UPDATE: Derrick Washington suspended indefinitely from MU football team

Last season, Derrick Washington led the Tigers in rushing for the second straight year.

The MU tailback was issued an order of protection in June after allegations of sexual assault. He was suspended from the team indefinitely by head coach Gary Pinkel on Thursday for disciplinary reasons.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Times are tough for Carnahan, higher education

Robin Carnahan should remember Harry Truman's advice as she campaigns for U.S. Senate.

Hickman-Rock Bridge clash begins football season

It will be the 14th meeting between the Bruins and the Kewpies, but it’s the first time  they have faced off in the first week of the high school football season.

Police arrest men after traffic stop

After running the plates of a suspicious car early Thursday morning, Columbia Police verified the vehicle had been reported stolen. 

Former Stafford Hall residents share photos of the demolished building

Former residents are still welcome to share photos and stories about their experience at Stafford Hall with the Columbia Missourian.

Two possible bullet holes found in campus shuttle bus

The bus driver reported hearing "what sounded like a rock or rocks striking the bus" around 9:45 a.m, according to a news release from the MU Police Department.

Beetle Bailey Photo Gallery

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring a classic cartoon character with mid-Missouri roots at a ceremony Friday at MU.

COLUMN: This bus experiment turned out worse than I hoped

Although the bus route changes are good, there is still much room to improve Columbia Transit.

Beetle Bailey stamp ships off to MU

A commemorative stamp of Beetle Bailey has been released this summer. At 11 Friday morning, a large framed picture of the stamp will be unveiled at the sculpture of Bailey next to the Reynolds Alumni Center. Private Bailey himself is expected to make an appearance, along with Chancellor Emeritus Richard Wallace and Bill Janocha, Mort Walker’s assistant. Beetle Bailey was created by MU alum Mort Walker.

Mort Walker: The artist behind Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker, a 1948 MU graduate and creator of Beetle Bailey comics, will be honored in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday to present a U.S. Postal stamp featuring his comic.

Missouri judge to consider adult business lawsuit

A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday in Cole County.

Mort Walker assistant among speakers at Beetle Bailey stamp ceremony

Speakers unveil stamp honoring cartoon character Beetle Bailey at Friday ceremony.

Missouri volleyball eager to start season

The Missouri volleyball team has been thinking of ways to let fans know it opens the season this weekend at the Tiger Invitational.

Teachers voice support of Columbia School District tax increase

The Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a 14-cent increase in the tax levy for Columbia Public Schools on Thursday morning.

Missouri State Fair says more than 300,000 visited

Officials are still figuring out the final count but say they expect this year's attendance to be about equal to last year's.

Board approves tax increase for schools

The Columbia Board of Education gave unanimous approval Thursday morning to a  14.8 cent increase in the tax levy for property owners in the Columbia School District.

MU honors Beetle Bailey cartoon, native son

The Friday ceremony will be held at the Reynolds Alumni Center, where a Beetle Bailey statue welcomes visitors.

Meet the Harley riders

They vary in age and interests, but these six motorcycle enthusiasts share a common love of rallies. They are all here for the 2010 Missouri State H.O.G. Rally.

MU softball player Jenna Marston a standout for Team USA at international baseball tournament

Missouri softball player Jenna Marston led Team USA in batting average at the International Baseball Federation’s Women’s World Cup in Venezuela.

Beetle Bailey mascot makes MU appearance for return of The Shack

The Shack's reincarnation will feature touches of the original, such as the classic Shackburger, while getting new amenities such as TVs and pool tables.