DEAR READER: Collaborative spirit reigns in journalism world

Four MU students — Kip Hill, Laura Kebede, Will Guldin and Charles Minshew — were selected as winners of Dow Jones News Fund Editing Internships last week.

Missouri's early success under Haith could be tempered by investigation

The Missouri men's basketball team is 9-0 under new head coach Frank Haith, but the NCAA investigation into his former school, the University of Miami, could cause problems.

DEAR READER: It's my right to tweet what I want

The "Free to Tweet" contest, sponsored by 1 for All, encourages students to celebrate free expression. The contest helps promote the First Amendment and the free flow of ideas.

Columbia police will soon have standards for Early Intervention System

By late December, the Columbia Police Department hopes to have better standards by which to judge if officers use too much force when on patrol.

Thou shalt not whine at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports

Shooters who come to Prairie Grove vary from blue-collar locals to CEOs. They come year-round, while the summer air is hot and muggy and when winter covers the fields in mounds of snow.

UPDATE: Columbia woman arrested in connection with 12 robberies

A woman, arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, confessed to Columbia police that she committed a string of robberies beginning in September.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Shrouding presidential search in secrecy is bad policy for Missouri

Secrecy surrounded the selection of Timothy Wolfe as the UM System president. Did that mystery ensure a better choice was made? We'll never know.

Lost artifacts from Rocheport archaeological excavation recovered 29 years later

After being shelved and disregarded for three decades, boxes full of artifacts from an archeological dig in Rocheport have been recovered to shed light on the town's lost past.

Taylor Evans gives Columbia College men's basketball team muscle, knowledge

Columbia College men's basketball player Taylor Evans is the last remaining player from the 2009 team. That season, the Cougars played in the NAIA national championship game.

UPDATE: Changes suggested for Missouri probation, parole system

Possible changes to the state's probation and parole system that could save Missouri millions of dollars was discussed by a Missouri House committee Wednesday.

DAVID ROSMAN: Criticism of Police Chief Ken Burton seems misplaced

Ken Burton is an "outsider" but he hasn't done anything that deserves him being fired.

Missouri football assistant coach Barry Odom leaving for Memphis

Barry Odom, the safeties coach at Missouri, is leaving to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Memphis.

J. KARL MILLER: Have a merry Christmas — I certainly intend to

For as long as J. Karl Miller can remember, he has had an unabashed and unashamed love affair with Christmas.

Columbia tattoo parlor offers welcoming experience

Columbia’s tattoo, body piercing and art gallery, Living Canvas, tries to eliminate the stereotypes associated with the traditional tattoo parlors by creating a comfortable atmosphere.

Public school teachers learn to spot hints of suicide through MU program

Not everyone gets a second chance at life as John Bunten did. Through a suicide-prevention program at MU, state public school districts learn ways to flag the issues before suicide is attempted.

Organizations helping college students become more active in elections

Different MU organizations are gearing up to get students more involved and registered to vote in the upcoming elections.

Withers 'disappointed' after not getting North Carolina football coaching job

For Tar Heels interim football coach Everett Withers his team's Dec. 26 game against Missouri in the Independence Bowl is a farewell.

Environmental groups present petition to National Park Service for river clean-up

Environmental advocates passed on a petition today that asks the National Park Service to better maintain the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the largest national park in the state. 

Bell-ringer impersonator takes cash outside store

The Salvation Army warns shoppers not to give donations to people not wearing the organization's apron or button.

Feds urge all states to ban texting, tweeting on roads

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that texting while driving be prohibited, but an MU student disagrees.