TODAY'S QUESTION: Will the Big 12 dissolve if Missouri and Nebraska move to the Big Ten?

If the Tigers and Cornhuskers go to the Big Ten and if the Pac-10 is able to lure away six other Big 12 teams as has been rumored, the Big 12 could soon be no more.

COLUMN: Although popular, the rhythm method isn't safe for teens

A new CDC study shows that more teens are relying on the rhythm method. It's not a bad contraceptive method, but it shouldn't be the first line of defense for teens.

Burton makes presentation to Citizens Police Review Board

During Wednesday night's Citizens Police Review Board meeting, Burton reiterated the changes he's made to the department's SWAT team and to the use of search warrants.

Economic impact of oil spill has minimal effect on mid-Missouri

Seafood prices are rising, but customers remain largely unaffected.

Missouri to join protesters in Hands Across The Sand movement

The Hands Across The Sand movement started in February to protest offshore drilling. Participants stand on beaches across the country holding hands, pledging themselves to clean energy.

DEAR READER: Newspapers not connected to their communities? That's just a myth

Journalism today is encouraging interactivity with community members, and newspapers benefit their communities by bringing awareness to corruption and secrecy in government.

Missouri's Aaron Senne is ready for the next level

Missouri State Senior Games kick off this weekend

Ragtime documentary to be filmed during 'Blind' Boone Festival

Pianist and composer Reginald Robinson is attending the J.W. "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival to show clips from his in-the-works ragtime documentary. He will be interviewing historians at the festival and featuring Columbia in his documentary.

Two months after election, downtown cameras still undecided

The decision regarding cameras downtown is in the hands of the police chief.

Counterfeit bills reported at Columbia businesses

There have been 19 reports of counterfeit bills at Columbia businesses since the beginning of 2010.

Missouri governor to visit Thompson Center, sign health insurance legislation

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to sign legislation Thursday requiring insurance providers to cover behavioral therapies for children with autism at the Thompson Center.

University of Missouri System names new research parks director

Greg Williams was appointed director of the University of Missouri System research parks. He plans to focus on expansion and development opportunities.

Columbia Fire Department starts hydrant testing this Friday

The Columbia Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants for flow and pressure starting Friday and continuing until the middle of August.

VIDEOS: See the Gulf oil spill from a new perspective: underwater

Rich Mathews of The Associated Press got an exclusive look at the spill by joining the dive team that explored how the oil is impacting the Gulf of Mexico.

Boone Hospital Center sign catches fire Tuesday

The Boone Hospital Center's sign caught fire Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. because of a structural fire. Possible lightning strikes could have occurred as well. 

Taylor selected to softball All-Tournament team

MU Column bases undergo repairs to fix cracks

The bases to the MU Columns are undergoing significant repairs for the first time since 1949. Damage from water caused hairline fractures in the bases that are being fixed.

Two northeast Missouri beaches closed because of E. coli

Public beaches at Wakonda State Park and Mark Twain State Park are to remain closed this weekend because of high levels of E. coli bacteria.

Columbia Farm to Table Festival brings farmers, chefs together

The Farm to Table Festival is designed to connect farmers and chefs to provide opportunities to learn about where food comes from before it gets gobbled up.