TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you planning to share your deer harvest?

Share the Harvest lets Missouri hunters donate venison to needy families throughout the state. Are you planning to donate to the program now that deer season has begun?

Student injured in MU dorm fall improving

The MU freshman is in fair condition as of Monday morning.

Missouri football team still dogged by injuries

Missouri will be without linebacker Luke Lambert for Saturday's game at Iowa State. Lambert will miss his fifth game in a row because of a knee strain.

'24-Hour Comics Day' draws local artists

The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective held its 5th annual "24 Hour Comics Day" at the Artlandish art gallery in Columbia. At the event, local comics artists tried to create 24 comics pages in 24 hours straight.

Kansas track star and Hall of Famer Wes Santee dies

Wes Santee of Ashland died Nov. 14. He was 78 years old.

City Council hires recruiting firm to help replace city manager

The council announced Monday that it will hire executive search firm Affion Public to conduct the nationwide search to find a new city manager. Bill Watkins will retire in March.

Columbia legislators examine potential increase of US's lowest cigarette tax

Missouri's cigarette tax hasn't been raised in more than a decade, making it more than a dollar less than the national average.

Shakespeare's nominated for 'Good Morning America' best college hangout segment

A "Good Morning America" crew was in town Monday to grab pizza from Shakespeare's. The Columbia restaurant is one of four to be nominated for the show's "Best Bites: College Edition."

Backup quarterback to start for Iowa State against Missouri

Starter Austen Arnaud injured his left knee Saturday at Colorado, cutting short his final season with the Cyclones. Now the Cyclones look to Jerome Tiller in their final game to earn bowl eligibility.

Missouri House panel to review state spending

The special House panel is to meet Monday afternoon to review the state's spending through Medicaid. Other health and senior services funding will be examined.

Deer season totals higher than last year

The Missouri Department of Conservation had expected about 100,000 deer to be killed by the weekend. Callaway County leads the state in the number of deer harvested with 2,173.

Verna Laboy devotes her life to making positive impact in Columbia

Verna Laboy is an example to others to persevere when things are tough. To her friends she is “MIZ Verna” — Motivated, Inspired and Zealous.

Missouri volleyball continues to garner honors

The Tigers' six-game winning streak has contributed to the recognition.

Dressler returns to Columbia to join Cougars basketball

Former Rock Bridge standout Jordan Dressler is in his first season with the Columbia College men's basketball team after transferring from Toledo University where he played one season with the Rockets.

Oklahoma St., Nebraska control own destinies for division titles

The Huskers haven't won a Big 12 title since 1999, and the Cowboys would be the first South Division team other than Oklahoma or Texas to make the title game since 1998.

Boone County hunters kill hundreds more deer than last year

Missouri hunters hit the woods and fields for the opening weekend of the firearms deer season, killing 97,856 deer in the first two days. 

No surprise, Duke No. 1 in AP's first college basketball poll

The Missouri basketball team held its position at No. 15. The Tigers make their season debut on Thursday.

Police investigating robbery at Regions Bank

A robber implying he had a gun robbed the branch on Paris Road on Monday afternoon.

Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars

Two scientists write in an article that one-way travel to Mars could happen more quickly and cheaply than round-trip. They said that the technology already exists or is within easy reach.

Food production bright spot in gloomy economy

Many food producers across the country are growing, expanding and investing in new equipment.