TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think MU should be a smoke-free campus?

Columbia has a smoking ordinance in place that bans smoking indoors throughout the city and, eventually, MU officials would like to phase out tobacco use on campus.

Big catch gives Missouri receiver confidence boost

Wide receiver Rolandis Woodland's 51-yard reception last Saturday in the Tigers' win over Kansas State was the longest of his career and marked his first sizable contribution this season.


New plays helped lift MU football team against Kansas State

In preparation for the Tigers' game against the Wildcats, Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel and offensive coordinator Dave Yost spiced up the team's playbook.

Discovery Ridge Research Park to expand

The expansion’s first phase will consist of an 80,000-square-foot multitenant building for offices, labs and possibly classrooms.

Ridgeway Boys Writers Club teaches imagination, writing skills

Ridgeway Elementary Principal Ben Tilley started a boys writing club at the school as a way to get boys more interested and engaged in writing. Research and statistics show that boys are usually more hesitant writers than girls.

Kansas City medical student named Rhodes Scholarship finalist

Chanukya Dasari will meet with the selection committee later this week. Winners will be announced Sunday. Dasari will finish his medical degree in May.

Residents of Bourn Avenue speak up for calmer traffic

Some Bourn Avenue residents worry the Leawood Plaza development could adversely affect traffic patterns in their area.

Man charged with arson for fire at The Blue Note

Brendan William Orscheln was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson and was held in the Boone County Jail on $250,000 bond.


Amendment to cut millions from historic preservation tax credit rejected

A review commission decided that the historic preservation tax credit, worth $140 million annually, is worth keeping. Reviewers voted down an amendment that would have reduced the cap to $90 million. State lawmakers will make a final decision during the legislative session in the spring.

Magical night awaits Harry Potter fans

The Forum and Hollywood theaters have scheduled the first showings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"  between 12:01 and 1:20 a.m. There will be 15 showings  in that time but few tickets are still available.

Columbia Daily Tribune to charge for its online content

The Columbia Daily Tribune will implement a paywall, or reader payment, for its online content on Dec. 1. The cost of an online-only subscription will be $8 per month. Print subscribers can choose to pay an additional $1 per month on top of their subscription for unlimited access.

Missouri panel recommends changes in Alzheimer's care

The panel's report calls for a statewide dementia assessment and a review of MO HealthNet, the state's Medicaid program.

Man stunned with Taser on Ninth Street after resisting arrest

The unidentified man was suspected of trespassing Tuesday morning. He was stunned outside Subway on Ninth Street and later taken to University Hospital.


Gov. Nixon concerned about levee proposal

Nixon is worried the plan to raise and strengthen levees along the Mississippi River could be detrimental to the areas where levees would be left unimproved.

MU students to spread clean energy message with pinwheels

They will display pinwheels they made on Thursday as part of a national event organized by the Sierra Students Coalition in support of clean energy on college campuses.

Search continues for 2 escaped federal prisoners

The prisoners bolted Monday from the Lincoln County jail northwest of St. Louis by climbing to the jail's roof and scaling down a 30-foot wall.

ROSE NOLEN: Fewer people living with scruples

When the people in charge are stripped of their ability to control whatever happens, then things are bound to get out of control. It's what happens when individuals have the right to do whatever they want to do.

Missouri softball team signs nine recruits

The Missouri softball team has signed nine high school standouts to National Letters of Intent.

Columbia College women's basketball falls at Avila

The Cougars lost their third game of the season.

Stephens basketball falls to Missouri Valley

Stephens College lost its third game of the season.