MU officials hold press conference on 10-team Big 12

From left, UM System President Gary Forsee, Chancellor Brady Deaton and Athletics Director Mike Alden attend a news conference at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to discuss the Big 12 conference. "We're committed to the Big 12 for the foreseeable future," Deaton said.

MU pledged to stay in the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday.  Missouri officials said the school received no offer to join the Big Ten Conference and is "not anticipating any discussions with other conferences."

Missouri has trust in Big 12's ability to increase revenue

In a press conference on Tuesday, MU leadership reaffirmed the school's committment to the Big 12 and announced expectations for the conference to return on the promise of more lucrative revenues.

Conference realignment shifts to readjustments

Expansion angst passes with assurances that Big 12 Conference will not disband.

COLUMN: Humor has died in a politically correct society

In the ever increasing call for political correctness, society has become too oversensitive to laugh every now and then at humor reaching across diverse lines.

Gov. Nixon visits Columbia plant, aims to keep Ford in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon visited Columbia auto workers and touted legislation aimed at keeping Ford Motor Co. in Missouri.

Central Missouri Humane Society renovations near completion

The Central Missouri Humane Society's new facility is almost complete, and staff members aim to move animals back in the third week of July.

Health Literacy Missouri leads effort to educate on health care

Missouri health professionals met Tuesday to discuss programs aimed at improving health literacy. Martin Ratermann, a recent cancer survivor, spoke about his own struggles navigating the health care system.

'Await Your Reply' chosen for this summer's One Read program

Dan Chaon's novel "Await Your Reply" was chosen as this summer's One Read. The story involves issues including identity theft and mental illness, which the library will use to base programs on during September.

Missouri River at flood level, might cause cancellation of Canoe for Clean Water race

The flood level, along with faster river flow, might cause the cancellation of Saturday's race, but the festival would still go on as planned.

Downtown planning charrettes continue with open house, public meetings

The charrettes will include an open house and public meetings about downtown planning.

Columbia construction to cause traffic delays

Two Columbia construction projects could cause traffic delays.

St. Louis pet waste removal worker finds $58 in dog poop

The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists says Steve Wilson, a DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal employee, is the first person in his profession to find and report money in dog poop.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Is a tie to open the World Cup a big achievement for the United States?

Considered the underdog going into the match, the Americans managed a 1-1 score with England to open World Cup play.

Missouri softball finishes with No. 8 ranking

DEAR READER: The Web and digital technologies are killing news organizations? That's a myth

Newspapers are finding ways to adapt to new technologies while maintaining their role as kings of original reporting.

Store demolished on West Boulevard and Worley Street

Owner says he is still deciding what to build on the property.

Sheriff's Department announces results of prescription drug roundup

The Boone County Sheriff's Department collected more than 43,000 prescription tablets and medications on Saturday.

Nixon making case for special legislative session during trip to Columbia

Nixon planned to speak Tuesday to a Columbia factory that makes axles for Ford Motor Co. The governor is considering calling a special session starting June 28 on legislation providing incentives for companies that make factory improvements for new products.

Obama calls for BP-funded Gulf restoration plan

Obama accused BP of "recklessness" in Tuesday's Oval Office address, the first of his presidency.

School Board approves 35-cent increase to school meals

All members of the School Board voted to approve an increase in school meal prices to help cover the costs of improving meals.