MU Chancellor Brady Deaton cancels trip to India

The chancellor was due to leave Tuesday but will stay in Columbia to handle duties in his office that are more important.

PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween night celebrated in Columbia

Children enjoyed trick-or-treating while adults got into the Halloween spirit by decorating and continuing festive traditions.

Win at Texas A&M gives Missouri football team big lift

The celebration on the sideline after Saturday's victory over the Aggies mirrored that of a big bowl victory, not a midseason game.

Downtown Columbia voters receive ballots; campaigning for tax intensifies

Downtown Columbia residents have received their ballots to vote on a half-cent sales tax that could be imposed on all retail sales downtown.

Missouri basketball recruit Aaron Scales reverses verbal commitment

The 6-foot-9-inch power forward is opting out of his previous verbal commitment to Missouri because of the NCAA's unresolved investigation of Missouri coach Frank Haith.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ten For Joplin volunteers help build homes

On Sunday, Ten for Joplin helped build houses destroyed by the tornado in May.

MU enrollment rises; four-year, six-year graduation rates improve

MU sees clear improvements in graduation rates, and is one of the fastest growing universities in the Association of American Universities and the Big 12.

Haunted tour at Maplewood House brings crowds to historic Columbia

The first Haunted Maplewood House tour uses Halloween to tell the story of the home's history, acted out by performers from the Maplewood Barn Theatre.

Veterans and Shelter Dogs program helps both ends of the leash

A new program started by an MU professor helps military veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder while training shelter dogs to make them more adoptable.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia kids in costumes: Can you handle the cute?

Missourian staff has been haunting celebrations to take photos of your little monsters, princesses and superheros to share via our Halloween album on Facebook.

Salvation Army accepting applications for Christmas assistance program

This year the program hopes to provide about 300 families with grocery store vouchers, winter coat vouchers and toys.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri, MSSU compete in One State, One Spirit Classic

Missouri traveled to Joplin on Sunday to take on Missouri Southern State University in the One State, One Spirit Classic, but it was about much more than a basketball game. The game itself raised nearly $100,000 to benefit the tornado relief efforts in the area, and the spirit and resiliency of the community was praised.

PHOTO GALLERY: A plethora of pumpkins paint the town orange

An array of pumpkins, carved and decorated for the holiday, adorned Columbia's streets and lawns on Monday.

Hickman soccer team edges Jefferson City to reach district final

Hickman defeated Jefferson City 1-0 in a Class 3, District 9 semifinal Monday night at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge soccer team rolls into district final

Seniors Matt Kelly and Ryan Schmidt scored two goals apiece, and the Bruins defeated Washington 5-0 on Monday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students celebrate Halloween with costumes, pumpkins

Several MU students came to classes dressed in costume, while others waited until their last classes were over to begin the festivities, including pumpkin carving.

DAVID ROSMAN: The spirit of goodness turns up in surprising ways

A fellow skeptic and secular humanist commends those who speak out against bigotry and abuse.

Columbia driver in fatal Sept. 3 collision arrested

Desmeisha Thomas, 19, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and involuntary manslaughter. The accident happened on Blue Ridge Road near Oakland Gravel Road on Sept. 3.

Man accused of driving through Columbia church pleads guilty

Scott Robinson, who was arrested after he drove through the glass of First Presbyterian Church, pleaded guilty to resisting a lawful stop, first-degree property damage and driving while intoxicated.

Defendant could get 20 years for role in Hobson homicide

Leo Demarcus Roland pleaded guilty Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 12. He is one of the eight defendants charged in the fatal shooting of Aaron Hobson last fall.