Ellis Ingram leaves legacy of increased diversity at MU School of Medicine

Ellis Ingram works with Angel Uwimana during a CALEB program meeting. The CALEB program — which stands for Called to Academic Leadership Excellence … Building character and confidence — encourages young students to assume leadership roles with hands-on activities in the science and medicine fields.

Ingram, who worked at the School of Medicine for nearly 40 years, balanced roles as an associate professor, senior associate dean, associate medical director and mentor. He will retire Jan. 1.

Student opera singer has low voice, high hopes

Ben Worley, a music major at MU and president of the Add9 a cappella group, dreams of singing for one of the crowds at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.

Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter grants give caregivers a break

Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease can be an around-the-clock job. Grants of $500 are available to caregivers to help relieve some of the emotional and financial pressures that the position requires.

Jabari Brown becoming more complete player for Missouri men's basketball

Junior guard Jabari Brown has continued his impressive offensive performances, but his defensive improvements have made him stand out most to his coaches and teammates this season.

UPDATE: Winter weather advisory in place for Friday; caution urged

Freezing rain was forecast to develop Friday morning, change to rain in the afternoon and transition to 1 to 3 inches of snow Friday evening.

Columbia teen arrested in Aspen Heights robbery

A 17-year-old was charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Pet owners should take extra care during winter weather, experts say

In winter weather, pet owners should use bedding, shelter and heat lamps to keep pets warm and healthy. Pets should not be left unattended for long periods of time and extra care should be shown to puppies and arthritic animals.

MSA wants free Missourian digital memberships for MU students

On Thursday, Missouri Student Association President Nick Droege had a conversation with Dan Potter, the Missourian's general manager, which both described as positive.

GEORGE KENNEDY: GOP ignoring Medicaid expansion benefits while wooing Boeing

Republicans who control the legislature fell all over themselves to bribe Boeing, but they refused to expand health insurance to the poorest Missourians.

Plans for nature-based school will be on display Thursday

The Columbia Public School District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are looking for the public's opinion on building plans for the school. The open house will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hickman boys basketball beats Jefferson City, advances to tournament final

Hickman was led by junior guard Jimmy Whitt, who scored 24 points. Senior guards Chris Clark and Douglas Johnson also chipped in with 18 and 17 points apiece. The Kewpies improved to 7-0 on the season

Community brainstorms ideas for Columbia's first nature-based school

Ideas for Columbia's first nature-based school were bounced around Thursday evening at an open house where parents, teachers and community members offered their suggestions.


FROM READERS: MUTV debuts on Columbia Access Television

MUTV, a student-run TV station, broadcasts five shows, covering sports, news and arts and entertainment.

Chargers stun Broncos 27-20

The Chargers defeated the Broncos 27-20 Thursday night, the first regular-season defeat at home in 14 tries.

UPDATE: Nixon urges Missouri campaign contribution limits

Missouri's governor on Thursday called his state's ethics laws among the weakest in the nation and urged legislature to change that in its next session.

Coroner: Investigation of chief's death continues

The coroner said he's still waiting to receive the gun and for other results before closing the investigation into the death of Huntsville Police Chief William Stuck.

Looming large: Parents find a craft craze to like

Rainbow Loom bands are the newest craze among elementary-age children.

UPDATE: House passes budget deal after tough talk by Boehner

The House has given bipartisan approval to a budget bill, sending the measure to the Senate.

UPDATE: Boeing to shift research jobs to Missouri, South

Boeing is shifting hundreds of jobs to Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina as it restructures its research and technology operations.

Federal data show health disparities among states

The rate of residents gaining health coverage was more than three times as great in the states embracing the federal health care law than in those whose leaders have resisted it.