Kansas football players want to keep Missouri rivalry game alive

Despite what the Kansas administration has said on the topic, Jayhawks football players want to keep playing Missouri.

UPDATE: Occupy COMO's camp removed from city building plaza

City workers removed Occupy COMO's belongings Tuesday morning. The group is still allowed to protest but cannot store items, such as plastic bins and sleeping bags, in front of city hall.

Columbia Regency mobile home park rezoning passes, 5-2

The Columbia City Council voted 5-2 in favor of the proposal to rezone Columbia Regency mobile home park for student apartments.

Missouri men's basketball team runs past California to secure CBE Classic championship

Six Tigers scored in the double digits in No. 21 Missouri's 92-53 victory over No. 18 California. Senior guard Marcus Denmon was named tournament MVP.

Couple's lawsuit over Columbia SWAT raid dismissed

A federal judge has sided with Columbia police in dismissing a suit by a couple whose home was raided by the SWAT team in February 2010.

Bill Ferguson, Ashland high schoolers tour Kent Heitholt crime scene

Bill Ferguson, father of Ryan Ferguson, recreated both his and the prosecution's version of events on the night of the 2001 murder his son was convicted of. The Ferguson family maintains that Ryan Ferguson — who's currently serving a 40-year sentence — is innocent.

MU student artwork of Thanksgiving dinner destroyed

"Happy Wastegiving," a work of art designed by a group of MU students, was vandalized on Saturday evening. It will not be rebuilt.

Columbia Public Schools predicts some difficulties in selling some of its 153 trailers

Columbia Public Schools owns 153 trailers, which are spread out among 22 building sites. As it goes through with its plans to reduce the need for them, district leaders acknowledge selling them off won’t be easy.

Kansas fans at CBE Classic not afraid to say they wanted to see Missouri men's basketball team lose

Blue apparel was splattered throughout the predominately gold-wearing crowd in the Sprint Center on Tuesday night in Kansas City for the championship game of the CBE Classic between No. 21-ranked Missouri and No. 18 California.

City Council votes on revised Citizens Police Review Board ordinance

The ordinance now includes a definition of police misconduct, additional instances that allow closing board meetings and a requirement that the police chief post most information about police conduct online.

Skateboarders, roller skaters now allowed on downtown streets

The City Council voted Monday to amend a city code to allow roller skaters, skateboarders and users of similar transportation to ride in downtown Columbia.  

Increasing number of patents garners revenue, prestige for MU

For about the past five years, most Big 12 universities, MU included, have been issued fewer than 10 patents. Last year, MU was issued 21 patents, jumping into third place in the conference.

Assistant coach says Columbia College volleyball a perfect fit

Andy Mueller's passion for volleyball began in high school as a middle blocker at Francis Howell Central in St. Charles.

Columbia council to consider including gender identity in discrimination policy

The City Council will vote Dec. 5 on an ordinance that would protect transgender people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

MU Women's and Children's Hospital unveils new side-loading ambulance

The new ambulance also has a DVD player to help keep young patients occupied during the ride and additional seating so that parents can ride along.

Missouri football's Moe gets Big 12 award

Missouri football's junior wide receiver T.J. Moe is a 2011 Fall Community of Champions winner.

Jefferson City man among three U.S. students arrested during Egyptian protests

Derrik Sweeney, 19, of Jefferson City, is one of three men being held after allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces in Cairo. It is unknown whether the students had been formally charged or what the charges might be.

UPDATE: Columbia's high school graduation rate falls under new formula

A new federally mandated formula for calculating high school graduation rates has had an effect on local graduation numbers. Columbia Public Schools reports that using the new formula, the local high school graduation rate is down 4.7 percentage points in 2011.

Friendly competition between MU, KU to donate food

Although MU has won for the competition for the past four years, as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, MU had raised $8,400 while the University of Kansas had raised $11,580.


City annexes land for development of Creek's Edge

The city is 158 acres bigger after a Columbia City Council vote on Monday to annex land for a new development.