How Missouri voters can become national political party delegates

Here is a how-to guide to becoming a delegate at the national party convention of your choice. Prospective Democrat delegates must vote in Tuesday's primary.

Battle High School athletics director, assistant principals named

Cape Girardeau High School's Matthew Hale and Oakland Junior High School's Jacob Sirna have been chosen as assistant principals at Muriel Williams Battle High School. Hale will also be the athletics director.

Missouri's Marcus Denmon named Big 12 Player of the Week

Missouri senior Marcus Denmon was named Big 12 Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 74-71 win over Kansas on Saturday. Denmon scored 29 points, including nine in the final two minutes to lead a Missouri comeback.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't blame smokers for revenue shortfall

Politicians are passing the blame to smokers while ignoring the problem of Missouri's revenue shortfall and the country's financial collapse.

Columbia legislators host forum on proposed I-70 tolls

Missouri residents met Monday night to discuss funding proposals for repairs and expansions on Interstate 70. Current plans to update the road range from $1.2 billion to $4 billion, and would add at least one lane of traffic in each direction.



PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball slips past Oklahoma, 71-68

After an emotional comeback win against rival Kansas on Saturday, Missouri barely managed to slip past Oklahoma on Monday in Norman, Okla., 71-68.

William Russell Goodge, April 26, 1928 - Feb. 5, 2012, of Columbia

William Russell Goodge of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. He was 83.

UPDATE: City Council passes taxi stand ordinance

The council voted to continue the designated taxi stand and "no pick-up/drop-off" zones, which began as a pilot project in May 2011. The start time for these locations was changed from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

City Council approves energy contract with Iowa wind farm

The 20-year contract is for 60 megawatt hours per year and will put the city's total energy from renewable energy sources at 8 percent. 

Robert K. Tsutakawa, former MU Department of Statistics chair, remembered for contributions to field

Robert K. Tsutakawa, the former chair of MU's department of statistics , died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2012. He was 81.

Missouri women's basketball team to face Freshman of the Week on Saturday

Sooners guard Sharane Campbell was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week for women's basketball. Missouri will play Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Saturday in Norman.

Missouri legislators discuss proposed consumption tax

Two Columbia representatives participated in a panel Monday morning to discuss replacing the current income tax with an expansive sales tax, which would tax people on what they buy instead of what they can afford to buy.

Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs moves to Walton Building

The new location is intended to foster collaboration with Convention and Visitors Bureau.

MSA encourages MU students to protest Gov. Nixon's budget cuts

MSA will set up between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the student center to encourage students to sign letters petitioning budget cuts to their representatives and to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Chiefs hire Daboll from Miami as new offensive coordinator

Brian Daboll, former offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins, has worked with the Chief's general manager and new head coach in the past while at New England.

More Big 12 wrestling honors for Missouri's Alan Waters

Missouri wrestler Alan Waters has been named the Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week for the third time this season.

Missouri teen describes killing as amazing, enjoyable

A handwriting expert described how he could see through the blue ink that Bustamante had used in an attempt to cover up her original journal entry on the night of the murder. Bustamante described killing as "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable."

MU School of Law holding summit on cyberbullying

The summit will be free and open to the public Thursday and Friday at MU's Hulston Hall. 

U.S. closes embassy in Syria

After 11 months of a violent crackdown on dissent by President Bashar Assad's regime, U.S. diplomats left Syria on Monday. 

Alyssa Bustamante back in court for sentencing

The central Missouri teenager pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the 2009 killing of her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.