Columbia City Council votes to continue fluoridation of public water

Council members cited the stance of the city Board of Health and scientific evidence for the benefits of continued fluoridation in their decision.

Community honors Deaton at retirement reception

Several politicians and MU officials attested to Deaton's compassionate leadership. He is retiring as chancellor on Nov. 15 after serving nine years.

Missouri football: Decision on Franklin coming Thursday

Senior quarterback James Franklin is close to getting back on the field for the Tigers, but he is still listed as "questionable" in this week's injury report, and will likely be held out until Nov. 23.

Hickman senior is national finalist in science competition

Mingu Kim of Columbia and Aaron Argyres of Clayton engineered a material for bone repair. In December, they will travel to Washington for the competition's final round. 

Local artist Jean Griffith turns junk into decorative art

Local Columbia artist Jean Griffith takes discarded trash and turns it into art. Her site on has had 1,200 views since her shop opened in February.

MU's new strategic plan to address enrollment, graduation time

The plan will attempt to raise MU's ranking in Association of American Universities by recruiting more faculty, bolstering research and planning investments.

Vacancies stymie Columbia's Neighborhood Watch board

The board that provides support and training for Columbia's Neighborhood Watch program needs members. One-third of the seats are empty, and the terms of another third ended in September.

Q&A: Here's what is at stake in Tuesday's sewer bond vote

Still confused about what's at stake in Tuesday's special election for the sewer bond? Here's what you need to know before you go to the polls.

MU women's soccer loses to Arkansas in SEC tournament

The Missouri women's soccer team lost to Arkansas 4-0 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Monday, eliminating them from contention.

With Missouri on the horizon, Kentucky loses wide receivers Montgomery, Timmons to injuries

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says that the Wildcats will be minus two wide receivers for Saturday's game against No. 9 Missouri.

Butch Jones vows to make Tennessee tougher

Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC) will face a fifth consecutive team ranked 11th or better Saturday when they host No. 7 Auburn (8-1, 4-1).

Scam calls try to con personal information from mid-Missouri residents

The calls claim to be from Central Bank. Similar scams were reported in 2008, 2009 and 2012.

Speakers to discuss renewable energy Wednesday at Middlebush Auditorium

The event, titled "Poison-Free Power," will include discussion of sustainable energy sources and the danger of nuclear power plants.

Northbound lane of South Ninth Street will be closed Tuesday morning

The road closure is due to the ongoing demolition of The Rome restaurant, which closed in June after operating for five years.

Four arrested after vehicle chase on Vandiver

A Monday-morning car chase ended after the car crashed and the occupants fled on foot. Four people were arrested in connection with the incident.

Students say loans necessary for success after college

For many MU students, repayment of educational loans is little more than a far-off reality to be dealt with after graduation.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Almeta Crayton honored; Brandon Coleman remembered

The most popular stories of the week included pictures of former City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton's memorial service and a vigil held for Brandon Coleman.

With Aaron Rodgers sidelined, Bears beat Packers 27-20

Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Chicago Bears won 27-20 and ended a six-game skid to the Green Bay Packers.

Columbia College women's basketball opens with a win

The Columbia College women's basketball team defeated St. Gregory's University 93-74 on Monday night for a win in the first game of the season. 

UPDATE: Federal appeals court halts horse slaughter

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday issued a temporary injunction barring the Department of Agriculture from inspecting the plants. Slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri had hoped to start up as soon as this week.