Silence prevailed at MU's Hands Up, Don't Shoot march

Students gathered at MU on Wednesday to silently protest the death of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

The Hands Up, Don't Shoot march was held to remember Michael Brown, but protestors hope it will do more than that. 

In court filing, fired Columbia police officer Rob Sanders says he followed training

In a court filing, Rob Sanders says the city ordinance that addresses treatment of prisoners is "unconstitutionally vague."

Failure to reauthorize international bank could affect Missouri companies

Five mid-Missouri businesses might need to find alternatives to finance their business overseas if Congress fails to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Tai chi brings students health, meditative benefits

Free tai chi classes are available at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center, located on Ash Street, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

National Council on Teacher Quality to continue syllabus lawsuit against UM System

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a lower court ruling that UM course syllabuses are exempt from state Sunshine Law disclosure rules. The National Council on Teacher Quality president said she will continue pursuing the appeals process.

Ward takes permanent place as MU chief operating officer

Ward's job title change reflects Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's renaming and restructuring of upper-level jobs at MU.

Former Monticello gardens director visits MU

Peter Hatch gave an afternoon talk about Thomas Jefferson's passion for gardening and its importance to the process of community building. He was scheduled to speak about his time as the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, Jefferson's home, in the evening.

Injured couple awarded $545,000 in truck accident lawsuit

The July 2007 crash on Interstate 70 left the couple with long-term injuries that have since kept them from working.

New Bloomfield police officer dies 2 years after being struck by drunk driver

Michael Tufts, the New Bloomfield police officer who was involved in a December 2012 drunk driving accident, died Saturday night in Columbia after almost two years in a coma.

Arrest made in August armed robbery

Video footage led to the arrest of a suspect in connection with the Aug. 13 armed robbery of a Columbia liquor store.

Columbia prayers honor Michael Brown's death

More than 50 people crowded into Russell Chapel to pray for Michael Brown. The service was timed to coincide with Brown's funeral in St. Louis.

MU starts school year with more students than ever before

On the first day of classes, the university also had the most undergraduates it's ever had.


Post-practice discussion part of sexual assault reporting conversation at MU

Missouri football team annually holds a discussion about sexual assault. Defensive backs coach Cornell Ford "handles" sexual assault education "every year in August" with the team, head coach Gary Pinkel said.

PHOTO: MU students beat the heat at Columbia pool

Four MU students spent some time at a Columbia pool Monday as the heat index reached 99 degrees.

Child playing with lighter caused duplex fire, officials say

Firefighters said a child playing with a lighter caused Monday's fire on Greensboro Drive. Nobody was injured.

Authorities still hunting for Moberly bank robbers

The Friday crime resulted in an extensive manhunt during which one person was arrested.

Two Columbia middle schools will test teen courts as alternative to justice system

A program at Lange and West middle schools this fall is designed to help reduce the number of young people being sent to the juvenile justice system and address racial discrepancies in those referrals.

Extension of County House Trail stirs public interest

An open house on trail project is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center.


13th Mid-Missouri PrideFest brings LGBTQ community together

The Mid-Missouri PrideFest took place on Sunday. Columbia residents and others from outside the area attended the annual event that shows support for the LGBTQ community. 

Accountability, transparency drive use of body cameras by Columbia police

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said a desire for more transparency was a driving force behind making Columbia the first police department in Missouri to have body cameras for all its officers.