Reports say West Virginia is set to join Big 12

The addition of West Virginia to the Big 12 could lower the exit penalty for Missouri if it chooses to leave the conference.

Boone County officials seek input on Columbia power lines

One proposal from the city for meeting new electric demand in south Columbia would stretch utility lines along county roads.

Douglass students work at food bank to learn civic virtue

Wanting to convey a sense of civic virtue to his students, a Douglass High School government teacher uses class time to bring them to the food bank to volunteer.

Columbia’s service needs discussed at United Way's community forum

The organization will shift its focus to "community impact," which addresses the immediate needs of the community, such as food and shelter, as well as their long-term causes.

Problems arise with downtown parking garage lighting filters

Thermal imaging scans revealed that the filters raise the temperature of the light bulbs by several degrees, from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. This could void the city's warranty and affect the bulbs' functionality.

Big 12 football schedule keeps Missouri defense on its toes

This weekend features a date with a Texas A&M offense that's scoring more than 40 points per game.

Man charged in Auxvasse slayings extradited from Michigan

Ryan Coari was extradited Tuesday to Callaway County. His wife, Jacie Coari, who also has charges in connection with the same slayings, will arrive in Callaway County in the next 24 to 48 hours.

MU College of Agriculture offers turkeys and raises funds for the Food Bank

The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is taking orders for fully cooked turkeys and raises fund for the Food Bank at the same time. A 25-cent discount will be applied to the order for each donated canned food, up to 20 cans.

Columbia man sentenced on child pornography charges

A Columbia man was sentenced to five years of supervised probation on charges of possession of child pornography. 

MU athletic training degree moves to state board for approval

The degree program, one of the most requested majors not currently offered at MU, was approved by the UM System Board of Curators last week.

Hickman football team needs a win to make playoffs

The Hickman and Jefferson City football teams are each 1-1 headed in the final round of district play Friday at Hickman. The winner heads to the playoffs. The loser ends its season. 

Plakorus heats up for Hickman soccer before district tournament

Junior Peter Plakorus scored two goals Tuesday night, after scoring four last game, to lead Hickman to a 5-0 victory against Camdenton.

MU volleyball coaching pair close to 750th win

Wayne and Susan Kreklow are in their 11th year coaching volleyball together at Missouri and are closing in on a milestone win total.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Columbia should be snapping up food trends; what's stopping us?

Columbia has all the demographics for food trending, but experimental food places are few and far between.

Filing period for Columbia City Council seats begins

The three-year terms of Second Ward Councilman Jason Thornhill and Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe will end in April.

TAG Events submits only application for management of fairgrounds

The Boone County Commission will begin the reviewing process soon with TAG Events, the only company applied to manage the Boone County Fairgrounds permanently.

More Missouri pet owners include animals in their wills

In 2004, Missouri made it legal to allow pets to be the beneficiary of a trust.  A pet trust secures care for the pet after the owner's death.

ROCK BRIDGE: Cheerleaders to hold clinic to teach children basics of sport

Head coach Jessica Kendrick said the clinic will help generate funds for the team to go to a national competition.

UPDATE: Business bill dead as Missouri Senate ends session

The Missouri Senate ended their special session Tuesday, killing legislation that would have given state businesses tax incentives.

Expected temperatures in mid-80s today should nudge record high

After a week of chilly temperatures, Columbia could be in for record high heat today.