UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers back tenure, school transfer bills

During Thursday's legislative session, Senators gave first-round approval to a bill that will increase tenure eligibility from five years to ten years. The House approved a bill that loosens school residency requirements to allow students to attend an out-of-district school if it is nearer.

Plans for apartment complex at Crosscreek approved by Planning and Zoning Commission

The commission approved a proposal for a luxury student apartment complex. The next step for developer Asset Plus is approval by the Columbia City Council.

Children participate in Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Children, armed with flashlights, scoured Stephens Lake Park for candy-filled eggs on Thursday night as part of the fourth annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. 

Judge strikes down payday loan initiative

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green invalidated the wording that has appeared on petition sheets, calling into question the legality of thousands of signatures collected from registered voters.

Bonnie of 'Bonnie and Clyde' goes on trial — well, sort of

The MU Law School's Historical and Theatrical Trial Society annually tries historical cases that were never brought to court.

Board of Curators discusses lower than expected faculty salary increases, budget

Salary increases for University of Missouri System faculty would average 1.75 percent across its four campuses, which is lower than the 3 percent increase discussed at a Feb. 20 curators meeting.

Missouri baseball frustrated in loss to Baylor

Missouri starting pitcher Rob Zastryny threw 124 pitches throughout eight innings, but Baylor made him pay for his four walks. The Tigers lost, 3-1. 

Commission supports denial of Green Meadows rezoning request by The Pinball Co.

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend denial of The Pinball Co.'s request to rezone an area of land on Green Meadows Road from residential to commercial use.

Rock Bridge boys basketball standout Travis Jorgenson to transfer

Bruins junior Travis Jorgenson, who this fall made a oral commitment to play basketball at Missouri, has decided to transfer to the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., for his senior season.

Burke leads Missouri gymnasts into NCAA regionals

Missouri gymnast Mary Burke recalls both the joy of earning a spot at the NCAA Tournament and the pain of coming up short. On Saturday, she and the Tigers have a chance to get there again.

Google creates a spectacle with project

Google gave a glimpse into its "Project Glass" earlier this week, showing off a prototype pair of futuristic glasses.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate seeks to restore benefits for the blind

The Senate appropriations committee looks at freeing up funds by eliminating a pool of money used for social services.

Discussions of MU Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute future have new timeline

Since a decision to slow down the restructuring process of the MU Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, faculty and administrators have had several meetings to discuss how the restructuring will be handled.


Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino admits inappropriate relationship after motorcycle accident

The athletic director of the University of Arkansas will conduct a review to determine Petrino's future with the Razorbacks.

New faces will help Missouri men's basketball be competitive next season

An early loss in the NCAA Tournament ended the careers of eight Tigers seniors, but a slew of new talent will bolster the team next season.

'Three Cups of Tea' author mismanaged group

A recent investigative report says author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson mismanaged the nonprofit organization he co-founded.

MU researchers develop system to store cadaver tissue for joint surgeries

The new system will allow donor tissue to be stored for 63 days — more than twice as long as the current system used by most tissue banks.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nixon has improved business in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon has strengthened the Missouri workforce and infused the state with a rush of entrepreneurial activity. 

Rock Bridge tennis dominant in sweep of Hickman; Kewpie newcomers show promise

Rock Bridge High School boys tennis completed a 9-0 sweep over their cross-town counterpart, the Hickman Kewpies, on Thursday.

Former Missouri women's basketball coach Stein hired at Illinois Central College

Cindy Stein, who coached Missouri women's basketball for 12 seasons, was hired Tuesday as the women's basketball coach at Illinois Central College, the Peoria Journal Star reports.