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City manager, police chief announce gloomy findings of department review

People attending the press conference listen to City Manager Mike Matthes and Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton on Tuesday morning at the Daniel Boone City Building. Matthes conducted the press conference to discuss recommendations and criticisms made in a report from Eric A. Anderson Associates.

An independent consultant identified several problems with the Columbia Police Department. 

Public transportation will be provided to Columbia Farmers' Market in April

City buses will now run from Columbia's food deserts to the Columbia Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings beginning April 7.

What constitutes a basketball championship? Don't ask Kansas

In 1939, the same year the NCAA tournament started, a group called the Helms Athletic Foundation retroactively named Kansas the national champion for 1922 and 1923. But Missouri was named the 1922 national champion by a different retroactive poll conducted in 1993. 

Missouri men's basketball transfer Keion Bell sees success with rap release

People are starting to notice Missouri transfer Keion Bell's musical talent. His rap song "Welcome to the Zou" was played at Missouri's final home game of the season, and he recently released a mix tape on Twitter.

UPDATE: Romney wins in Ohio, split other states

Romney and Santorum both score primary victories, which raises doubts about Romney's ability to corral the conservative vote in mostly Republican voting states.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College beats Hannibal-LaGrange to claim AMC title

The Columbia College men's basketball team beat Hannibal-LaGrange University on Tuesday night in the American Midwest Conference tournament championship game, 80-46.

Injuries hamper Missouri football team's first spring practice

The weather was fine, but Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said there were more players than he was comfortable with sitting out of Tuesday's workout at Memorial Stadium.

Missouri baseball team gets lift against Nebraska-Omaha

Freshman Brett Graves got the win in his first collegiate start, and the Tigers won their third straight game, beating Nebraska-Omaha 14-4.

Food for thought: Expert discusses history of food science at symposium

Ingolf Gruen kicked off the eighth annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium: Food Sense with a talk about how revolutions in food science have improved the ways in which food is consumed.

Columbia residents take advantage of nice weather

Many Columbia residents went outside Tuesday to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. The temperature reached a high of 75 at Columbia Regional Airport. Some families took advantage of the pleasant conditions and visited Flat Branch Park.

Missouri House committee shoots down bill adding voting student to Board of Curators

The focus shifts to a similar bill in the Senate that would replace the current nonvoting student representative with a voting student curator. 

Do you know the history of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament?

Do you know a lot about the Big 12 tournament? Or at least think you do? Test your knowledge by taking our 12-question quiz.

Marcus Denmon named one of 15 finalists for Wooden Award

The senior guard was also named as a second team All-American by Sporting News.

Columbia Police Department criticized in review

City Manager Mike Matthes said the community's satisfaction with the department is lower than it was six years ago. According to the report, the supervisory culture of the department is "approaching toxicity."

ROSE NOLEN: Male Republicans desire control in women's rights issues

A recently defeated amendment would have allowed insurance providers with moral or religious objections to refuse to cover birth control.

Flores learns life lessons from Missouri women's basketball coach

Christine Flores, a senior on the Missouri women's basketball team, has learned valuable lessons from coach Robin Pingeton that extends beyond basketball.

Inactivity directly linked to higher disease risk, MU researchers say

MU researchers have found that sedentary lifestyle is equally harmful for those in shape or overweight.

Charles McClain named interim head for Columbia Independent School

The announcement came after Columbia Independent School announced former Head of School Scott Gibson was resigning.

Warrant issued for second suspect in Eighth Street shooting

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Durantrae Logan, 19, in connection with Sunday's shooting. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Proposed enhanced enterprise zones create Internet backlash

A new citizens group — CiViC, Citizens Invested and Involved in Columbia — seeks to question the widsom of blighting large portions of the city and county in the name of economic development.

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