UPDATE: Columbia School Board considers bus schedule changes

The plans are part of an ongoing discussion about changing the busing schedule for schools before the opening of Battle High School in the fall.

Planning and Zoning Commission rejects development near state park

The developer proposed building 53 homes and 11 villa-style duplexes on the property, which is immediately north of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Faculty Council asks MU chancellor to maintain nuclear institute

The MU Faculty Council also wants to discuss the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute's future with three university administrators.

Missouri women's basketball struggles with shot clock in loss to Arkansas

Shot clock trouble and turnovers doomed the Tigers on Thursday evening against Arkansas. Missouri fell to 13-7 and 2-4 in the Southeastern Conference in a 58-50 loss at Mizzou Arena.

Proposed bill would require parents notify schools of gun ownership

Parents who fail to notify schools of gun ownership would be fined up to $100.

Facebook post will bring stolen guitar back home, band says

An anonymous email gave Drive-By Truckers member Patterson Hood information about his stolen Baxendale acoustic guitar.

FROM READERS: A fan's tale of making a movie with Stan Musial

In 950, Missourian reader Billie Silvey was in a safety movie with the St. Louis Cardinals ballplayer.

Thousands turn out for Stan Musial visitation

Thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis for Stan Musial's visitation. Musial died on Saturday at the age of 92. He helped the Cardinals win four World Series as a player and general manager.

Cold weather causes Room at the Inn shelter to reach capacity

Despite a recent expansion, the Room at the Inn shelter had to turn four homeless away on Tuesday night.

FROM READERS: Knowing the difference between a squat and a hunker — a hidden talent

There's more to hidden talents than burping letters and using grass as a musical instrument.

Columbia animal advocacy group plans to open spay-and-neuter clinic

No Kill Columbia will need almost $100,000 to build a spay-and-neuter clinic in Columbia, and has planned three fundraisers to raise the money.

Stephens College fails to hold early lead, falls to Park University

The Stars were outscored by 18 points in the second half.

Top-ranked Columbia College men defeat Harris-Stowe State

A first-half shooting surge helped spur the No. 1 Cougars to their 21st win of the season.

Missouri women's basketball team hands win to Arkansas

Arkansas pulled to an early 12-2 lead. Missouri started out shooting 1-for-12. At halftime, Missouri had turned over the ball seven times. Sydney Crafton led the team with five points.

Former Missouri wrestler Askren successfully defends MMA title

Ben Askren, a two-time wrestling national champion at Missouri, defeated Karl Amoussou by technical knockout to retain the Bellator Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight Title.

Columbia College women top Harris-Stowe State to stay undefeated in conference play

The Cougars used a strong second half to extend their winning streak to 11 games.

Fire at law firm shuts down Walnut Street

A single-alarm fire at Trapp Law Firm has been contained. Four Columbia Fire Department trucks responded to the blaze at 8 p.m.

Boone Hospital plans new development in south Columbia

The Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees plans to develop the 13 acres of land at the corner of Nifong and Forum boulevards.

Missouri gymnastics to compete in Air Force Quad Meet

The team will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. for their first quad meet of the season.

Wallace Jackmon Sr., 79, of Columbia died

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at HT May & Son Funeral Home, 2207 Holly Ave. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m.