Missouri athletics department offers more tickets for students, ends group seating

The MU athletics department is offering students tickets to a new general admission section on the hill in the north end zone after student season tickets sold out last week. Other ticketing changes include eliminating the group seating option at football games and offering print-at-home tickets for students.

MU welcomes new and returning veterans

Around 330 veterans are enrolled at MU this fall.

Columbia student achievement gap widens, data shows

Missouri assessment data released on Friday highlights a widening achievement gap. Columbia's MAP test, a yearly test taken statewide, saw some positive advances but showed its subgroup is falling behind.


Missouri appeals court gets early voting challenge

At issue is a measure placed on the November ballot by the Republican-led legislature that would allow a six-day early voting period before future general elections.

St. Peters mayor wants red light cameras ban

The mayor said there is confusion among residents about whether they should pay red-light tickets issued by St. Peters amid conflicting court rulings.

Historic finds uncovered during Amtrak street work

A Missouri environmental research team uncovers a historic workhouse as Water Street reconstruction continues in Jefferson City.


Ebola in mind, some colleges screen at-risk students

With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of more than 10,000 students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm.

Unemployment, casino bills among new Missouri laws

Some of this year's most high-profile measures contained clauses delaying their effect until future years, including a rewrite of the state's criminal laws and a gradual income tax cut that won't kick in until at least 2017.

Adjunct St. Louis faculty exploring unionization

Colleges and universities around the country have been relying on adjuncts more and more as a way to save money as state funding for higher education continues a steady decline now approaching 25 years.

Opus lawyers say lawsuit against city meant to ruin housing project

Opus lawyers argued Thursday the restraining order blocking the project from getting building and demolition permits has nothing to do with residents civil rights lawsuit against the city that caused a judge to issue it.

Conservation Department gives $10,000 in gear to Columbia high schools

The donation from Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation to Hickman, Battle and Rock Bridge high schools will strengthen their outdoor curriculums.

Mobile percussionist brings new sound to downtown Columbia

Jay Parks plays drums, an ashtray and other assorted objects downtown out of his van.

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology galleries delayed due to renovations

Alex Barker, director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, said that the full galleries will open in early 2015 at the latest. The museums were moved in the spring because its homes, Pickard and Swallow halls, are being renovated.

UPDATE: Suspect in 6-year-old's shooting death caught after manhunt

During questioning, the suspect admitted that he shot the boy multiple times with a Hi-Point .40 caliber handgun.

PHOTOS: MU celebrates National Bow Tie Day

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin celebrated the National Bow Tie Day at the MU Student Center.

Five arrested in connection with meth lab at Katy Trail campground

Officials say the amount of meth could be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Four of the suspects are from Columbia.

Interest strong in city workshops on historic preservation

Twenty seats are left in the free workshop session next Thursday.

Recess incident prompts more training for Blue Ridge Elementary lunch monitors

Lunch monitors will receive additional training after 72 fourth-grade students were forced to stand in 89-degree heat during their recess period on Aug. 21. 

New city parks and recreation property holds open house Thursday

The public is invited to attend the open house and dedication of the Hillcrest Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

The Home Microbiome Project seeks to understand how the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that live in and on our bodies interact with bugs in the environment to affect our health.