COLUMN: Advice for the School Board from a social media expert

The School Board put off voting on a social media policy until they could get more feedback. This is exactly the sort of well-considered expect feedback they are looking for.

Columbia City Council approves IBM deal

At special meeting, the Columbia City Council approved the city's deal with IBM, but some people and councilmembers questioned the secrecy involved in the negotiations.

KCOU asserting individuality, independence

One year after reclaiming the airwaves, MU's student-run radio station strives to be far more than a preset on the dial.

Missouri softball will host Super Regional

Violent crimes increase in Columbia from 2008 to 2009

Despite a national drop in violent crimes, Columbia saw an increase in aggravated assaults and forcible rapes between 2008 and 2009, according to an FBI report.

Guns claim kids' lives in both urban, rural areas, study finds

Murders involving firearms are more common among city youth, but gun suicides and accidental fatal shootings level the score: They are more common among rural kids.

Cash-strapped districts, including Kansas City, cutting summer school

Across the country, districts are cutting summer school because it's just too expensive to keep. The cuts started when the recession began and have worsened, affecting more children and more essential programs that help struggling students.

MU engineering student wins scholarship from the Department of Defense

MU senior Adam Rubemeyer won a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense which will pay for his tuition and a stipend and will require him to work for the department after graduation.

IBM could bring $4.3 M to schools, slow budget cuts

Columbia Public Schools could benefit from a projected $4.3 million in additional tax revenue from IBM's decision to open a facility in Columbia. The money could stave off budget cuts in the next couple years.

Missouri National Guard helicopter crew to help with oil spill

At least one helicopter crew from Missouri is headed to the Gulf of Mexico this week.

Members of Boone County Fire Protection District involved in collision

John Herman, 25, and Keith Null, 22, both of Columbia, were in a two-vehicle accident at 7:12 a.m. Monday at Wester Lane and southeast I-70 Drive. Both men are members of the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Budget cuts leave Boone County Jail hurting for money

Boone County could face more than $70,000 in lost revenue after the Missouri General Assembly voted to decrease per diem payments to counties that house state prisoners.

Joan Gabel appointed as new dean of MU College of Business

MU's Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business will greet its new dean Joan Gabel this September. Gabel, who currently works as the department chair and Carl DeSantis Professor of Business Administration at Florida State University, said she looks forward to bringing her multi-disciplinary background and international experiences to the university.

MU business school announces new dean

Joan Gabel was announced as the new dean of the MU Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business.

Deadly, ultra-pure heroin arrives in U.S.

Authorities are concerned that the potency and price of "black tar" heroin from Mexico and Colombia could widen the drug's appeal, just as crack did for cocaine decades ago.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will you visit the newly reopened Johnson's Shut-Ins?

Four and a half years after it was severely damaged by a breach of the AmerenUE Taum Sauk reservoir, the popular state park has been restored and reopened. But despite the past damages, Ameren has rebuilt its reservoir on nearby Proffit Mountain.

Columbia City Council to discuss IBM project

Monday night's council meeting will include a public comment period for Project Tiger.

BP says doing all it can, everyone's frustrated

BP spokesman John Curry said it will be at least Wednesday before BP will try using heavy mud and cement to plug the leak in the gushing Gulf of Mexico well, a maneuver called a top kill that represents the best hope of stopping the oil after several failed attempts.

Recalled sprouts sold to Wal-Marts in 15 states, including Missouri

Alfalfa sprouts have been pulled from the shelves of 400 Wal-Mart stores after salmonella poisoning sickens 22 people.

Weather delays construction on two MKT bridges

Construction on bridges 12 and 13 along the MKT Trail closest to the Scott Boulevard trailhead has been delayed because of rainy weather.