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MU faculty members clarify performance funding model

MU faculty members had a final opportunity to discuss a proposed performance-based funding model at Wednesday's general faculty meeting. The proposal will now move to the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education for approval.

Father called Sheriff's Department before missing son found dead

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 17-year-old whose body was found in Boone Quarries four days after he ran from police.

PHOTO GALLERY: A Tanzanian singing group brings its soulful music to Columbia

The En-kata choir, a Tanzanian singing group, spent the last two days performing at the New Hope Church in Columbia. The singers came to the U.S. as part of The Hope of the Maasai tour.

PHOTO GALLERY: The 63 Diner remains a Columbia landmark

The 63 Diner has been open in Columbia since 1989.

Environment and Energy Commission discusses lighting strategies for parking garages

The commission talked about LED lights and light shields during its Wednesday meeting.

Missouri lawmakers want discussion about I-70 tolls

Officials have said that I-70 has worn out and could use tax funds to expand the highway and lawmakers are expected to discuss a toll proposal and tax increases.

Missouri Southern University football coach Bart Tatum resigns

Tatum resigned Monday, and his contract expires Dec. 31. A nationwide search for the next coach is underway.

Missouri mother jailed after 1-year-old boy found dead

A one-year-old boy from Affton was reported missing Tuesday morning, and his body was found later that afternoon.

Missouri child abuse law similar to Pennsylvania's mandatory reporting statute

Missouri's law has no requirement that a university employee notify child protection services if they witness child abuse or rape on university property.

Finalists for leadership positions at two city departments announced

The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Office of Cultural Affairs are hiring for the positions.

Bill would bar corps land-buy offers amid flooding

The corps said previously that the proposal to buy the land had nothing to do with the flooding and that it was seeking land to rebuild wildlife habitats.

Demand for food assistance in mid-Missouri increases, prompts press conference

Like many Americans, more Missourian residents are relying on local food banks, increasing demand and costs.

Columbia College partners with public and private schools in Boone County

The addition of Douglass High School and Columbia Independent School gives education majors at Columbia College more options in classroom field experience.

Missouri mother charged with murdering toddler son

Shelby Dasher has been with second-degree murder in the death of her son, Tyler, hours after she reported him missing.

North Village farmers market finishes season, likely to return next spring

The North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market ended Sunday. The market will probably resume in March or April.

Alcohol returns to MU fraternity houses

MU fraternity members who are 21 or older will now be able to drink within their fraternity houses, but police have said that, if the law goes into effect, there will be little to no way to effectively police underage drinking within the houses.

University of Central Missouri honors centenarian teacher

Martha Groner-Fennewald started teaching in a one-room school in 1929, when she was 19 years old. She is now the recipient of the first honorary bachelor's degree the University of Central Missouri has ever bestowed.

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