Missouri Senate panel approves changes to dog breeding law

The bill would remove the limit of 50 dogs per breeder and allow licensed breeders up to 180 days to correct serious violations before charging them.

Missouri's aging inmate population straining state budget

The number of older inmates in Missouri's prisons has nearly tripled over the past decade, further straining an already strapped state budget. Some state officials wonder if there's a better way.

UM Curators debate presidential search, tuition increases

UM Curators took the first step in finding a new president as they approved the use of a search firm during the six to 12 month process.

Journalism film series free to public

Films related to journalism will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursdays until the end of April. The series is free to the public and is also offered as a for-credit course for MU students.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player's success bittersweet for Hickman coach

After playing an important part in Rock Bridge's victory over Hickman and coach David Johnson in December, the Bruins' Manuale Watkins looks to cause problems for his former youth coach again Friday.


Missouri wrestling opens Big 12 season against Nebraska

The No. 7 Tigers open conference play against No. 16 Nebraska on Sunday, a contest that features key matchups that could shake up national rankings.

COLUMN: Little truth to findings that college students are not learning

Sociologists recently found that many students are not learning in their first two years of college, but they don't take into account the different ways students in different fields absorb information.

Curators to discuss search for UM System president

The search for Gary Forsee's permanent replacement is likely to be discussed during the Board of Curators meeting Thursday. Forsee stepped down earlier this month to care for his ill wife.

Snow still poses a challenge for some Columbia residents

Snow seems to be the big theme of this winter. Even after a week of trucks plowing the streets, some residents have yet to see pavement.

Missouri Senate endorses bill expanding subpoena power

Missouri senators are close to a bill that might expand the Missouri General Assembly's subpoena power.

Social Security fund slides into permanent deficit

Starting this year, new congressional projections show Social Security running deficits until the fund is completely depleted in about 2037, in spite of more promising Congressional Budget Office predictions last year.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers considering two tax amnesty proposals

Representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties are presenting opposing tax amnesty proposals to the Missouri House.

Witnesses' testimonies piece together trail up to Johnny Wright's arrest

Former Columbia Police Detective Chris Egbert was called several times to the stand to explain the police investigation that lead to an arrest warrant for Johnny Wright for Becky Doisy's death in 1976.

MU wrestler makes transition from teammate to coach

Nick Marable switched from wrestler to coach after his senior season at MU. The 165-pounder is now adjusting to coaching men he called teammates just 10 months ago.

Two Columbia police officers promoted

Officers Brian Richenberger and Shelley Jones received promotions.

Burke leads Missouri gymnastics into Metroplex Challenge

MU junior Mary Burke, who was named the Big 12 Conference’s Gymnast of the Week for the second consecutive time this week, leads the Tigers into the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday in Dallas.


COMMENTARY: Shovel away snow complaints

Sporadic snow clearing makes walking around Columbia's sidewalks unenjoyable, but doable.

Dual-console da Vinci surgical robot debuts at University Hospital

The robotic surgery is less invasive than traditional surgery and speeds up patient's recovery.

Original investigator of Doisy disappearance testifies during Wright trial

A retired police officer, Becky Doisy's sister and Doisy's friend testified Thursday in Johnny Wright's murder trial.

COLUMN: I can't handle snow and neither can Columbia

Texans are universally known for their inability to handle cold or snow. I am no exception.