UM System Board of Curators approves health care facility improvements

Board members also heard information about proposed tuition increases and new projects during their meeting in St. Louis on Thursday.

MU police did not issue Clery release for rape report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires that colleges and universities publish timely warnings about crimes that pose a threat to student and employee safety. But the act leaves discretion to institutions for determining what constitutes a threat.

Former councilwoman Laura Nauser enters race for Fifth Ward seat

Laura Nauser, who served as Columbia's Fifth Ward Councilwoman from 2005 to 2011, will run against candidates Tootie Burns and Mark Jones in the special February election for her former seat.

Strong second half leads Missouri women's basketball team to victory

After leading by just two points at halftime, Missouri outscored Missouri State 40-28 in the second half to secure a 91-77 victory Thursday evening at Mizzou Arena.

Bowers gives Missouri men's basketball team early-season boost

Senior forward Laurence Bowers is averaging 16.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Tigers this season. He tied a career high with a 23-point performance last Saturday then bettered that mark with 26 points on Tuesday.

Washington unites to approve Mark Twain silver and gold coins

Part of the money raised from the commemorative coins, to be issued in 2016, will help restore properties at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal. 

First Night Columbia to ring in 2013 with guitars

First Night Columbia, a city-sponsored New Year's Eve celebration, will open at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Entertainment is planned from 7 p.m. until the fireworks display at midnight.


GEORGE KENNEDY: Columbia no longer a renewable energy leader

When voters approved a renewable energy standard in 2004, Columbia was on the forefront of that issue. One activist is hoping to return the city to that pioneering position.

PedNet Coalition narrows search for director to three

The PedNet Coalition interviewed three finalists to replace executive director Ian Thomas, who will step down to run for a Columbia City Council seat. A decision will be made on a replacement in a few weeks.

Historic Preservation Commission backs effort to create architectural salvage marketplace

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission have made an effort to save items from old buildings that are about to renovated for a collection. 

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle on U.S. 40

The victim was 44 and from Oregon, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Nuclear power — 70 years later

70 years ago, America was able to create a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. In 2012, what are the implications of nuclear power in our world?

MU Residential Life uncertain about future of campus housing for graduate students

Residential Life is facing a conundrum. It must service price-sensitive graduate students, whose needs are different from those of traditional undergraduates, while juggling market and other interests.

William Pingelton served country, worked as OB-GYN

Dr. William B. Pingelton of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. He was 88.

Frank R. Dexheimer enjoyed hunting, classical music

Dr. Frank R. Dexheimer of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. He was 85.

Frank Robbins Dexheimer, June 6, 1927 - Nov. 27, 2012, of Columbia

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Memorial Funeral Home. 

William Pingelton, 1924 - Dec. 3, 2012, of Columbia

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball wins at Smithville

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team won 45-39 on Thursday at Smithville, prevailing over last season's Class 4 state runner-up despite missing one of its leading scorers.

Hickman boys basketball wins at tournament

The Hickman boys basketball team beat Schlagle from Kansas City Kan., on Thursday at the Blue Springs South tournament.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Obama seeks personal touch in 'fiscal cliff' talks

Top stories from across the world include President Obama attempting to sell his "fiscal cliff" plans, the resignation of a prominent senator and continuing tension in Egypt and Syria.