Funding woes at heart of UM curators' concerns

The UM System Board of Curators tackled retirement plans and funding during the first day of its two-day meeting in Springfield.

Despite high prices, people still bringing home the bacon

A smaller supply of pork bellies and higher feed costs have driven bacon prices up, but enthusiasts such as Jay Gallatin, nicknamed "Bacon Boy" by his wife, haven't decreased their consumption of the cured meat. “I could eat bacon for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Gallatin said.


Damien Davis convicted in Walmart shooting

A jury found Damien Davis guilty Thursday night of first degree assault, armed criminal action and attempted first degree robbery of Ken Jacobs.

Defensive coordinator shapes Hickman football players

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe's passion for football has impacted Kewpies players for 17 years.

Linebacker returns to Missouri football team with a vengeance

Missouri junior linebacker Will Ebner had plenty of pent-up frustration when he took the field for the first time in 2010. After recovering from a hamstring injury and serving a two-game suspension, his play helped the Tigers win Saturday against San Diego State.

Audit: Missouri schools could have gotten $21 million more from casino revenue

State Auditor Susan Montee said legislators haven't been spending extra casino revenues on education as directed by a 2008 ballot measure. Budget analysts in the legislative and executive branches said the new laws presented technical difficulties with the state's school funding formula.

GEORGE KENNEDY: It's a tough job, but the president has already accomplished a great deal

Many successes are being lost in media coverage of criticism.

Judge increases Washington's misdemeanor bond

The judge ruled in favor of the state's request to increase the bond for the two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault.

Clinton says give Democrats more time

 Former President Bill Clinton discusses voter anger over the struggling economy.  

Boone County House and presiding commissioner candidates meet at forum

Candidates for both positions voiced their concerns of the county budget and economic issues before the Nov. 2 election.

Columbia airport conducts mandatory fire drill

Red, hot flames were extinguished by emergency personnel during a simulated 50-passenger plane crash, while others looked for volunteer victims in the fields nearby.

Most Missouri health insurance companies drop child-only policies

Some Missouri health insurance companies are combating the insurance protection lobby by dropping child-only plans.

Hatch Show Print curator believes letterpress printing is still relevant

Jim Sherraden, manager of Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tenn., presented to students at Chamber Auditorium on Thursday, discussing the craft and appeal of letterpress printing.

Affordable Care Act's new provisions go into effect

The nonprofit organization Grass Roots Organizing celebrated the act, which was passed six months ago. 

Along Missouri River, residents warily watch water levels

Thursday's forecasted thunderstorms might force eco-artist James Hill to haul his things to higher ground from his basement home at Cooper's Landing on the Missouri River.

The Jungle tailgating spot opens to all students

After a slow start, the new student tailgating spot that was previously only available to student organizations will be open to all students this Saturday.

Rock Bridge to honor Hall of Fame inductees

The five news inductees are alumni who are being recognized for their achievements.

Computer recycling event canceled

The Computer Recycling Event that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Would putting nonviolent prisoners on house arrest to save money be a sound idea?

State officials are putting together a bill that would allow the state to place nonviolent state prisoners on house arrest with electronic shackles as a way to save money. Do you think this is a good or bad idea?

Seat belt usage increases in Boone County, according to MoDOT

A week-long survey in Missouri shows more Boone County residents are buckling up.