MU announces the opening of new, digital University of Missouri Press

A new press will replace the 54-year-old University of Missouri Press. It will digitize books and employ new methods for scholarly communication, MU Provost Brian Foster said.

Tiger Town announces pre-football game event dates

Tiger Town organizers have determined two event dates for the upcoming football season but do not plan to announce any more this year.

Missouri to kick off 2012 football season with three night games

The SEC announced start times and TV schedules for the first three games of each of its 14 members Monday.

Columbia council unanimously supports new pension plan for city employees

The council approved the report for a new pension plan that will decrease the city's unfunded pension liability. The plan will provide the city with $50 million in savings over 20 years. 

Columbia council approves Odles' Locust St. student housing, retail

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved a development plan for new student housing and retail space. The Locust Street properties are owned by the Brookside developers.


Columbia council approves annexation, rezoning of Peppers Nightclub property

The Columbia City Council voted Monday evening to annex and rezone the former Peppers Nightclub property.

Columbia Housing Authority consultants to report renovation, redevelopment plans

The Columbia Housing Authority has hired consultants to develop a plan for renovating downtown public housing and to increase affordable housing. It will hear a report on progress at its Tuesday meeting.

Bowfishing enthusiasts say sport worth trying

Columbia bowfishers Robert Guy, Jeff Thompson, Nathan Sizemore and Neil Gunn share their experience about bowfishing in mid-Missouri.  

Photographer Noppadol Paothong's book promotes habitat conservation

Wildlife photographer Noppadol Paothong spent 11 years documenting grassland grouse in an effort to keep the birds from going extinct.

Missouri's Gooden named to Butkus Award preseason watch list

Missouri redshirt senior linebacker Zaviar Gooden was one of 15 SEC linebackers who made the 51-player list of finalists.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Columbia should get out of trash collection business

Columbia needs to get out of the garbage collection business, find a good buyer for the trucks and reap the sale price to buffer cuts in other core city services, Steve Spellman writes.


Former voice of the Kewpies headed to Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame

Former Columbia broadcaster and Missouri alumnus Larry Zimmer will be inducted into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame in November.

FAIR IN THE MAKING: MU student prepares to show cattle at Boone County Fair

Brianne Abramovitz, an MU student majoring in veterinary medicine, will show cattle at the Boone County Fair. The fair will be held July 24–28 at the Central Missouri Event Center. 

Missouri baseball player builds bond with summer host family

While playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, Jake Ivory, a sophomore catcher for Missouri, has become a role model for the family's youngest child, Matthew McGannon. 

SUMMER IN COMO: Columbia Farmers' Market

Customers enjoy the Columbia Farmers' Market for its local produce and to meet the people growing the food they take home with them.

Heat advisory issued through Thursday evening

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Boone County, and heat indexes this week could be in excess of 105 degrees. 

Early morning fire destroys Hartsburg house

A fire destroyed a Hartsburg house early Monday morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and it caused an estimated $250,000 worth of damage. 

Columbia police search for suspect in downtown credit union robbery

Police said they are searching for a 40- to 50-year-old black man, around 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. The suspect left Columbia Employee Credit Union with an undisclosed amount of money Monday afternoon, police said.

Fire causes estimated $50,000 in damage at day care building

Firefighters responded Sunday to a fire at Head Start Early Child Development on Worley Street. No injuries were reported.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ABA hasn't recommended Missouri death penalty moratorium

William T. Robinson III, president of the American Bar Association, said The Associated Press incorrectly reported the organization's Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project's recommendations.