Emerson disagree with the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.

Donation jar for Haiti stolen from restaurant in Liberty

Police are looking for a young couple who stole a donation jar from a Culver's restaurant in Liberty. A video shows the couple taking the jar, which was clearly marked for the American Red Cross.