Missouri health department heads push for more funding

 Local health departments received about $6.3 million in state general revenue funds for fiscal year 2011, about a 9 percent decrease from fiscal year 2010. Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 calls for that amount to stay roughly the same, though health programs would get $18.6 million more in federal health funding.

Missouri Film Office could lose government funding

Gov. Jay Nixon and a commission say current filmmaker incentives do not benefit the state enough. The film office says incentives are essential.

Attendance boundaries committee prepares for community forums

Members of the Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee met Thursday to prepare for community forums discussing attendance boundaries for Columbia's newest high school.

UPDATE: Missouri film producers alarmed by recommended cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon has recommended eliminating funds for the Missouri Film Office, and a bipartisan commission that considered all of the state's 61 tax credit programs has recommended eliminating the $4.5 million film production tax credit.

Fun City Youth Academy unveils Saturday program

Fun City Youth Academy unveiled its Saturday Youth Academy, which is designed to help children ages 5 to 18 with schoolwork and with developing important life skills.

Fr. Tolton Catholic High School prepares for September start

Laptops and e-books will be included in the new high school's curriculum.

Helpful resources for dealing with winter storms

The Missourian has compiled a list of resources to help residents solve and prevent snow-related problems.

Missouri gymnastics team finishes last in Fort Worth

At the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth, the Missouri gymnastics team could not match up against their nationally ranked competition. They finished fourth out of four teams.

Rock Bridge defense key in victory over Lafayette

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team combined stifling defense with good ball movement Saturday in its victory over Lafayette.

Columbia College men's basketball defeats William Woods, 63-56

After struggling in the first half, the No. 25 Columbia College men's basketball team went on a 9-2 run to open the second half and beat William Woods University, 63-56.

Columbia College women's basketball defeats rival William Woods

Coming into Saturday's game, Columbia College was tied with William Woods atop the American Midwest Conference at 7-0. After winning 71-55 on Saturday, the Cougars now are in sole possession of first place.


Missouri women's track and field wins Bill Bergan Invitational

The women's track and field team took home the Bill Bergan Invitational title on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

New Jersey seeks leads on missing moon rocks

The inquiry began this month at the suggestion of Joseph Gutheinz of Houston, a retired NASA investigator who has spent several years tracking the Apollo 17 gifts awarded by order of President Richard Nixon to 136 countries and each U.S. state.

Texas hands Missouri men's basketball team another road loss

The Missouri men's basketball team lost to Texas 71-58 on Saturday night in Austin.

Wright found guilty of second-degree murder of Becky Doisy

After an August night in 1976, Becky Doisy was never seen or heard from again. Although Doisy is presumed dead and her body was never found, a jury found Johnny Wright guilty Friday of her disappearance and murder.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What can Columbia residents do to help those living in Regency Mobile Home Park?

What can Columbia residents do to help those living in Columbia Regency Mobile Home Park? 

Residents of Regency trailer park trapped between city, park management

Residents of the trailer park endure unreasonably high electric bills, blatant but untreatable crime problems and homes that clearly violate multiple health codes. They continually are left with mounting problems and few, if any, solutions.

Protesters chase police from main Cairo square

Several policemen stripped off their uniforms and badges and joined the demonstrators who continue to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

TIGER TIPOFF: Dinners together feed strong bonds among MU men's basketball players

Players on the Missouri men's basketball team eat dinner together at the same place every Tuesday, sharing steaks and spaghetti as they strengthen their bonds off the court. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball team is gaining confidence

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team has won 10 of its last 11 games, including a win over rival Hickman. Coach Jill Nagel has her team feeling confident, incorporating a sense of unity among her players