Collegetown section offers advice to incoming students, parents

The Missourian's special publication "Collegetown" takes a look at what students will need to know before moving to Columbia and transitioning to college life.

Cars hit the dirt track in Figure 8 derby at the Boone County Fair

Cars wove around trying not to collide in a Figure 8 Derby Thursday night at the Boone County Fair. Also held was a "tuff truck" race, with trucks speeding over mounds of dirt to see which can complete the track the fastest.

MU Faculty Council requests postponement of University Press closure

The MU Faculty Council expressed outrage over the lack of discussion between faculty and the administration in the decision to close the University of Missouri Press.

Sarah Hill leaves KOMU to tell stories about veterans

Sarah Hill's love for sharing the stories of veterans has led her to take a new position at Veterans United Home Loans. Hill will be leaving KOMU in the middle of August. 

MU School of Medicine pioneer Hugh Stephenson served in many roles

From the time he attended MU until his death, Hugh Stephenson was very involved in the university. His life's work ranges from lobbying for expanding MU's medical school to being a teacher and mentor to his students. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: Press decision follows national trend of corporatization of universities

Although it makes indisputable fiscal sense to close the University of Missouri Press, says Kennedy, it doesn't mean people have to be happy about it.

Residential fire extends from mulch to attic in north Columbia

The family was home when the blaze began, but no one was hurt. They attempted to control the spreading fire with a garden hose before fire crews arrived.


Missouri non-conference football tickets go on sale Friday

Single-game tickets for Missouri football games against Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 1), Arizona State (Sept. 15) and Syracuse (Nov. 17) will be available for purchase Friday.

Columbia chiropractor going to London to treat Olympic athletes

Columbia chiropractor Aaron Rose will support the U.S. weightlifting team at the 2012 London Olympics.

Heat not a new problem for Show-Me State Games

The games have emergency medical personnel from MU Health Care on hand to manage heat-related illnesses and other injuries.

Old-Time Jam Session plays Missouri-style fiddle music

The Old-Time Fiddlers Jam Session brings together all ages to enjoy traditional Missouri-style fiddle music. The musicians gather daily at the Boone County Fair.

MU School of Medicine awarded $13.3 million grant for health care innovation

The largest grant ever received by the MU School of Medicine will fund technology initiatives and new jobs to coordinate effective interaction between patients and physicians at MU Health Care.

Columbia man arrested for stealing vehicle parts

A Columbia man was arrested for suspicion of stealing vehicle parts and bringing them to Advantage Metals. 

Driver in stolen vehicle leads Boone County deputies on chase

The chase began when a license plate scanner alerted deputies the vehicle was stolen.

Rollover accident Wednesday night spills battery acid on Interstate 70

The accident required spill clean up from a Columbia Fire Department HazMat truck, a Department of Natural Resources team and a private St. Louis clean-up contractor.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Thursday

Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Thursday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Contact representatives about funding ALS research

By working together, we can be victorious in fighting ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — and ultimately save lives.

Rams rookies practice to prepare for arrival of veterans

Trumaine Johnson provided the final piece of the rookie class when he arrived a bit later than scheduled. A cornerback out of Montana, he slept through his alarm and missed his flight Wednesday morning after being the last rookie to come to terms with the team.

Boone County Fire Protection District could owe FEMA less than expected

After a June 2009 federal audit, the Boone County Fire Protection District set aside $752,453 to repay the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But the Fire District learned July 20 that the amount owed might be nearly $500,000 less.

Cardinals record season-high 18 hits, beat Dodgers 7-4

The Cardinals answered the Dodgers' four-run fifth with four runs in the bottom half and Matt Holliday added his 17th homer in the sixth. They're 5½ games back in the NL Central but answered a 1-5 trip to open the second half with a combination of strong starting and offense that scored seven or more runs in four of the wins.