MU student Hany Hawasly describes his experience as a Syrian in Columbia

Hany Hawasly, an MU graduate student from Damascus, Syria, shares memories from his home country and his opinion of American media coverage of the conflict.

Police investigate sexual misconduct incidents in Cosmo-Bethel Park

Two separate reports of a man masturbating in Cosmo-Bethel Park have been reported to police. In both incidents, the suspect was possibly taking pictures of himself with his cellphone, police said.

Gender-neutral housing a possibility at MU, but no plans set

MU is discussing whether to have gender-neutral housing, following a trend of other colleges. But some questions linger, including defining what gender-neutral housing mean to MU.

Changes at MU residential, dining halls meant to increase housing options

There will be changes to residential halls and dining facilities starting in the fall of 2014.

UM System curators consider $54.1 million in construction at MU

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is scheduled to consider two medical building upgrades on the MU campus Thursday at its meeting.

Columbia home stars in national horror film, 'You're Next'

"You're Next" is the third horror movie filmed in Columbia by a team with strong personal ties to the city.

Cardinals get big hit, beat Brewers 4-2

Cardinal outfielder Matt Holliday's two-run homer broke up Wily Peralta's no-hit bid in the sixth inning of a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Louise Tutt was a judge, traveler who loved to give

Louise Thompson Tutt died on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, of breast cancer at her residence near Buffalo. She was 75.

Tolton looking for signature win against Westran

After signs of promise in last week's 32-28 loss to Southern Boone, the Trailblazers (0-2) will meet Westran in Moberly. Tolton lost the game 48-0 last year.

Hickman softball beats Hallsville

Hickman softball defeats Hallsville 7-0 on Wednesday.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Investigators discovered a home network offering child pornography through a file sharing program. An estimated 700 photographs and videos of children being sexually exploited were seized.

First lecture in diversity series discusses women's health care

Assistant Teaching Professor Kristin Metcalf-Wilson's presentation kicked off MU's "Diversity in Action: Bridging Research and Practice" series. She spoke about her extensive research on women's health issues in the state of Missouri and their economic impact.

Stephens, Columbia College cross country teams prepare for Mule Run

Travis Cook, a first-year coach, believes that his team of six runners motivates each other.

Faye Williams cared for the community

Faye Arizona Wolfe Williams of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78. She worked as a nurse in Columbia for more than 40 years.

Veterans share 9/11 memories at Gary Pinkel's 'Heroes Hangout'

Gary Pinkel sat down for a Google Plus "Heroes Hangout" on Wednesday to share 9/11 stories with five veterans.

FROM READERS: Boone County firefighters participate in 9/11 memorial stair climb

Fourteen Boone County firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs while carrying pictures of some of the fallen. Lindsey Chandler was there to photograph the event.

Mary "Kay" Sells, Jan. 7, 1920 — Sept. 11, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Mary "Kay" Sells earned a degree in education from the University of Missouri. She was active in Girls Scouts of the USA for more than 70 years.

Missouri tops list with most meth lab seizures in 2012

Missouri has been number one on the list of meth lab incidents every year but one since 2003, and tops the list again in 2012. Nationwide, incidents decreased last year, but states have reported increases this year.

Coast Guard launches new program at Columbia College

Columbia College's participation in the Coast Guard Degree Pathways Program will allow service members to get the most out of their service when working toward a degree. 

Missouri House votes to override school repair veto

The House's 112-47 vote was the first taken Wednesday as lawmakers considered 33 vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The measure now goes to the Senate to consider for a veto override.