Brian Foster, MU provost, will retire at end of December

MU Provost Brian Foster speaks to an Arts and Science graduating class on Dec. 17, 2011. Foster announced Wednesday morning that he would retire from MU at the end of December. He has been provost since 2005.

After eight years at MU, Provost Brian Foster plans to retire at the end of the year to spend more time with family and care for his wife.

Columbia entrepreneurs kick start projects thanks to crowd funding website

A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform.

Athlete Aimee Mullins talks about power of change

The first amputee to compete in the NCAA spoke to a crowd at Jesse Auditorium about how to embrace change. 

State Rep. Kelly to speak at town hall meeting about legalizing marijuana

Chris Kelly said he is "thinking very seriously" about introducing a legalization and regulation bill to the Missouri House of Representatives in the 2014 legislative session, depending on whether the state's pro-legalization advocates tell him they feel ready to help campaign successfully for the bill if the legislature makes it a ballot issue.

Oh, say can you see ... a reporter at the microphone?

Missourian reporter Rebecca Dell went to national anthem tryouts with no plans of auditioning, but her lifelong dreams of stardom made the opportunity irresistible.

Missouri Task Force 1 rescues 384 people in Colorado floods

Missouri Task Force 1 left Columbia early Sunday morning. Working with Nevada Task Force 1, the teams had rescued 384 people, 77 dogs, 41 cats, 14 chickens, two birds, a turtle, a pot belly pig and a cooler full of fish as of Tuesday evening.

Columbia city staff opposes rezoning for CVS

The main objections are the building's drive-thru, its aesthetics and the impact it would have on Flat Branch Park. The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote on the rezoning request when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Daniel Boone City Building.

Young fans impress at national anthem auditions

More than two dozen turned out for the auditions at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday, but the stars of the show were actually two young girls who came to support their mother.

Tolton coach, quarterback stay positive before facing Tipton

Even though the team has started 0-3, Tolton has chosen to remain optimistic about the season.


Justise Keith slated for return with Kewpies

Senior running back "probable" to make return to starting position after Week 1 injury.

Football lessons never end for coach's kid at Rock Bridge

Life is football for junior receiver Alex Ofodile, son of Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile. But along with the often unwanted tips after practice comes a special family bond over their love of the game.

Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, plans bid for Missouri attorney general

Sen. Kurt Schaefer pointed to his past experience as an assistant state attorney general and special prosecutor. He said he secured roughly 100 felony convictions for crimes such as murder, rape and drug offenses.

Missouri football makes up for Wilson suspension with formation, freshman

Andrew Wilson won't be available for the first half on Saturday, which means one freshman will be given the opportunity to step up.

Event seeks to further understanding between farmers, consumers

"Food Dialogue: Finding Common Ground" on Thursday will promote dialogue between farmers, ranchers, consumers, professors and industry experts.

Some Columbia roads closed Wednesday

Several roads are closed for chip sealing, a process intended to prevent water from penetrating a road's surface.

Suspect in Columbia robbery arrested Tuesday

The Cole County Sheriff's Department arrested the man Tuesday afternoon. He is accused of robbing an acquaintance at gunpoint in Columbia.

Wainwright lifts Cards to 4-3 win over Rockies

Adam Wainwright (17-9) gave up two runs in the first and then found his groove to earn his 17th win, second-most in the NL this season.

Stephens soccer player to get cross-country visit from father

Kirsten Izzett, a Stephens College sophomore from Oregon City, Ore., joined the school's soccer team on a whim and only after her father encouraged her to do so. Izzett's father will visit her in Columbia for the first time this week.

Battle football's soft-spoken quarterback-sackers

Chandler Anderson and Chris Zachary, who play opposite each other as defensive ends on Battle's front four, don't have a whole lot in common, but they do have some similarities: they're soft-spoken, they're technique-oriented and they like to sack opposing quarterbacks.

DAVID ROSMAN: On writer's block, or maybe it's more a case of writer's overload

Sometimes the human mind just decides to close out the outside and deal with problems within, and that is what has been going on with me in the past two months.