UM System sees financial health despite lower state funding, curators say

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks during a panel discussion Friday at the University of Missouri System Board of Curators meeting.

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators' meeting Friday included discussions on bolstering revenue, increasing enrollment, focusing on research, and recruiting and maintaining faculty.

Roots 'N' Blues changes expected to curtail ticket sales

This year, Columbia's annual blues festival is moving to Stephens Lake Park, eliminating its barbecue contest and charging admission. Tickets will cost $40 to $75, depending on the day or days.

Jacob Meadows had appreciation for jazz music, nature

Jacob William Meadows of Ashland died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. He was 17.

Missouri Task Force 1 on alert to aid in Colorado flood relief

The task force has an 80-member team ready for a possible deployment order from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Memorial service set for 'Diamond Dave,' an 'icon' in Columbia

A homeless man and familiar face on Ninth Street, David Tye — better known as "Diamond Dave" — died this week. A memorial service will be held Saturday morning.

Dock diving grows in popularity for active dogs

This weekend at Stephens Lake Park, Paws in the Park will hold dock diving competitions where dogs leap into the water to fetch a prize.

Cardinals take back NL Central lead with win over Mariners

With a 2-1 win over the Seattle on Friday, St. Louis leads the division by one game. The Cardinals are 6-1 on a nine-game homestand.

Man released after detention over suspicious behavior near Shepard Boulevard Elementary

Students noticed the man watching the school's recess, Shepard principal Jacquie Ward said.

Fire causes $40,000 in damage to Columbia home under renovation

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire that broke out in an unoccupied home at 604 Florence Ave. on Friday afternoon.

FROM READERS: Act as renaissance-era royalty in Kingdom City fair

Boster Castle offers a chance for people to sing with pirates and play with swords, as the Central Missouri Renaissance Fair will be in Kingdom City this weekend.

Clay Rhodes tweets that it hurts to get his nails painted, and other posts from Tiger football players

Life's little annoyances and music were on the minds of Missouri football players this week. The team isn't playing this weekend but will play against Indiana on Sept. 21.

Eat Healthy, Stay Active! aims to improve health of Head Start children

Central Missouri Community Action and MU medical students are collaborating to bring the California-based program to Columbia. Training for children and families on nutrition and health literacy will begin in the spring.

Rock Bridge volleyball enjoys roster depth, experienced players

With nine seniors on the team, Rock Bridge volleyball coach Robin Sherman gets a lot of help coaching younger players.

Missouri soccer borrows motto from NBA champions

The Missouri women's soccer team has adopted the official motto "I am because we are" to help team members bond and work hard for the team. 

Rock Bridge football outshines Har-Ber

The Bruins won 55-29 against the Wildcats in Springdale, Ark., on Friday night.

Hickman football falls to Ft. Zumwalt East

The Kewpies lost 18-12 to the Bears on Friday night in St. Peters, Mo.

Battle football defeats Butler

The Spartans won a "penalty filled game" against the Bears 45-21.

Tolton football falls to Westran

Fr. Tolton Catholic lost 59-7 at Westran on Friday night.

Missouri volleyball remains undefeated

Missouri's two wins on Friday at the Rice Invitational improved the season record to a perfect 10-0.

Missouri soccer picks up win at home

The Missouri women's soccer team improved to 4-3 on the season with a 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois on Friday night.