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UPDATE: Dean of MU Graduate School George Justice resigns

George Justice will accept a position as dean of Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

City of Columbia names Nancy Thompson as city attorney

Nancy Thompson will take over for Fred Boeckmann on April 8 as Columbia's city attorney.

Missouri baseball team looking for answers at home

The Missouri baseball team is having its worst start the program has seen, with a 0-6 record.


Tolton golfers make do with what they have

The Trailblazers recently practiced inside a classroom because of the weather and because they were pushed out of their regular indoor facility.

Missouri men's basketball remains unranked in the AP poll

Florida (No. 11) remains as the only ranked team in the SEC, but it dropped three spots after losing to Tennessee.

Online trash talk riles Columbia College men's basketball team

Cougars players say Park University players have been disrespecting them on social media leading up to Tuesday's American Midwest Conference tournament championship. 

Hearing delayed for VA hospital homicide suspect Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez Jr. is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the beating death of a patient at the Truman Veterans Hospital.

Rain and snow still in the forecast, but warmer weather on the way

Warm weather is around the corner for Columbia. First, however, there will be a little bit of snow.

Sophomore pitcher Erwin decides to transfer from Missouri softball team

The Missouri athletics department confirmed Monday that sophomore pitcher Bailey Erwin will be leaving the Tigers softball team and transferring from MU.

Author Laura McHugh receives major deal on her first novel

Laura McHugh's debut novel, "The Weight of Blood," is set to be released by Spiegel and Grau, a publishing imprint of Random House, sometime in early 2014.

Woman will use battered spouse syndrome as defense in murder trial

In their defense of Sandra Plunkett — accused of killing her husband two years ago — her attorneys will present evidence that she was battered by her spouse. She will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before her trial.

Commission wants new homes to have pipes that remove dangerous radon gas

A quarter of homes in Boone County are estimated to exceed the Environmental Protection Agency's radon action level. Radon, which causes lung cancer, can accumulate in homes and be inhaled.

Proposed Missouri bill would add 36 hours to school year

The bill focuses on hours rather than days and would increase the minimum requirement of instructional time from 1,044 hours to 1,080 hours.

'Home' hard for Missouri men's basketball player Stefan Jankovic to define

The 6-foot-11 freshman forward on the Missouri men's basketball team always hesitates when someone asks this question: "Where are you from?"

 

Columbia College women's basketball wins AMC conference tournament

The Cougars beat William Woods 91-83 on Monday in the American Midwest Conference tournament championship at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings amid scandal

The dean of the College of Cardinals has said a date for the conclave won't be set until all cardinals have arrived.

FROM READERS: A winter sunrise and hungry birds

There was snow — and lots of it. Frequent Missourian contributor John Hall was able to snap some photos of birds after the winter storms.

Hearing set for suspect in VA hospital killing

Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Veterans Hospital.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge from newspapers can empower youth

A former Douglass Park neighborhood Columbia Missourian beat reporter shares how she thinks providing newspapers to young children will give them an opportunity to engage and advocate for a better future for themselves.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri counties' turkey harvest numbers 2012

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