MU enrollment up as university targets out-of-state students

Students fought crowds and long lines at the MU Bookstore on the first day back from summer break. A record 20,000 visitors came through the bookstore on Monday, said Public Relations Manager for Student Auxiliary Services Michelle Froese.

MU had record first-day enrollment of 33,318 students this year, with more undergraduate and graduate students.

City management fellowship to provide new opportunity for master's students

City Manager Mike Matthes proposes a management fellowship to cut city expenses and provide real-world experience to master's students studying public affairs.

Missouri football team nears end of preseason practice

As the Tigers begin their final 10 days of practice before the season starts, some players are trying to make one last effort to move up, or stay atop, the depth chart.

Ethanol projected to consume more corn than livestock

The United States Department of Agriculture yield estimates project that for the first time in history more corn will be used to produce ethanol than to feed livestock.

As Libya reaches 'tipping point,' Gadhafi's whereabouts unknown

Although U.S. officials don't know the whereabouts of Moammar Gadhafi, President Obama said Gadhafi no longer has power in Libya.

High corn prices changing livestock practices

High corn prices are forcing some livestock producers to adjust their feed rations and are contributing to a downward trend in cattle owners in Missouri.

McDavid unveils bus system revamp, but plans will have to wait

It's too late in the budget year for the mayor's ideas to be reflected, though. The public transit budget process is moving forward with reduced services and higher rates.

Gov. Nixon calls special session of General Assembly

Gov. Jay Nixon called for a special session of the Missouri General Assembly on Sept. 6 to discuss job creation priorities and recovery efforts for natural disasters.

UPDATE: Kahler's physician says he didn't determine that Kahler had panic attacks

An update on Monday's testimonies for the Kahler trial. Kraig Kahler's doctor, along with Don and Marina Coulter, friends of Kraig and Karen Kahler from Weatherford, Texas, testified.

Scenes from first day of school at MU

Stephens Lake Park beach to become accessible to wheelchairs

The beach at Stephens Lake Park will be wheelchair accessible after a concrete ramp is installed later this winter. It is estimated that the project will cost $5,000.

Weather reduces varieties for annual tomato festival

Though hit hard by drought and an early July hailstorm, Bradford Research and Extension Center will host its seventh annual Tomato Festival on Thursday, with plenty of tomatoes and peppers for the public to taste and vote on.

Boone Hospital to plant trees on East Broadway

There will be 24 trees planted along the north side of the street between Old 63 and a crosswalk near the hospital.

Co-defendant Deshon Houston pleads guilty in Hobson case

Deshon Houston, one of eight co-defendants in Hobson's case, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery Monday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A sad era of prosecutions may finally be over

Dale Helmig, who was convicted of killing his mother in 1993, had his charge dismissed on Aug. 15. The case, prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof, is one of many in Missouri that has been overturned.

Voter forum on photo ID requirement set

Missouri's November 2012 ballot will include a proposed amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID. A public forum Sept. 14 will address this issue.

Nixon calls special legislative session for Sept. 6

The agenda includes new tax incentives for certain businesses and a change in the state's presidential primary date.

LETTER: Apple endorsements an 'ethical lapse'

A former MU School of Journalism graduate is concerned that many journalism school affiliates using solely Apple products might contradict ethical code of journalism.

Free breakfast to highlight importance of research in job creation

Representatives from the University of Missouri System and Missouri Cures will speak at an event on Aug. 31.

COMMENTARY: Columbia residents want improvements in public transit

The city should develop a long-term plan for transit expansion instead of reducing Columbia Transit's bus replacement and operating budget.