DEAR READER: Contributors to Show Me the Errors increase

Jim Terry, an art history professor in the liberal arts department at Stephens College, is again the winner of the Show Me the Errors contest. He has been the winner of the contest for three of the four months since the contest started in October.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Would you donate a kidney to a near-stranger?


Mother of cyberbullying victim speaks to students, parents

The mother of a teen who committed suicide after being bullied online encouraged parents to be aware of their children's online activities and teach them to stand up against bullying.

Twins bring different personalities, playing styles to Rock Bridge girls' basketball team

Fraternal twins Allison and Megan Marshall demonstrate their distinct personalities, both on and off the court.

City considers regulating feral cat owners

The Columbia Board of Health is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss changes to Columbia's feral cat policies.

Citizen Police Review Board to reconsider Taser incident in March

Complainants want the board to reconsider Burton's decision that officers acted appropriately when they shocked a man at the downtown Subway with a Taser.

Missouri colleges to cut 116 degree programs

Many degree programs were eliminated, and many more considered for elimination, in an effort to save money at state universities.

UPDATE: Missouri chief justice urges new methods to fight crime

Lawmakers to consider alternative sentencing as well as the benefits of current procedures to choose appeals court and urban trial court judges.

Columbia man arrested, charged with possessing child pornography

Investigators took two computers with pictures and video of children possibly as young as 3 years old.

As Dorema goes, so goes the Hickman boys basketball team

Junior forward Ernest “L” Dorema had a strong start but was limited by foul trouble in Hickman's 61-40 loss Tuesday at Jefferson City.

Residents meet to discuss Columbia sewage overflows

Residents and officials discussed both punitive and incentive programs that could curtail behavior causing sewage overflows.

UPDATE: Faculty Council picks makeup option for MU snow days

MU's Faculty Council will vote Feb. 17 on a plan that extends the regular semester and condenses finals week to compensate for classes missed during the early February snowstorm.

Cost of security deposits could rise for Missouri renters

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow landlords to ask for a deposit totaling three months' rent.

Revisions to workers' compensation under consideration in Missouri statehouse

A bill would include occupational diseases and co-worker-caused injuries as part of workers' compensation coverage.

NASCAR has few answers for issues as season looms

Sagging television ratings and declining race attendance are still concerns for 2011.

Several morning accidents delay commutes

Seven car accidents backed up traffic Wednesday morning in Columbia.  Slick roads and increased traffic contributed to the crashes, which resulted in only minor injuries. 

Missouri House committee considers stricter abortion laws

Expanded definitions of fetus viability and medical emergency could strengthen Missouri's ban on late-term abortions.

Missouri House committee discusses replacing income tax with sales tax

Proposal to replace income tax with increase in sales tax triggers discussion in the House Tax Reform Committee.

Missouri lawmaker seeks changes to child abuse hotline

The proposed bill will prevent Missouri Department of Social Service caseworkers from leaving a business card at homes of suspected child abusers who do not answer the door. Rep. Shane Shoeller told a committee that leaving business cards could motivate suspects to hide the abuse.

Faculty council picks makeup option for MU snow days

The MU finals schedule will be manipulated to make up some, but not all, of the missed class time caused by Columbia's recent snowstorm.