Downtown taxi stand experiment set to unfold

Keith Reid, 22, right, waits for his friends to get into the taxi with him after the bars closed on early Sunday morning on Broadway. Taxi stands are being proposed downtown to increase public safety and to reduce the crowding outside of bars when they close.

Broadway and Tenth, Cherry and Ninth streets might play host to taxi stands, which are designed for public safety.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Racism on campus tops list of outrageous news items

Alcohol, as much as racism, might be to blame for stupid behavior at MU. But what's the General Assembly's excuse?

TODAY'S QUESTION: What price, if any, should the Cardinals pay to sign Albert Pujols?

Albert Pujols has been considered one of the best players in Major League Baseball. But now that a deadline for a new contract has passed, he could be playing for a different team in the 2012 season.

Missouri men's basketball team's road struggles could jeopardize future

Missouri men's basketball coaches and players talk about their game-by-game, day-by-day approach when asked about their struggles to win Big 12 Conference road games, but the Tigers' troubles while traveling could jeopardize the team's postseason chances. 

Missouri freshman wrestler has national championship on his agenda

With a 36-4 record at 125 pounds, Alan Waters, a true freshman on the Missouri wrestling team, has only one goal in mind: He is going to be a national champion, and he has dedicated nearly every aspect of his life to making that happen.

MU Faculty Council members argue about diversity course requirement proposal

The MU Faculty Council debated whether to require undergraduates to take a diversity course, and, if so, what that course should be.

Record snow removal costs $1.7 million; county seeks federal money

The cleanup for the recent snowstorm has cost Columbia and Boone County about $1.7 million so far. Local officials are seeking reimbursement from the federal government.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Benefits of nuclear power outweigh costs proposed by Senate Bill 50

Ameren Missouri could charge ratepayers extra to cover the costs of an early site permit for a new nuclear power plant in Callaway County if Senate Bill 50 passes. The long-term benefits are worth the extra costs, which would be less than $2 per customer per year.

Panel looks at racial history, legal process behind hate crime

The MU Law School held a panel in response to the racial slur written on a sculpture outside Hatch Hall.

Hickman, Rock Bridge wrestlers hope to fulfill season goals at state meet

Several Columbia wrestlers still have a chance to earn a championship after the first round of the Class 4 state tournament Thursday at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri softball team wins first game of season

The MU softball team won its first game of the season by beating San Diego State 9-1 on Thursday night.

Columbia College women's basketball beats Missouri Baptist

After forward Makenzie Smith suffered a broken nose Tuesday against Hannibal-LaGrange College, the Cougars found themselves facing Missouri Baptist with a revised injury list.

Wild Brad chase: Tweets spark campuswide search for actor Pitt

Crowds gathered at different places on MU's campus for an unlikely glimpse of the movie star.

Stormwater grant to aid pollution reduction of Hinkson Creek

The Boone County Public Works Department received a grant Thursday to help reduce pollution in Hinkson Creek. The money will be used to install rain barrels and other devices to help reduce the stormwater runoff into the creek.

Columbia resident arrested on suspicion of child pornography

Detectives traced four child pornography videos to a residence on Bethany Drive.

Report shows Missouri lawmaker owes delinquent property taxes

Rep. Leonard "Jonas" Hughes IV has not paid a $656.28 tax bill for a Ford Explorer he sold in late 2005.

Melting snow causes minor flooding in Missouri

The flood is occurring along some smaller rivers on the Mississippi River.

Police make arrest in downtown stabbing

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was transported to the hospital after the incident, but his condition was unknown as of early Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Police arrest eighth suspect in Hobson homicide

The eighth and final suspect sought in the Hobson homicide turned himself in to police and was arrested Wednesday in connection with the killing.

Hospital officials: St. Louis VA medical center is safe

Officials say the biggest problem for John Cochran VA Medical Center is a crisis in confidence.