MU names Haith new men's basketball coach

Mike Alden, MU athletics director, speaks about the hiring of Frank Haith as the new Missouri men's basketball coach on Monday night at Mizzou Arena. Haith is Alden's third hire for the position since Alden became AD in 1998.

Missouri athletics director Mike Alden announced the hiring of Frank Haith as the new Missouri men's basketball coach at a news conference Monday evening. Haith's less than stellar record caused some questions among MU fans, but Alden said he is confident in his man.


Columbia City Council approves design firm for Short Street garage

Walker Parking Consultants were approved to design the Short Street parking garage by the City Council Monday night. The firm will be paid $514,600 for its services.

Three MU faculty members receive Kemper Fellowship Awards

Bethany Stone, Mike McKean and Etti Naveh-Benjamin each received the William T. Kemper Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence on Monday. The fellowship is given to five educators each year and includes a $10,000 award.

Missouri tax revenues up 6.5 percent through March

Numbers from the state Office of Administration show tax revenues are up 6.5 from a year ago.

Bowers and English declare for 2011 NBA Draft without agents

Two Missouri men's basketball players have declared for the 2011 NBA Draft. Because Bowers and English did not hire agents, there is a possibility the two will return next season.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama's transparency proves cloudier than ever

Despite initial promises of openness, the Obama administration has set even more boundaries against a transparent government than previous presidents.

Missouri Senate panel endorses new congressional districts

The Senate's proposed map considers redrawing the boundaries of the state's congressional districts. Taking the 2010 population changes, it consolidates two districts that currently cover St. Louis city into one district.

Number of polling locations reduced for Tuesday's election

Residents planning on voting tomorrow should check their sample ballots for correct polling locations.

University of Central Missouri to award Bill Clinton honorary degree

The university will honor the former president with the doctor of humane letters degree as UCM wraps up its two-year partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation. The foundation has helped the university build its energy efficiency program.

Senate plans to compromise on extending unemployment benefits

Failing to pass an unemployment benefits extension at the end of March, the Senate leadership will try again to pass the proposal Thursday. If passed, $105 million in federal money would extend benefits for an additional 20 weeks.

Fifth Ward candidates debate endorsement of firefighters

Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony says that firefighters campaigning for her opponent Glen Ehrhardt goes beyond what is appropriate for a city employee group.

Woman sentenced for hindering prosecution in Red Roof Inn murder

Nicole Palmer was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised probation in connection with the 2009 murder of Nicole Crumby at the Red Roof Inn. She was charged because she provided transportation to Blake Logan, who pled guilty to shooting Crumby.

Columbia considers increasing downtown parking rates, enforcement hours

During Monday's City Council meeting, the city plans to introduce a bill that would raise meter parking rates and extend enforcement hours to help pay for the construction of the parking garage at Walnut and Short streets.

Miami's Haith officially resigns; contract with Missouri up for vote Monday

University of Miami men's basketball coach Frank Haith resigned his position with the Hurricanes on Monday. Haith's contract as the next Missouri men's basketball coach will be voted on by the UM Board of Curators on Monday night.

Board of Curators member says meeting tonight solely to approve contract

Missouri Board of Curators member Wayne Goode said the board has no control over who MU's next basketball coach will be. The meeting tonight is to only discuss the financial aspect of Frank Haith's contract.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the 2012 federal budget plan change Medicaid and Medicare?

The Republican 2012 budget plan will be revealed this week and includes changes to Medicaid and Medicare to cut federal spending.

Sunday warmth set new record high

The high of 89 degrees broke the record set in 1978.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: E. coli levels in local lakes

Is that water hole you like to take a dip in actually safe? You can find out at the City of Columbia website.

Missouri nuclear plant one of seven with safety concerns

Electrical cables in seven nuclear power plants across the country have been known to be submerged in water since 2007, despite safety regulations.

MU closer to becoming smoke-free campus

Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas starting July 1. Those areas are likely to be in parking lots and on top floors of parking garages.