UM System prepares for consequences of potential federal cuts

The cuts would reduce funding to vital segments of the UM System, including federally supported research and student-aid programs, according to a report released by the UM System Government Relations Office.

Police seek suspect in robbery in Walmart parking lot

According to a Columbia Police Department press release, the suspect pulled a handgun and demanded the victim drive to the bank to withdraw money.

Press powers Hickman girls basketball victory

Tough defense in the final minutes helped the Kewpies earn a 43-40 victory Wednesday night over host Blues Springs South.  


Rams' Bradford impressed by receiving core

After two seasons with some of the least impressive receiving corps in the league, the third-year quarterback sees his options increasing with each week.

Chiefs victory overshadowed by tragedy

Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is coming off one of the best games of his career, helping his team win for only the second time this season. But as with the rest of the Chiefs, everything in Quinn's world has been cast in shadow by last week's tragedy.


New stunning nighttime views of Earth unveiled

The new images released Wednesday are courtesy of a newly launched NASA-NOAA satellite that's equipped with a sensor to observe the planet at night.

Texas A&M earns top SEC awards

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year while the Aggies' Kevin Sumlin shared coaching honors.

Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal

The White House wants to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 as a training ground for an eventual Mars landing. But a panel of experts said there is little support for that idea within NASA and the international space community.

Mississippi River water levels dropping slower than expected

Water levels are falling slower than expected, but waterway shippers are still finding alternative ways to transport goods down the Mississippi River.

Missouri certifies results of November election

Because the margin of victory was less than 1 percentage point, the losers could still ask for recounts in state House Districts 114 and 150 and in the 45th judicial circuit.

Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation picks new president

Thomas McDonnell will take over for Carl Schramm, who was asked to resign from the entrepreneurship- and education-focused foundation after receiving criticism that he was diverting too much time and money from the Kansas City area.

Authorities identify southwest Missouri couple killed at home

Officials say 82-year-old Wayne L. Wells and 71-year-old Mable I. Wells were found in their home Tuesday in a home in Ivy Bend.

Interest grows among Republicans for Emerson seat

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced Monday she is leaving Congress in February after first winning the seat in 1996.

Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year

Most of the top 10 words looked up on were related to politics in the election year.


Mom who staged fight between toddlers gets probation

The St. Louis mom posted a video on Facebook of the staged fight between a 2-year-old and 3-year-old.

Kansas City Zoo might get second polar bear

Zoo officials said Tuesday keepers of a polar bear survival plan decided the Kansas City Zoo is the best place for Berlin, a 23-year-old female.

Baby OK after short ride with car thief

The thief crashed a few blocks later, then got out and ran. The baby was not hurt.

Thieves increasingly target hay bales

The price for fresh hay to feed livestock is on the rise with winter approaching.

Kari Salmon and Dan Hopkins to wed March 23, 2013

The wedding is planned to take place in Columbia.

COMMENTARY: Yost shouldered too much blame for Missouri offense's struggles

David Yost, who stepped down as Missouri's offensive coordinator on Monday, was left to shoulder too much of the blame in a difficult season.