School Board approves new personal electronics policy, unveils budget projections

Students will be able to use their own mobile devices in the classroom to take notes and do research online.

McDavid, Skala, Thomas sworn in to Columbia City Council

Bob McDavid, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas took their oaths of office Monday to begin their new terms as mayor and Third and Fourth wards councilmen, respectively.

Cougars softball players' longtime friendship obvious in win against Hannibal-LaGrange

As they always have, Cougars juniors Kristin Eiken and Taylor Richter showed each other plenty of support in Monday's doubleheader sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange.

Chris Stevens, Jennifer Perlow plan to leave Columbia

Chris Perlow, the manager of the city's Office of Cultural Affairs, and Jennifer Perlow, the owner of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, have decided to move to Denver. Both are MU graduates.

American Airlines receives more than $22,000 in revenue guarantee

The mid-February snow reduced the number of passengers, so American Airlines did not meet the minimum revenue promised in the fund agreement. The airline withdrew more than $22,000 from the city's revenue guaranteed fund as compensation.

Community Action Head Start program accepting applications in Columbia

Head Start serves more than 1 million children through more than 1,500 programs nationwide.

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher remembered fondly in Fulton

With the death of Margaret Thatcher, Fulton residents remembered the "Iron Lady's" 1996 visit. 

Columbia Public Works Department asking for help with pothole issues

Residents can boost city efficiency by reporting potholes online or by phone.

Ryan Ferguson seeks pardon from governor

Keeping the focus on the Ferguson case, the Midwest Innocence Project is co-hosting a panel discussion case Monday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. People are invited to watch online and tweet questions or comment via Facebook.

Even in pro-gun states, bid to arm teachers stalls

The quest to put guns in schools has stalled in many traditionally gun-friendly states after encountering opposition from educators.

Ian Thomas wins Missouri Friend of Bicycle and Walking award

The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday under the rotunda of the Capitol in Jefferson City

New video stresses attentive, sober driving

Carl Edwards teamed up with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in a new video, "Gone Too Soon," which targets teens and preaches safe driving strategies.

Spring brings possibility of nesting sandhill cranes at Eagle Bluffs

Sandhill cranes are a rare sight in Missouri, but two cranes might be nesting at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area this year.

Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Rick Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

Rock Bridge baseball loses wild one to Boonville

Those in attendance won’t soon forget Monday’s 15-13 Bruins loss to Boonville, an exciting back-and-forth affair that featured 28 runs and 29 hits.


Cuartero leads Missouri men's golf to early advantage in sixth year of home event

Boasting five golfers in the top eight, the Tigers head into Tuesday's final round at The Club at Old Hawthorne with a 16-shot lead.


Missouri State baseball coach values rivalry with Missouri

Two upcoming contests between the Tigers and Bears, one on each of the next two Tuesdays, will determine which program controls the head-to-head series.

Oral health caucus discusses dental clinics, screenings

Many Missouri children never see a dentist, so providing free dental screenings at schools and daycares help prevent oral infections that can spread to the entire body.

Factory farms, alternatives focus of "CAFO — Far from the Farm"

A three-day symposium featuring speakers from across the country will address the environmental, economic and political issues surrounding concentrated animal feeding operations.

Spring break burglaries total same as in 2012

The number of burglaries during spring break stayed the same as 2012, but the area that was hit changed.