Columbia College ivy chain ceremony used to initiate board members

The ivy chain ceremony was used to unite 27 alumni board members and launch them on a five-year strategic plan for the alumni association.

Rock Bridge's Matt Kelly bounces back to lead team

Matt Kelly, a junior at Rock Bridge, is the varsity soccer team's leading scorer with 12 goals in 12 games this season.

Hickman tennis loses to Kirksville

Hickman fell short against Kirksville, despite an incentive from coach Materer to skip practice Friday in favor of the school's homecoming parade if the team won.

Rock Bridge, Hickman parade through downtown Columbia for homecomings

The homecoming festivities continue Friday with both schools' football games beginning at 7 p.m. Rock Bridge will play Rockhurst High School, and Hickman will play Helias High School.

Missouri Gaming Commission lawyer replaced with casino license in the balance

On Monday, Frank Jung was planning public hearings on the applicants for Missouri's final casino license. He found out Tuesday he would have to leave his job.

Fifth and Walnut parking garage to be tallest in Columbia

Panels of colored glass, part of an artwork titled "Sky Algorithm," will adorn the northwest stair tower. The garage is scheduled to open in December.

MU professor leads group interested in human-animal interaction

Nursing faculty member Rebecca Johnson has been researching the health benefits of programs that bring animals and people together.

Blunt, Carnahan differ on nuclear policy, Guantanamo Bay

The U.S. Senate race between Republican Rep. Roy Blunt and Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has focused on domestic issues. But the candidates this week answered The Associated Press' questions about national security.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Is Missouri a football or basketball school?

There has never been a more opportune time to label MU's allegiance. The basketball team will likely be ranked to start the season, and the football team is currently ranked and is 3-0.

Missouri higher education official reappointed to board

Kathryn Swan, president of JCS Wireless, has been named to another term on the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

One Read flash fiction contest enters judging stage

The fiction contest is part of the annual One Read program in Columbia.

High Street resident charged with sexual assault

Man was arrested by police earlier this month on suspicion of forcible rape.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Squabbles, crises ensnare European Union

Controversies about immigration and financial bailouts embroiled the European Union recently, while some countries there continue to function under caretaker governments. What do journalists working in Europe see as the implications of these struggles?

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

'Sad day' as workers leave Kansas City aircraft overhaul base

Five decades of maintenance at the overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport that provided good-paying jobs for generations of workers ended Friday.

Missouri students grow their own food at school

Hogan Preparatory Academy is among the more than 80 schools involved in the Kansas City Community Gardens school program.

Branson buys old house for educational purposes

City makes deal to purchase the home and land of Lyle Owen for residents and tourists to experience a different, sustainable way of living.

Former military post to become first Missouri Civil War Museum

The museum will be housed in a Jefferson Barracks building that served as supply base and military hospital during the Civil War.

LETTER: Obama's omission of God seems intentional

President Barack Obama omitted the phrase "by their creator" in a quote from the Declaration of Independence during a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg announces donation to New Jersey schools

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder, will give Newark Public Schools a gift of $100 million. "Why education? Because every child deserves a good education and right now that's not happening," Zuckerberg said, adding he wants other children to have the same opportunities he had.