James Franklin named Missouri football's starting quarterback

Coach Gary Pinkel named senior James Franklin the Missouri starting quarterback several hours after Franklin's impressive performance in the team's second fall scrimmage.

ESPN's John Anderson plans College Avenue Mile race

MU alumnus and ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson will return to Columbia for a one-mile charity race Sept. 8. His charity supports running clubs and other programs in Columbia public schools. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Stop the political, economic evil of payday lenders

Missouri, thanks to its compliant legislature and its worst-in-the-nation campaign finance and lobbying ethics laws, has become a major hunting ground for the payday loan sharks.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Flight cancellations cause travelers to reconsider choices

I didn’t even realize that none of my Journalism School colleagues, most of whom were bound for Washington to attend a conference, had joined us on our route.

Stankowski Field set to reopen Monday

MU's Stankowski Field received a bevy of upgrades over the summer including the replacement of its track surface.

Midnight BBQ signals start of fall semester

Students ring in fall semester at the annual Midnight BBQ at MU.


2 new degrees debut at Columbia College

Bachelor degrees in public administration and master degrees in teaching are being introduced.

Empire Artistic Skate Club wins gold at nationals

The team of roller skaters significantly improved its medal haul from last year's performance despite having far fewer members.

Morgan Andrew Burnham enjoyed antiquing, playing in band

Morgan Burnham played in a band named Amputee Set and was the catcher for his friends' softball team for more than 10 years. He lived a life full of loving family and friends.

13 performance arts shows at Stephens College

Here is a list of 13 performances that will be presented by Stephens College.

13 discounts and deals for MU students

Student discounts are available at many Columbia stores and restaurants. Here's how students can find and receive them.

Missouri officials back State Fair despite Obama stunt

Although some Democratic Missouri House members suggested canceling the annual ham breakfast, the Gov. Jay Nixon said it was an opportunity for political leaders to talk with residents.

Missouri entities get $1.8M for health navigators

Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions will get more than $1 million to lead a coalition of 11 organizations that are supposed to raise awareness about health insurance options.


Fines levied after fatal Kansas City restaurant explosion

A blast that occurred after a natural gas supply line was breached killed one restaurant worker and injured 15 others in February.


Concerns raised over pending Missouri executions

Missouri has had two executions since 2005. There are two executions scheduled, one in each October and November.


New restaurants, stores and fitness centers

A list of new restaurants and stores in Columbia.

New mammal species found 'in plain sight'

A new species, named the olinguito, was in the National Zoo, but was mistaken for a similar mammal.

Digital era threatens future of drive-ins

Movie studios are phasing out 35 mm film prints, and the switch to an eventually all-digital distribution system is pushing the outdoor theaters to make the expensive change to digital projectors.

12 football games broken down by date and team

A breakdown of the Missouri football schedule.

New school year awaits kids who survived Oklahoma twister

Nearly three months after a twister blasted through Moore, Okla., and destroyed two elementary schools, students are preparing to go back to class.