Some Missouri school districts struggle with new evaluations

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new standards this school year require higher test scores in some subjects, place a greater emphasis on graduation rates and require schools to track things such as how many students succeed in higher-level courses rather than just how many enroll in them.

911 hang up call ends up being home invasion robbery

Two men invaded and robbed a home in the 700 block of Demaret Drive on Saturday night, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.

Finder of lost pricey ring sues owner for reward

Bonnie Land's lawsuit against the ring's owner, Melisa Boucek, seeks more than $66,500 for breach of contract, fraud and damages.

Lost southwest Missouri boy found with dogs keeping him warm

A massive search for a missing 6-year-old southwest Missouri boy ends well after rescuers find him huddled in a ditch with his two dogs lying on top of him to keep him warm.

Private Kansas City school to start drug testing students

Rockhurst High School Principal Greg Harkness said the new policy came after two years of research and discussion. The debate triggered an ongoing debate about the role schools can and should play to influence students' lives.

Military veterans struggle with residency rules at state schools

Because the often intricate rules governing residency differ from state to state, and even within university systems, many veterans face a bewildering battle to exercise the benefits they've already fought for.


Heidelberg celebrates 50th anniversary Saturday

The Heidelberg first opened its doors on Ninth Street on Jan. 5, 1963. A fire in 2003 only briefly interrupted the Berg's service to Columbia. It reopened a year later, and MU alums frequently return to reminisce about their experiences at the Berg.

Missouri basketball passes test against Bucknell

Unlike last week's game against UCLA, Missouri got the job done down the stretch in a 66-64 victory in front of 13,856 people Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia Gun Show sees increasing attendance, sales

Vendors at the show attributed rising sales and increased attendance on the possibility for stricter gun regulations and a potential ban on assault weapons such as the AR-15 used in the Newtown, Conn., shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Ups, downs and tension for Missouri fans at Bucknell game

The liveliest and largest crowd that Mizzou Arena had seen this season cheered, staying until the final buzzer, standing, sitting, cheering, groaning and exhaling throughout the game.

Tolton boys basketball gets easy win

Jack Golden had 15 points and Josh Boyer and Cameron Bagley each had 14 to lead Tolton Catholic to a 74-37 win over Atlanta on Saturday.

MU student designers create 29 dresses for Mizzou Botanic Garden Fashion Show

Mizzou Botanic Garden organized the event to remind the community that the garden exists.

Columbia College men's basketball team stays undefeated

The Cougars swept past Park University 73-59 for their 16th win.

Columbia College women's basketball wins fifth straight

With the win, the Columbia College women are 9-5 overall and 2-0 in conference play.



Missouri Baptist stops Stephens women's basketball

Missouri Baptist women's basketball stopped Stephens College 63-57 Saturday.

Missouri lawmakers to pursue medical liability limits

GOP leaders say restoring the liability limits invalidated by the high court in a summertime ruling is needed to control health care costs and help keep doctors in Missouri.

Man injured in shooting on US 63

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was driving south on U.S. 63 near Discovery Parkway when he heard a loud noise as a vehicle passed him. He then realized he had been shot and pulled to the side of the road. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Changing these programs would adversely affect every family in America. We should save and improve these programs.

In rural Missouri, anti-war satire opens wounds

Critics called  Frances Madeson's attempts at satire a slap in the face, the last straw from a liberal carpetbagger who insulted a community grounded in faith, patriotism and civic pride.

Missouri Republicans choose new party chairman

The Republican State Committee elected Martin chairman in a 34-32 vote during the second round of balloting. Martin ran for attorney general in November but lost to Democratic incumbent Chris Koster.