Tutoring program at Columbia elementary schools aims to improve test scores

Six elementary schools in Columbia are using tutoring services funded by the state to help increase learning and test scores for children from low-income homes.

Healthier food options, exercise classes mark progress in Stephens College's Health Challenge

In accordance with the Health and Wellness Challenge, Stephens College has made progress thanks to the changes to the food service and new exercise classes for faculty and staff.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team extends winning streak with win over Hickman

The Rock Bridge basketball team extended its winning streak to four games with a 60-50 win Thursday at rival Hickman.

Missouri men's basketball team defeats Oral Roberts

The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Oral Roberts 81-62 on Thursday at Mizzou Arena. 

Missouri drops suit after veterans agency is repaid

Attorney General Chris Koster dropped a civil suit against Stacy Griffin-Lowery, who pleaded guilty to the misapplication of Veterans Commission money, after the money was repaid.

LETTER: Help a foster child by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate

Children under the watch of CASA volunteers get more services, spend less time in foster care and are far less likely to re-enter the system than children without CASAs.

LETTER: Jesus is the reason for the season

One Columbia resident believes millions of people are experiencing life's greatest tragedy everyday.

University of Central Missouri cuts, combines programs

By July 1, the university intends to trim its five colleges with 33 academic departments to four colleges with 25 departments.

Frigid temps don't stop food drive volunteers

Volunteers from several Columbia businesses and organizations collected food and donations Thursday at the corner of Providence Road and Elm Street.

Nigerian challenging new charges of trying to blow up airliner

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is acting as his own lawyer. He was arraigned with two additional charges in federal court in Detroit.

Pinkel, Alden to ring NASDAQ opening bell

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and Director of Athletics Mike Alden will ring the opening bell for the NASDAQ market Friday morning in New York.

CoxHealth buys large neurosurgery group

Missouri considers building a new neuroscience institute.  The doctors will treat brain, spinal and nerve disorders such as brain tumors and herniated discs.  

Springfield's Gillioz theater asking for donations to aviod foreclosure

The historic building has been delinquent on a $3.5 million payment for more than two years.