City's attorney moves Opus suit into federal court

The civil rights case related to the proposed Opus Development Co. project has been moved to federal court. U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey continued the restraining order blocking the developer from construction by 10 days.

Alden, Pinkel respond to ESPN report on Derrick Washington

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and athletics director Mike Alden fielded questions from reporters about an ESPN report's allegations that the university failed to act appropriately in handling Derrick Washington's assault offenses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen continue tradition of painting the M

The M, measuring 95 feet high and 90 feet wide, has been a Memorial Stadium staple since 1927 when it was built with leftover rocks from the stadium's construction.

Commercial dog breeding in Missouri: Part 1 - What a difference a law makes

The Canine Cruelty Prevention Act has resulted in an increase of state-led prosecutions against noncompliant commercial breeders and "puppy mill" operators.

Transcript: Mike Alden, Gary Pinkel hold news conference about ESPN's report on Derrick Washington

On Friday, Missouri's athletic director and head football coach addressed the media about an ESPN "Outside the Lines" report that accuses the university of mishandling sexual assault allegations made against former running back Derrick Washington. 

ESPN explained: The context behind the Derrick Washington report and sexual assault at MU

Sunday's episode of ESPN "Outside the Lines" brings up allegations that MU mishandled sexual assault accusations against a former athlete by failing to conduct a Title IX investigation.

Eclipse chaser: How to view the 2017 solar eclipse in Columbia

People with the special solar filters on telescopes and glasses will be able to look directly at the sun and see "the very first bite where the moon is passing in front of the sun's disc," Michael Bakich said.

Missouri announces 'challenging' basketball schedule

Missouri's 2014-15 basketball schedule features tough nonconference opponents.

DEAR READER: On whether and when to send a journalist to Ferguson

The story of protest and confrontation is a local story for every community in the country, even when your journalists stay home.

Commercial dog breeding in Missouri: Part 3 — What you need to know as a consumer

Animals bred under abusive or neglectful conditions can develop a number of health problems. This article gives you tips on what to watch out for when buying a family pet and how to help if you suspect anyone of illegal or substandard breeding.

Commercial dog breeding in Missouri: Part 2 — The cost of doing business

George and Elaine Craig have been breeding since 1979, but they fear the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act may run them out of business.

Poster sale at MU is colorful start to new school year

The poster sale at MU's Lowry Mall runs through next Friday.


12-year development council director moves to community service job

Don Stamper will help communities with the AmeriCorps program, which is part of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Student season tickets for Missouri football sold out

All 10,000 student tickets have been sold for the 2014-15 season, but students can still buy the new general admission season tickets for $165.


One in custody after Moberly bank robbery Friday afternoon

At least one person was still at large Friday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol searched a cornfield using helicopters.

Train your ears to Missouri football's soundtrack

The Tigers need their tunes to get up for those early morning practices. Here's a sampling of Missouri's fall camp soundtrack — and a quick story about the behind-the-scenes deejay who keeps the music playing.

FROM READERS: Harvest Hootenanny to celebrate conclusion of growing season

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is a not-for-profit organization that teaches people how to grow their own food through programs at its Urban Farm, in backyards and in the community.

Tolton football looks to build on foundation at Harrisburg game

The Tolton High School football team will face Harrisburg on Friday for its first game of the season. Tolton beat Harrisburg 41-0 last year, one of two victories in the 2013 season.

Hickman football looks to break in young team Friday at Christian Brothers College

The Kewpies face a challenge in fielding a team that includes only 14 returning seniors, a new starting quarterback in junior Carter Nicoli and a backfield with only one running back who saw playing time last season.

Battle football's backfield plans to run past Jackson

The first game of Battle High School's football season is Friday night, and a productive offseason and experienced backfield are two ingredients that could lead the Spartans to victory against Jackson High School.