Two Missouri men's basketball players decide to transfer

Missouri men's basketball players Miguel Paul and Tyler Stone said they are transferring in hopes of finding teams where they can gain more playing time.

Kroenke moves to buy NFL's Rams

Billionaire Stan Kroenke of Columbia has decided to exercise his matching rights and try to purchase the remaining 60 percent share of the St. Louis Rams.

Columbia School Board holds off on salary schedule changes

The new Columbia School Board met for the first time together Monday night to discuss salary schedules and teachers' working conditions with teacher organizations.

Rock Bridge forward finds scoring touch

Rock Bridge senior Kelsey Whittet, who moved from midfield to forward this season, scored in the second half to give the Bruins a 1-0 victory Monday over visiting Hickman.

SLIDESHOW: Family helps treat, learns from son's autism

Josh Basye, 4, was diagnosed with autism a year ago. He is one of an increasing number of children with autism in the United States. About 1 percent of children in Boone County have autism.

Teter shines for Columbia College softball team

Valerie Teter threw a no-hitter for the Columbia College softball team in its doubleheader sweep of nonconference opponent Culver-Stockton on Monday in Canton, Mo.

Senate set for debate of budget, conference with House looms

The Senate Appropriations Committee made many budget cuts on Wednesday, affecting  the Department of Mental Health and lower and higher education.

Missouri's Senne earns another Big 12 baseball honor

Missouri senior Aaron Senne has been named the Big 12 Conference Baseball Player of the Week, the second time this season Senne has won the award.

MU's Black Culture Center panel discussion encourages, informs students

Students gathered at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center Monday night as part of Alpha Week, sponsored by MU's Zeta Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, a black fraternity.

Hindman leaves office as McDavid, Kespohl, Dudley sworn in for Columbia City Council

At a special City Council meeting, the new mayor and council members were sworn in and outgoing members gave comments.

Columbia receives Distiguished Budget Presentation Award

Columbia met several criteria to be eligible for the national award.

Volunteers build handicap accessible home for Columbia veteran

More than 200 volunteers for Homes for Our Troops came to Columbia and built the structure of a new house within 48 hours this weekend. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Canine and his family plan to move into the new house by August.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What should be done about the higher education budget?

The deal struck between Gov. Jay Nixon and higher education institutions to freeze tuition could be in jeopardy if the Senate Appropriations Committee's higher education cuts are included in the final budget.

Missouri teen cancer patient takes dream trip to Supreme Court

Elizabeth You, 18, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in December 2007. This March, the Kansas City high schooler received a gift from anonymous donors in the form of a trip to the Supreme Court.It was a dream come true for You, who hopes to study political science and law some day.

Alternative spring breaks gain popularity with college students in Missouri

Students across Missouri college campuses are spending their spring break volunteering to help those in need across the world.

Missouri Senate endorses bill to shrink pensions

Legislation that would require employees to contribute 4 percent of their salaries to the retirement system and raise the minimum age to receive retirement benefits gained first-round approval in the Missouri Senate Monday.

MU microbiologist elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

MU plant sciences professor has been given a fellowship for his work in plant-microbe interactions.

Nixon picks Columbia attorney for school board

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Russell Still, an attorney in Columbia, to the Missouri Board of Education Monday. His appointment is pending approval from the Missouri Senate.

Weekend round-up: Local, state and sports headlines from April 10-11

Start off your Monday "in the know." See what the Missourian and others wrote about this weekend.

Missouri unemployment increases, despite increase in jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development reports a slight increase in unemployment rates to 9.5 percent despite adding 7,200 jobs last month.