Team roping partners from Trenton come to High School Rodeo State Finals

Competitors from across Missouri came to the Central Missouri Events Center on Thursday for the annual Missouri State High School Rodeo Finals.

Bailey Owen and Trever Ratliff have gone to school together since kindergarten and both got into roping at the high school level, so they teamed up.

UM System Board of Curators approves employee benefits for same-sex partners

The UM System Board of Curators voted unanimously Thursday evening to extend medical, dental, vision and other benefits to same-sex partners of UM employees if they meet certain criteria. 

IBM restructuring leads to layoffs nationwide, as well as in Columbia

Reports indicate some Columbia workers have lost their jobs.

MU's Kyle Gillespie adds rhythm to Mizzou Forte

Kyle Gillespie is a self-taught beatboxer.

MU storm-chasers seek out severe weather around Midwest

In April, the team headed to Oklahoma and chased two storms to Lawton, Okla.

Deaton discusses career, plans for emeritus work

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, who said Wednesday he would retire from the position on Nov. 15, took time Thursday to discuss his career and his future plans for working on world food security issues.

Water and Light presents Mill Creek power line proposal to City Council

The council is leaning toward an option that calls for three 161-kilovolt transmission lines to run from the proposed Mill Creek substation to three existing power stations. The Water and Light Department also presented a potential layout for partially underground lines.

Missouri United Methodist Church members remember Eliot Battle

Battle was a regular and prominent attendee of the church and became associated with his favorite hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul."


FROM READERS: When I was in trouble, 'Eliot Battle stepped in'

Eliot Battle's lone recommendation allowed Jana. L. Earnest Wilson to attend college.

Boone Hospital Center eliminates jobs

As part of cuts across BJC Healthcare's 13 hospitals, Boone Hospital Center is losing 13 full-time employees.

NCAA opens hearing on Miami violations, including Frank Haith allegations

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith, the former coach at Miami, is charged with a failure-to-monitor violation.

Gov. Nixon signs bills to extend foster care service for Missouri youth

The two bills signed by Gov. Nixon will extend the period of care for young adults in foster care and provide additional educational support.

UM System's awards ceremony honors faculty and students

Six MU faculty members were among those scheduled to receive awards during a banquet hosted by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators and UM System President Tim Wolfe on Thursday evening.

GENE ROBERTSON: Humans were created for unity

There is nothing as rich as the development and remembrance of a shared experience. On the other hand, there is nothing as frustrating as a lack of unity in an experience or endeavor requiring it.

Organization helps fill gap in community for single mothers

The Caring People holds support groups, training sessions and celebration events for mothers and children.

2 Missouri football freshmen hurt in wreck

Campus police say linebacker Eric Beisel and cornerback Anthony Sherrils were passengers in a Mazda that struck another car Tuesday morning.

Elliot's three-run home run powers Royals

Elliot Johnson had a three-run home run for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning, leading the surging Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Rays.

Wainwright leads Cardinals over Mets

Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings to become the major leagues' first 10-game winner in the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Mets on Wednesday in New York.

St. Louis police: 4 dead in murder-suicide

The shooting occurred in the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, a building in south St. Louis that houses multiple businesses. The shooter, another man and two women were killed.

Rural America posts first-ever loss in population

Rural America is now being hit by sputtering growth in retirement and recreation areas, once residential hot spots for baby boomers.