UPDATE: Tim Wolfe, new UM president, has strong Columbia ties

Madison Wolfe, left, Molly Wolfe and Tim Wolfe clap along with Truman the Tiger after the announcement of Timothy M. Wolfe's appointment as the University of Missouri System president. Wolfe is the 23rd UM president.

Tim Wolfe, a Rock Bridge High School and MU graduate, was named the next president of the University of Missouri System on Tuesday.

Timothy M. Wolfe to be next UM System president

An email notification from the director of public relations for the University of Missouri System was sent out before board Chairman Warren Erdman introduced Timothy M. Wolfe at the news conference Tuesday morning.

Missouri receiver L'Damian Washington a favorite son of Shreveport

L'Damian Washington has led a tough life, but the redshirt sophomore receiver does not let that stop him from reaching his goals on and off the field.

El Ray Mobile Home Park in violation of public nuisance ordinance

Large piles of debris, trash and tires at the park caused the violation of the ordinance. The Public Health and Human Services Department said it has received complaints about the property since October.

Hickman wrestler Michael Logan pins down a sport for his limited eyesight

Hickman senior Michael Logan has optic nerve hypoplasia, which keeps him from playing sports like football or baseball. It hasn't kept him from being a success for the Kewpies wrestling team, though.

Pregame routines keep Missouri women's basketball team focused

Lucky pennies placed in their shoes, novel ways of fixing their hair — the Tigers' pregame routines help keep them focused and mentally prepared to take the court.

Legislative redistricting impacts where candidates seek election

The rearrangement of state House and Senate districts provides candidates with new opportunities. Candidates may choose which district to run in for the 2012 election but must live in the new district for a year to be eligible for re-election in that district in 2014.

Commercial drivers could be fined for talking on cellphones

A federal law taking effect next month will ban drivers of commercial vehicles from using cellphones while operating a vehicle.

Paquin Tower resident draws scenes from the Bible

John Tucker had an experience with God that inspired him to draw biblical comics. Tucker is striving to publish a comic book and become a minister.

Sundvold, Onofrio, Gray among 15 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductees

A former Missouri basketball player, football coach and football player will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in January along with the Columbia College volleyball team.

Timeline for Timothy Wolfe

Timothy Wolfe, 53, was named the 23rd UM System president on Tuesday morning.

Board of Adjustment accepts height of Beta Theta Pi house

The house will stand at 42 feet, 4 inches, more than 7 feet taller than city ordinances allow.

Two injured in car accident at Vandiver and Providence

Two women were taken away by ambulance after the two cars collided. A pedestrian barely escaped injury.

Two Medicare Boot Camp sessions open

Two Medicare Boot Camp sessions will be held Thursday. The goal of the workshops is to provide people with information they should know for their future decisions about their medical coverage.

Still's speech riles Chamber of Commerce members

State Rep. Mary Still advocated higher cigarette taxes and a tax on Internet sales during a speech before Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday. But her audience was surprised by the political tone of her remarks.

Stephens basketball player knew transferring back would be easy decision

Jessica McConnell transferred from Stephens College to spend time with her sick father. But McConnell knew it would be an easy decision to transfer back.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Ron Jensen and the production of a print newspaper

Behind the Scenes introduces Ron Jensen and shows how has printing a newspaper changed over 40 years.

Hotel offers free rooms to hospital, prison visitors at Christmas

The Super 8 hotel will give free rooms to people visiting corrections facilities, hospitals, or nursing homes on the nights of Dec. 24 or 25.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Senate blocks new consumer bureau chief, and everyone loses

The financial industry, that is trying desperately to avoid being held accountable to its customers received a big win after the Senate voted down the confirmation of Richard Cordray, the nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keep the Marines as originally intended

As an essential and valuable force, restructuring the Marine Corps for budgetary reasons needs more careful thinking.