Professors, Columbia parents want MU museums to return after renovations

Professors, parents and other stakeholders met Wednesday to discuss the relocation of MU's Museum of Anthropology and Museum of Art and Archaeology as part of the $22.85 million Renew Mizzou project.

Drummer Phylshawn Johnson teaches what she knows: rhythm

Phylshawn Johnson is in four bands, and she is the drummer for three of them. She started playing music when she was 6 years old. She said it's "cool to see" her students learn and progress.

Director leaving Truman Veterans Hospital for job in Texas

Sallie Houser-Hanfelder, 56, will be leaving Columbia to become director of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in her home state.

Torch headed to Columbia for Show-Me State Games opening

The lighting of the torch, a tradition that took a more-than-10-year break, will start the games Friday evening at Mizzou Arena.

J. KARL MILLER: Cooler heads prevailed in Zimmerman case, but not everyone was calm

Although most of the population consists of level-headed people, there will always be those who are ignorant and racist.

DAVID ROSMAN: Apathy, not new ordinance, threatens civil liberties

The form required by an ordinance the Columbia City Council passed in January contains so little information about tenants it does not merit a conspiracy theory.

Duo robbed by man at MU's South Farms, police report

Police are still looking for the robber, who brandished a gun and demanded money of two suspects early Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

Sara Tout, 49, worked as operations technician for Kraft Foods Group

Sara Tout of Columbia died Tuesday, July 16, 2013. He was 49.

Sara Tout, of Columbia, Jan. 2, 1964 — July 20, 2013

A visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, with a funeral ceremony to follow at 5 p.m.

FROM READERS: A slithery discovery in the shed

Joe Dillard discovered a Black Rat Snake in the shed and snapped some pictorial evidence.

Senators reportedly reach deal on student loans

Under the deal, all undergraduates this fall would borrow at 3.85 percent interest rates. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent and parents would be able to borrow at 6.4 percent.

Johnny Football draws a crowd at SEC Media Days

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel said he largely enjoys the spotlight that comes with winning the Heisman Trophy, even if it sometimes includes unsavory headlines.

Ashland mayor steps down, moving to Texas

Mayor Michael Jackson previously said he planned to leave the city after he retired from Kraft Foods.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Lawmakers object to NSA phone-call surveillance

Members of Congress said they never intended the NSA to build a database of every phone call. In other news, House Republicans have scheduled votes to delay requirements of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels denies trying to quash academic freedom

Conservative free speech advocates rose to the defense of Mitch Daniels, saying it was appropriate for him to express concern when he was governor of Indiana about what was taught in public institutions.

Heat blankets much of U.S. as summer sizzles

Most states in the U.S. were expected to have some areas where the temperature would hit 90 degrees or more, according to the National Weather Service. Humid air just made it all feel worse.

Missouri mandates licensure for insurance counselors

The counselors must be trained by Oct. 1, but the state has no regulatory framework to license the insurance navigators.

Five things to know about the U.S. heat wave

Texas and Oklahoma recorded their all-time lowest temperatures for July 15, but in parts of Alaska, the readings were warmer Monday than parts of Texas.

Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia

Small, common memory slips are no cause for worry, although more pervasive memory loss, in which information doesn't come back to you later, could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or or dementia.

Gay marriage: Britain, France in surprise contrast

Despite a traditional reputation as a nation enamored with love, France found itself deeply divided over the legalization of gay marriage.