More Missouri beaches closing because of high bacteria levels

Finger Lakes in Columbia has been closed since May 30 due to high bacteria levels.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Reality of Missouri school funding: It gets worse every year

As Missouri lawmakers brag about the state's funding of education in the upcoming year, the amount of state revenue spent on schools shows a different side of the story.

Royals select shortstop with eighth pick of MLB draft

Kansas City passed on several players rated more highly by draft pundits to select shortstop Hunter Dozier out of Stephen F. Austin University.

St. Louis alderman says he will return tuition donations

Freeman Bosley Sr. sent the letter to friends and supporters asking them for $14,274 to pay the outstanding balance of his 18-year-old daughter's upcoming bill at St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Missouri Western offers potential tuition break for out-of-state students

The university in St. Joseph said its "Griffon Rate" will be in effect this fall. It applies to both undergraduate and graduate tuition, for new and current students.

Columbia's A Call to Serve donates aid for country of Georgia

For 21 years, A Call to Serve International has raised money and donated more than $350 million in medication and medical supplies for the country of Georgia. Its latest shipment to the country left this week.

At MU veterinary hospital, dogs help test human cancer treatments

For one O'Fallon couple, letting a favorite pet participate in a cancer treatment trial at MU's veterinary hospital has personal implications.

Odle family plans large Columbia development near U.S. 63

Jonathan and Nathan Odle, the developers who built the Brookside apartment complexes downtown, are planning a 143-acre residential and commercial project at East Gans Road and U.S. 63. 

Michael Nichols to retire as UM System research vice president

Michael Nichols served in the research and economic development position since December 2007. He has worked for the University of Missouri System since 1978.

MU agronomist Roger Mitchell, former CAFNR dean, dies at 80

Roger Mitchell also served on the board of directors for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Columbia officials visit new Tree Top Innovative Learning Center

The center will offer child care services in addition to educational opportunities for children and parents.

J. KARL MILLER: Why can't boys simply be allowed to be boys?

Boys are less likely to be organizing their own sports games and building clubhouses now. But some of their actions are now at the forefront of legal cases, actions that would often go unnoticed a couple generations ago.

Carol Drummond, 76, was strong-willed and enjoyed to travel

Carol Drummond and her husband visited places in Egypt, Israel and China.

Roger Lowry Mitchell, Sept. 13, 1932 — June 4, 2013, of Columbia

Roger L. Mitchell died June 4, 2013, at age 80.

Carol Drummond, April 7, 1937 — June 1, 2013

Carol Drummond, 76, of Columbia died Saturday, June 1, 2013.

FROM READERS: Columbia native Morgan Hulen returns as Stephens dance guest artist

Morgan Hulen joins an impressive guest faculty at Stephens this summer that includes award-winning choreographers and a professional modern dancer in New York.

Diamondbacks slam Cardinals

St. Louis, with the best record in the majors, dropped back-to-back games for the first time since April in a 10-3 loss Wednesday to Arizona.

Royals beat Twins to end home skid

On Wednesday night, Kansas City got just enough pitching and hitting to deliver a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins that ended its franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Obama names Rice as national security adviser

President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In other news, the Transportation Security Administration dropped its proposal to allow small knives on airplanes.

Woodworth seeks venue change for third murder trial

Mark Woodworth was first convicted of murder in 1995 for killing neighbor Cathy Robertson while she was asleep in her Livingston County home.