College of Arts and Science announces $1 million gift to fund education excellence

The donation will create the Mark A. Wilkins Fund for Excellence, which might support faculty salaries, teaching materials, and research and travel expenses.

WEATHER FROM PLANET BOONE: The weekend weather forecast with John Schneller

Itching to get into the garden with this springlike weather? John Schneller wonders how much of a gambler you are.

Hydrogen leak prompts MU Animal Research Center evacuation

The Columbia Fire Department dealt with a hydrogen tank mishap on MU's campus Friday morning.

Boone Hospital Center announces new chief financial officer

Barry Chambers has worked in hospital and health systems management for more than 25 years.

After being deaf for 51 years, actress shares what it's like to hear again

Terry Galloway is an award-winning performer who was deaf for most of her life. She will share the journey of learning to hear again after getting a cochlear implant in her free show Friday evening, "You Are My Sunshine."

First Ward candidates weigh in on city development, marijuana, roll carts at forum

Six of the nine candidates in the April 7 election attended the public forum Thursday night at United Methodist Church. They fielded questions about the development of the Business Loop, marijuana penalties and roll carts.

MU4MikeBrown group marches in support of minorities

More than 50 MU students joined in the march Thursday night, which went from Cornell Hall to Greektown and ended in front of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's residence on Francis Quadrangle.

Hundreds registered for Cleanup Columbia

As of March 12, more than 500 volunteers from 40 groups are registered to participate in cleaning trash from streets, trails, streams and parks. This will be the 19th annual Cleanup Columbia event.

Columbia man found dead in creek remembered as kind, caring

A visitation and memorial service for Cyle Crowley will be held Saturday at Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church.

MU School of Law to open clinic for entrepreneurial law

The new Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship clinic is the centerpiece of a new intellectual property and entrepreneurial law program, MU law professor James Levin said. Levin is a member of the new program's faculty.

Former national intelligence director Mike McConnell fears for U.S. cybersecurity

Retired Navy Adm. Mike McConnell spoke Thursday of the threats facing the United States in the field of information warfare. McConnell encouraged more legislation and a greater emphasis on training students to work in cybersecurity fields.

Statewide tour highlights danger of coal ash

MU is the first of several stops throughout Missouri of four short documentaries, the "Coal Ash Stories." The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Strickland Hall.

Chronic wasting case hints at new normal for wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation will step up testing in Cole County before changing any rules — but the disease's stubborn physiology means any new measures are unlikely to reverse its spread.

The True/False effect: As it grows, so does visitor demand for food, lodging

The True/False Film Fest has stimulated Columbia's downtown businesses with its rapid growth.

Columbia woman pleads guilty to hindering prosecution in 2013 murder

Kimberly Huett-Linzie was charged after telling a witness not to talk about the incident, according to a probable cause statement.


Boone County Sheriff's arrest man suspected of stealing from Kwik Store

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a 26-year-old Columbia man on suspicion of second-degree burglary, second-degree property damage and stealing.

Death Notices for March 11

Death notices for Carolyn Davidson, Crystal Humpf, Journey Jones and Dora Kovacs.

Ashland woman publishes first children's book

Author Sarah Fellows said she thought her book was published because it features a relatable character and a story with a silver lining.

Chronic Wasting Disease found in mid-Missouri breaches containment zone

The buck killed in Centertown — some 40 miles from the state's containment zone — was the 14th Chronic Wasting Disease case confirmed this season in free-range deer.

Updated: Body found in Hinkson Creek identified

The MU Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday morning.