Sally Beth Lyon will retire as chief academic officer on June 30. She oversaw the district's shift to Common Core State Standards.
The Go Girl Run and Special Olympics will receive additional funding from the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Columbia School Board has agreed to vote in favor of a proposed Community Improvement District on Business Loop 70. Additionally, 16 people have applied to succeed Chris Belcher as district superintendent.
Sen. Blunt spoke at the State Historical Society about his proposed bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Monuments Men.
Twenty-four-year-old Brian J. Adkison was facing charges of burglary, rape and sexual assault in Boone County. Boone County officials will now determine if Adkison will be brought back to Missouri.
Sara Ashbaugh, senior at Rock Bridge High School, will move on to the state Poetry Out Loud competition after winning the mid-Missouri regional competition Wednesday.
MU political science professor Mark Nieman and his wife, Olga Chyzh, traveled to Ukraine two months ago to study protesters in Kiev's Independence Square. Some of their findings were contrary to popularly held beliefs about protesters.
Eight volunteers are designing and preparing the space, near Hitt Street and Broadway, for its official opening at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The city's three remaining options might not be able to raise $19.75 million to fund sewer and electric works for additional downtown development.
The district will continue to educate the public about the effects of the bond until the issue goes before voters on April 8.
Thunderstorms that could bring hail and between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain are expected to begin Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. The combination of rain and melting snow could cause flooding.
The female victim, 7, had no family or other relationship with the suspect, Oscar Contreras.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force has been investigating Shaun Michael Dirkier since December 2012.
Joe Renken relies on specific weather patterns not used in mainstream meteorology to predict future forecasts.
Sarah Rebekah Curry has been charged with armed criminal action, domestic assault in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and false imprisonment.
The 5-2 decision eliminated the only proposed solution to address the city's infrastructure problems downtown and could halt development for months. But some council members are ready to propose other approaches.
Educating tenants on keeping themselves and their property safe was identified as a priority at Tuesday's meeting. This includes simple steps such as locking doors and activating alarm systems.
Gov. Jay Nixon and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe spoke at UM's Legislative Day on Tuesday morning. They addressed funding plans for the universities and emphasized the importance of STEM education in the state.
When temperatures reached the 60s Tuesday, employees at Helmi's Gardens planted flowers and vegetables that do well in cool weather.
The warmer weather is expected to continue into Wednesday but may bring thunderstorms, as well.