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Missouri seat belt use remains behind national average

Missouri seat belt use is 6 percentage points behind the national average.

 

Confident Rosburg contributing to Missouri men's basketball success

After a quiet first year last season and an underwhelming first half against Southern Illinois last week, Missouri center Ryan Rosburg responded to a challenge from his coach and teammates to step up his play. The second year player finished the game strong with nine rebounds.

Columbia Public Schools food trailer offers lunch alternative

The trailer is intended to offer more food options and to reduce crowding in the high schools' cafeterias. On Thursday, Rock Bridge students could buy applewood-smoked pulled pork and pulled chicken barbecue sandwiches and coleslaw.

Task force battles increasing number of child porn cases

The people who make up the Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force strive to separate the horror of their work from the good things in their lives. That's difficult to do when crimes against children are the main focus of that work.

Police seek man suspected in East Campus burglaries

Columbia police think the same man is involved in at least nine burglaries in East Campus. The man enters unlocked homes, and at least one incident ended in sexual assault, police say.

Ole Miss will have to overcome inexperience against Missouri

The Rebels have played 12 different true freshmen this season, a handful in key roles. Even with injuries to some of their top recruits, the rest of Ole Miss' freshman class has stepped in and performed like veterans.

Columbia Public Schools offer benefits to domestic partners

Domestic partners can be of the same or opposite gender and must be in a committed relationship with an employee for a year to qualify for health care coverage.

Rock Bridge boys basketball looks to Dubinski, Kreklow for leadership

Rock Bridge boys basketball returns with only one starter from last season, senior point guard Jackson Dubinski. Coach Jim Scanlon expects Dubinski and junior guard Ryan Kreklow to help lead.

 

Columbia organizations team up for local toy drive

The annual Holiday Toys for Columbia's Youth drive is expected to help more than 300 families.

UM System Curators discuss tentative tuition and fee increases, medical school expansion

At a meeting live streamed from St. Louis onThursday, the University of Missouri System Board of Curators discussed system tuition and fees and approved an architect's contract for designing an expansion on MU's medical school.

MU battles Arkansas school district over tiger logo trademark

If it doesn't comply, the Green Forest School District could face a legal fight costing up to $50,000.

Hickman junior wins statewide piano competition for the second year in a row

Hickman High School student Junyi Wu devotes a lot of his time to practicing and preparing for piano competitions throughout the year.

GEORGE KENNEDY: MU's new strategic plan sounds more concrete

The MU Strategic Operating Plan will redirect some funding to hiring "high-impact" faculty and developing "high-impact" programs, which will be measured using specific metrics.

Developers move forward with revised plan for southside development

Less housing and no retail is in store for a new development on the south side of town.

Book nominations wanted for One Read program

One Read is looking for books that promote discussion among community members. Nominations close Nov. 30.

U.S. agriculture policy to be subject of forum Thursday night

Members of the public are invited to take part in a discussion of U.S. farm policy and the farm bill. The featured speaker will be Dr. Pat Westhoff, a professor in the MU Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

GUEST COMMENTARY: When I was young, and how John Kennedy still guides my life

The lessons of the Kennedy years, both the triumphs and the tragedies, have stuck with me, with a stubborn vividness, far more so than anything from the years of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of whose presidencies I witnessed firsthand as a reporter.

Hickman basketball stars putting individual achievements aside for team

Junior Jimmy Whitt, considered to be the top-ranked player from his class in Missouri, and senior Chris Clark, committed to play at UT-Martin, say their focus is on bringing Hickman its first state title since 1962.

Defense aids Missouri women's basketball's comeback against Southeast Missouri State

Despite a sluggish first-half performance, Missouri held Southeast Missouri State to one 2-pointer in the first seven minutes of the second half and forced 21 turnovers over the course of the game to claim a 62-57 victory Thursday night.

Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission recommends new student-oriented housing

The Avenue, an 899-bed development, would sit at the end of Stadium Boulevard. Several subdivisions and The Domain, a similar development, are nearby.

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