UM crafts retirement-plan objectives from faculty input

The UM System Board of Curators will discuss possible changes to the university's retirement benefits at its upcoming meeting.

Columbia researcher wins Heinz Award for environmental work

Frederick Vom Saal's award-winning work resulted in most stores removing items containing BPA from shelves.

UPDATE: Man hospitalized with gunshot wound to head

A 30-year-old man had a gunshot wound to the head.

Nebraska, Colorado finalize payout agreements

In order to leave the Big 12, Nebraska, which joins the Big Ten on July 1, will surrender a maximum of $9.25 million, and Colorado gets to move to the Pac-10 in 2011 instead of 2012 after negotiating a deal in which it will give up $6.86 million.

Missouri volleyball coach has winning history with Boston Celtics

Coach Wayne Kreklow leads the MU volleyball team, but he also has a long history of success as a basketball player, including as a member of the 1980-81 Boston Celtics World Championship team.

Flat Branch carries away two medals in beer competition

The restaurant won for its Oil Change and American Hefeweizen brews at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado.

LETTER: Prop B 'sounds cruel'

One kennel owner believes Proposition B will not stop unlicensed breeders and that proposed regulations may potentially harm animals further.

Parents as Teachers awarded $14.2 million grant

The grant is federal stimulus money that will be used to provide early childhood education for American Indian families.

Winner of Arch grounds design competition to be announced

The National Park Service will announce the winner at 10 a.m. Friday at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis.

Grant Elementary School celebrates a century of educating Columbia children

The school will celebrate its centennial with many events throughout the year, leading up to a large celebration and reunion in the summer.

Sixth-graders voice their ideas for new high school mascot

Want to know what the mascot of the new high school will be? Ask the sixth-graders — they have a lot of ideas.

Proposed texting ban for hazmat drivers part of DOT summit on distracted driving

The requirements would complement separate rules being finalized by the DOT to regulate other commercial drivers.

Missouri football team to face an improving Miami of Ohio

The Tigers focus on returning to the basics in Saturday's game.

Federal children's health care law comes to Missouri

Three new provisions affecting children's health coverage will take effect this week, including one that allows young people to stay on their parents' policy until they turn 26.

Columbia Public Schools cans Pepsi in new beverage contract

The Columbia School Board has approved a contract making Coca-Cola the district's exclusive beverage provider.

Search for state's transportation director narrowed to 10

Commissioners will meet privately Tuesday to discuss how to proceed with the selection process.

Take Back the Night march raises awareness about violence against women

More than 75 people participated in the event, which sought to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Missouri candidates divided over use of robocalls

Some candidates have pledged to refrain from using automated phone calls to spread campaign messages.Others plan to use the calls to reach Missouri voters.

Columbia ranked 8th best small town for businesses and careers by said these cities offer "the best business climates and strong employment prospects."

Musical fundraiser Saturday will benefit Missouri Theatre

The event will be held in the theater, but labor to handle the show's production will be contracted out.