Columbia Fraternal Order of Police calling for removal of Chief Ken Burton

The local police organization addressed a letter to city officials Wednesday accompanied by a 349-page complaint detailing grievances and alleged violations against the police chief. About 140 of the city's 160 police officers are members of the group.

Missouri football players await NFL Draft

The Tigers' Michael Egnew, Dominique Hamilton, Jerrell Jackson and Jacquies Smith say they are trying not to get too nervous about their chances in the 2012 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday.

Environmentalists contest license renewal at Callaway nuclear plant

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment on Tuesday filed a legal objection to Ameren Corp.'s request for a 20-year license renewal for the Callaway County plant.

Missouri baseball team uses extra innings to beat Missouri State

Missouri beat Missouri State 4-3 in 11 innings Wednesday in Springfield, extending the Tigers' winning streak to four games.

Missouri men's golfers optimistic entering Big 12 championship

The Tigers have won their past two tournaments and hope to continue their success in this weekend's Big 12 Conference championship in Trinity, Texas.

Students working to open food pantry for MU community

Tiger Pantry, which is set to open in the fall, will serve anyone with a university-issued ID, regardless of eligibility for federal aid.

Columbia Hospitality Association suggests smaller lodging tax increase

The lodging tax would finance a bond issue that would pay for a terminal renovation proposed in January.

Tim Fuller promoted to Missouri men's basketball associate head coach

Tim Fuller is a Wake Forest University alumnus and was one of head coach Frank Haith's first hires at Missouri.

DAVID ROSMAN: Teaching ignorance of LGBT community would be harmful to Missouri

Our Republican legislators think if we do not speak or teach about sexual orientation, other than in pure scientific terms, it will not exist.

J. KARL MILLER: Good food can be just the thing to bring different people together

Taking a page from David Rosman's book, J. Karl Miller takes the week off from politics to discuss some of the finer eating establishments Columbia has to offer.

Providence Point renovations might displace UM System President Tim Wolfe

MU workers recently discovered $88,000 worth of renovations are needed at Providence Point, the traditional home of the head of the University of Missouri System. The issues include the fireplace, electrical system and a stairwell banister, which do not currently comply with code.

Missouri Tigers to participate in Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge

Athletes from across Missouri will help build homes alongside volunteers as part of the Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge.

Columbia Water and Light asking for input on proposed water main

The city will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School media room.

Hickman wins at Smith-Cotton

The Kewpies' Jordan See went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and also was the winning pitcher.

Douglass Park community forum seeks to improve perception about park

Community members discussed ways to improve Douglass Park and the cooperation between police, Parks and Recreation and the community that would create a positive change for the area.

Candidate for Missouri House of Representatives holds campaign launch party

Democrat John Wright officially started his campaign to run for the 47th District in the Missouri House of Representatives.

IN HEADLINES TODAY: Missouri Senate passes budget; mad cow disease found in California

Among Wednesday's top stories: Democrats in the U.S. Senate have introduced legislation that would freeze interest rates on student loans for a year and Rupert Murdoch testified Wednesday in a U.K. inquiry into his ethics.

BCS officials work on whittling postseason options

The guys in charge met Wednesday for about eight hours to discuss overhauling how a champion is determined in Division I college football and possibly implementing a four-team playoff.

NCAA considers delaying some academic changes

The NCAA's board of directors is scheduled to hear a recommendation Thursday that would give low-resource schools an additional year to meet new minimum Academic Progress Rate standards that will be tied to postseason eligibility.

UPDATE: Mad cow disease risk to food supply not high

Despite a cow from California showing signs of the disease, experts believe there are much greater threats to Americans' health such as E. coli and salmonella.