'Who are the American Nones?' studies people without religious affiliations

Mid-Missouri residents are among those nationwide who identify as a religious "none," choosing no religious affiliation when asked to designate a religious preference on surveys or forms.

The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.

Charges reversed in 'Alligator man' case

The case will be remanded for further proceedings to determine if the animals can be considered dangerous.

ArtTalk: Like beer? Like art? Arts & Drafts event is Thursday

Sarah Dresser of the Office of Cultural Affairs tells us about a craft beer tasting and gallery crawl that will take place this week.

MU students share their experience with Moore, Okla., tornado

On Monday, a tornado swept through Moore, Okla., killing at least 24 people and injuring hundreds. One current MU student and one recent graduate shared how the tornado affected them. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Tree falls after high winds in storms

A pignut hickory tree fell on a house on Cunningham Road early Monday morning.

UPDATE: Search nearly complete after Oklahoma tornado

The fire chief said he was confident there are no more bodies or survivors in the rubble.

Columbia Public Schools says goodbye to familiar faces, welcomes new changes

At the end of the 2012-13 school year, Columbia Public Schools is saying goodbye to some familiar faces. But when one person leaves, another is ready to carry on the school's legacy and take on the challenges ahead.

ROSE NOLEN: May is a month for celebrations, remembering the past

Sharing stories about departed family members is one way to bring back happy memories of forgotten times.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is university's trayless effort necessary?

One of the most important parts of the college experience is to learn how to handle freedom, and exhibit self-control.

Two men arrested after spraying sheriff's deputy with tear gas

Quaemonn Wilkerson, 18, was arrested and faces charges of second degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and resisting arrest.

Leona Rubin named interim Graduate School dean

George Justice has been dean of the graduate school since 2010 but will be leaving to serve as dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Figueroa reaches World University Games

Missouri redshirt sophomore qualifies in one-meter diving.

Mildred Kennedy, Feb. 10, 1922 — May 20, 2013

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home with services to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carol Moss Sapp, July 28 1944 — May 10, 2013

Per Carol Sapp’s request there will not be any memorial services.

Eleanor Christine Mitter, of Columbia, 1954-2013

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Olivet Christian Church in Columbia.

William Burnley was passionate about education, helping others

William Burnley taught industrial arts at Jefferson Junior High School and created the first industrial arts program to include girls.

Eleanor Christine Mitter served as teacher, director at Child Development Center

She graduated in 1976 with a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She received a master's degree in education degree from MU in 1993.

Royals end skid with victory over Astros

The Royals trailed and couldn't get much going offensively until the seventh when they cut the lead to one. Then a four-run eighth inning put them ahead for good in a 7-3 at Houston.

Chiefs installing more complex offensive system

New Kansas City coach Andy Reid ran a version of the West Coast offense for years in Philadelphia, and the assumption is it will serve as the foundation for everything else. But already, the Chiefs are stacking plenty of wrinkles on top of it.

ANALYSIS: Should we let wunderkinds drop out of high school?

While dropping school to pursue entrepreneurship has panned out for Tumblr creator David Karp, passing up an education is risky business.