MU's anthropology department adds two big names to its faculty roster

Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon stands in front of a ceremonial mask made by the Piaroa, a group of indigenous people in Venezuela, in his Columbia home. Chagnon is a new research professor in MU's Department of Anthropology and has extensive experience studying the Yanomamo tribe on the border Venezuela and Brazil.

MU increases its anthropology department, adding Napoleon Chagnon and evolutionary psychologist Martin Daly to its ranks. 

Fewer homes planned for Parkside Estates near Rock Bridge park

The revised plat shows fewer lots and a buffer between homes and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Missouri Housing Development Commission denies tax credits for Lambeth Drive project

The Columbia Housing Authority and New Horizons Community Support Services had hoped to build apartments for people with disabilities and low income.

Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's face tough choices

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. take care of someone with Alzheimer's disease without pay. The nature of the disease can make care-giving particularly challenging.

Downtown Columbia Leadership Council votes to support demolition moratorium

The decision came after the Downtown Community Improvement District voted to oppose the proposed six-month moratorium.

MU nuclear engineering professors call for graduate school dean's removal

Three professors at the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute expressed "no confidence" in Graduate School Dean George Justice.

Free Qigong workshop this weekend designed to help veterans

Effie Chow said veterans — especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder — can learn how to help themselves and others through Qigong.

Missouri men's basketball learning from mistakes

The Missouri men's basketball team's 64-49 loss Saturday against unranked Ole Miss was, simply put, a bad game.

ROSE NOLEN: Guns don't belong in schools

Schools are laboratories for learning, not armed camps. When we can no longer provide safe places for children to learn, then we need to keep our children at home.

Record-setting night for top-ranked Columbia College men's basketball

The Columbia College men's basketball team celebrated the program's first top ranking in the NAIA national poll with an 84-38 victory at Hannibal LaGrange on Tuesday to break the school record for consecutive victories.

Fire destroys home on La Porte Avenue

The fire began in the kitchen and spread quickly. Thirty-two firefighters, two fire engines and two medics responded to the scene.

Hannibal-LaGrange can't slow Columbia College women's basketball

The Columbia College women's basketball team won its eighth straight game with a 65-30 victory Tuesday at Hannibal-LaGrange.

City volunteer hours set new record

Residents contributed more than 50,000 hours of service in fiscal 2012, according to a city report.

Man punches victim, steals his wallet in Sam's Club parking lot

A man was involved in a strong armed robbery in the Sam's Club parking lot on Conley Road on Monday night. 

Investigators find meth lab materials at scene of Chapel Hill fire

Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer said the materials, consistent with a methamphetamine lab, were found at the Wednesday fire.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop the schoolyard bullies in Congress

Working families shouldn't take the hit again so we can maintain expensive tax loopholes for Wall Street, drug companies, corporations that outsource jobs and the richest 2 percent of Americans.

Mildred Lee Hullender, Jan. 7, 1922 to Jan. 13, 2013, of Columbia

Mildred was a member of Parkade Baptist Church in Columbia.

Retooled Chiefs brace for NFL Draft

With a new coach and general manager in place, Kansas City is turning its attention to the NFL Draft where they have the No. 1 pick for the first time.


About 100 U.S. children die of flu each year

Roughly 100 children die in an average flu season, and it's not yet clear the nation will reach that total this winter.

Computerized tests pose challenges for Missouri schools

Missouri districts will be required to use computer-based assessments by the 2014-15 school year.