Police determine no officers took part in golf tournament misconduct

An internal investigation has concluded that topless women were present at the department's June golf tournament, but Columbia Police Department employees did not participate in any misconduct.

Proposed Grindstone Nature Area trail project goes before public

Representatives involved with the proposed trail will discuss the project at 7 p.m. Thursday at Water-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area.

University of Georgia's game-day events to showcase SEC tailgating culture

University of Georgia fans plan to properly welcome Missouri into the culture of Southeastern Conference tailgating when the Tigers play their first SEC game Sept. 8.

East Pointe residents oppose proposed Grindstone trail route

Residents met with Columbia Parks and Recreation officials Thursday night to discuss a proposed trail route. 

NCAA proposing changes to national wrestling tournament

Under the proposed change, the NCAA would sponsor a national dual tournament to determine a team champion in addition to the individual tournament that is held each March.

MU student suits up for Heart of America Marathon

MU student Steven Mankofsky will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for completing a marathon in a suit this Labor Day.

Say hello to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions

Get to know the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, who play against the Tigers this Saturday on Faurot Field.

Remnants of Isaac on track to bring heavy rain to Columbia

Rainfall is expected to be the heaviest Friday night and into Saturday. Forecasters expect 3 to 5 inches of rain in much of Missouri, with locally higher amounts possible.

Sen. Blunt visits Family Health Center, discusses health care funding

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., discussed the needs of community health centers during a tour of the Family Health Center on Thursday.

Mizzou Botanic Garden under stress due to extreme drought

The Mizzou Botanic Garden staff spends its days working to keep plants and trees alive during the extensive dry spell.

A Way With Words and Numbers opens after-school program at MU

A Way With Words and Numbers will add an after-school tutoring program at the Reflector resource lab in Townsend Hall at MU.

Sseko Designs founder Liz Forkin Bohannon talks sandals at Stephens

Though she had no formal fashion experience, the entrepreneur created the sandal company to help women in Uganda fund their college educations.

Boone County youth-mental-health tax gets place on ballot

More than 8,000 signatures were collected for the Putting Kids First petition, placing a proposal for a quarter-cent sales tax to fund youth mental health services on November's ballot in Boone County.

City's plans to purchase natural gas vehicles raise environmental questions

City officials cite lower costs and increased energy independence as reasons for the proposed purchase, but Monta Welch, executive director of the Columbia Climate Change Coalition, says extracting the gas is a polluting process.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Handling of UM Press proves learning experience for new president

Since announcing in May that the press would be phased out, UM System President Tim Wolfe's administration has almost completely reversed its initial decision.

Missouri extends AD Mike Alden's contract by 2 years

Michael Alden, whose contract now runs through June 2019, is paid a base salary of $301,917 and may earn up to $777,976 through performance incentive income. The contract extension doesn't increase Alden's compensation.

Rain from Isaac expected as soon as Friday morning

The recently downgraded tropical storm is expected to bring 3 to 5 inches of rain to mid-Missouri.

Driver describes Megabus crash that killed MU graduate student

The 25-year-old driver said the bus didn't react to his attempts to steer after a front tire blew out.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: For Romney, a focus on economic disappointment

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke on the final evening of the Republican National Convention, focusing on his plan healing the economy and creating jobs.


Columbia College Cougars accept pressure of lofty goals

Columbia College coach Melinda Wrye-Washington and the Cougars are hoping hard work early in the season will bring home a national title.