MU's plans to become carbon neutral are open-ended

While MU has not a specific date to achieve carbon neutrality, it has outlined a five-year "rolling plan with annual updates" that promises to achieve carbon neutrality "at some point in the future."

ANALYSIS: What happens to the leftover bowl-eligible Big 12 team?

With eight bowl-eligible teams and only seven bowl tie-ins, what could happen to Missouri if it's the eighth choice?

Franklin growing into role as leader of Missouri football team

With his first season as a starting quarterback almost complete, Missouri's James Franklin has shown marked improvement in his on-field play as well as his leadership abilities.

UPDATE: Jefferson City mother says son's release from Egypt could take days

A U.S. Embassy official told the mother of 19-year-old Derrik Sweeney that it could take days before Egyptian officials decide whether to release him and two other American students for their alleged participation in a protest Monday.

New high-fire kiln expands ceramics program at Columbia College

The new kiln is meant for pottery that's safe for microwaves and dishwashers. Bo Bedilion, who built the kiln, teaches ceramics at the college.

Missouri men's basketball off to fast start

The resounding win over California on Tuesday night came as a shock, even to the coach. As the games progress, a pattern of teamwork is beginning to emerge among the Missouri players.

GEORGE KENNEDY: In Regency matter, winners had more money, louder voices

The council's 5-2 decision to rezone the Regency mobile home park for student housing caused an outcry among park residents and advocates, many of whom referred to the rezoning as a lesson in money politics.

Whooping cranes make rare stop in Missouri

A hunter near Neosho spotted the endangered birds, which are rarely seen in Missouri.

J. KARL MILLER: MU revisits fraternity alcohol ban, diversity requirement — with mixed results

Legalizing alcohol consumption in fraternity houses by students of legal age makes sense, but adding a diversity requirement is not necessary.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gifted programs are under siege; no child may be left to excel

Funding for schools was changed in 2005, and starting in the 2006-07 school year, gifted funding was combined with general funding for schools. Districts could allocate the money however they wished.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Kansas City airport outdated, no longer serves travelers

A concourse-style airport would end the current discomfort of relatively confined pre-boarding areas with limited rest room facilities for secured passengers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Hey, Mercedes, why not relocate to Missouri?

Our state has many advantages over Alabama. We are the Show-Me State, not the "Show me your papers" state. Our legislature is hostile on the immigration issue, but not as hostile as Alabama's or Arizona's.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: One building at a time, Joplin is coming back

Every donation and every drop of sweat counts in the rebuilding. And don’t forget those more than 100,000 volunteers who have come to our community because they, like us, believe in Joplin.

Number of harvested turkeys up 19.4 percent from 2010

The numbers provide evidence that Missouri's wild turkey population is recovering after several years of decline. Graphics show the harvest list by county and timeline of wild turkeys in the state.

DAVID ROSMAN: Regency decision put City Council between a rock and a hard place

The Columbia City Council debate over Regency mobile home park brought two issues to the surface: the inability of the city to regulate zoning codes and its failure to establish a workable long-term plan to develop affordable housing.

Tradition, camaraderie attract customers to northern Boone County cafe

Heuer's Country Store and Cafe for 12 years has been a hub for rural residents in northern Boone County.

Hickman wrestlers use Purple and Gold meet to prepare for regular season

The Kewpies' Purple and Gold Dual was held in order for the wrestlers to gain experience and for parents to see their children compete before the regular season begins.

UPDATE: Cops downsize the search in case of missing Missouri infant

Despite having no new leads in the case of the missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin, who  disappeared from her crib in October at the family's home in Kansas City, police are urging the public not to make the mistake of assuming the case is unsolvable.

UPDATE: Jefferson City student arrested in Egypt an idealist, mom says

Derrik Sweeney's mother, Joy Sweeney, described him as a principled person who stands up for his beliefs.

Police shut down command post in KC baby's case

Seven or eight detectives will stay assigned to the Lisa Irwin case but will also work on other cases.