Letter from MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announcing his retirement

Brady Deaton has served as MU's chancellor since 2004.

Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

Talking on a hands-free phone isn't significantly safer for drivers than talking on a hand-held phone, and using hands-free devices that translate speech into text is the most distracting of all, researchers reported in a study released Wednesday.

FROM READERS: Come hear a free show tunes performance from Stephens College

The end-of-season musical production "A Little Show Music" of the Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College will be 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Macklanburg Playhouse. It's free and open to the public.


First-inning failures haunt Shelby Miller in Cardinals' loss

Shelby Miller gave up two of his career-worst four runs in the first inning Wednesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals' streaking offense was stifled in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Late rally lifts Royals to 10-inning victory

Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run home run with two outs in the ninth, and Eric Hosmer had a winning RBI single in the 10th, helping the Royals rally for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Missouri selects new high school equivalency test

Missouri education officials have chosen a new high school equivalency test to replace the current GED.

USDA reduces corn crop predictions to reflect wet spring

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its monthly report released Wednesday that farmers are expected to bring in 14 billion bushels of corn this year. That's 135 million bushels less than last month's estimate, reflecting the impact of the cooler spring.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri senators form partnership to prevent sexual abuse in the military

The news about sexual violence against both women and men in our nation’s military services is so egregious that political combatants have joined forces to fight the issue and end the abuse.

Hammons remembered for Springfield contributions

John Q. Hammons died May 26 in Springfield at the age of 94. He built more than 200 hotels nationwide, including Embassy Suites, Marriott and Radisson facilities and developed an expansive real estate portfolio of golf courses, restaurants, convention centers, a casino and riverboat gambling.

Proposed sale of Missouri Girl Scout camp stirs fight

Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland's board's staff has recommended that Camp Mintahama, a 180-acre acre resident camp nine miles south of Joplin, be sold and closed at the end of the 2015 camping season

Judge says $2 million payment doesn't meet bond conditions for Saudi student

Ziyad Abid has been jailed since his arrest in September. His attorneys have asked the appellate court to remove Circuit Judge Michael Wagner from the case, arguing that his refusal to release Abid violates the Missouri Constitution, which allows suspects to be held without bond only in capital murder cases.

Chancellor Brady Deaton to retire in November

After nine years in the position and 24 years at MU, Brady Deaton announced will step down on Nov. 15.