UPDATE: KU chancellor urges Nebraska to stay in Big 12

Bernadette Gray-Little said she hopes to talk to MU's Brady Deaton as well.

COLUMN: Attempt at cow humor shows how society engages in gender policing

There is no "wrong sex" when it comes to gender definitions. To call something the “wrong” gender shames people for a natural variance that is out of their control.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are additional officers and geographic policing good solutions to Columbia's crime problems?

The police chief made a pitch for 20 more officers at the City Council retreat over the weekend, but a tight city budget may prevent him from getting what he wants this year.

LETTER: Interview the veterans who fly on the Honor Flights

World War II veterans have a lot of stories to tell.

Columbia City Council discusses results of citizen survey about land preservation

Columbia City Council discussed how to mesh the renewal of a sales tax revenue with the results of a citizen survey, indicating a desire for more land preservation funding.

Missouri bass fishing team wins North Super Regional

Scott Dooley and teammate Shelby Lovelace, a senior fisheries and wildlife major, won the College Bass North Super Regional title for University of Missouri. With a total weigh-in of 20.6 pounds, the team was more than nine pounds over the second-place team from Indiana University.

No confirmation of ultimatum placed on MU

Big 12 university administrators contacted on Monday would neither confirm or deny reports that the conference has given MU and Nebraska a deadline for deciding whether they will leave the conference for the Big Ten.

Columbia works with H3 Studio to help revitalize downtown

The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council plans to host a series of meetings in June to mesh architecture, landscape and trail connections.

CoMoCitizens group presses Columbia City Council on SWAT reforms

Donald Warren, one of the co-founders of CoMoCitizens, a group formed in response to a Feb. 11 raid SWAT raid, asked the City Council Monday night to make Chief Ken Burton's policy changes for the SWAT team binding.


Columbia Spirit finishes second

Safe and Sound program to repair hundreds of Missouri bridges

A statewide program plans to improve seven Boone County bridges over the next two years that were rated in "poor" condition.

Missouri restricts out-of-state travel for state employees

In an effort to cut expenses, Gov. Jay Nixon is reducing Missouri's out-of-state travel budget by 20 percent.

Man reported missing last week still not found

Richard French was found unharmed in Tennessee, but Edward Acosta has yet to be located.

Missouri legislature balks at taxes but OKs higher fees

Missouri lawmakers avoided increasing taxes this year despite an ailing state budget, but they still hope to get more money from animal shelters, some parents and large animal owners.

St. Louis-area towns hire dogs to chase off geese

Missouri has an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 Canada geese, according to the state Department of Conservation. They can damage landscaping, act menacingly — and make a big mess. An adult goose generates about a pound of waste per day.

Three MU professors nominated for national teaching award

MU faculty nominated Anthony Lupo, John Adams and Wendy Sims for the U.S. Professor of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri's public schools

Find test scores, demographic data and dropout rates for every public school in the state through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website.

UPDATE: St. Louis-area towns hire dogs to chase off pesky geese

Canada geese in suburbia have prompted pooch owners to start their own businesses. Using trained dogs seems to be a solution for getting geese to choose different locations.

80-year-old pleads guilty to bank robbery

Man admits to using a pellet gun to rob a Kansas City UMB of $8,755.

Missouri father sentenced for incest, murder

Man sentenced to life plus 22 years after being found guilty of second-degree murder, second-degree rape, incest and abandoning a corpse.