MU Faculty Council requests two minutes of silence Thursday to honor fallen firefighter

MU responded to Saturday's walkway collapse at University Village apartments by reinforcing all elevated walkways on the property and calling for structural inspections of all buildings owned or leased by the university. MU leadership also asks that faculty observe a moment of silence Thursday in remembrance of Lt. Bruce Britt who died from injuries received while responding to the incident.

The MU Faculty Council has asked university faculty to observe two minutes of silence at 10 a.m. Thursday. This is the same time Lt. Bruce Britt's memorial service begins at The Crossing.

The rundown of the runaround: Michael Sam's senior season sacks

Michael Sam produced 11.5 sacks as a senior. Here's the low-down on each one.

Barriers among options for College Avenue safety project

People can review plans for improving safety on a stretch of College Avenue at a meeting Tuesday night. The preferred plans include a raised barrier and restricting left turn access to East Campus.

Haith looks for improved effort from Missouri basketball

Missouri coach Frank Haith’s stern message to his team entering Tuesday night’s game at Georgia was as simple as it was clear: play harder.

Stephens College receives an unrestricted $15 million donation

Dianne Lynch, president of Stephens College, announced Monday the school has received a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor. The donation is unrestricted and will be used for both traditional academic programs and new ventures at Stephens.

Senate panel considers changes to eyewitness procedures

A bill before the Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee would oblige law enforcement agencies to develop specific procedures for gathering eyewitness evidence, but it leaves most of the details up to the agencies.


Hickman boys' basketball rolls over Holt into final game

After 10 days off, Hickman had no rust to shake off. The Kewpies made two thirds of their shots while dominating Holt High School.

Tolton coach gives players extra motivation for district tournament

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School begins district tournament play Tuesday against Fayette High School. If the Trailblazers win their district, they will get more than just a trophy. Head coach Tyler Clark will shave his head.

PHOTO GALLERY: Forrest Theater prepares for True/False fest

Forrest Theater is one of the eight venues at the True/False fest this year. True/False lighting director Mitch Sawicki helped prepare the theater in the ballroom of the Tiger Hotel on Monday.

Firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt was a cowboy at heart

Lt. Bruce Britt of Ashland died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, while responding to a walkway collapse at University Village. He was 48.

Dogecoins help send Jamaican bobsled team to Sochi Olympics

Initially conceived as a joke, Portland programmer Billy Markus and Australian marketer Jackson Palmer needed a symbol of philanthropy and jest to exemplify their vision of the Internet.

Three injured gymnasts return for Missouri gymnastics

The trio spent months in the gym rehabilitating, where simple tasks were agonizing.

Same-sex marriage licenses now valid in unclaimed property cases

Although Missouri has a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, the unclaimed property policy is in effect because it falls under the statutory responsibilities of the county treasurer.

Second round of polar vortex weather headed for Columbia

A polar vortex is coming back to Columbia, but, luckily for residents, not with a vengeance.

City staff to detail which downtown projects can still proceed

There are about 15 projects vying for utilities, City Manager Mike Matthes said, and some of them will not move forward.

Sophomore Griffin Goodrich set to make season debut Tuesday for Missouri baseball

The Tigers face off against Liberty on Tuesday and Campbell on Wednesday before returning for Friday home-opener.

Missouri gymnastics takes first in meet at Lindenwood

Following a victory against George Washington on Friday night, the Missouri gymnastics team took first in a three-team meet at Lindenwood University in St. Charles on Sunday afternoon.

Second-home zoning change inches towards vote

The Columbia City Council will comment in March on a zoning change that would allow two houses on certain lots.

UPDATE: Ukraine issues arrest warrant for president

Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put President Viktor Yanukovych on trial after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and cracked down on protesters.

Uganda president signs harsh anti-gay law

Anti-gay bill goes into effect immediately after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed it Monday. The bill punishes gay sex with up to life in prison.