Stephens College plans to sell two properties to college-preparatory academy

Stephens College has agreed to sell two properties to the Hagan Scholarship Foundation. Hillcrest Hall and the old Stephens Auditorium and Natatorium complex will be knocked down to make way for a new college-preparatory academy.

Columbia School Board remains undecided on EEZs; Rose voices opinion

The Columbia School Board met Monday night and discussed enhanced enterprise zones. Procedures for candidate filing were accepted by the board. Filing opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Still one area Bowers can improve for Missouri men's basketball team: leadership

Tigers senior forward Laurence Bowers has some impressive statistics so far this season, but coach Frank Haith thinks there's room for improvement in an area that can't be measured by numbers — leadership on the court.


McDavid says he will seek second term, discusses primary issues

Public safety, public transit and air service continue to be priorities for Mayor Bob McDavid.

Missouri men's basketball stays at No. 12 in AP Rankings

The Missouri men's basketball team (8-1) won its two games last week, beating Southeast Missouri State 81-65 and Tennessee State 68-38.

Persistent flooding prompts city to buy house on Worley Street

The city paid $87,000 for the home; it plans to raze it and perhaps create a stormwater retention basin there.


Central city holiday lights contest begins Sunday

This year's contest will feature a team judging system open to the public.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers consider higher education funding formula

Under the new proposal, the state would fund 35 percent of an institution's operating costs. Of that, 90 percent would be automatic and the remaining 10 percent would depend on whether it meets specific performance goals.

FROM READERS: Westlake Ace Hardware surprises Fulton girl

Local Westlake Ace Hardware locations combined efforts to surprise Jayla Kemp, who is the Children's Miracle Network Champion Child for the state of Missouri.

GENE ROBERTSON: Our job as voters doesn't end after election

When elections are over, the work of the voters is not any more over than for the persons elected to office. If we thought the issues and other reasons were worth voting for, we ought to ensure that they are addressed.

Tolton boys basketball defeats Jamestown for second win of season

The Trailblazers defeated Jamestown 53-40 at home Monday night to improve to 2-2 on the season.

Undefeated Columbia College men's basketball soars past Central Christian

Freshman guard and Columbia native Marcus Whitt led the Cougars with 20 points, in an 111-38 victory, but the real show took place during a second half that featured several impressive dunks. 

Columbia woman charged with financial exploitation is sentenced to prison

The woman who tricked a person with a disability into handing over thousands of dollars will go to prison before she begins paying restitution to the victim of her crime.

Students celebrate Hanukkah with 9-foot tall menorah lighting

The Chabad Jewish Student Organization lit candles on a 9-foot tall menorah in the MU Student Center on Monday.

Thompson reviews, chooses duties as newly elected Northern District commissioner

County officials divvy up responsibilities for the coming term.

Columbia bus routes will change during winter break

Student-centric routes will either be suspended or cut back.

2012 likely to break longstanding record as warmest year since 1938

Although temperatures have dropped early this week, Columbia is still on track to have the warmest year on record.

Michelle Morrow loved travel, reading

Ms. Morrow studied abroad in New Zealand and graduated from MU with a biological science degree in 2010.

Michelle Morrow, June 8, 1988 — Dec. 7, 2012, of Columbia

UPDATE: One man still in critical condition after fatal accident on Thursday

Accident victim remains in critical condition at University Hospital.