MU proposes new adjustments to degree programs

Chancellor Brady Deaton sent a letter to the state Department of Higher Education on Thursday outlining a plan to close seven programs and merge or realign the remainder. Under the plan, there will be a net reduction of 16 degrees. Some will be discontinued, while others will be merged with other degree programs.

Fast pace main factor in Missouri men's basketball team's Braggin' Rights victory

The Missouri men's basketball team capitalized on clutch moments to defeat Illinois on Wednesday night in the annual Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.


Quietly but with no less joy, a Columbia family celebrates Christmas while son serves in Afghanistan

The Gordon family will celebrate Christmas this year without their 19-year-old son, Drew, because he is one of the many soldiers fighting overseas. “No matter how much you prepare yourself, it’s still hard," says Drew's girlfriend, Sadie Turnbull.

Pedestrian killed in I-70 accident

Brad Allison, 36, of Mexico, Mo., was in the roadway after his own car slid into the highway median, state troopers reported.

New GOP wave pushes pro-business agenda in states

When a new wave of politicians takes office in January, Republicans will hold a majority of governorships and their greatest number of state legislative seats since 1928 — giving them the muscle to enact the pro-business agenda they promised to voters concerned about high unemployment and an economy that has yet to make its big rebound following the Great Recession.

Holiday party gets a purpose — and a whole lot of shoes

Travis Figg, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Columbia, made the Shoeman Water Project a cause for his annual holiday party. The result is more than 1,000 pairs and counting for the project and, for Figg, a lesson in the power of focused energy.

Boone Life: Not an adult floor

The MU Children's Hospital underwent renovations in September and now has a jungle theme.

Woman found dead at home of August Busch IV

Police and the St. Louis County medical examiner's office on Thursday identified the victim as Adrienne Martin of St. Charles.

Missing moon rock from Apollo 17 back in Missouri

The rock was collected during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. It was among several given by President Richard Nixon to all 50 states and 135 foreign countries in 1973.

Attempted car fraud leads to CPD tweet alert

Police alert car dealerships about E*Trade fraud.

Dying declarations entered as evidence in Kraig Kahler hearing

In a preliminary hearing this week in Kansas, the victims' statements were presented as evidence against Kraig Kahler, who was in court on a capital murder charge.

Columbia police take students shopping

Columbia police took students shopping for a brighter Christmas.

Storm system expected to reach Columbia by Friday morning

Precipitation of up to four inches anticipated through Saturday morning.

ANALYSIS: Obama's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

From the start, 2010 delivered a string of setbacks to President Barack Obama that built up to an electoral shellacking come November, to use the president's own word.

St. Baldrick's awards grant to Children's Hospital

The grant will be used to fund research into treatments for childhood cancer.

Audit finds errors in Missouri's lieutenant governor office records

Auditor Susan Montee said there were errors and inconsistencies for all five of the lieutenant governor's office employees. The lieutenant governor's office said the errors were made on internal records.

Suspect in 3 mid-Missouri deaths gets public defender

Joshua Maylee, 23, will have a public defender on capital charges of killing three people, despite objections by the Callaway County prosecutor. 

Missouri Guard to train inmates to help in disasters

The training will focus on skills such as filling and stacking sandbags and removing debris.

Risk of food poisoning increases at parties, buffets

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 48 million incidents of food poisoning occur in the U.S. annually. An MU food science professor offers tips on how to avoid common problems this holiday season.

Fire Protection District offers ice safety tips

As some of mid-Missouri's ponds, lakes and streams freeze over, the Fire District offers tips to stay safe on the ice.