Curators give Deaton power to explore SEC, other conference options

MU interim President Steve Owens, left, and Chancellor Brady Deaton leave a news conference following a meeting of the UM System Board of Curators on Tuesday outside St. Louis.

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton also announced that he had stepped down as the chairman of the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors.

SEC move would bring significant change for many MU sports

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine said Tuesday night he doesn't oppose or support a move to the SEC. 

Bad news can't keep Missouri's Bowers away from read-to-children program

On Tuesday, men's basketball player Laurence Bowers learned that he had torn his ACL and will be out for the upcoming season. It didn't stop him from reading to children at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday night.

Northeast Columbia barn burns down

A barn in northeast Columbia burned down. No one was injured.

UM curators review final draft of new retirement plan

After more than a year of discussion and modification, a new retirement plan for the University of Missouri System is getting a final review by the system's governing board. 

Fired Columbia Police officer seeks to buy police dog

Rob Sanders, the Columbia police officer who was fired in September in connection with an incident in a holding cell, wants to buy the dog he worked with from the police department. But Police Chief Ken Burton said it's not that simple.

REACTIONS: Twitter users respond to today's UM Board of Curators meeting

Reactions to UM Board of Curators meeting included excitement, impatience and more.

Councilman Dudley proposes amendment to ward reapportionment trial

Fourth Ward Councilman Daryl Dudley has offered another idea for new ward boundaries that tweaks the controversial proposal known as Trial D. He plans to hold a public meeting about the plan on Friday.

UPDATE: Ellis Library fire suspect charged with burglary, arson

Christopher Curtis Kelley, 25, has been charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree arson in connection with the fires. Ellis Library staff estimated total damages at $600,000 to $1 million.

MU students live the sustainable life

Sustainahouse, located at 210 N. College Ave., is sponsored by Sustain Mizzou and is striving to cut energy consumption by 20 percent this school year.

UPDATE: Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

The new iPhone 4S has a faster processor and can be used by Sprint customers. The iPhone announcement came during Apple's first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding.

Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin: a sign of hope

Marlee Matlin, a deaf actress, author and activist, spoke through an interpreter about overcoming obstacles at MU's Jesse Auditorium on Tuesday.

New transit task force explores options for students

The Transit System Task Force held its first meeting Tuesday and discussed ways to improve the speed, frequency and convenience of buses.

Missouri football players spend bye week watching football, recovering, studying

With no game on the schedule this past Saturday, a group of Tigers got a chance to watch college football like regular fans for a day.

City Council holds off appointing new Citizens Police Review Board member

Merwyn Alexander, whom the Council elected Monday night to fill a vacancy on the board, was arrested Friday on a charge of child molestation and is free on a $10,000 bond.

Cracking, flooding on pedestrian trail draws complaints

City Council members have received complaints about the state of the trail, but city officials aren't sure how to fix the project, which was federally funded.  

Missouri men's basketball team loses Laurence Bowers to injury

Laurence Bowers will miss the 2011-2012 Missouri men’s basketball season because of a torn ACL.

Missouri women's golf team honors Johnie Imes' legacy

Pam Adkison carries on the legacy of her mother, Johnie Imes, at the 5th Annual Johnie Imes Invitational. Missouri finished sixth in the tournament, which concluded on Tuesday.

Historic Preservation Commission supports conservation of Short Street bricks

The commission hopes that the bricks can be used to brick streets currently covered in pavement and to repair existing streets.

'Intern Queen' visits MU campus

Laura Berger who completed 15 internships and is now the owner of the "Intern Queen" website, gave students advice on ways to gain an internship or job.